Secret Solstice Festival to host world’s first-ever concert in a volcano
Iceland’s Secret Solstice has a knack for making headlines. Last year, for instance, the event series hosted the world’s first party in a glacier, bringing together 70 fans for an ‘ice rave.’ They followed that up with the announcement of the most expensive VIP ticket in the world, offering a $200,000 festival experience with their June event.
Vying to once again up the ante, Secret Solstice has announced the world’s first concert inside a volcano. The whole affair is as extravagant as you’d imagine. Guests will be transported via helicopter from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, to the mouth of the (dormant) Thrihnukagigur volcano, where they will descend 400 feet in an open elevator to the cavernous magma chamber inside. Once there, the intimate crowd will witness the first-ever intro-volcanic performance from a yet-to-be-named artist.
“We have someone special, though we want attendees to be surprised when we announce who it is at a later stage,” Secret Solstice director Fred Olafsson says. “I will say that it will be an acoustic performance by a very famous name, and we promise guests will be impressed when we finally make the big reveal.”
‘Inside The Volcano,’ as it’s being billed, will be limited to 20 guests, and as expected, it won’t be cheap. The entire thing will cost 250,000 Icelandic krona, or about $1970. The ticket includes full access to Secret Solstice’s main event, which runs in Reykjavík from June 16-19 and features Radiohead, Deftones, Jamie Jones and more. And if you were wondering, the last time Thrihnukagigur erupted was over 4,000 years ago, around the time Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza was built.
Tickets and more information about ‘Secret Solstice presents Inside The Volcano’ can be found here.