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Björk Orkestral – Live From Reykjavík

Updated information:

Three of four shows rescheduled to September

Björk and Iceland Airwaves have made the decision to move the first three shows in the concert series Live from Reykjavík to September after recent announcement that the government has re-imposed temporary tougher restrictions on mass gatherings. 

The concert series was planned to take place on August 9th, 15th, 23rd and 29th. The August 29th concert remains in place but the new dates for the other shows are September 13th, September 19th and September 28th. This means that the last show becomes the first show and the running order of the moved shows also changes. 

So here is the new order and dates of all four shows:

Saturday August 29th at 17:00 - With 15 piece chamber ensemble from Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason - NO CHANGE

Sunday September 13th at 17:00 - With brass from the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and flute septet Viibra, Katie Buckley harp, Jónas Sen pianó - FORMERLY AUGUST 23rd

Saturday September 19th at 17:00 - with Hamrahlíð choir, Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir, Conductor - FORMERLY AUGUST 9th

Monday September 28th at  20:00  - Strings from Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Katie Buckley harp, Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Conductor - FORMERLY AUGUST 15TH

Although we were very much looking forward to coming together on August 9th but it is of the utmost importance that we ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff and that all rules are followed. We are committed to doing our part in stopping the spread of the virus and as such we will continue to monitor closely the recommendations of the authorities. 

All tickets are still valid for the new date for each show. If however the new date is not convenient for ticket holders, they can claim a refund by e-mailing Harpa within 7 days from today, or August 14th the latest, at midasala@harpa. Please note that all the shows were sold out so unfortunately there is no flexibility right now in moving people between shows, so as things stand right now we cannot grant any such requests.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you all when it is safe to do so. 

Many thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.


The performances will act as a celebration of the Icelandic musicians that Björk has worked with over the years, with each concert finding the artist collaborate with over 100 Icelandic musicians, across three groups that have played a part within the creation of her discography. Each concert will have different songs, Björk’s instrumental arrangements played by members of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, flute septet Viibra, Hamrahlíð Choir, and special guests without electronics or beats. The concerts will also be raising money and awareness for Kvennaathvarfið – a shelter for women who are subjected to abuse and violence in Iceland.

The City of Reykjavík is always looking for ways to ensure an ongoing vibrant and diverse music sector so we are thrilled to be a part of this exciting project. Reykjavík has long been known for its vibrant music scene and a massive creative output. Internationally revered musicians such as Björk, Of Monsters and Men, Sigur Rós, Ásgeir, Emiliana Torrini, múm, Kaleo, Ólafur Arnalds and Gus Gus along with composers like Hildur Guðnadóttir, Víkingur Heiðar, Anna Thorvalds and the late Jóhann Jóhannsson have all played a part in establishing Reykjavík’s reputation as a unique place to enjoy live music. The city is home to an eclectic collection of genres, venues, events and performers that makes any music experience memorable.

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Iceland Airwaves

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Iceland Airwaves is a critically acclaimed international music festival showcasing the hottest new international bands and the best up-and-coming Icelandic artists.