Many might wonder what Icelanders are going to have in stores for the next couple of weekends in the festival department after two big-but-successful festivals been held last weekend.
The Icelandic rock and heavy metal festival, Eistnaflug, was held in Neskaupsstaður. This festival has become an annual event on the second weekend of July in Neskaupsstaður since it was first held in 2005. At this year’s Eistnaflug, 32 Icelandic and 4 non-Icelandic bands performed those three days that the festival took place.
Another big festival, called Besta Útihátíðin (the Best festival) was held in Gaddstaðaflatir near Hella this weekend and many did attend specially to see the band Quarashi perform live, but the band hasn’t been playing since April 2005.
Many of Iceland’s most loved pop bands also performed but the headliners were definitely the Quarashi comeback and the electro/house band Gus Gus that recently launched their eighth album, Arabian Horse. Close to 8500 tickets were sold but around 10,000 people visited the area this weekend. Even though so many people came together at one place the most common problem was minor conflict that got solved easily.
Even though this was said to be Quarashi’s last and only concerts they have agreed to play twice more on the 15th and 16th of July. You can buy tickets to the concerts HERE: http://midi.is/tonleikar/1/6539