Grimur Atlason

Festival Director – Iceland Airwaves


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 200 acts perform at 250 official shows over the course of 5 days. On top of that over 600 shows takes place ‘off-venue’ at Iceland Airwaves. This will be his eight year managing Iceland Airwaves, which was established in 1999. During his time as manager, Grimur has worked with Flaming Lips, PJ Harvey, Dizzee Rascal, Of Monsters and Men, Hot Chip, Björk, Caribou, Sigur Rós, Robyn, Jon Hopkins, Ásgeir, The War on Drugs, Beach House, Kraftwerk, John Grant, FM Belfast, Haim and many others. Grimur has been promoting shows since he was 16.