As reported earlier. Björgvin Halldórsson is busy preparing his Christmas extravaganza. Another similar event only much bigger is the popular annual Christmas concept Frostrósir, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in style this year.
If you thought that the Jólagestir concerts of Halldórsson were big in terms of Eurovision and Eurovision related artists, then Frostrósir will make you ecstatic, featuring more than 10 artists who have at some point in their careers either represented Iceland at Eurovision or have participated in the national selection Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins. Some of the better known names to Eurovision fans include: Eiríkur Hauksson, representing both Norway and Iceland both as a solo artist and also as part of ICY and Just 4 Fun (Ice 1986, 2007 and Nor 1991), Erna Hrönn (last seen in Oslo in 2010 on backing vocals for Hera Björk), Friðrik Ómar (Ice 2008), Hera Björk (Ice 2010), Jógvan Hansen, Margrét Eir, Matti Matt who also participated in this year’s Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins with Eldgos (Sjónni’s Friends, Ice 2011), Regina Ósk (Ice 2008), Stefán Hilmarsson (Ice 1988 and 1991) both times as a duet, Beathoven in 1988 and Stefán & Eyfi in 1991, as well as world famous Norwegian singer and 1986 Eurovision Interval act, Sissel Kyrkjebø.
Frostrósir is a collaboration of numerous artists, both household names and lesser known singers performing together in concert with dates around the whole of Iceland. This year sees the concept being brought to no less than 16 different places, with a string of concerts kicking off in the Faroe Islands from the 25th until the 26th of November. Concerts will be held in Iceland from the 29th of November until the 21st of December. There will also be 2 special concerts, Klassík, to be held in Reykjavík on the 10th of December, featuring a more classical sound. The latter of the two concerts is already sold out!
More information about the Frostrósir project can be found on their official website (Icelandic only). It may be of interest for Eurovision fans that Friðrik Ómar took part in Frostrósir, previously performing an Icelandic version of Tommy Körberg’s Swedish entry from 1988 Stad I Ljus, which has been given a makeover and transformed into a Christmas song entitled Vetrarnótt (A Winter Night), the video of which can be seen below.