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Grimur Atlason

Iceland Airwaves
Reykjavik, Iceland
Grímur Atlason is the manager the Iceland Airwaves music festival. Not only has he been working as a promoter in Iceland, but also managed several bands over the years. Artists he has promoted include act such as Björk, Marc Almond, Happy Mondays, Sonic Youth, Emilana Torrini, FM Belfast, Antony and The Johnsons, Blonde Redhead, Lisa Ekdahl, Kim Larsen, Retro Stefson, Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom, Television, The Fall, Morrissey and many more.

Iceland Airwaves is a 5-day festival that takes place in different venues in downtown Reykjavík, with a capacity of about 7000 people. More than 200 bands and artists perform at Iceland Airwaves each year and it is known for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where artists and music lovers mix at small and intimate venues all over Reykjavík. Iceland Airwaves displays different styles of music ranging from electronic music to metal, indie rock and singer songwriters. The festival focuses on "up and coming artists" and it has become known for putting on artists very early in their career that later become successful and respected.