FESTIVAL DIARY

Taking In Iceland Airwaves Festival with Of Monsters and Men

Björk and Sigur Rós aside, Of Monsters and Men is undeniably one of the biggest Icelandic bands in the game. The five-piece pop ensemble returned to Reykjavik to play a hometown set at the music festival that started it all — and then they came back the next day for an encore show. We gave Of Monsters and Men frontwoman Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir a disposable camera and instructions to show us the festival as she sees it, from the band’s pump-up routine backstage to antics on the shores of the harbor in Reykjavik. (“I’m just supposed to go wild?” she asked when I delivered the camera.) Here’s the result.

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Photo by Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir.
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Photo by Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir.