Music News: Airwaves, Indriði, And The $1,000,000 Festival Ticket - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Music News: Airwaves, Indriði, And The $1,000,000 Festival Ticket

Music News: Airwaves, Indriði, And The $1,000,000 Festival Ticket

Published May 1, 2018

Alice Demurtas
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Adam Shoesmith / Creative Commons

Iceland Airwaves has released a new round of acts who’ll be performing at the festival this year, including eye-catching names like Fever Ray (SE) and Blood Orange (US). The festival will be held this year from November 7th-10th, and the lineup so far looks like the juiciest we’ve seen for several years. The announcement also included Cashmere Cat (NO), Rejjie Snow (IE), Wwwater (BE), and many more international names. The Icelanders joining the bill include Axel Flóvent, Flóni, GKR, Hatari, Hildur, Hórmónar and more. Early bird tickets for the festival are on sale now, with package deals on offer for international festival goers.

In other festival news, Secret Solstice recently announced the availability of a million-dollar ticket for the popular summer festival. The million-dollar ticket, for six people, covers a trip to Iceland on a private jet from any country in the world, a “glam squad” to attend to grooming needs, private cars, access to a glacier party, massages, a midnight sailing trip, a trip to Jökulsárlón, and more luxurious perks. The festival will take place June 21st-24th, when the sun hardly sets on the Icelandic capital; the lineup includes Icelandic artists such as JFDR, GusGus, GKR and Cell7, and international musicians including Slayer, Stormzy and Gucci Mane. Normal people can buy camping tickets for 285 USD, or around 30,000 ISK.

Finally, we recently premiered a new track from solo artist Indriði’s forthcoming second album ‘Ding Ding’. The LP follows on where the soothing, introspective indie-folk-slacker-rock sound of his debut left off. Says Indriði, of the song: “December is a track about the month December, the darkest time of the year. When it’s the darkest time of the year things can get pretty dark. And your way of dealing with it may not be the most clever way. And you know it. But you just keep trucking and deal with it later, now is not the time.” ‘Ding Ding’ will be released on May 18th on NYC label figureight.


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