AU ABROAD

Over 120 new acts added to the Iceland Airwaves '15 lineup, joining Battles, Father John Misty, John Grant and more.


Pictured: Showcasing artist Kiasmos

This week, over 120 new acts were announced for the iconic Iceland Airwaves festival, including Kiasmos, LoneLady, Flo Morrissey, Meat Wave, Sin Fang, Chastity Belt, Bianca Casady and The C.I.A. + Nao. They join the likes of John Grant, Ariel Pink, Beach House, Hot Chip, Perfume Genius, Father John Misty, Battles, East India Youth, Vök and more for the Reykjavik festival, which takes place in November.

Watch the full "face melting" announcement video here:

The names mark the final line-up announcement for the 2015 festival and co-incides with the release of new details about some of the events that will be taking place during the festival. It's been announced, for one, that Hot Chip and Sleaford Mods will conclude the five-day event on Sunday 8th November - headlining a ‘festival within a festival’ at the Vodafone Hall alongside the crème de la crème of Icelandic party starters FM Belfast and Úlfur Úlfur. Meanwhile, the "Extreme Chill Festival" will take over the venue’s second floor with the best of Icelandic electronica.

Iceland Airwaves, for those unfamiliar, is an annual showcase event (like BIGSOUND) that has been held since 1999 in Reykjavik, Iceland, showcasing some of the best new talent from Iceland and around the world - alongside plenty of familiar faces. It has become one of the most anticipated conferences internationally,

Final line-up additions for Iceland Airwaves 2015

Agzilla
Amit
Arnljótur
Art is Dead
Auður
Ave (FO)
Bárujárn
Beneath
Bistro Boy
Blaue Blume (DK)
Brilliantinus
BRNS (BE)
Börn
Bianca Casady and The C.I.A (US/FR)
Cell7
Chastity Belt (US)
Cheddy Carter
Chili and the Whalekillers (AT/IS)
Dad Rocks! (DK)
DALÍ
Daveeth
DJ Elvar
Dream Wife
The Drink (UK)
Döpur
EAST OF MY YOUTH
Jóhann Eíríksson
Epic Rain
Exos
FM Belfast
Formation (UK)
French for Rabbits (NZ)
FURA
Gangly
Geislar
ghostigital
Good Moon Deer
Kut Grapje
Great Mountain Fire (BE)
Grúska Babúska
Stafrænn Hákon
H.dór
Halleluwah
HAM
Elín Helena
Hide Your Kids
HIMBRIM
Hjaltalín
Mike Hunt
Hymnalaya
Jack Magnet Quintet
Gunnar Jónsson Collider
JoyCut (IT)
Just Another Snake Cult
Justman
Kiasmos
Klassart
Magnús Leifur
Mikael Lind
Lonelady (UK)
Lord Pusswhip
Lucy in Blue
Holly Macve (UK)
Mafama
Mankan
Manu Delago Handmade (AT)
Andri Már
Meat Wave (US)
Jafet Melge
Milkywhale
MIRI
Mógil
Momentum + Malneirophrenia
Flo Morrissey (UK)
Mosi Musik
My Bubba
Nao (UK)
Nordic Affect
Oculus
Odinn
Ohm
Oyama
Par-Ðar
Plasmic
Porches. (US)
Serengeti by President Bongo
Ojba Rasta
Red Barnett
Royal
Ruxpin
Rúnar Thórisson
Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band
Anna B Savage (UK)
Jónas Sen
Severed
Shades of Reykjavik
Andy Shauf (CA)
Mr. Silla
Sin Fang
Mr.Signout
Sindri Eldon & the Ways
Sinmara
Sisí Ey
Skelkur í bringu
Skurken
SMURJÓN
Snooze Infinity
Stereo Hypnosis
Sykur
Telekinetic Walrus (US)
Thor
TRPTYCH
Tuff Love (UK)
Vaginaboys
Helgi Valur
VAR
Arni Vector
Verveine (CH)
The Vintage Caravan
Waage
Wesen
When 'airy met fairy (LU)
Yagya
Yamaho
Þórir Georg
Þórunn Antonía og Bjarni
Æla


Crowd shot of The Flaming Lips closing Iceland Airwaves 2014

Full line-up for for Iceland Airwaves 2015:

