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Iceland’s best music festivals

Iceland is famous for it's music scene. Here are the best music festivals to attend in Reykjavik and around the country.

Dark Music Days

Held during the darkest time of the year and founded by the Society of Icelandic Composers in 1980 as a forum for progressive and experimental music.

January/February
www.darkmusicdays.is

Sónar Iceland

Founded in Barcelona in 1994. Since then, Sónar has held more than 50 festivals around the world, including in Iceland.

February
sonarreykjavik.com

I Never Went South

Free rock music festival that is held in the small fishing village of Isafjordur in the West Fjords.

April
clashmusic.com/live-review/i-never-went-south-isafjorour-iceland

SAGA FEST

This new music festival has a focus on sustainability and connecting people with nature.

May
www.sagafest.is

Secret Solstice

In contrast to Dark Music Days, the Secret Solstice electronic music festival takes place during the longest days of the year.

June
secretsolstice.is

Brædslan

Housed in an old fish factory in southeastern Iceland, with a focus on contemporary Icelandic music.

July
braedslan.com

Thjodhatid

This outdoor festival on Vestmannaeyjar is held over a long weekend in August when most Icelanders have time off and can party in style.

August
dalurinn.is

Iceland Airwaves

Iceland’s most important festival of homegrown music, which attracts big names while also showcasing new and exciting rock and pop bands. Don’t miss their off-venue program, with hundreds of bands playing all around the city everywhere from cafés to cellars.

November
icelandairwaves.is

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