From Iceland — Iceland Airwaves Postponed Until Next Year

Iceland Airwaves Postponed Until Next Year

Published September 2, 2021

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

In a statement released by Iceland Airwaves organisers just now, it was announced that the music festival will be postponed this year. The new dates for the festival are November 2th to November 5th, 2022.

The main reason given is the continued prominence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in Iceland, and the domestic restrictions that are in place.

“Raising the gathering limit to 500 people in numbered seats with the use of COVID speed tests is certainly a step in the right direction,” the statement reads in part. “But these restrictions are obviously obstacles for a larger, standing event and therefore rules out the operation of an event such as Iceland Airwaves.”

Airwaves held the festival online last year, but no such event has been announced for this year.

That said, those who have already bought tickets for Airwaves 2021 can still use them next year. Those who will not be able to make it or simply do not want to can get refunds, however, by emailing before September 17th.

Updates on what next year’s lineup will be will be announced as soon as possible, organisers said.

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