BIG BANG is a music festival for a young audience with a diverse and colourful high quality program consisting of concerts, installations and workshops and where musicians strive to introduce the young audience to music in the most interesting way as well as involving them as participants. The BIG BANG festival in Iceland takes place in Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Center.
A production by the Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival in coproduction with Zonzo Compagnie, Art for all, Reykjavík Music City -with the support of Harpa, the Iceland University of the Arts and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Elfa Lilja Gísladóttir | Project manager, Art for all
Wouter Van Looy | Artistic Director, Zonzo Compagnie
About the Reykjavík Children's Culture Festival
Since 2010, The City of Reykjavík annually organizes the Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival that strives to introduce youth to a wide range of arts disciplines through the medium of workshops and performances. The unique aspect of this festival, and that which sets it apart, is that it places emphasis on participation, focusing on the child as an artist. The guiding light of the festival is quality, diversity, equality and accessibility when it comes to children’s culture, with and for children. In Iceland BIG BANG is a festival within the Children’s Culture Festival in partnership with Reykjavík Music City and Art for all.
About Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall
Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Center is one of Reykjavík‘s greatest and most distinguished landmarks. It is a cultural and social centre in the heart of the city and features stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean. Harpa offers one of the best facilities for concerts and conferences in Northern Europe and has through the years received numerous awards and prizes. Its grand-scale award-winning architecture has attracted 10 million guests since its opening in 2011.
BIG BANG editions
1st edition | 25.04.2020 - postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic -
2nd edition | 11.10.2020 - subject to COVID-19 restrictions -