Travel to Iceland Airwaves 2021 with The Current

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Travel with The Current to Iceland Airwaves, Nov. 2 to 7, 2021. (MPR graphic)

Update, Sept. 2: Due to new and ongoing COVID-19 measures imposed by the Icelandic Government, Iceland Airwaves has been postponed to 2022. The new dates for the festival will be Wednesday, November 2 to Saturday, November 5, 2022. More info is available on the Iceland Airwaves website. If you have purchased a travel package, Earthbound Expeditions will be in touch with you. Other questions can be directed to Member Audience Services at Minnesota Public Radio, 651-290-1212 or 1-800-228-7123, or by using this contact form.

An Invitation from the Host

I'm Jade, host and music director at The Current from Minnesota Public Radio. I'd like to personally invite you to join me for our first-ever listeners' trip to Iceland! Over six days together, we'll discover new music at the four-day Iceland Airwaves festival and enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences for music lovers and outdoor adventurers — all against the incredible backdrop of Reykjavík.

The Current has been lucky to be part of the Iceland Airwaves festival for years, and we're always blown away by Reykjavík's music scene, home to Aragrúi, Countess Malaise, Holdgervla and MAMMÚT. Who knows what favorite new artist you'll discover? Join me for a true insider experience at what Rolling Stone calls "the hippest long weekend on the annual music festival calendar." This trip is sure to sell out, so book your spot today!
– Jade

Iceland Airwaves with The Current includes:

  • Airwaves VIP 4-Day Festival Pass to all four days of the festival
  • Five nights at the charming four-star Reykjavik Residence Hotel located in the center of town
  • Breakfast basket delivered to your room daily
  • Four traditional, multi-course lunches
  • Welcome reception, dinner and orientation
  • A special beer-tasting experience
  • A fun-filled day exploring the Golden Circle
  • Entrance to the legendary Blue Lagoon soothing spa
  • Record shopping with Jade
  • City walking tours and museum entrances with local experts
  • Insider experiences
  • Time for exploration on your own
  • Shared experience with a small group of like-minded listeners of The Current who share your passion for music and adventure

Trip Cost

  • 6 days/5 nights

  • $3,495 per person (double room, land only, airfare not included)
  • $795 single supplement (waived if willing to share a room and a roommate is found)
  • Trip begins: Monday, November 2, 2021
  • Trip ends: Sunday, November 7, 2021 after breakfast
  • Optional group air available
  • GALLERY: View Jim McGuinn's photos of the 2019 Iceland Airwaves festival

    To reserve your space, call Earthbound Expeditions at 1-800-723-8454 or submit your reservation online.

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    Jade, Host and Music Director, The Current, MPR

    Jade is the music director and an on-air host for The Current weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Minnesota native found an early love of music through dance, but quickly fell in love with lyrics, stories and the sense of place that music can create. While studying journalism at the University of Kansas, she kept her Minnesota ties close as an intern for 2024 Records, while booking bands like Spoon and Sharon Jones to play at her university. Starting at The Current as an overnight host in 2008, Jade continued her work to promote Minnesota artists by curating musical events around the Twin Cities, most notably the Summit Backyard Bash and Wing Young Huie's University Avenue Project (where she dug into the Frogtown music scene and created a soundtrack to the art show and live event series). She organized and booked The Current's Road Trip, a grant-funded project that showcased Minnesota artists around the state. That led her to work as the principal at Minnesota Music Coalition, taking it from an idea to a stable and functioning nonprofit. In 2014, she started an event-planning company, which won a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge. Now, she is busy researching the musical landscape and discovering new music that the listeners of The Current should know.

    7 Photos

    • The Current goes to Iceland
      The Harpa concert hall and conference center in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
    • Iceland Airwaves retrospective
      Reykjavik (Nate Ryan | MPR)
    • Iceland Airwaves retrospective
      Michael Kiwanuka performs at Iceland Airwaves (Nate Ryan | MPR)
    • Iceland Airwaves retrospective
      Iceland Airwaves audience at the Reyjkavik Art Museum. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
    • Iceland Airwaves retrospective
      Fleet Foxes at The Harpa (Nate Ryan | MPR)
    • Iceland Airwaves retrospective
      The Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland (Nate Ryan | MPR)
    • Iceland Airwaves retrospective
      Reykjavik (Nate Ryan | MPR)