Photo by KEXP

The land of fire and ice is currently being overtaken by a musical phenomenon known as Iceland Airwaves – the perfect festival mix of a stunning, vibrant city combined with excellent music from some of the most prominent live bands out there.

The festival is centred in Reykjavík with over 200 artists playing in 10 venues over 4 days. Needless to say that the city’s a bit busier than usual, but our friends at KEXP are making sure that everyone at home can experience a taste of Iceland too…

Seattle based radio station KEXP has journeyed to Iceland Airwaves where they’re broadcasting live sessions from KEX Hostel in downtown Reykjavík! KEXP is live-streaming performances through to Sunday (including special shows from previous Nordic Playlist curators GusGus and Sóley!), which means that you can see some of the great festival gigs as if you were there in person, and keep an eye and ear on what’s happening!

Their schedule is as follows:

Thursday, November 5th
2pm / 5pm GMT – Úlfur Eldjárn [ICE]
4pm / 7pm GMT – Júníus Meyvant [ICE]
6pm / 9pm GMT– LoneLady
7.30pm / 10.30pm GMT – Emmsjé Gauti [ICE]
9.30pm / 12.30am GMT – GusGus [ICE]

Friday, November 6th
2pm / 5pm GMT – Sóley [ICE]
4pm / 7pm GMT – Agent Fresco [ICE]
6pm / 9pm GMT – Low Roar [ICE]
7.30pm / 10.30pm GMT – Bo Ningen [JP]
9.30pm / 12.30am GMT – Vök [ICE]

Saturday, November 7th [not broadcast but available as live streaming video]
12pm / 3pm GMT – Sturla Atlas [ICE]
2pm / 5pm GMT – Reykjavíkurdætur [ICE]
4pm / 7pm GMT – Úlfur Úlfur [ICE]
5.30pm / 8.30pm GMT– Æla [ICE]

The Nordic Playlist has travelled north to attend Iceland Airwaves, and we’ve made a special Nordic Playlist highlighting some of the shows that festival-goers ABSOLUTELY shouldn’t miss, called Iceland Airwaves 2015 – Nordic Playlist’s Picks!

If you’re in Reykjavík, come and join us at the cosy Nordic Playlist Caravan – located in the Media area in Harpa, and make sure to follow us on Instagram for all of our updates from the event!

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