Djupivogur Hammond Festival
The main purpose of the “Djupivogur Hammond Festival” is to introduce and promote the Hammond organ. The festival has been held annually since 2006 in the town of Djupivogur, on the east coast of Iceland. At each festival, well known, as well as local musicians make sure that they include the Hammond organ in their program.
The First Day of Summer (sumardagurinn fyrsti) is an annual public holiday in Iceland held on the first Thursday after 18 April. It is also the first day of the “Djupivogur Hammond Festival”. Thursday night is reserved for musicians from Djupivogur and neighbouring towns and villages in the east. Friday and Saturday night brings out the bigger names of the Icelandic music scene. Sunday’s concert is more laid back and held at the local church usually featuring a solo singer accompanied by a Hammond organ player.
Hjálmar, Dúndurfréttir and Nýdönsk are among the long list of bands that have played at the “Djupivogur Hammond Festival”.
The “Djupivogur Hammond Festival” in 2013 saw the biggest attendance so far with 750 people enjoying the four concerts. The festival is the biggest cultural event in the town of Djupivogur and over the four days visitors can explore the offerings of local craftsmen and off venue performances by different artists.
We welcome you to the “Djupivogur Hammond Festival” – the only festival of its kind.