Listen to Mark Wheat broadcasting live from Iceland Airwaves

The Current live from Iceland
The Current broadcasts live from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival (Nate Ryan | MPR)

This week, The Current is in Iceland for the annual Iceland Airwaves festival, which gathers thousands of music fans to the island nation, to see hundreds of artists perform.

It's also a historic moment for The Current: our first-ever international live broadcast. Join host Mark Wheat on Friday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Central Time), as he broadcasts live from the Götubarinn nightclub in Akureyri, Iceland, where he'll interview artists, host live performances, share cultural insights and more.

See video and photos from Thursday and Friday's live broadcasts as well as images from shows from Thursday night at Akureyri's Hof Cultural and Conference Center.

Iceland Airwaves broadcast schedule


Live from the Götubarinn bar in Akureyri, Iceland
All times Central Daylight Time (Minnesota time)

Friday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time (-0500 GMT)
10:15 a.m. JFDR - interview and performance
10:45 a.m. Ösp - interview and performance
11:45 p.m. Emilíani Torrini and The Colorist - interview and performance

All are free and open to the public.
Schedule subject to change.

Resources


Iceland Airwaves - official site

Visit Akureyri

Götubarinn - in Icelandic

Hof Cultural and Conference Center


Videos

25 Photos

  • Emiliani Torrini and the Colorist perform in Akureyri, Iceland
    Emiliani Torrini and the Colorist perform at Gotubarinn in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Osp performing live on The Current
    Osp performing live at Gotubarinn in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn in Akureyri
    JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn as part of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn in Akureyri
    JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn as part of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn in Akureyri
    JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn as part of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn in Akureyri
    JFDR performs live at Gotubarinn as part of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The Current's live broadcast from Akureyri, Iceland
    The Gotubarinn nightclub in Akureyri, Iceland, the site of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves music festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Icelandic band 200,000 Naglbitar live on The Current
    Icelandic band 200,000 Naglbitar live on The Current during the live broadcast from Akureyri, Iceland. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Icelandic band 200,000 Naglbitar live on The Current
    Icelandic band 200,000 Naglbitar live on The Current during the live broadcast from Akureyri, Iceland. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Asgeir performing on The Current, live from Akureyri in Iceland
    Asgeir performing on The Current, live from the Gotubarinn nightclub in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Hildur talking to Mark Wheat at Iceland Airwaves
    Hildur talking to Mark Wheat on The Current's live broadcast from Iceland Airwaves at Gotubarinn in Akureyri, Iceland. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mammut performing live on The Current from Iceland Airwaves
    Mammut performing live on The Current as part of the live broadcasts from Iceland Airwaves. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mammut performing
    Mammut performing "Bye Bye" at Iceland Airwaves (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • 200,000 Naglbitar perform at Hof in Akureyri
    200,000 Naglbitar perform at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • 200,000 Naglbitar perform at Hof in Akureyri
    200,000 Naglbitar perform at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • 200,000 Naglbitar perform at Hof in Akureyri
    200,000 Naglbitar perform at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri
    Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri
    Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri
    Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri
    Mammut perform at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri
    Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri
    Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri
    Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri
    Asgeir performs at Hof in Akureyri as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The Current's live broadcast from Akureyri, Iceland
    The Gotubarinn nightclub in Akureyri, Iceland, the site of The Current's live broadcasts from the Iceland Airwaves music festival. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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