For the third time around, the annual rock festival Eistnaflug will take over the town of Neskaupsstaður on July 13 and 14, attracting a loyal crowd of hard-core fans and rockers alike from all over the country. Due to increasing popularity among local musicians and their followers, the festival’s organizer saw no other option than to expand the party and present a two-day extravaganza, open to all ages.
Whereas last years’ 17 acts attracted a crowd of 300 people, there is no way to tell what the turn-out this year will be. Featuring a mix of approximately 40 established and up-and-coming rock, punk, and metal-bands, the line-up includes I Adapt, Changer, Morðingjarnir, Celestine, Severed Crotch, Bootlegs, Mammút, Sólstafir, Andrúm and Momentum. The concerts will take place at Hotel Egilsbúð from noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday, after which the music fiesta reaches its peak with a rowdy party until morning. Admission fee is 1,500 ISK for one day and 2,500 ISK for the two-day festival.
Neskaupsstaður is located in East Iceland, approximately 700 kilometres from Reykjavík, but as Eistnaflug tends to draw plenty of party-animals from the capital, special cheep bus trips have been organized for this occasion. The rock-buses will leave from the BSÍ Bus Terminal at 8:00 on Thursday morning and drive back from Neskaupsstaður around noon on Sunday, July 15. Price per ticket is 6,500 ISK.
Also worth mentioning is the camping site at Neskaupsstaður, which will be reserved for those attending the rock fest. Camping at the area is free for everyone with a tent and will be based in a good distance from the more quiet family folks and weary hikers.
For more info see: www.eistnaflug.is or myspace.com/ eistnaflug. To book bus trips contact the festival’s organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org