Menningarnótt

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Menningarnótt or "cultural night" is a yearly event held in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, usually on the first Saturday after the 18th of August. It was created by the Reykjavík city council, and has now become one of the largest festivals in Iceland, rivalling the celebration of Iceland's national day on June 17.

It is estimated that as many as 100,000 people attend the annual concerts and festivities conducted in central Reykjavík, a staggeringly high percentage of Iceland's total population of 315,000 and Reykjavík's population of nearly 118,000.

The festival often consists of a main stage in the city centre and many smaller events mostly in the city's centre but also spread over the city. The highlight of the festival is often an outside concert on the main stage by 3-4 of the most popular musicians in Iceland followed by a rather glamorous fireworks show.

List of "Menninganætur"[edit]

  • 1996 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 1st time
  • 1997 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 2nd time
  • 1998 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 3rd time
  • 1999 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 4th time
  • 2000 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 5th time
  • 2001 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 6th time
  • 2002 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 7th time
  • 2003 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 8th time on the 16th of August
  • 2004 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 9th time on the 21st of August
  • 2005 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 10th time on the 20th of August
  • 2006 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 11th time on the 16th of August
  • 2007 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 12th time on the 18th of August
  • 2008 - Menningarnóttin was held for the 13th time on the 23rd of August
  • 2009 - Menningarnóttin will be held for the 14th time on the 22nd of August
  • 2010 - Menningarnóttin will be held for the 15th time on the 21st of August
  • 2011 - Menningarnóttin will be held for the 16th time on the 20th of August
  • 2012 - Menningarnóttin will be held for the 17th time on the 18th of August

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