Agent Fresco / Agzilla / AmabAdama / Amit / Arca dj set (VE) / Ariel Pink (US) / Arnljótur / Art is Dead / Árstídir / Asonat / Aurora (NO) / Ave (FO) / Batida (ANGOLA) / Battles (US) / Bárujárn / BC Camplight (US/UK) / Beach House (US) / Beebee and the Bluebirds / Beneath/ Bernard & Edith (UK) / Berndsen / Bistro Boy / Soffía Björg / Blaue Blume (DK) / Bo Ningen (UK)/ Börn / Borko / Braids (CA) / Brilliantinus / Brim / BRNS (BE) / B-Ruff / Bubbi og Dimma /Bianca Casady and The C.I.A (US/FR) / Caterpillarmen / CeaseTone / Cell7 / Chastity Belt (US) / Cheddy Carter / Chili and the Whalekillers (AT/IS) / Dad Rocks! (DK) / DALÍ / Daveeth / Manu Delago Handmade (AT) / Dikta / DJ Elvar / dj flugvél & geimskip / Döpur / Dream Wife / The Drink (UK) / East India Youth (UK) / EAST OF MY YOUTH / Emilie & Ogden (CA) / Endless Dark / Epic Rain / Jóhann Eíríksson / Exos / Father John Misty (US) / Felicita (UK) / Axel Flóvent / FM Belfast / Formation (UK) / French for Rabbits (NZ) / Fufanu / FURA / Future Brown (US) / Futuregrapher / Gangly / Emmsjé Gauti / Geislar / ghostigital / Good Moon Deer / John Grant with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (US/IS) / Kut Grapje / Great Mountain Fire (BE) / Grísalappalísa / Grúska Babúska / Gunnar Jónsson Collider / Dr Gunni / Gus Gus / Halleluwah / Stafrænn Hákon / HAM / Curtis Harding (US) / H.dór / Hekla / Elín Helena / Hide Your Kids / HIMBRIM / Himbrimi / Hinds (ES) / Hjaltalín / Herra Hnetusmjör / Hot Chip (UK) / Ho99o9 (US) / Hundred Waters (US) /Mike Hunt / Hymnalaya / In the Company of Men / Introbeats / Jack Magnet Quintet / Jagya / JME (UK) / Meilyr Jones (UK) / JoyCut (IT) / Just Another Snake Cult / Justman / Kero Kero Bonito (UK) / Kiasmos / kimono / Kippi Kanínus / Kiriyama Family / Klassart / Kontinuum / LA Priest (UK) / Låpsley (UK) / Magnús Leifur / Mikael Lind / Lonelady (UK) / Lord Pusswhip / Low Roar / Lucy in Blue / Holly Macve (UK) / Mafama / Teitur Magnasson / Mammút / Mankan / Andri Már / Markús & The Diversion Sessions / M-Band / Meat Wave (US) / Jafet Melge / Mercury Rev (US) / Júníus Meyvant / Kælan Mikla / Milkywhale / MIRI / Mitski (US) / Misþyrming / Mógil / Momentum + Malneirophrenia / Flo Morrissey (UK) / Mosi Musik / Mourn (ES) / Mr. Silla / Mr.Signout / Muck / My Bubba / Máni Orrason / NAH (US) / Nao (UK) / Nordic Affect / The OBGMs (CA) / Oculus / Odinn / Ohm / Ojba Rasta / Jón Ólafsson & Futuregrapher / Operators (CA) / Oyama / Gísli Pálmi / Par-Ðar / Perfume Genius (US) / Pink Street Boys / Plasmic / The Pop Group (UK) / Porches. (US) / Serengeti by President Bongo / QT (US) / Red Barnett / Retro Stefson / Royal / Rozi Plain (UK) / Reykjavíkurdætur / Lucy Rose (UK) / Lára Rúnars / russian.girls / Ruxpin / Rythmatik / Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band / Anna B Savage (UK) / Saun & Starr (US) / Sea Change (NO) / Sekuoia (DK) /Jónas Sen / Severed / Shades of Reykjavik / Andy Shauf (CA) / Sin Fang / Sindri Eldon & the Ways / Sinmara / Sisí Ey / Skelkur í bringu / Skepta (UK) / Skurken / Sleaford Mods (UK) / SMURJÓN / Snooze Infinity / Soak (IE) / Sóley / Sophie (UK) / Stereo Hypnosis / Sturla Atlas / Súrefni / Svartidauði / Sykur / Tanya Tagaq (CA) / Telekinetic Walrus (US) / Thor / Rúnar Thórisson / Toneron / Tonik Ensemble / Trúboðarnir / TRPTYCH / Tuff Love (UK) / TUSK / William Tyler (US) / Úlfur Úlfur / Vaginaboys / Helgi Valur / Valdimar / VAR / Arni Vector / Verité (US) / Verveine (CH) / The Vintage Caravan / Vio / Vök / Waage / Mirel Wagner (FI) / Weaves (CA) / Weval (NL) / When 'airy met fairy (LU) / Yagya / Yamaho / Ylja / Young Karin / Þórir Georg /Þórunn Antonía og Bjarni / Æla

There's a range of international ticket and travel packages available for Iceland Airwaves, which you can find out about here. For more general details on the festival, which takes place from the 4th to the 8th of November 2015, head to their official website: http://www.icelandairwaves.is