Parisians fond of Icelandic rock

© Guillemette MIcelandic culture festival, Air d’Islande 2012, finished in style in Paris on Sunday night. There was a great atmosphere at the festival’s main music events, an Iceland Airwaves concert, held in front of a packed Point Ephémère, and a fantastically energetic rock soirée with artists from Kimi Records.

According to Ari Allansson, Air d’Islande founder and festival manager, the concerts were a great finish to this year’s successful festival programme.

- It was brilliant. The Iceland Airwaves concert with performances from Snorri Helgason, Kria Brekkan and For a Minor Reflection was completely sold out and Lazyblood, Reykjavik! and kimono made sure that our rock soirée won’t be forgotten any time soon. People very much enjoyed the opportunity to experience the Icelandic rock music, delivered impeccably by these fantastic musicians.

Like in previous years, it was the festival’s music events that attracted the most attention, but film and modern arts continue to be a central part of Air d’Islande’s programme.

- We place great emphasis on film and contemporary art in our programme to give the Parisians a comprehensive insight into the Icelandic art scene. The French show a great and growing interest in Icelandic culture. They find it remarkable how many creative and interesting artists the country produces and how much growth there is in the Icelandic art community, says Ari Allansson.

Although Air d’Islande 2012 has officially come to an end, visitors still have the opportunity to view selected works of Icelandic artist, Rúri, at art historian Laufey Helgadóttir’s place. The exhibition will continue until April 21.

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Further information

Páll Tómas Finnsson
PR in Iceland – Air d’Islande
+45 2925 4945

Ari Allansson
Festival Manager, Air d’Islande
+33 (0)6 3141 2578

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