Contrary to rumours and speculation, Mr. Destiny has confirmed that the tenth annual Iceland Airwaves music festival will be held this fall starting on Wednesday October 15 and finishing the following Sunday. In the last few weeks a number of employees have left the company including Eldar Ástþórsson, manager of the last three Airwaves festivals. This has sparked a hot media debate about the company’s ownership of Airwaves, the financial problems it faces and the laughable grant the city provides. Iceland Airwaves will now be managed by a subsidiary of Mr. Destiny.
Foreign bands announced for this year: Junior Boys, CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy), Dirty Projectors, Final Fantasy, Yelle, Planningrorock, Young Guns, White Lies, Therese Aune, Stars Like Fleas, Miracle Fortress, Florence and the machine, Robots in disguise, PNAU, Familjen, Handsome Furs, Simian Mobile Disco, Crystal Castles, Jerry Bouthier and These New Puritans.
Icelandic bands announced for this year: GusGus, Skakkamannage, Seabear, Retro Stefson, Dikta, Hjaltalín, Reykjavík!, FM Belfast, Sprengjuhöllina, Dr. Spock, Dýrðina, Borko, Steed Lord, Glutus Maximus and Ghostigital.