Popular music festival in Iceland, Iceland Airwaves has been postponed to 2022 due to the country’s social restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Delta COVID variant hit Iceland, restrictions have been placed on gatherings of more than a few hundred people, which has a significant impact on the festival.
According to a recent press release issued by Iceland Airwaves operator, Sena Live, “Everything about the rapid tests and access of festival guests to them is still unclear. Other events (standing room and without rapid tests) continue to be limited to 200 people or less in each compartment. Raising the assembly limits to 500 people in numbered seats under the condition of rapid testing is a step in the right direction. However, these limitations are still too restrictive for larger permanent events and make it impossible to host events such as the Icelandic waves. “
Sena Live states that ticket holders who are happy to wait until 2022 will have nothing to do because their tickets will still be valid. “We encourage ticket holders to keep their tickets. This postponement affects not only Iceland Airwaves but the entire Icelandic music industry. By keeping your ticket, you are supporting Icelandic music, which hurts these days, ”says Sena Live.
The previous Iceland Airwaves festival was held in 2019, with the 2020 edition of the festival also being canceled. All is well, the next Iceland Airwaves will take place from November 2 to 5, 2022.