Iceland Airwaves announces new acts to the 2021 line up!

We’ve all spent a lot of time of what ifs, whens, and hows, but today Iceland Airwaves bring you the NOW with almost 30 hot and fresh acts who will take the stage this November, along with some absolute hot acts already announced.

Leading today’s announcement is the UK’s biggest breakthrough artist of the year, ARLO PARKS. Having soothed millions with her captivating and poetic debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’, the 3 time Brit 2020 nominee is being justifiably described as the “voice of a generation”.

As always, Iceland Airwaves also shines light on the freshest Icelandic talent. Newcomers this year include LAUFEY (who just took out ‘Best Jazz / Blues Newcomer’ at the 2021 Icelandic Music Awards), post-classical pianist EYDÍS EVENSEN, the emo-pop-hip-hop of OUSE, and local hard rock extravaganza POWER PALADIN.

There’s also the welcome return of synth-punk risers KÆLAN MIKLA, indie pop troubadour AXEL FLÓVENT and dream pop trio VÖK.

Fans of twisted indie trip-hop sounds will want to catch one of the UK’s hottest new acts, the FKA Twigs and Gorillaz-approved duo SAD NIGHT DYNAMITE. Across the Atlantic, Chicago’s mutli-talent vocalist, songwriter and producer KEIYAA is on an undeniable rise with her woozy electro soul, whilst BARTEES STRANGE’S debut ‘Live Forever’ is an electrifying mix of opera, emo and hardcore.

These fantastic artists are joining likes of America’s hottest act BLACK PUMAS and Canada’s CRACK CLOUD and MARIE DAVIDSON & L’ŒIL NU.

The UK’s METRONOMY, SQUID, DRY CLEANING, LYNKS and PORRIDGE RADIO will perform alongside Iceland’s Eurovision sensation DAÐI FREYR and long-standing Airwaves favourites SIN FANG, MUGISON, MAMMÚT and BRÍET, along with many more.

Iceland Airwaves 2021 poster