Over 200 names in the line-up, no idea what to see? We asked some design-savvy designers for tips as per what to see in Airwaves. Here is what Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson will not miss:


Emiliana Torrini

I’m a complete sucker for her music and I absolutely adore her voice.



Probably the most promising Icelandic bands at this time. I’ve been watching them from the beginning and while they have always been good they somehow always get better.


Noodle station

It’s essential to have a good meal before concerts and while the weather is cold a hot noodle soup from Noodle station is probably the best meal you’ll get. Be aware that your nose will drip a lot.


UMTBS/Ultra Mega Technobandið Stefán

I wouldn’t be true to the Icelandic music scene if I wouldn’t try to plug my own band on this recommendation list. Harpa, Friday, at 20:00. See you there.


Product designer Jón Helgi Holmgeirsson graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2012. His final project Jónófón, an acoustic, DIY vinyl player has attracted a lot of attention internationally.


Images courtesy of Jón Helgi Holmgeirsson