The G! Festival (commonly known as G!, in Faroese also called G! Festivalur or G! Festivalurin) is a Faroese musical festival, held annually at the seaside village GÃ¸ta on Eysturoy in mid or late July, but always before the Ã“lavsÃ¸ka. It is one of the two largest music festivals on the Faroe Islands, the other being Summarfestivalurin. It was founded by SÃ³larn Solmunde and musician JÃ³n Tyril, both locals. JÃ³n is also the present chairman of the festival. The G! Festival is an innovative cultural event which has been well received. The festival brings together leading international musicians as well as local musicians. The founding goal was to change the musical landscape of the Faroes. Working to achieve this goal has earned the festival the position as the most important and influential musical event on the islands.
The G! Festival was the first real outdoor music festival ever held on the Faroe Islands. Around 1000 people bought tickets to the first festival in 2002, and ticket sales have grown steadily ever since. In 2005 the G! Festival arrangers announced the festival sold out, with ticket sales of 6000. An estimated 2000 to 4000 people partook in the music festival from outside the festival area, mainly in boats on the sea or in the hills and roads surrounding the area. It is believed that a fifth of the entire population of the Faroe Islands partook in the 2005 festival. In 2005 JÃ³n Tyril received the M.A. Jacobsen Distinguished Prize for Cultural Achievement for his work with G! Festival. G! Festival cooperates annually with Iceland Airwaves. Each year, a group from the G! roster will perform at Airwaves and vice versa.Iceland Review , 15 July 2007
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The 2003 festival featured artists such as Bomfunk MCâ€™s (FI), Ãšlpa (IS), Xploding Plastix (NO), Glorybox (DK), Clickhaze (FO).
The 2004 festival featured artists such as Kashmir (DK), Lisa Ekdahl (SE), Russ Taff (US) , Temple of Sound (UK), Darude (FI), GÃ¥te (NO).
The 2005 festival featured artists such as Nephew (DK), Blue Foundation (DK), Beats and Styles (FI), Glenn Kaiser (US), HjÃ¡lmar (IS), Afenginn (DK), Europe (SE), EivÃ¸r PÃ¡lsdÃ³ttir (FO), Teitur (FO).
The 2006 festival featured artists such as Mugison (IS), Animal Alpha (NO), Beth Hart (US), Kaizers Orchestra (NO), Outlandish (DK), Infernal (DK), EivÃ¸r PÃ¡lsdÃ³ttir (FO), Teitur (FO).
The 2009 festival featured artists such as Spleen United (DK), Mr Flash (FR), Familjen (SE), Katzenjammer (NO), Nathan James (US), Veto (DK), The Haunted (SE), Valravn (FO/DK), Boys In A Band (FO), Annika Hoydal (FO), Teitur Lassen (FO), HeiÃ°rik Ã¡ Heygum (FO), Bet Your Are William (FO), Lena Anderssen (FO), DÃ¡njal Ã¡ NeystabÃ¸ (FO), FrÃ¦ndur (FO), Tinganest (FO).Gfestival.com
The 2010 festival featured artists such as Arch Enemy (SE), Moto Boy (SE), FM Belfast (IS), EivÃ¸r PÃ¡lsdÃ³ttir (FO), Nephew (DK), Lucy Love (DK), TÃ½r (FO) and The Ghost (FO).
The 2011 festival featured artists such as Travis (UK), The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (US), Annemarie Zimakoff (DK), Mugison (IS), Petur PÃ³lson (FO), Orka (FO), Andy Irvine (IRE), GuÃ°riÃ° HansdÃ³ttir (FO), Fallulah (DK), SkÃ¡lmÃ¶ld (IS), HamferÃ° (FO), GuÃ°run & Bartal (FO), Blind Boys of Alabama (US), Movits! (SE), Meshuggah (SE), TÃ½r (FO), Sic (band)(FO), Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children (GR) and more.
The 2012 festival featured artists such as Kapten RÃ¶d (SE), Raske Penge (DK), Retro Stefson (IS), Hogni (FO), EivÃ¸r PÃ¡lsdÃ³ttir (FO), Amsterdam Klezmer Band (NL) 200 (FO), Teitur Lassen (FO), Rosa Lux (DK), Nanook (GL) HamferÃ° (FO) GuÃ°riÃ° HansdÃ³ttir (FO), JPFT Soundsystem (DK), Benjamin (FO), Brynjolfur (FO), Gipsy Train (FO), Villu Veski (EE), Momentum (IS), SAKARIS (FO), Marius Ziska (FO), FrÃ¦ndur (FO), KnÃºt (FO), Kaj Klein (FO), KGB (IS), LÃv NÃ¦s (FO), Kiasmos (FO/IS) and more.
The 2013 G!festival featured artists such as Nephew (DK), Karin Park (SE), Ãsgeir Trausti (IS), Reptile Youth (DK), Alina Devecerski (SE), Laid Back (DK), Den Sorte Skole (DK), EivÃ¸r PÃ¡lsdÃ³ttir (FO), HamferÃ° (FO), Byrta (FO), 200 (FO), Teitur Lassen (FO), Marius Ziska (FO), Benjamin (FO), Angist (IS), Earth Divide (FO), Hogni (FO), Boys In A Band (FO), KÃ¡ri Sverrisson w/ Bendar SpÃ³nir (FO), Yggdrasil (band) (FO), Brynjolfur (FO), LV & Okmalumkoolkat (US/SA), MRC Riddims (US), Fredo (UK), Himmerland (DK), Sun Glitters (LX), Lula Rose (DE), Afenginn (DK) and more.
The 2014 G!festival featured artists including Sister Sledge (US), Moddi (NO), TÃ½r (FO), Kaleo (IS), Lydmor (DK) and more.
The 2015 G!festival featured artists including Dizzy Mizz Lizzy (DK), Hackney Colliery Band (UK), At the Gates (SE), Jamie Woon (UK) and more.
The 2016 G!festival featured artists including Steve'n'Seagulls (FI), SBCR AKA The Bloody Beetroots DJ SET (IT), Dub Phizix & Strategy (UK), Songhoy Blues (ML), Lucy Rose (UK), Hudson Taylor (IE) and Gabrielle Aplin (UK), Hot 8 Brass Band (US), Phlake (DK), Federspiel (AT), Annika Hoydal (FO) and more.
The 2017 G!festival featured artists including MÃ˜ (DK), Kristoffer Kristofferson (US), Bilderbuch (AT), Suspekt (DK), Alphaville (DE), Bombino (NE), Monophonics (US), Fil Bo Riva (IT), Baskery (SE), ReykjavÃkurdÃ¦tur (IS), Brothers Moving (DK), Desert Mountain Tribe (UK), Teitur (FO), Konni Kass (FO), 200 (FO), Orka (FO) Elinborg (FO), Son of Fortune (FO), Frederik Elsner (GL) and more.
The 2018 G!festival featured artists including Rag n' Bone Man (UK), Ben Gibbard (US), Harlem Gospel Choir (US), Faithless DJ SET (UK), Scarlet Pleasure (DK), Ba Cissoko (GN), Brothers Moving (DK), EivÃ¸r (FO), Teitur (FO), HamferÃ° (FO), Ãšlfur Ãšlfur (IS), Marius Ziska (FO), Son of Fortune (FO), Nelson Can (DK), Hogni (FO), and more.
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