múm Kick Off L.A. Phil’s Reykjavík Festival This April

See múm at Reykjavík Festival’s Opening Night: Made in Iceland. (Cristian de Francia)

See múm at Reykjavík Festival’s Opening Night: Made in Iceland. (Cristian de Francia)

With its gorgeous landscape, vibrant art and culinary scenes and fantastic music, Iceland has become one of the hottest travel destinations. If your bank account is still hurting from the holidays, don’t fret. Los Angeles Philharmonic is bringing a taste of the Nordic island nation to Angelenos with Reykjavík Festival, taking place April 1 to 17 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The fest features an exciting music program with Sigur Rós, Daníel Bjarnason, Jóhann Jóhannsson and more. Reykjavík Festival begins with Opening Night: Made in Iceland on Friday, April 7

The night includes a premiere of Xárene Eskander’s film, Driving at the speed of the Nordic sun, with music by Daníel Bjarnason, as well as visual art from Iceland’s Shoplifter (Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir) and Siggi Eggertsson. amiina serenade festival-goers in BP Hall beginning at 7 p.m.

Jófríður Ákadóttir’s latest project, JFDR, opens up the WDCH stage performances, which also include dj. flugvél og geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship) and Skúli Sverrisson & Ólöf Arnalds. Hailed as “Iceland’s leading electronic band” by Rolling Stone, múm headline Opening Night with their lush sounds created by traditional and unconventional instruments.

For tickets and more information on Opening Night: Made in Iceland and the entire Reykjavík Festival, visit laphil.com/tickets/reykjavik-festival-opening-night/2017-04-07.

Yuri Shimoda is a Senior Staff Editor and Reporter for lol-la.com, covering entertainment, culture and lifestyle.

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