Music Information: Innipúkinn Competition, New Symphony Conductor & Une Misère – Reykjavík Grapevine


Hannah Jane Cohen

The preliminary lineup for this 12 months’s Innipúkinn pageant—the one place in Iceland the place you’ll be able to pound Breezers on a carpet of pretend grass—has been introduced. Performers this 12 months embrace Hildur, Between Mountains, Vök, dj. flugvél og geimskip, Friðrik Dór, Joey Christ, Moses Hightower, Kælan Mikla, Jónas Sig, and extra. This 12 months’s iteration will even see the pageant transfer to Grandi, the place it’ll now be hosted by Bryggjan Brugghús and Messinn. Tickets are on sale now, priced at 6,990 ISK for the weekend, or three,990 ISK for a day.

Finnish conductor Eva Ollikainen has been introduced as the brand new Chief Conductor and Inventive Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra for the 2020/21 season. Eva will make her debut with the orchestra on the symphony’s 70th anniversary live performance in March 2020, with a programme that can function works by Mahler and—fittingly for the conductor—Sibelius. Eva is a specialist in Baltic Sea composers, and spent the final season because the principal conductor of the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the place she offered a season of German classical and Romantic repertoire blended with composers like Jean Sibelius, Galina Ustvolskaya and Peteris Vasks.

Native hardcore boys Une Misère introduced the distress with the discharge of their ‘Summer season of Distress’ tour schedule, which is able to see the band opening for legendary dying metallic act Arch Enemy in Belarus and Russia, and touring Europe with acts like Decaptiated, Aborted, Jungle Rob, Thou, and Ingested. They will even make an look on the Brutal Assault, MetalDays, Visitors Jam Open Air, and Summer season Breeze festivals. Contemporary off opening for Lamb of God in early June, Une Misère is predicted to drop a brand new music video any day now.

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