From Iceland — Gary Wolstenholme photo diary from Nov 2

Gary Wolstenholme photo diary from Nov 2

Published November 3, 2012

Gary Wolstenholme photo diary from Nov 2

Gary Wolstenholme is the Photo Editor at, curating . He likes an ale or three, good food and live music ,although much of the live music he sees is through a lens. He can often be found at down the front at allsorts of gigs. He’s not fussy.

He put together this photo diary for you!

A portfolio of Gary’s photography can be seen at


Not content with the havoc wreaked in the USA… The remainder of Frankenstorm Sandy decided to pay Reykjavik a visit.



Apart from the occasional rogue flying road sign, damage was limited to the odd broken window, odd bits of rook liftery and a fair few plans changed


Airwaves continues regardless, with a packed off-venue schedule during the day


It seems music fans start young in Reykjavík


Harpa is an imposing sight from the outside when lit up at night


Inside it is an equally impressive building


The venue is split into two levels, with the main concert halls upstairs. A café and small stage are also located downstairs


It is well worth getting to the venue well in advance of the bands you want to see


Me And My Drummer are amongst the first acts on at Harpa tonight.


The venues soon fill to capacity


Ólafur Arnalds managed to draw a large crowd and many struggled to get into the auditorium.


Faces at the front become semi-permanent as people bag the best spots


Only for shedloads of photographers to begin waving cameras about in front of them in the air for the first few songs of each act.


Acts on at Harpa tonight are quite varied, with Apparat Organ Quartet bringing the electronic…


…and For A Minor Reflection bringing the (post) rock.


The floors and sides of venues become makeshift rest spots as the night progresses…


…and many a beverage is consumed.


Towards the end of the evening queues start to build, stretching beyond the entrance to the venue.


Exitmusic seemed to enjoy performing at Airwaves so much, they overran. They promised they’d be back also.


The queueing and excitement of the evening can seem to be too much for some people.

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