ég suður // I Never Went South Rock Festival.
Festival at the End of the Universe. „Its mostly harmless“.
– 23. Of April 2011.
fór ég suður is a rock festival held in the town of Isafjordur in the
Westfjords of Iceland. The entrance is free of charge and all work is pro bono.
It is mix of local bands and the biggest names in the Icelandic music scene.
fór ég suður // I
never went south festival takes place in musician´s Mugison
remote hometown of Ísafjörður,
situated in the spectacular Westfjords region of Iceland. The idea actually
began over a pint of beer where Mugison and his father – Papamug, idealized
about a different kind of music festival in the name of good old fun.
Planet´s „Best in Travel 2011“ selected
the Westfjords as #5 on the Top 10 list for the most interesting places to
visit and at the same time put the Aldrei
fór ég suður festival on their planner as one of the three most interesting
happenings around the world in April. They also described the scene as follows:
„Ísafjörður, the main town, hosts
Iceland´s best music festival as well as being home to a great local cafe and
dining scene“... „Anyone lucky enough to visit Iceland comes back
goggle-eyed and open-jawed with tales of an untamed island...“
But enough said about the
Festival at the End of the Universe from the travellers point of view, lets
look at what people in the music industry are writing about it!
Wallace // The Quietus
„Ísafjörður, the journalists from Cologne
and Hamburg agree, may be quiet but it is, without any doubt, one of the most
spectacular places our so-called ‘work’ has ever taken us“.
„Everyone’s here for the right reason: to play and share music with the minimum
Edwards Keyes // eMusic
„The town of Isafjordur is a visual
miracle. Surrounded on all sides by massive, awe-inspiring cliffs, the village
feels like an art project: a brightly-colored, economically-designed township
nestled dead in the center of gargantuan natural marvels. It’s as if someone
had dropped it in using a crane“.
Matthew Bennett // CLASH – www.clashmusic.com
„For anyone bored the O2 Wireless styled
events where rosters are shared and everything is franchised ‘I Never Went
South’ is a direct antithesis and complete remedy“.
„Virgins to this Volcanic isle are recommended to get there as soon as possible
and enjoy their distinctive blend of hedonism and musical nuance. There are few
places on earth like Iceland’s Northern(Western) Fjords...“