Apparently Vikings are fans of alt-rock, ska and folk music. At least that's what the lineup of this year's Icelandic Festival of Manitoba indicates.
The 122nd annual Islendingadagurinn - or simply the Icelandic Festival - taking place this weekend promises to be spennandi (that's Icelandic for exciting). After all, there will be Vikings walking through Gimli's streets throughout the festival.
This year, to supplement all the family friendly times to be had, some of Manitoba's best acts will be taking to the festival's various stages.
On Friday night check out the ska-rific band The Noble Thiefs, as well as up-and-comers Attica Riots.
Saturday's card is stacked, featuring the likes of alt-pop darlings Royal Canoe and The Liptonians, as well as rockers This Hisses (whose latest album, "Surf Noir," just dropped last week).
The acoustic guitars come out on Sunday as singer/songwriters Romi Mayes, Zachary Lucky, and Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices perform, as will the charming Ingrid Gatin and western outfit Nathan.
So grab your best Viking helmet (sans-horns is actually the most authentic) and go enjoy the sights and sounds of one of North America's oldest running festivals.
Check out the video below for more about festival happenings and its history.