The Midnight Sun Festival x Iceland

Birnir [IS]

The rapper Birnir started writing lyrics as a fourteen year old in the Reykjavik suburb of Kópavogur. Birnir hung out on Soundcloud and learned from the best but didn’t start recording until he felt he was ready for it. In his first concert, he performed for an audience of one in an empty bar but his reputation as one of Iceland’s most exciting rappers was quickly established. He rose to stardom in 2017, releasing singles and features ahead of his 2018 debut album Matador, which turned him into a household name in the Icelandic music scene. After the success of Matador, Birnir began to be regarded as one of Iceland’s top rappers. He is famous for his lyrical ability and poetic expression as well as turn up anthems. In 2019 he released a collaborative EP with rapper Lil Binni to much critical and commercial acclaim. Birnir’s fans can definitely expect a very energetic live set mixed with classics and new material.

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