A new week has arrived, bringing with it a new Nordic Gig Guide! This week we have exciting Nordic performers in the shape of a Norwegian punk rock band, a world renowned Icelandic performance artist and a Danish indie rock band named after a hotel. Need an explanation? Get all the info you need right here in the Nordic Gig Guide!

Ragnar Kjartansson

Tuesday 19thRagnar Kjartansson & Friends, Barbican, London – Tickets

It’s not strictly a gig, but Iceland’s performance art pride Ragnar Kjartansson is bringing live music to his exhibition at the Barbican this Tuesday. The show will feature many talents performing and collaborating, and all of them are linked with his record label Bel-Air Glamour Records. You can experience artists like former Sigur Rós member Kjartan Sveinsson, Aaron and Bryce Dessner from The National and lots of incredible Icelandic talent. This is an event not to miss!


Tour 19th-22nd JFDRWesenKreld, & Indriði, Dublin, ClonakiltyKilkennyDe Barra’s Folk Club & West Cork

An Icelandic collaboration tour has been set up for Iceland to ‘take over’ Ireland this week! The shows around the island will feature Jófríður from SamarisPascal Pinon and GANGLY whose solo project is named JFDR, and more fantastic Reykjavik sourced music. Some of the shows will also feature the native Irish artist Talos as well!

Ja Ja Ja Berlin - Sløtface

Festival 21st-24 – Sløtface, BlondagePalace WinterSecret Garden Party

The Norwegian band Sløtface decided to change their name from Slutface due to social media censorship, but the band still sticks to their powerful political and punk messages. They are now heading back to the UK to play the Secret Garden Party and we predict they will rock the show massively!

Another Nordic experience at the festival is the Danish electro duo Blondage, who recently released the video for their single ‘Lucky Black Skirt’.

Last but not least the Australian singer/songwriter Carl Coleman (Sink Ships) and the Danish producer and pianist Caspar Hesselager (My Heart the Brave) will be performing as the super loveable duo Palace Winter. The band is named after a hotel Carl once stayed at in France. Did you know that?

More Nordic shows coming up in August…

Wednesday 10th – Dream Wife, So Young Festival!, London

Shows 15th-16th – Sigur Rós, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Wednesday 17th – Palace Winter, Green Man Festival, Brecon Creacons

Tour 15th-22nd – Daniel Norgren, Green Man, GlasgowLeeds, BrightonRamsgate & Glasgow

Thursday 28th – Prins Thomas, Bankside Vaults, London


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