Secret Solstice Festival 2016: the Glacial 24-Hour Sunlight Festival
Photo: Secret Solstice presents Into The Glacier | by Ross Silcocks
If this festival sounds like possibly the most epic festival of 2016, that’s probably because it will be: festival-goers are offered the unique chance to cruise out into the Atlantic Ocean for “Midnight Sun” boat parties, hang out in volcano-powered geothermal pools, and the extremely rare opportunity to party inside of a glacier with two signature Into The Glacier parties.
Last year, Secret Solstice put together the first ever party inside of a glacier, check it out:
June 17-19, 2016, people from around the globe will be storming Reykjavík, Iceland for a party that boasts 72 hours of continuous sun! Additionally, Secret Solstice’s FAQ explains that the festival is based around local culture and mythology:
It‘s themed after the Norse religion and mythology of old. It‘s set to deliver a unique party atmosphere filled with great entertainment. Alongside the festival we operate a number of exclusive side-events.
Worried that this might be yet another new-fad festival set for disaster? This year is the 3rd year for Secret Solstice, and they’re looking to continue their legacy of creating a unique and exciting experience for its fans. Secret Solstice was labelled by Huffington Post as possibly Europe’s next big festival (check out their very honest review here). According to Thump, Secret Solstice Festival is “a truly unique prospect” for festival-goers around the world (check out Thump’s review here, which focused much more on the “scene” in Iceland and at the festival).To get an even better idea of how Secret Solstice 2015 went, check out the after move:
In total over 125 acts will be announced for 2016, here’ what’s been announced so far:
Secret Solstice First Lineup Announcement
OF MONSTERS AND MEN
BENOIT & SERGIO
LILY THE KID
LILY OF THE VALLEY
More to be announced!
Limited earlybird tickets are available now while supplies last at 15,900kr (approx. $126 USD). For those wanting to stay as close as possible to the action, camping is available for just 9,900kr (approx. $76 USD). For ticketing info, go here.
Note that the glacier parties are extra. Here’s the deets: Last year, Secret Solstice festival was the first event on the planet to host a party inside a glacier. This year they’ve doubled down with two ultra-exclusive Into The Glacier parties inside the Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland and Europe. Journey inside a mile-long tunnel carved from 10,000 year-old ice to experience a once-in-a-lifetime party in the world’s largest man-made ice cave. Each event will have a slightly different vibe, a DJ set by a world-famous electronic act on Saturday, June 18, and an acoustic set by a prominent Icelandic artist on Sunday, June 19. Only 100 tickets are available for each intimate show and both are expected to sell out.
More info about tickets available here: http://www.festicket.com/packages/secret-solstice-2016/