Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has unveiled its third phase lineup announcement for 2016, which organizers say is the biggest in the festival’s history since launching in 2014. This includes headliners UK rock heavyweights Radiohead in their Icelandic debut this June.
In total, 32 new acts have been added including Radiohead, Róisín Murphy, Afrika Bambaataa, Kelela, and Action Bronson from abroad, plus Icelandic artists Bang Gang, Mammút, Fufanu, Rix, Faces Of Walls, and many others. This brings the announced set of names to 92 in total, with more to be announced.
The event’s third edition is set for June 17th-19th, 2016, in the center of Iceland’s capital city Reykjavík. Held over the summer solstice weekend, in Iceland this means three full days of never-ending daylight due to the close proximity to the Arctic Circle, which has wowed visitors from all over the world for the past three years.
The festival has also announced the addition of its third and final side event in the form of the Midnight Sun Boat Party, a late-night DJ event on a boat that takes guests out into the Atlantic to watch the sun touch the horizon after midnight. With only 200 tickets on offer, this will likely be a truly unique experience for a handful of festival guests to add on top of the main event.
This adds to the already announced world’s only party inside a glacier – Secret Solstice presents Into The Glacier– as well as the Secret Lagoon Party, at a geothermal pool in Iceland’s oldest volcano-powered nature bath outside of Reykjavík. Tickets for both exclusive events are close to sold out, so get them while supplies last!
Foreign guests traveling to Iceland for this year’s event over the summer solstice weekend have more choice than ever when it comes to travel options, with both Gaman Travel and Festicket offering discounted deals including event passes, accommodation, and flights. Apart from standard hostel and hotel options, guests can stay as close to the action as possible with on-site camping from as little as 9,900kr (approx £53/$75/€70) for the entire event weekend.
Secret Solstice Third Phase Lineup
Róisín Murphy [IE]
Action Bronson [US]
Afrika Bambaataa [US]
Matt Tolfrey [UK]
Bang Gang [IS]
Plastic Love [US]
Faces of Walls [IS]
RVK Soundsystem [IS]
DJ Hendrik [IS]
Pink Street Boys [IS]
Einar Indra [IS]
Valby Bræður [IS]
Mosi Musik [IS]
Stefán Karel [IS]
Since When [US]
A host of ticketing options are available for the 2016 event, with 3-day passes starting from 24,900kr (approx £133/$190/€175), VIP passes at 34,900kr (approx £188/$267/€246), or for those wanting the ultimate experience, exclusive Óðinn Super-VIP tickets limited to only 50 guests at 129,900kr (approx £652/$990/€923). The festival recently also announced their Package Of The Gods for only three people to add on additional luxury options to their festival experience, though it comes at a premium price of 1.5 million Icelandic krona, around $11,500 USD.
For guests traveling from the (UK/USA/EU), Secret Solstice has full package deals available now starting at only 83,500kr (approximately $650USD), with departure locations including London, Washington D.C., Boston, Amsterdam, Toronto, and many others. Foreign guests traveling to Iceland for this year’s event over the summer solstice weekend have more choice than ever when it comes to travel options, with both Gaman Travel and Festicket offering discounted deals including event passes, accommodation, and flights. Apart from standard hostel and hotel options, guests can stay as close to the action as possible with on-site camping from as little as 9,900kr (approx £53/$75/€70) for the entire event weekend.
Secret Solstice 3 Day Passes, VIP, Camping and special event tickets are on sale now at secretsolstice.is, while supplies last!
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Kristen Grennan joined Sensible Reason in the fall of 2010 while living abroad in France. She helped co-manage Binghamtronica Presented by Oxfam and HeadCount in March of 2011 and graduated from Binghamton University in May of 2012. Besides writing for Sensible Reason, Kristen taught English in Le Havre, France and is a backpacking hooper and hippie. Kristen is currently enrolled at Columbia University and is seeking a Masters in Public Administration with a specialization in International Media, Advocacy, & Communications.