Clash stage line-up and more
Clash Announces Return To Iceland Airwaves

Since 1999, Iceland sees no reason to stop music festivals just because the warm summer days are nearing an end. Since Clash has been presenting a stage over the last five years its grown to become one of the most fun, musical and at time debauched weekends in the whole calendar of festivals.

Providing a small-town-in-a-big-city-feel, Reykjavík is a perfect location for festival goers to collide. From Iceland to the U.S. to back across the Atlantic to the U.K, artists and fans alike come together across October 12-16. Former artists like Klaxons to Fatboy Slim keep the speakers loud through the day while, DJ’s from all over the world keep spinning beats until the early, particularly bantersome dawn hours.

This year again Clash has partnered up with Iceland Airwaves for their 2011 festival. Reykjavík provides a plethora of venues for the artists to perform, from record shops to art galleries, churches to old warehouses.

In order of appearance on Clash’s stage, local Reykjavík, Sykur will be sounding off the speakers. Their bold statements of fashion and music combined have filled the parties around town since 2009. They’ve gained fame in their hometown and are sure to leave an impression on new members to their audience.

Winning a national radio battle of the bands, Team Me! from Norway is one of the hottest thing to come about in 2011. They’ve been seen around UK clubs such as Club NME in London. Bringing his original tribe, dubstep sound, SBTRKT is set to perform half past midnight and will keep you dancing throughout.

Random Recipe follows bringing original sounds from Canada’s subways. Starting as a duo and now a complete band, Random Recipe keeps true to their name, creating free style sounds as they feel it, whether jazz, hip hop or folk. Right below the Canadian border lies Glasser who will be coming from the States. This one-woman artist invents a new sound by mixing string, woodwinds and bass instruments, with a voice full of emotion.

With the attention back overseas to Iceland, comes Berndsen with his ‘80’s inspired sounds. I mean it, yet there is something contemporary about his synths and beats. If you’re searching for a sound that has come from no rhyme or reason, you must hear Nedry. Coming from the UK, this trio creates a bass by way of guitars using the creativity of laptops in the mix. If you like advanced bass with other-worldly vocals then swing by for the trio by way of Osaka, London and Bristol. Bjork watch out!!

What better way to round out the Clash stage lineup than with another Icelandic band? Kiriyama Family is also familiar to Reykjavik. The quintet electric, indie band kicked off their fame by performing at the Ford Modeling contest this past February.

On top of this expect all the rigorous delights of drinking and dancing with the Vikings, a one off experience every time we return. Then of course, when the hangover calls just toddle off to the Blue Lagoon party and let the aquatic deep techno sets soothe away your hangover.

Words by Lyndsay Flagel

Join us on VERO

Join the Clash mailing list for up to the minute music, fashion and film news.

Follow Clash: