Blueberry Music Festival 1 – 4 August 2019
The Blueberry Music Festival in Ólafsfjörður will take place in early August this year, starting with a powerful opening night. The festival begins in the local church with Icelandic folksongs performed by Spilmenn Ríkínís, a widely known Icelandic folk band. After the concert guests will leisurely walk to the Culture House where local artists, Guito and Rodrigo, lead a band performing Brazilian music. Opera will be performed for the first time since the Blueberry Music Festival began in 1999. This event marks an important milestone in the history of the festival. The Gala Concert in Ólafsfjörður Church showcases several outstanding Icelandic artists accompanied by David Bollen pianist and conductor, an event not be missed, followed by a performance by the popular and unique duo Hundur í óskilum near midnight. As before a local leads a hike into the Árdalur Valley where families can join the artists for a nature walk or simply lie down in the meadows to pick mountain moss and enjoy the unique scenery. The festival comes to a close at Café Klara with a Blueberry Brunch flavoured by live jazz music.
The Blueberry Music Festival 2019 features artists such as Sigrún Pálmadóttir, Elmar Gilbertsson, Femke Smit, Páll Palomares, Örn Magnússon, Marta Guðrún Halldórsdóttir, Halldór Bjarki Arnarson, Ásta Sigríður Arnardóttir, David Bollen, Jana Salóme Ingibjargardóttir, Ágúst Ólafsson, Hugi Jónsson, Tómas Haarde, Jón Þorsteinsson, Hanna Þóra Guðbrandsdóttir, Nathalía Druzin Halldórsdóttir, Elfa Dröfn Stefánsdóttir, Edda Björk Jónsdóttir, Björg Jóhannesdóttir, Halla Ólöf Jónsdóttir, Þóra Björnsdóttir, Ingrid Nugteren, Lilja Gísladóttir, Guðrún Ösp Sævarsdóttir, Ólafur Rúnarsson, Örvar Már Kristinsson, Ólöf Sigursveinsdóttir, Diljá Sigursveinsdóttir, Sigursveinn Magnússon, Sigrún Valgerður Gestsdóttir, the duo Hundur í óskilum with Hjörleifur Hjartarson and Eiríkur Stephensen, and a Brazilian band with Rodrigo Lopes, Rodrigo Guito Thomas and Stefán Daði Ingólfsson. María Bjarney Leifsdóttir leads the hike into Árdalur Valley as usual.
Tickets available via midi.is and at the entrance
Ticket Prices: 3.000 kr / 3.500 kr. / 4.000 kr
Festival Pass: 8:500 kr
Children 18 years and under free of charge