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Breiðholt Festival

May 22, 2015 at 1:59pm

Breiðholt is the home of the Bedroom Community record label, they have decided to put on a festival to celebrate everything that is great about the area. Breiðholt Festival will be held on the 13 June and feature an array of music, workshops, poetry readings, happenings, markets and everything in-between and is free and open to everyone.

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Sumarmölin 2015

May 22, 2015 at 11:28am

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise... And when we say woods, we mean Drangsnes, a tiny yet beautifully formed town of 68 inhabitants in the Westfjörds. On June 13 the music festival Sumarmölin will take place for the third time in the community center in Drangsnes.

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ATP Iceland Final Line-Up Announcement And MORE

May 18, 2015 at 1:11pm

Brace yourself for the final line-up announcement for the upcoming ATP Iceland festival PLUS news of Icelandic label Bedroom Community / Rás 2 Radio's curated day at the Andrews Theatre Stage. The festival has also announced an 'unsigned talent' competition which you can enter NOW. ATP Iceland takes place in Keflavik between 2nd – 4th July 2015. Midnight sun ahoy!

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Icelandic Stars Rock Synch Tank / Made In Iceland Event

May 16, 2015 at 2:11pm

Top Icelandic artists Samaris, GusGus' Högni Egilsson, Retro Stefson and Hermigervill rocked the Made In Iceland events in Los Angeles last month to mark the collaboration between Iceland Music Export, music catalogue management and licensing power house Synchtank and Icelandic software company OZ.

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Fufanu Unveil London Shows + 'Adjust To The Light' EP

May 13, 2015 at 1:34pm

Rising stars Fufanu have announced a string of London shows in June, including a headline at the super cool Birthdays leading up to their support slot with Blur at Hyde Park.

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'Cycle' Brings Classical Music & More To Kópavogur

May 12, 2015 at 2:31pm

We're excited to learn of a brand new festival - The Cycle Music And Art Festival, taking place August 13-16th in Kópavogur, Iceland. The line-up is international and diverse, and the whole shebang 'builds on the foundations laid by The Icelandic Chamber Music Festival, which will run in parallel (or in 'tandem' if you like. Sorry. Bike joke) with Cycle. The idea is to encourage young, classically trained musicians to engage with contemporary art, new music, interdisciplinary work and sustainability, thus creating a cycle.

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Nordic Playlist Launches Radio Bar At Berlin Festival

May 06, 2015 at 5:07pm

The next Nordic Playlist Radio Bar will take place in Berlin between the 30th - 31st May in collaboration with Berlin Festival. As before there will be a bevy of live performances including an appearance from our very own GusGus.

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Iceland Creates World's 'Most Wanted' Music

May 06, 2015 at 4:52pm

Well, here's a howdy-do! Iceland apparently creates 'the most wanted music in the world', according to audio fingerprinting service / 'song-picking puppet master' The Echo Nest! Naturally, WE knew that all along...

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HAM, Samaris, GusGus & More For Secret Solstice

May 05, 2015 at 10:53am

Well, it seems as if we've only just emerged from winter, but Iceland's Secret Solstice festival is next month already! Taking place between 19-21 June for the summer solstice, it's a three-day party on which the sun never sets. The line-up rocks too. Read on!

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Biggi Hilmars Track Featured In 'Madding Crowd' Trailer

May 03, 2015 at 8:15pm

'Ponds', the track by Icelandic composer / singer-songwriter Biggi Hilmars, is being featured on the trailer for the new movie of Thomas Hardy novel 'Far From The Madding Crowd', starring Carey Mulligan and Tom Sturridge. PLUS he has a new single out, AND is offering a limited free download of the newly released score to the documentary 'Impact'.

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