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Overmono, Lambrini Girls, Vaccines, English Teacher and Benefits among new names revealed for Iceland Airwaves line-up

16 May 2024, 11:00 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

22 names have been added to this year's Iceland Airwaves line-up as the festival prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, including Overmono, Lambrini Girls, English Teacher, Vaccines and Benefits.

Among the homegrown talent playing the festival announced today are Decca-signed pianist Gabríel Ólafs, rising pop star and actress Elín Hall – whose 2023 album Heyrist í mér was produced by The Vaccines’ Árni Hjörvar – and Bear the Ant, a collaboration between Bjorn Oli Hardarson and Kaleo drummer David Antonsson.

Also announced today – Alice Longyu Gao, cumgirl8, GDRN, Hildur, Lynks, Monobloc, MRCY, Overmono, Personal Trainer, Pétur Ben, Sofi Paez, Sóley, Teitur Magnússon, Villano Antillano and Wu-Lu. They join the the likes of bar italia, Magdalena Bay, Mandy, Indiana, Saya Gray and Shygirl. Check out the full line up for the event, which runs from 7-9 November in Reykjavík, on the Iceland Airwaves website.

Iceland Airwaves general press shot

Launched in 1999 as a one-off event in an airplane hangar, Airwaves has become Iceland’s longest-established festival and an integral part of Reykjavík’s yearly cultural calendar. The festival has shone a spotlight on new talent across its 25 years, with early appearances from the likes of Mac DeMarco, James Blake, Sufjan Stevens, Young Fathers, Sigrid, Dan Deacon, Florence and The Machine, Hot Chip, Caribou, and Dirty Projectors.

Airwaves was also one of the earliest festivals to book gender-balanced line-ups as part of their ongoing work with the Keychange scheme; gender parity still remains a vital part of what the festival represents and the community of creatives that it reflects.

“We are incredibly proud to be celebrating not only 25 years of Iceland Airwaves, but 25 years of playing a key part in the careers of some of the world’s most talented artists,” says Festival Manager Ísleifur Þórhallsson. “Over the years, we have seen many of our Airwaves alumni grow from strength to strength, often developing into some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists. It is an honour to continue to bring new talent to Reykjavik and share our beloved Icelandic community with the world.”

Iceland Airwaves runs from 7-9 November 2024 in Reykjavik. Ticket & travel packages are available now.

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