John Grant, Snapped Ankles and WH Lung for Iceland Airwaves as festival announces third wave of artists for 2019


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The festival soup of Reykjavík’s Iceland Airwaves is thickening up, with a choice batch of acts added to the lineup, as Getintoths’ Kieran Donnachie reports.

Iceland Airwaves have announced their third batch of artists for their 2019 festival.

The growing list now includes Iceland’s adopted son John Grant, whille Dunalk’s Just Mustard bring their expertly crafted shoegaze.

Contemporary soul singer/flautist Cautious Clay arrives fresh off a lauded SXSW show, and there’s some UK post-punk from Snapped Ankles and WH Lung.

There’s also a sizeable contingent of locals including symphonic pop rock from Agent Fresco, a DJ set by Biggi Veira (of GusGus) and Heavy rockers Blóðmör are joining after winning Reykjavík’s battle of the bands Músíktilraunir.

All these, and of course more, are joining the already sizeable list which includes some of our favourites like ShamePip Blom and Mac DeMarco.

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One of the most exciting things going on it’s promise of diversity with numerous queer artists and the hopes of matching it’s 50/50 gender split lineup from 2018. Shockingly a first, but also not too surprising.

Iceland Airwaves takes place from November 6-9, so probably bring a coat, some króna and nice hot Bovril.




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