The 10th anniversary of the Icelandic experimental music festival Extreme Chill will be held September 12th - September 15th in Reykjavík.
This year, the Extreme Chill festival will be larger than ever before, taking place in four main venues in central Reykjavík. There, guests will revel in the craft of such experimental and classical artists as: Tangerine Dream, Eraldo Bernocchi, Kristín Anna, Marcus Fischer, Hotel Neon, SpectroDuo, Mixmaster Morris, Stereo Hypnosis, Jana Irmert, Hoshiko Yamane, Mikael Lind, Christopher Chaplin, Farao, Special-K, and many MORE.
The fundamental aim of the festival is to create connections between Icelandic and foreign musicians, conjoining different art forms—from electronic music to visual arts—and to draw attention to electronic Reykjavík, the Electronic Music Capital of Iceland.
“A four-day music festival where local and foreign musicians of all ages and with diverse backgrounds come together to create music under the inspiration of Icelandic nature. Extreme Chill will be a mystifying journey around electric Reykjavík.”
In August 2009 Stereo Hypnosis held a release concert in Hellissandur (Iceland), a village on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. That is when the idea to locate the music festival at Hellissandur saw the light of day.
One year later Extreme Chill Festival - Undir Jökli (under the glacier), was held the weekend 6-8 August 2010.
The festival has been held both in Berlin and across Iceland—in Hellissandur village in West Iceland, in Vík town in South Iceland and the capital, Reykjavík—and has joined forces with various festivals, both in Iceland and abroad.
"Extreme Chill is a yearly festival in Iceland. Established in 2010, it is now Iceland longest running festival, focussing on electronic music and related arts"
Artists like: The Orb, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Biosphere, Mixmaster Morris, Banco De Gaia, Thomas Fehlmann, Jan Jelinek, Solar Fields, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sóley, Marsen Jules, Yagya, Studnitzky, Finnbogi Pétursson, Andrew Heath, Ruxpin, Tonik Ensemble, Futuregrapher, Samaris, Úlfur, Stereo Hypnosis, Christopher Chaplin, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Hermigervill, Dj Flugvél og Geimskip, Þóranna Björnsdóttir, Courtesy, Jónas Sen, Jón Ólafsson, aYia, Mikael Lind, SiGRÚN, Bára Gísladóttir, Astrid Sonne, Ragnhild May, Skurken, Mimetic, Xerxes, Kaido Kirikmae, Maggi Lego, Vector, Frank Murder, Orang Volante, and many, many more have performed last years.
In 2012, the Guardian named Extreme Chill one of "the year's most notable music festivals" because of the events unique and seamless ability to connect music with raw, untouched natural landscapes.
Extreme Chill and the festival's numerous sub-events have begotten multiple releases, concerts, friendships and collaborations between Icelandic and foreign musicians.
Extreme Chill has in the past been funded by Kraumur, Ýlir, Tónlistarsjóður Rannís (the Icelandic music fund), Iceland music Export (IMX) as well as local funds in each area that it has been held in.