Countdown to Secret Solstice 2019


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In just 7 days, festival-goers will stream into Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival for the annual three-day festival, which will be held at Laugardalur, in the world’s most northerly capital city, Reykjavík.

Secret Solstice was conceived to celebrate Iceland’s Summer Solstice, which allows for 72 hours of non-stop daylight, the festival’s sixth edition will feature: Kerri Chandler, Patrice Bäumel, James Zabiela, Night Lovelle, Desert Hearts, Patti Smith, Sugar Hill Gang, Black Eyed Peas, Hatari, Morcheeba, Pussy Riot, MK, Jonas Blue and Foreign Beggars. In addition, the festival will host its new off-site after-hours programming, Ragnarök, as well as mind-boggling once-in-a-lifetime side parties inside glaciers and lava tunnels. And if you need a break from dancing, one can easily arrange special day trips to relish in the country’s breathtaking scenery. And, don’t forget to check out Reykjavík’s vibrant creativity on glorious display in street art all over town.

What’s Special About Secret Solstice

“When we started this six years ago we had two goals: to throw a great festival and share the wonders of Iceland with the world. We’ve definitely made our mark on the festival circuit, delivering experiences unlike any other festival in the world. Now, I would like to add another goal, to strengthen our community at home. This festival is for everyone, travelers and locals. It’s one of the most special times of the year in Iceland, the summer solstice. It’s been celebrated for a thousand years and we’re honored to do our part in celebrating the midnight sun.” ~ Fred. Olafsson / Event founder

Go on a Reykjavík Street Art Scavenger Hunt

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The most unique music festival on the planet is constantly progressing to new heights. Secret Solstice is the answer to dance music fans who are craving for a rare, profound, worthwhile and indelible experience. With the country’s dramatic landscape of the land of fire and ice with black sand beaches, hot springs, staggering waterfalls, it’s easy to fathom why music festival fans from around the globe flock to Iceland for the Midnight Sun music and camping experience of a lifetime. Iceland’s Secret Solstice is not only a unique adventure but poised to become one of the top destination festivals in the world.

Secret Solstice – Glacier Raves and Surreal Midnight Sun

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For the sixth year running, Reykjavík has welcomed Secret Solstice fans seeking to party under the famed “Midnight Sun,” and we are ecstatic to be part of the amazing adventure for the third consecutive year. In this spirit, we have compiled a playlist featuring some of the artists performing at this year’s Secret Solstice Festival. Enjoy!

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*Photos by P. Zhuklevich