Your tent’s packed away, the WhatsApp groups have fallen silent, festival season is over. Unless… unless you need one last hurrah? Iceland Airwaves is a forward-thinking and ambitious festival (check those previous lineups) and this year’s is absolutely bursting with incredible talent. Benjamin Clementine, Mura Masa, Pinegrove and Fazerdaze leap out but, equally, we plan to soak up the best of Iceland’s home-grown talent. So don’t let festival season end yet, join us for one last giant party under Icelandic skies – it’s truly one of the most spectacular and fun places we’ve ever been. And, oh boy, you’ve got to get to Sægreifinn for the best lobster soup on Earth!
WHEN: November 1st-5th. WHERE: Reykjavík & Akureyri, Iceland.
Festival Packages via founding sponsor IcelandAir: icelandairwaves.is
T: @icelandairwaves F: @icelandairwavesfestival
GO SEE: Reykjavíkurdætur, Tappi Tíkarras, Megas, Sóley, Mammút.
SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL
Every year Simple Things produces a lineup that just makes us go ‘yeah, they totally get our taste’ – the plethora of acts playing that have graced our cover a testament to that fact. You really can’t go wrong: Bristol is always a great city to be in, and bouncing between venues catching some of the most thrilling, challenging and downright incredible acts around is our definition of having the best imaginable time. There’s a Friday night opening party headlined by the ever-wonderful Metronomy and Saturday night sees Leftfield play Leftism. You’ll wanna be there for when ‘Open Up’ drops.
CASSETTE STORE DAY
Cassette Store Day celebrates its fifth birthday this year with a whole host of events around the world and an exceptional list of exclusive releases, headed up by the always wonderful Kiasmos and boasting all kinds of mixtapes from awesome labels. Now being run by Blak Hand Records and international partners like the ever-cool Burger Records, CSD aims to celebrate both the sweetly nostalgic format plus new and exciting music. If you can’t get to a store on the day you can also order the tapes online, so there’s no reason to miss out on these treasures.
WHEN: OCTOBER 14TH
INFO: cassettestoredayuk.tumblr.com @cassetteday
DALÍ / DUCHAMP
This exhibition looks at how the friendship between two of the 20th centuries creative giants – conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp and probably the world’s most famous surrealist, Salvador Dalí – influenced their respective work. With about 80 artworks on show including paintings and sculptures from Dalí and Duchamp’s readymades you’ll find their sense of humour and irreverence forms an unlikely link between the two.
E IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
WHEN: OCTOBER 7TH – JANUARY 3RD
WHERE: ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
INFO: royalacademy.org.uk // @RoyalAcademy
Gathering a selection of east London based chefs to cook exclusive dishes in a tiny Hackney cocktail bar is a great idea. Asking those chefs to provide the soundtrack for the evening via a hi-fi once owned by Joy Division’s Martin Hannett is an even better one (hopefully). With our faves Chick’n’Sours and Tonkotsu (plus the incredible Quality Chop House and Legs) in the kitchen this is basically gonna be our perfect way to while away an October evening. We’re especially excited for Tonkotsu’s Eat The Bits Chilli Wings.