The organisers of Iceland Airwaves have announced a new streaming festival, ‘Live From Reykjavík’, which will feature performances from Of Monsters And Men, Ólafur Arnalds and Daði Freyr among others.
The two-day global livestream event will be held next month in place of this year’s Iceland Airwaves, which has been moved to November 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Live From Reykjavík’ will be streamed online from the Icelandic capital on the evenings of November 13-14 in what is being billed as “one of the biggest ever celebrations of Icelandic talent”.
These artists and many more will perform in such Iceland Airwaves-affiliated venues as Iðnó, Gamla Bío and the Reykjavík Art Museum.
‘Live From Reykjavík’ will be streamed online from 19:30 UK time on November 13-14, with the festival also set to be streamed at 19:30 EST and PST in North America on those dates. ‘Live From Reykjavík’ will be streamed at 19:30 AEDT in Australasia on November 14-15 due to the international date line.
You can find out more information about ‘Live From Reykjavík’, such as ticket availability and the full line-up, by visiting the event’s official website.
Speaking about ‘Live From Reykjavík’, Iceland Airwaves’ Festival Director Ísleifur Þórhallsson said: “We wanted to find a way to shine a spotlight on the vast talent of the music scene here in Iceland, as well as support the larger industry and show some innovation.
“To have all these artists in Iceland at the same time is a ‘lighting strikes once’ moment, and we wanted to seize it with both hands.”
Earlier this month, Of Monsters and Men teamed up with American indie pop band MUNA for the official remix of “Visitor.” The MUNA remix brings a different perspective to the track while retaining its enchanting sonic vibe.
In 2019, the group welcomed listeners into the embrace of their critically acclaimed third full-length album, Fever Dream. Not only did the record tally 80 million-plus total streams to date, but it also attracted acclaim from Billboard, NPR, The Line of Best Fit, Independent, Paste, and more.