Iceland Airwaves

Stories, interviews and video from The Current's expedition to Akureyri and Reykjavik, Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves festival.

Get ready for Iceland Airwaves with Mark Wheat


Mark Wheat prepares for Iceland Airwaves

In preparation for this week's live broadcasts from Akureyri, Iceland, at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, Mark Wheat prepared for his adventure with the help of Iceland's Honorary Consuls General to Minnesota, Dr. Orn Arnar and Katrin Sigureardottir. Watch Mark's video, and see the complete Iceland Airwaves broadcast schedule.

Join The Current live from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival


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Iceland Airwaves is one of the world's premier music festivals -- and in 2017, The Current will be there, bringing you live broadcasts from Iceland's second-largest city, Akureryi. Join host Mark Wheat on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Central) for interviews, performances and a few cultural insights as well.

Reina del Cid on her new Iceland-made music video for ‘Death Cap’


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On Wednesday, Reina del Cid released her new video for “Death Cap,” a song featured on her 2015 album The Cooling. The video was shot in Iceland — with del Cid following in the footsteps of Björk, Bon Iver, Sigur Rós, and most recently Justin Bieber. As breathtaking as Iceland appears in the video, del Cid says it’s even more beautiful in person. “We originally…

Seeing Iceland Airwaves on a whim


I’m at the Iceland Airwaves music festival in Reykjavik, something which I’ve long wanted to do and finally — somewhat on a whim — decided to do. After only just a little over two days, I can unequivocally say to you: If Iceland is on any kind of wish list for you to visit, do…