Gæran is a music festival held on the 14th -16th of August 2014 in the northern part of Iceland, in the small town of Saudarkrokur. This is the fourth year that the festival has been held in the only woolskin tannery factory (Loðskinn) in Iceland. Gæran, which means lambskin rug, is very well described by the name and is very warm and friendly. The festival focuses on offering a wide variety of genres, from folk to rap and everything in between. Tickets can be bought through midi.is when the line up is ready or on site at the festival weekend.
The festival is a three-day event. It starts on Thursday the 14th of August with a soloist night at Mælifell, the local bar. On Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th of August large concerts are held in the main festival area. A lot of great bands have performed in the last years, a mix of local musicians and more renowned performers. In 2012 we had the pleasure of welcoming Eivør Palsdottir, the Faroe Island musician, to the festival. Other performers on the festival in 2012 where for example: Eldar, Contalgen Funeral, Brother Grass and Dimma.
Saudarkrokur is a small town in the northern part of Iceland. Even tough it´s small it has everything you need: shopping, dining, activities, camping & other accommodation, a swimming pool, a lot of culture and friendly people. Further information can be found at visitskagafjordur.is. If you need additional information, or if you are interested in performing at this year festival, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: gaeranmusic[at]gmail.com