Eistnaflug (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈeistnaˌfluːx]) is an indoor metal music festival held in Neskaupstaður, Iceland during the second weekend of July.[1] It is a four-day festival with metal, hardcore, punk, rock and indie bands.


The festival's name means "testicular flight" and is a pun on the name of Neistaflug [is] ("sparks flying"), a family-oriented festival held in Neskaupstaður during the Merchant's Weekend [is].


The first festival began in August 2005 as a small, one-day party for a few Icelandic bands.

In 2017 the number of attendees was 2000–2500.

The line up usually consists of 30–40 bands, most of which are Icelandic. Some non-Icelandic bands that have performed at the festival are At The Gates (SE), Napalm Death (UK), Redfang (US), Secrets of The Moon (DE), Triptykon (CHE), The Monolith Deathcult [de] (NL) and Cephalic Carnage (US). A few domestic bands that have often performed at the festival include Auðn, Dimma, Saktmóðigur [is],[2] Kontinuum, Legend, Skálmöld, Sólstafir, The Vintage Caravan and many more.


Eistnaflug's home, Neskaupstaður, Iceland[3][4] (population 1400), is a little town located on the Norðfjörður fjord in the municipality of Fjarðabyggð[2] on the eastern coast of Iceland which is 700 km away from Reykjavík.

Eistnaflug's motto is Bannað að vera fáviti! ("No behaving like a jerk"). There has never been a report of a physical or sexual assault at the festival, a track record that is often compared to the much worse faring Þjóðhátíð festival.[5][6]

2015–2019 headlinersEdit







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  3. ^ Iceland concert event Iceland Airwaves to attract thousands of music lovers | IceNews – Daily News
  4. ^ East Iceland Town Gears Up for Heavy Metal Fest
  5. ^ "Nauðgun og tíu líkamsárásir ekki til marks um vel heppnaða hátíð - Vísir". visir.is. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Ennþá bannað að vera fáviti". DV (in Icelandic). 5 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Eistnaflug". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
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  12. ^ Caughron, Bobby (26 May 2019). ""Seventh Manvantara" By Hate Released As New Single". XS Rock – News.

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