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You wouldn’t want to see Jeremy Hunt front a band, but Iceland Airwaves just booked their Minister for Health’s rock group

There's a load of other additions for the November festival, too

Nilüfer Yanya, Sigrid and a band called HAM fronted by Iceland’s serving Minister for Health Óttarr Proppé have been added to this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival.

Last month HAM supported Rammstein in Iceland, and the gig was attended by president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson. That’s the kind of cool as hell place Iceland is.

Songhoy Blues and Michael Kiwanuka will also play the event held between 1-5 November.

Also confirmed in this batch of new additions to the line-up is Björk’s old band Tappi Tíkarrass, Torres, Deep Throat Choir and Vagabon.

These artists join a bill that already includes Fleet Foxes, Benjamin Clementine, Kelly Lee Owens, Shame and Stefflon Don.

This year the event has expanded to two sites for the first time. It’ll take place in Reykjavík and Akureyri.

Last year’s Icelandic Airwaves featured appearances from the likes of Björk, PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Mùm with Kronos Quartet, Dizzee Rascal, Julia Holter and Kate Tempest.

For more information and tickets visit Iceland Airwaves.

The new additions to Iceland Airwaves 2017 include:

Alvia Islandia
Án
Andartak
ANWIYCTi (HK)
Bistro Boy
Bonzai (UK)
Cold
Deep Throat Choir (UK)
GDJYB (HK)
Gordi (AU)
For a Minor Reflection
Futuregrapher
HAM
Mikko Joensuu (FI)
Michael Kiwanuka (UK)
Frank Murder
Octal Industries
Ohm
Oðinn
Púlsvídd
Röskva
Sigrid (NO)
SiGRÚN
Songhoy Blues (ML)
Subminimal
Tappi Tíkarrass
Thor
Torres (US)
Une Misère
Vagabon (US)
Vector
Yagya
Nilüfer Yanya (UK)

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