17. júní, þjóðhátíð í Reykjavík


English

Programme for 17th of June 2014 celebrations in Reykjavík.
The Icelandic Independence Day celebrations in Reykjavík 2014 will take place in the city centre from 10 o´clock in morning untill 10. p.m. The programme will include family oriented entertainment, concerts, outdoor play sets, variety shows and street happenings. 
 

09:55
Chiming of all church bells in Reykjavík


 
Kl.10:15
Mass in Domkirkjan Cathedral

Reverend Valgeir Ástráðsson preaches and celebrants are  Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir, Bishop of Iceland and the reverend Hjálmar Jónsson
The Dómkirkja choir sings. Conductor: Kári Þormar. Soloist: Vígþór Sjafnar Zophaníasson
 

11:10
The Icelandic government´s National Day ceremony at Austurvöllur

The choir Heimir sings: Yfir voru ættarlandi
Conductor: Stefán R. Gíslason
The President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, lays a wreath of flowers at the Jón Sigurðsson monument
The choir Heimir sings the National Anthem
Address by the Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
The Boys Choir of Reykjavík sings: Hver á sér fegra föðurland
Fjallkona (The Mountain Woman) recites a poem
The Reykjavík Brass Band plays: Ég vil elska mitt land
Conductor: Lárus H. Grímsson
The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service broadcasts the ceremony on radio and television
 

11:50
Parade from Austurvöllur to the Suðurgata Cemetery

Chairman of the City Council lays a wreath of flowers on the grave of Jón Sigurðsson
The Reykjavík Brass Band plays
The Scouts Honour Guard will stand to attention
 
12:15 – 16
Antic cars, cruise and show

The Antique Automobile Club of Iceland, show by the main stage at Arnarhóll
Kruser Car Club, show by the lake. The Kruser Band plays at 15:00
 

13:00
Parades

A parade from Hlemmur, down Laugavegur: The Reykjavík Brass Band, The Brass Band Svanur and the Street Theatre participate
A parade from Hagatorg to Hljómskálagarður: The Workers Brass Band  plays
 

13 – 17
Hljómskálagarður (Park by the lake)

Skátaland outdoor play sets and games (free of charge)
Entertainment:

13:30  Tea for Two - The Other half
14:00  Toti the clown
14:20  The Stop Theatre Group
14:35  Ármann Gymnastic Club

14:50  Bollywood Dancegroup Parvati

15:05  Reykjavik Aikido Club

15:20  Theatregroup Perlan

15:25  Tatyana

15:30  Songs from musicals. Gengin af göflurunum?

15:45  Halldóra Björg sings

15:55  A family dance with the band Fjörkarlar
16:35  A Chinese kung fu performance
16:50  The Fencing Club of Reykjavík

17:05  The Reykjavík Ju Jitsu Club
 


13:30
Children and family entertainment at Arnarhóll

13:30  Gunni and Felix
13:40  Lazytown
14:00  The Icelandic Circus
14:10  Rebel Dance Studio
14:20  Gói and Gloría
14:35  JSB Dance School

15:00  Singer Bjartmar Guðlaugsson

15:15  Pippi Longstocking

15:30  Birna Björns Dance School
15:40  Brynja Péturs´ Dancers
15:45  The circus artists Jay and Kyle
16:00  Breakdance from Kramhúsið 
16:10  Söngvaborg, childrens musical theatre

16:35  Gunni and Felix
16:45  The band Pollapönk
 

13:30

Celebration in City Hall

70th anniversary of the Icelandic Republic

13:30  Address by the chairman of the National day Committee

13:35  Poetry reading. The Mountain Women´s Addresses 1944-2014

15:45  Songs from the last 70 years

17:00  Ragnarrök, a play by the International Square

Frigus liberi art workshop for children

 

13:30 - 17
Children and family entertainment at Ingólfstorg

The Icelandic Circus with roving characters, circus workshop and circus shows at 14:15, 15:30 and 16:30
 

13:30 & 14:30
Brúðubíllinn in Hallargarður

A puppet show
 

13:30

Eldborg in Harpa

13:30  Brass Band Svanur and Bavarian Brass Band

13:45  Male Choir Heimir

14:00  A singalong with Garðar Cortes

14:15  Singer Bjartmar Guðlaugsson

14:30  Breakdance from Kramhúsið

14:40  Songs from musicals. Gengin af göflurunum?

15:45  The circus artists Jay and Kyle

15:05  Brass Band Svanur and Bavarian Brass Band

 

13:30 – 18
The Creative Groups of Hitt Húsið and other happenings

The Street Theatre, musicians, dancers and other artists perform in the streets, parks and squares
 

14– 17
Concert in Austurvöllur

14:00  A Swedish choir from Norrköping
14:30  HarmóníaSjarmónía
15:00  Mamíkó Dís Ragnarsdóttir
15:10  Beebee and the Bluebirds
15:40  Belleville
16:00  Skuggamyndir frá Býsans
16:40  White Signal
17:10  Open mike and live caraoke
 

14:00
Open air chess set in Lækjargata

Chess tournament
 

14:00
Sun watching in Austurvöllur

The Astrological website studies the sun
 

14:00 
Strength competition by the City Hall

Yoke Race at Vonarstræti in the competition The Strongest Man in Iceland 
 

Kl. 14:30
Entertainment in Harpa

14:30  The Swedish choir Mixtum
15:00  Tea for Two. The Other Half
15:15  Swedish choir from Norrköping
15:35  Bollywood dance group Parvati
15:55  Björn Thoroddsen
16:15  Mamiko Dís Ragnarsdóttir
16:25  Norrington
16:45  The University Dancers
17:05  Belleville
17:25  SalsaIceland

 

15:00
17th of June sailing competition

Brokey’s sailing competition off the shore from Sæbraut
 

16:00

Yoga in Hallargarður
Family yoga with Jógahjartað
 

17:00
Ball in Ingólfstorg

Come and Dance

 

19:00
Concert at Arnarhóll

19:00  Lucy in Blue
19:15  White Signal
19:30  HarmóníaSjarmónía
19:45  Vio
20:00  Vök
20:15  Mono Town
20:50  Cell 7
21:20  Mammút
 

20:00
Accordion Ball in the City Hall

Accordion Club of Reykjavík

 

 
The celebration area is Kvosin, including Austurvöllur, Kirkjustræti, Templarasund, Ingólfstorg, Arnarhóll, Tjarnargarður and Reykjavík Harbour.  Car traffic in this area will be limited.
The supervision of the Independence Day programme is in the hands of the Independence Committee of the Sport and Youth Council of Reykjavík.