If going to Reading to get your music fix simply didn't do it for you, and the delights of this week's Bestival don't fill you with the desire to get on a hovercraft, then you might want to take a look at a festival that's a little more adventurous, and as yet unspoiled by British yobs: Iceland Airwaves.
Held in Reykjavik from October 18-22, the festival is like Sonar in the sense of taking up positions in various clubs and buildings around the city. Last time we looked British Airwaves (of all people) had flights for £75 return, but remember Iceland itself is notoriously expensive *for everything*.
Currently on the bill are Kaiser Chiefs, Klaxons, Fields, Metric, The Go! Team, and We Are Scientists amongst a whole host of smaller bands and Icelandic artists. This year though, in an attempt to win more of a status in the UK, Airwaves are putting on their own mini event at Kings College on Tuesday night. The three bands sharing stage are Love is All, Tilly and the Wall and Jakobinarina. Tickets cos £9 and are available here