The 8th anniversary of the Icelandic music festival Extreme Chill will be held July 6th - July 9th in Reykjavík.
The festival will be held at six different venues around the city: Húrra, Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík, Bíó Paradís, Mengi, Lucky Records & Miðgarður (Center Hotels).
This year's festival will be the biggest to date featuring an impressive lineup of internationally renowned musicians such as The Orb (UK), Mixmaster Morris (UK), Courtesy (DK), Studnitzky (DE), Christopher Chaplin (UK), along with a host of talented local musicians: Jónas Sen, Jón Ólafsson & Futuregrapher, Yagya, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Stereo Hypnosis, Reptilicus, Tonik Ensemble, Mikael Lind, SiGRÚN, Poco Apollo (Halldór Eldjárn) and many more.
During the festival, a special screening of the award-winning documentary Lunar Orbit, relating the story of ambient house band The Orb, will be held in Bíó Paradís (www.lunarorbitfilm.com).
Tickets to the festival cost a meager 7,900 ISK, with a limited amount of festival passes being available this year. Given that tickets have sold out during previous years, we encourage festival-goers to secure tickets with good notice (please note that festival pass are also valid for The Orb's concert at Húrra on July 8th.)
“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.”
About - 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.
“Extreme Chill is the first pure electronica festival in Iceland”
Extreme Chill has been held for seven years. Five times in Iceland at Hellissandur, Snæfellsnes and in Vík í Mýrdal last summer. The 5th anniversary was held in Berlin, Germany summer 2014.
Extreme Chill 2016 - Undir Jökli (under the glacier) took place in the magical place Vík í Mýrdal last July, 2nd - 3rd of July. Vík í Mýrdal was a perfect location. There are adventurous walking paths in the area as well as the beautiful beaches. Sunsets like nowhere else in the world and the most beautiful non - tropical beach in the world Reynisfjara. The Extreme Chill weekend is perfect for listening to good organic electronica music, meet artists, work, photography, videos/visual and for field recordings. “Unique experience”
Artists like: Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Biosphere, Mixmaster Morris, Thomas Fehlmann, Solar Fields, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Yagya, Studnitzky, Finnbogi Pétursson, Ruxpin, Tonik Ensemble, Futuregrapher, Samaris, Úlfur and many, many more have performed last years.
The Festival has been getting more popular year after year and the British paper the Guardian choose the Extreme Chill “Europe´s most picturesque festival location in 2012”.
The festival has in the past been funded by “Kraumur” Icelandic music fund and “Tónlistarsjóður Rannís” the Icelandic music fund, Iceland music Export (IMX) as well as local funds in each area that it has been held in.