Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival adds opening ceremony for its fourth edition
In addition to being a tourist attraction due to its variety of natural wonders, Iceland is also home to the Secret Solstice festival, running its fourth edition June 15-18. The name is in tribute to the summer solstice weekend and organizers have announced an extra-day to the event, adding an opening ceremony, and performances from a wide-spread scale of talent. Featuring special guest and ten-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk will perform at the kick-off event accompanied by SSSól, and Fox Train Safari, some of Iceland’s best musical talent. In addition to the talent-stacked opening ceremony, Secret Solstice has a history of surprising crowds with secret performers (the last two years being Busta Rhymes and Sister Sledge), leaving ticket-holders to speculate who may show up unannounced this year.
When addressing the announcement, festival founder Fred Olaffson says:
“In particular, we’re thrilled to have legendary local super act SSSól attending our opening ceremony, as part of their final tour marking the band’s 30th anniversary.”
The festival now officially kicks off on Thursday, June 15, with all ticket-holders given access to the opening ceremony at no extra cost. Featuring an extensive and eclectic mix of performers — including Foo Fighters, Rick Ross, Dubfire, Big Sean, and Seth Troxler — festival organizers combine a weekend of extensive sunlight and a sweeping selection of different genres to appease festival goers. For those who only plan to attend the opening ceremony, a limited amount of 2000 tickets will be made available to the public on April 13, affirming the exclusivity and demand of this event.
Tickets for the festival are available here.