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Future Islands and Caribou to play Best Fit stage at Iceland Airwaves

16 September 2014, 17:46 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

Iceland Airwaves have revealed the full schedule - stage-by-stage and hour-by-hour - for the five-day Reykjavik-based festival, which takes place from 5-9 November.

For the third time, Best Fit are partnering with Airwaves for a stage - the Art Musuem in the centre of town - which will feature the mighty Future Islands and Caribou alongside Iceland’s Mammút and Introbeats, playing out Saturday night from 8pm.

The festival’s opening day (Wednesday) - traditionally an Icelandic music-only affair - finds heavyweights such as Ásgeir, ghostigital and Best Fit favourites Lay Low among a quality line-up of fifty or so artists.

Thursday finds an injection of Scandianvians (Emilie Nicloas, Alice Boman, Thus Owls) alongside the UK’s very own PINS and Rachel Sermani as well as local talents Samaris and Sin Fang. On Friday, it’s a clash-nightmare with Girl Band on at the same time as Kwabs and Adult Jazz while Shura, Gengahr, John Wizards and Ibibio Sound Machine all hit the stage concurrently too. Hotly tipped Reykjavik duo Young Karin plays The 405-partnered night at Gamla Bíó around ten and if you’re fast you’ll also be able to squeeze in a bit of Oyama’s set just before that at Gaukurinn.

Saturday’s all about Caribou and Future Islands for us at Best Fit but if you want to stretch your legs, you’ll find what’s likely to be The Knife’s final ever show happening at Harpa Silfurberg, bookended by another performance from Samaris and a set by Mercury nominee East India Youth. Jungle hit the Gamlo Bíó line-up alongside How To Dress Well and the ever brilliant Prins Póló. Son Lux and Perfect Pussy also play into the night before we all head to Iðnó for New York Night Train’s Soul Clap & Dance Off.

Sunday should be more sedate but Flaming Lips and The War on Drugs are in town to close things off at Vodafone Hall while the shimmery Var also opens a solid night of local talent at Gaukurinn.

Tickets are still available (and they will sell out) from Download the full schedule

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