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Grimur Atlason

Festival Manager,
Iceland Airwaves
Reykjavik, Iceland
Grimur Atlason is the current manager of Iceland Airwaves music festival. The festival takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland during the first weekend of November every year. Over 210 acts performs 250 official shows over the course of 5 days. On top of that over 680 shows takes place ‘off-venue’ at Iceland Airwaves.

This will be his 8th year managing Iceland Airwaves, which was established in 1999. During his time as manager, Grimur has worked with Flaming Lips, Björk, Caribou, Sigur Rós, Robyn, Jon Hopkins, Ásgeir, The War on Durgs, Beach House, Kraftwerk, John Grant, FM Belfast, Haim and many others.

Grimur has been promoting bands since he was 16. From his first gig with Happy Mondays to acting manager of Retro Stefson, he’s worked with hundreds of bands such as Sonic Youth, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Morrissey, Antony and The Johnsons, Belle and Sebastian just to name a few.