Our Tips for Airwaves 2016

Our Tips for Airwaves 2016

I can´t believe its that time again.  Every year, around this time I get butterflies with excitement. I have friends coming from all over the world, most of whom I have got to know during the festival throughout the years. Reykjavik city fills up with people from all over the world, here to experience the city when the music takes over.

Key Tips 

Plan it
I usually do Off – Venue, if that is the case for you then I like to decide on a place / HQ to hang out for the most of Airwaves. That way you can get there early and find a good spot. Last year me and my friends kept to Kex Hostel and had a blast.
This however is not the way to go if you have a ticket to the festival. It is crucial to plan ahead as things move fast during airwaves and make sure to be realistic about queuing. Even if you find that your two favorite bands are playing at venues next to each other at similar time you need to pick ONE otherwise you will miss out on both bands – there are going to be queues everywhere, especially for the more popular bands.

App it up
Make sure to download the app you guys. It gives you an easy overview of what to do, the street address and more.

Wall Poetry
Last year Urban Nation and Iceland Airwaves did a beautiful collaboration where walls all around Reykjavik were decorated with amazing artwork. This year they have done it again and now you can feast your eyes on creative wall art all around the city and gives a little Berlin spice to the walls around Reykjavík. My favorite artwork are at Ægisgata and Mýragata, you can look up all the places here: http://icelandairwaves.is/wall-poetry

Remember not to get too upset over the fact that you won´t be able to see EVERY band you had planned, the KEY thing is to have fun and drink in the atmosphere of the city. I met some of my best friends during airwaves and memories that last forever.