Published May 18, 2012
It may have snowed last week, but summer is here at The Grapevine. It started about two weeks ago and it will continue all the way into October.
This means that we’ll be printing these papers every other week—twice as fast as we normally do. This also means that we’ll have more space to pack in all of the exciting stuff that happens here, in what must be one of the smallest big cities out there. With just under 200,000 people, Reykjavík certainly is productive. It’s only May and already we have two big music festivals. As this paper hits the streets, the new Reykjavík Live Festival (see Listings pullout inside) is winding down, and then come end of the month there’s the second annual Reykjavík Music Mess (see page 24). These will be followed by one million other festivals and events, and they won’t be limited to Reykjavík; the whole country is in on the madness.
By the end, it’ll probably be cold and dark and rainy, but there will still be plenty happening. The Icelandic summer appears to be just bursting at its seams with Iceland Airwaves now spilling over into November. So do come and enjoy it, but be sure to bring your raingear.
As for us, we’ll do our best to keep you informed and then we’ll probably go crawling to our caves. Until then, happy summer!