Secret Solstice: The World’s “Most Unique Music Festival” Adds Concert IN 5000+ Year-Old Underground Lava Tunnel


16 – 18 JUNE 2017
Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has many reasons to be called the most unique festival on the planet, having garnered that title in one form or another by several news outlets around the world.

And it’s not hard to see why. With extreme side events including the world’s only party inside a glacier (the second biggest in Europe, no less), the chance to adventure around some of the country’s spectacular scenery just a stone’s throw from the festival site, and a 2017 lineup featuring the likes of Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Chaka Khan, Seth Troxler, Kerri Chandler, Richard Ashcroft and many more, guests are well catered to.

But for foreigners making the trek to Reykjavík for Secret Solstice, it’s definitely the fabled “Midnight Sun” that has generated the most palpable sense of wonder. Due to Iceland’s close proximity to the Arctic, the sun never sets during the summer solstice weekend when the festival is held, meaning guests experience never-ending daylight for the entirety of the event.

Obviously, much of Secret Solstice’s acclaim has been as a result of their utilisation of the Icelandic setting as is the case with their side events, though most would be surprised it goes far beyond simply using nature for event spaces.

The North Atlantic island nation uses the very power of the planet itself, with the abundant volcanic activity being used to generate the renewable geothermal energy that powers almost the entire country. It’s this power that provides all on-site energy needs for Secret Solstice, which is one of the reasons the event was very easily able to achieve carbon neutral status, something it’s held for two consecutive years now.

Secret Solstice festival director Fred Olafsson further elaborated more on the event’s green initiatives, “we try to lessen the impact of Secret Solstice in all areas, whether it’s partnering up with other carbon neutral brands like Icelandic Glacial water, or working with Toyota Iceland who provide us with hybrid vehicles.

Secret Solstice’s full 2017 lineup as it stands can be found below, including all newly-announced names:

Foo Fighters
The Prodigy
Rick Ross
Big Sean
Chaka Khan
Richard Ashcroft
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Young M.A
Rhye
Seth Troxler
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Pharoahe Monch
Roots Manuva
Foreign Beggars
Kerri Chandler
Dubfire
Ata Kak
Dusky
Youngr
Högni
Kiasmos
Gísli Pálmi
Úlfur Úlfur
Soul Clap
John Acquaviva
Wolf + Lamb
The Black Madonna
The Vintage Caravan
Amabadama
Emmsjé Gauti
Thugfucker
Lane 8
Tania Vulcano
Left Brain
Artwork
Princess Nokia
Tay Grin
Gibbs Collective
Maxxi Soundsystem
Droog
Yotto
SHADED
Cubicolor
Ocean Wisdom
Novelist
Cymande
Ragga Gröndal
Jam Baxter
Nick Monaco
Soffía Björg
DJ RD
Klose One
BenSol
Vaginaboys
Shades of Reykjavík
Tiny
GKR
Aron Can
Dave
Jimmy Maheras
Glacier Mafia
DJ Sammy B-Side
Þórunn Antonía
Lord Pusswhip
Rix
Krysko & Greg Lord
Kinda Super Disco
Alexander Jarl
Fræbbblarnir
Valby Bræður
Teitur Magnússon
Védís Hervör
French Toast
Hildur
KSF
Alvia Islandia
Kristmundur Axel
Bootlegs
Since When
SXSXSX
JoaqoPelli
Fox Train Safari
Kilo
Captain Syrup
Marteinn
KrBear
SkrattarMogesen
Rob Shields
AFK
Seint
Holy Hrafn
M e g e n
DJ Baby Mama Drama

More to be announced!

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