Most of Reykjavík’s grassroots indie scene will head out to Borgarfjörður in West Iceland on July 6th-8th to play at Hátíðni, a DIY festival that’ll be held at the BRÚN community centre. The acts announced so far are Umer Consumer, GRÓA, bagdad brothers, Hot Sauce Committee and Wama Ema, all of whom appeared on the post-dreifing DIY label compilation ‘Drullumáll #1’, streaming on Spotify now. Tickets are priced at 3,000 ISK, and shuttles to the festival will be announced on the Facebook event. JR
The band Godchilla have been causing a furore in Iceland‘s underground scene ever since their inception. With their roots somewhere between punk, doom and surf-sludge, their latest album ‘Hypnopolis’ received widespread critical acclaim, at home and abroad. The three-piece just announced they will be heading to France to play four shows; in Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Toulon. If you live in any of these cities, just buy the ticket already. You won’t regret it. If you miss them, you’ll still have a chance to see them at Secret Solstice Festival at the end of June. PW
Iceland Airwaves have announced more acts for the 2018 edition. Joining Fever Ray, Blood Orange and Tommy Ca$h are up ‘n’ coming bands from an eclectic mixture of countries, including Belgian/Egyptian/Lebanese artist Tamino, Faroese guitar-pop band Danny & The Veetos, Syrian dabke legend Rizan Said, intriguing Portuguese dream-pop and electronica artist Surma, and Greenlandic guitar band Nanook. On the Icelandic side, einarIndra joins the lineup alongside award-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, a plethora of rappers, electro-drag artist Mighty Bear, alt-crooner Högni, and more. Tickets are on sale now. JR
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