Icelandic Festivals
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reykjavik-arts-festival Reykjavik Arts Festival - The Reykjavík Arts Festival is held every year in May. It was held biennially from 1970 and annually from 2004. The Festival is one of Northern Europe's the oldest and most respected arts festivals. The purpose of the Festival is to promote Icelandic and international culture in all fields of art. The programs offer a range of concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, dance and opera. In combination with its focus on Icelandic culture, past and present, the Festival has hosted many outstanding international artists and performers.




Iceland-Airwaves-2010 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival - Since the first edition was held in 1999 (in an airplane hangar), Iceland Airwaves has become one of the premier annual showcases for new music – Icelandic and otherwise – in the world. It's made a heap of friends and won many fans along the way, and been lavished with praise pretty much everywhere they write about music. Example: Rolling Stone magazine called it "The hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar."
more information www.imx.is
Logo Hönnunarmiðstöðvar fyrir arts & culture á mfa.is Design March - Design March in Reykjavik is an annual, four-day design festival,in Reykjavik held in March every year with the aim of creating visitbility in and outside Iceland, make connections and with icelandic and international media, the public, professionals and tourists.
RIFF Reykjavik international film festival - RIFF, the Reykjavik International Film Festival, is Iceland's number one film event. With more than 25.000 guests annually, international stars like Milos Forman, Jim Jarmusch and Costa-Gavras, it has also become one of the most important annual film events in Europe.
more information under www.icelandicfilmcentre.is
bokmenntahatid_logo Reykjavik literature Festival - The Reykjavik International Literary Festival  is one of the major literary events in Iceland and is held bi-annually. Many of the world's best-known authors have attended the Reykjavík Literary Festival in the 20 years since its inception in 1985, amongst them Gunter Grass, Isabel Allende, Jose Saramago, Haruki Murakami, A. S. Byatt, Kurt Vonnegut, Fay Weldon, Paul Auster and many others.
more information under www.bok.is
sequences_logo Sequences, visual art festival - SEQUENCES real time art festival was established in Reykjavík in 2006 and has been an annual independent festival since then, focusing on the broad spectrum of time-based arts. The aim of the festival is to celebrate and exhibit cutting-edge visual art with a special emphasis on time based art. Such as performance, video and sound art- and creates a cross-platform for these art forms as well as music and design.
More information under http://icelandicartcenter.is/
Lokal_logo Performing arts
more information under: www.griman.is

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