PERIOD: 07 - 10 November 2018
PLACE: Reykjavík, Iceland.
Are you looking for a unique event in an equally evocative context? One of the coolest and most fashionable annual festivals in the entire music scene? (based on the statement by David Fricke, of the Rolling Stones). Then, Iceland Airwaves Festival it's what's right for you.
In the beautiful surroundings of Iceland, you can attend 4 days of shows. Besides 120 artists from 25 Countries, they will perform in the wonderful Reykjavík, proposing music ranging from electronics to alternative / rock / pop. As usual, emerging and promising artists will alternate with real stars, Icelanders and internationals.
To make the 2018 edition even more attractive, it will be the 20th birthday celebrations. The first historical concert in the 1999 has gone down in history for its incredible location: the Reykjavík airport hangar! The 2018 edition, on the other hand, will mark a return to the origins, presenting performances in any kind of place; from small bars and bookstores, to great theaters and concert halls.
Iceland Airwaves Festival is organized and produced by Iceland Music Export, and is sponsored by Icelandair, historical company, founder of the festival.
The event is also an opportunity to start discovering the Icelandic capital; a city of sure charm, which will conquer you. You can decide to visit a museum, or enjoy a fantastic skyline from the top of Hallgrimskirkja; you can go shopping in the beautiful streets of the historic center or go as far as Blue Lagoon.
HOW TO GET
The best, quickest and cheapest way to get to Reykjavik is without a doubt the plane. THE'Keflaví International Airport, after all, it is well connected to the main cities and European capitals.
With direct flight, or just a stopover, you can get to Iceland without a hitch. Through this link, you can book your flight at the best price.
Keflaví International Airport is located about 50 kilometers from Reykjavík. The city is easily reachable by bus. The excellent Airport Express allows you to easily get to the center in about 35 minutes. Prices starting from 2000 ISK (about 16 €). Reservation is recommended. Info on the official website, through this link.
Arriving in Iceland by sea, however, as it may be suggestive, can be taken into consideration if you have a lot of time available.
DATES AND TICKETS
Iceland Airwaves Festival takes place from 07 to 10 October 2018, in different locations of the city. The lineup includes Ray Fever, Ólafur Arnalds, Eivør, Cashmere Cat, Alma Blood Orange, The Voidz, Högni, Natalie Prass, Hatari, and many others. To perform, there will be over 120 artists from 25 different countries.
The complete subscription to attend all the shows, costs 19900Kr, equal to about 160 € per person. The ticket allows access to all the shows, both during the day and in the evening
WHERE TO STAY
The apartments and the Guesthouse are the most practical solutions with the best quality / price ratio; as well, l is more popular among tourists. Town House, Reykjavik Rainbow, Fálkinn or Oddinn are really excellent solutions. Anyone wishing to opt for the classic hotel, with City Park is almost safe. From this link, the complete list of facilities in the city.