The Current Invited to Take Part in Iceland Airwaves Festival

Nov 1, 2018

Station to broadcast live from Reykjavik Nov. 8-10

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 1, 2018 – The Current has been invited back to broadcast at the Iceland Airwaves Festival, a four-day music event featuring hundreds of emerging musical acts from around the world.

Celebrating its 20th year, the festival has welcomed The Current to share the Reykjavik-based events through live broadcast, interviews and studio sessions. The festival runs November 7 through November 10.

“This will be our second year broadcasting live from Iceland, which still boggles our minds that we are able to share live music from this beautiful island and bring it to our listeners around the world,” said Jim McGuinn, Program Director at The Current. “Iceland is one of the most unique places on earth, and Airwaves has become one of the best music discovery destinations annually.”

Evening DJ Mark Wheat will broadcast from “The Current Haus” at Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik November 8-10 and will also be giving listeners detailed reports about the food, the people, and the culture of this special place. The Current Haus will also feature music sessions with artists including Aurora, Hildur, JFDR, Natalie Prass, and more.

To hear Wheat from Iceland Airwaves, listen on Friday, November 9, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. Find a recap of his coverage at last year’s festival here.

This year’s festival features over 220 artists from almost 30 countries.                                                               

"I’m looking forward to returning for this year’s Iceland Airwaves Festival,” said Wheat. “It’s an awesome place to discover new music, in an absolutely unique community that values the celebration of the creative arts.”

The Current Music News podcast will also feature updates from Iceland Airwaves, adding context to the culture surrounding the festival's music.

Listeners can follow along with The Current’s Iceland broadcasts and find updates on The Current’s listening app and