Keflavik Music Festival was held last weekend in Iceland.

It’s the second time the festival is held and it has grown much since then. It took place in 8 different places around Keflavik town, only 40 minutes from Reykjavik.

Many bands and artists performed at the festival, for example Ásgeir Trausti, Outlandish, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, The Temper Trap and more. A total of 120 music events were going to be held, but sadly some of the band cancelled due to mismanagement.



The festival started on Thursday, a little bit later in the evening than expected but with a lot of great shows. Ásgeir Trausti played first. He was brilliant and the audience loved him.

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That same night, Rudimental played and they were far from disappointing the audience. They played many songs, for example “Waiting All Night” and “Feel the Love”, and were very lively on the stage. They audience sang along and everyone was very happy with their performance.

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Outlandish also performed on Thursday evening and they were happy with how it turned out. They wrote: “Thank you Iceland you guys made our debut show in your Beautiful country memorable.” on Facebook. The audiences were very happy to hear their song “Aicha” at the festival and the atmosphere was great in the concert hall!


Last show in the hall this evening was Temper Trap. They were amazing! You could feel the excitement in the air when the stepped on stage and it is safe to say that they did not fail anyone’s expectations.

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On Friday and Saturday, some shows were cancelled, but those who weren’t went smooth and the audience were happy to see Far East Movement, Tinie Tempah, Valdimar and other bands. Hopefully Keflavik Music Festival will continue and they’ll learn from this year mistakes. But on the whole, the festival was a success with great musicians.

Pics and text by: Hulda Vigdísardóttir