From glaciers to lava tunnels: explore Secret Solstice’s incredible side parties
Explore Iceland's gorgeous climate through Secret Solstice's amazing side parties
The fourth edition of Secret Solstice is returning to Iceland, but the festival is not the only attraction for music lovers from June 15-18. This year, fans can look forward to three incredible side parties put on by festival organizers: Into the Glacier, The Lava Tunnel, and Midnight Sun Boat Party.
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Into the Glacier
Into the Glacier is, as one might expect, a series of parties inside of an actual glacier. Taking place in the second largest glacier in Europe, the one-of-a-kind event is an exclusive party for only 125 lucky guests (tickets here). Into the Glacier will take place for three days and each day will have a different vibe. The party inside the Langjokull glacier will feature two days of DJ sets and one day of an acoustic set.
On Friday, June 16, attendees will get to experience Oslo based producer BAYA. Saturday June 17 fans can see Dusky with Thugfucker hosted by Ministry of Sound DJing the glacier venue. The London-based duo that make up Dusky will play alongside them in the ultimate techno lover’s dream. On June 18, DJ sets will be traded in for a rap and hip hop party sponsored by Tag Heuer. The lucky guests will be able to watch Anderson .Paak and Icelandic Hip Hop artist Blaz Roca.
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The Lava Tunnel
The Lava Tunnel is the second Secret Solstice side event that will be held this year. Taking place on both June 17th and 18th,The Lava Tunnel is even more exclusive then Into the Glacier, with only 50 tickets (here) being sold for each day. The Lava Tunnel will take place in the Raufarhollshellir cave system, which was formed over 5,000 years ago in a volcanic eruption. Icelandic Pop/Rock musician Helgi Björnsson will be performing with singer-songwriter Ása on Saturday June 17. On Sunday June 18th, The Lava Tunnel sponsored by 66 North will feature Indie Rock connoisseur Hogni with musician Snorri Helga.
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The Midnight Sun
Finally, The Midnight Sun Boat Party, will host a limited group of attendees and sail out from the city harbor in Reykjavik into the North Atlantic on Friday June 16 overnight until the early morning hours of Saturday June 17. Those on The Midnight Sun Boat Party will see the setting sun touch the earth’s horizon before rising back up again. Only 185 tickets were available to The Midnight Sun Boat Party that has already sold out! Attendees will dance to DJ group Maxxi Soundsystem into the early hours of the morning.
Enter to win a pair of tickets to the dream festival, here.