Music event Iceland Airwaves sees increase in concert goers

The annual music event, Iceland Airwaves, is set to see a growth in concert goers compared to previous years after an increase in ticket sales.

Music lovers will flock to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, between October 13–17 to soak up the party atmosphere and discover what the northernmost music capital in the world.

Most of this year’s line-up has already been announced, for which is set to be bigger than the last. Already confirmed are international acts Robyn, Rolo Tomassi, Mount Kimbie, The Antlers will be performing, as well as Icelandic favourites, Agent Fresco, Seabear, Reykjavik!, Minus and Sudden Weather Change.

Iceland continues to increase as a centre of creative minds and as a prime export for some of the world’s biggest artists and musicians, from Bjork to Sigur Ros. The island also plays host to numerous music and arts festivals throughout the year, including Rettir, Duplex, Jonsvaka and Eistnaflug – which are all not to be missed.

Also, on Thursday 1st July 2010, the ‘Iceland Inspired’ concert as part of the Inspired by Iceland campaign, held in downtown Reykjavik, received over seventy thousand visits from fifty-two countries via a live web cam feed. The open-air concert, featuring Damien Rice, was streamed live over the Internet, giving viewers the chance to watch the monumental event from anywhere in the world. In addition, over five thousand music fans braved the rain to experience the concert firsthand.

To recapture the magic of ‘Iceland Inspires’ visit the Inspired by Iceland website and watch the likes of Damien Rice, Spiritualized, Mammut, Seabear, Glen Hansard, Dikta, Amiina, Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and Pall a Husafelli perform, as well as pre-recorded footage from For A Minor Reflection, Retro Stefson and Gus Gus.