Published Nov 11, 2011Between Sigur Rós and Björk, contemporary Icelandic artists have indeed hit the mainstream. But needless to say there is more to Reykjavik's music scene than the biggies, which will be proved at the Iceland Arts Festival in Toronto this Sunday (November 13).
The event, which will be held at the El Mocambo, will allow Ontario-based Icelanders to get a taste of the mother country via live performances and a film.
On the music front, Reykjavik folksters Of Monsters and Men will be out supporting their recently released debut disc My Head Is an Animal. Also performing will be post-rockers and sometimes Sigur Rós tourmates For a Minor Reflection, whose last release was 2010's Höldum í átt að óreiðu.
Earlier in the day, organizers will screen the 2010 documentary Where's the Snow?!, which focuses on the eclectic Iceland Airwaves festival. The film will be introduced by the festival director Grímur Atlason. Also appearing at the Iceland Arts Festival will be Icelandic Canadian fashion designer Linda Lundström, who will be showcasing her Japanese Washi Walls.
For more information, head here, and for tickets, head here.