Of Monsters And Men may not be on your iPod yet, but they should be. Since winning Músíktilraunir Battle Of The Bands in 2010 in their home country, Iceland, their toe-tapping mixture of folk and pop has exploded onto the music scene.

After whirlwind success with their first album, My Head Is An Animal, the six-member band is set to play at Sandance this Friday (October 11). Having already played no less than 231 shows in 27 countries, their reputation as a first-class live act is growing.

With such a packed schedule of gigs, it’s little wonder that debut single Little Talks went straight into number one in the US, as well as taking a top 10 position in most European charts.

Of Monsters And Men’s debut single Little Talks

Now signed by Universal, the band has done some serious festival bagging, playing the likes of UK classics Glastonbury and T in the Park, not to mention a TV appearance on Saturday Night Live.

This weekend, Of Monsters And Men will join a line-up of international acts at Sandance, which is celebrating its third birthday. The multi award-winning event is set to blast our shores with sounds from The Killers, Steve Angello and Bob Marley’s former band The Wailers.

Read My Mind by The Killers


Yeah by Steve Angello


Pre-sale tickets to Sandance are sold out, however, you can purchase tickets on the door for Dhs350. For more information visit here