JónsvakaDuring summer solstice in Iceland, when the sun never sits and mystical things transpire, Jónsvaka / Midsummer Festival – a brand new festival platform for Icelandic Art – will pop its cherry in Reykjavik’s centre from the 24th – 27th of June. The name derives from John Baptist’s birthday, which has been celebrated on this longest-lasting day of summer for centuries, but the festivities that conjure during the day and the action of the subsequent night combined make up John’s Wake (which literally translates as Jónsvaka)!

The festival will bring together various young and promising artists from miscellaneous parts of the art spectrum in Reykjavik’s median so the result should be awesome: Colorful and energetic shenanigans, artistic triumphs and glimpses of the art scenario’s best can be expected on every corner. The festival is pitched at increasing youth participation in the art scene, providing a platform for young artists and in passing illuminating the summer in Reykjavik with wonderful performances.

Further information on www.jonsvaka.is.

June 24, 2010
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Jónsvaka í miðbæ Reykjavíkur“, Náttúran.is: June 24, 2010 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2010/06/24/jonsvaka-i-midbae-reykjavikur/ [Skoðað:Sept. 27, 2022]
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