Iceland Airwaves is one of the highlights of the Scandinavian music calender and is fast becoming established as one of the best festivals in the world. For five days each October, Reykjavík is overrun with the cream of Icelandic talent and some of the most acclaimed international bands.

This year’s proceedings see three grand dames of music – Bjork, Sinead O’Connor and Yoko Ono – waltz into town and take their place at the head of a truly stunning line up. While we’re buzzed about the likes of Beach House, Active Child, Caged Animals and Niki & the Dove, there’s a wealth of homegrown music dominating the festival.

Our sister site The Line Of Best Fit have picked out five amazing Icelandic bands that you must see. Over the next few days they’ll also be bringing you exclusive content live from the festival.

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