Music at the Festival

Featuring bands and DJs from across Alaska and the Arctic.

Thursday, April 26
Welcome Reception and evening performance.

Friday, April 27
Resident DJ throughout the day, evening performance

Saturday, April 28
Resident DJ throughout the day, evening performance, Arctic Dance Party, and NxN After Party at Williwaw.

Sunday, April 29
Resident DJ throughout the day.

The Artists

Suð: Iceland

Suð (read: suth) is an indie rock band from Reykjavik. Originally formed in 1997 the band has released two full length albums. “Hugsanavélin” that was released in 1999 and “Meira suð!” released in 2016 after the band returned from an extensive break. After spending years in the barren wastelands of indie rock SUÐ finally returns this fall with a full length album of original indie jingles.While unequivocally stating the need for more noise the album, Meira suð!, blends indie punk rock with lyrics that touch on as diverse subjects as the human condition, our extensive use of plastic, proof of alien lifeforms and lost glacier love

The album is released as a limited numbered edition vinyl as well on digital media on all popular music media services. The vinyl is available in all Reykjavik vinyl shops as well as on the band’s Bandcamp site https://sudtheband.bandcamp.com/. A digital download can also be purchased from Bandcamp.You can read more about the history of SUÐ and why the band returned on SUÐ’s website under http://sud.is/bio/

Karina Moeller: Greenland

Karina was born in Qaqortoq, Greenland, a small town in South Greenland. She has worked and toured as a singer, dancer, actress and director in various productions, member of Pamyua and as a solo artist all over the world. As a member of Pamyua, Karina has received several awards, including Record of The Year at Native American Music Awards, Indigenous Music Award in Canada, Alaska Governor Award and as a singer/actress in the production Nalusuunerup Taarnerani (During the Darkness of Ignorance) at the International Prize I1 Teatro Nudo di Teresa Pomodoro in Italy. Karina is very passionate about the traditional Inuit culture, spirituality and subsistance lifestyle. She is a mother of 3: Tun’aqi, Ivalu and Inuk.

Snorri Helgason: Iceland

The Reykjavík born singer songwriter Snorri Helgason has played a prominent role in Iceland’s music scene since his early twenties.  Now in his thirties and keeping up his pace and by his twinkling and sensational folk pop that he has been optimizing, Snorri finished and released his debut album I’m Gonna Put My Name On Your Door.  The album is made up with eleven tracks of pure and soulful folk, bouncing pop, subdued ballads and a few funky numbers. In early 2011 Snorri finished recording Winter Sun by himself in his London apartment and with Sindri Már Sigfússon of Sin Fang and GANGLY in Reykjavík.   Snorri and Sindri play the key roles on the sophomore album but Hjaltalín’s Guðmundur Óskar Guðmundsson plays bass on few tracks and Sóley played the piano.   In 2011 and 2012 toured to promote the album and did various radio sessions, including a couple for Seattle’s KEXP. 2013 saw Snorri moving back to Iceland and starting a band by the name of Snorri Helgason.  The band was made up with drummer Magnús Trygvasen Elíasson, Guðmundur Óskar on bass, guitarist Daníel Friðrik Böðvarsson and singer Sigurlaug Gísladóttir.  Together this band made the album Autumn Skies for Record Records (Of Monsters and Men, Moses Hightower, Mammút and more), Snorri’s longtime friend Gunnar Örn Tynes of Múm and Guðmundur Óskar produced the album. Snorri’s first album in Icelandic since Sprengjuhöllin’s heyday is called “Vittu til” and it was released in 2016.  “Vittu til” received nominations for songwriter of the year, song of the year and album of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards.  The album includes radio hits “Einsemd”, “Vittu til” and “Það rúllar”. In 2017 Snorri recorded an album of ten Icelandic folk songs based on the Icelandic folk tale heritage that he had been writing for the previous three years. Snorri was nominated for songwriter, lyricist and album of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards in 2018 for the album and the album artwork by Icelandic artist Þrándur Þórarinsson was nominated for Best Artwork.

Uyarakq

Aqqalu Engell, better known under his stage moniker Uyarakq, is a greenlandic music producer and label-owner, working mostly with house music and hip hop. He was, along with the rapper Peand-eL, nominated for the Nordic Councils Music Prize in 2016 for their critically acclaimed joint album ‘Kunngiitsuuffik’ from 2015. He operates as a DJ for rappers like Tarrak, Peand-eL and the legendary Nuuk Posse and when he’s alone on a stage he plays his own house music.

DJ Orion

Starting in the early nineties from the warehouse raves of the industrial city of Tampere, stirring the Northern Finland electronic music scene for over five years, settling down in Helsinki in 2006 and living in Berlin 2011-2013, Orion is still one of the busiest and most relevant DJs in Finland. Probably the most well known of his decade-long work on Finnish National Radio YleX, Orion hosts channel’s three hour Friday night every week. Next to his work as a DJ and event producer, Orion also runs his own Absence of Facts label.

No matter if it’s about performing live at a sold-out festival or a warehouse party, expanding the possibilities of DJing with the latest technological innovations, hosting an electronic music conference, playing at Ministry of Sound in London or clubs in USA, Germany, Greenland, Russia, Spain etc, headlining New Year’s party for 85000 people, 2000 people pool party or hosting live radio broadcasts from Berlin, after over 20 years in the business it’s all still happening and it’s all labour of love.