'Iceland Inspires' Offers Music to the World
Iceland’s tourist campaign continues with inspiring gig streamed over internet
Following the success of ‘Iceland Hour’, which took place on June 3 and saw over one third of the entire population of Iceland sending videos and e- messages to people around the world, the Inspired By Iceland campaign is delighted to announce the ‘Iceland Inspires’ concert.
Taking place on July 1 at 8pm GMT (9pm BST) in Iceland and lasting approximately three hours, and be a mix of live music with some broadcast on a big screen, Iceland Inspires will be a free concert to any lover of the eclectic line-up and will be streamed live around the world on www.inspiredbyiceland.com.
Headlining the event are Spiritualized, who will be joined by host of Icelandic bands as well as other acts from around Europe. Iceland Inspires will take place in the magical location of Seljalandsfoss with one of the country’s most stunning waterfalls providing the backdrop for this special and unique event – showing the world that Iceland is as beautiful as ever and open for tourists to travel to.
The full line-up for the event is:
Steindor Andersen and Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and Pall a Husafelli Parabolur
For a Minor Reflection
Highlights will include Sugarcubes drummer Sigtryggur Baldursson and his new band Parabolur, Kjartan from Sigur Ros in Amiina and Damien Rice. Spritualized will perform a live acoustic set with a specially formed group of Icelandic string players and choir.
Katrín Júlíusdóttir, Minister of Industry of Iceland commented, “To add this concert to the Inspired By Iceland campaign with such a stunning location, such a great list of talent from around the world and local Icelandic acts is fantastic. The fact that the concert is available to everyone to enjoy and available for the rest of the world to see over the internet shows our commitment to this campaign and all the friends of Iceland who have backed our initiative.”
Inspired by Iceland
The Inspired By Iceland campaign is a public private act – between the Icelandic government, Reykjavik city, Trade Council of Iceland, Tourist Board of Iceland and the Travel Industry Association (around 70 tourism companies involved).
For further information on the event please visit www.inspiredbyiceland.com