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Festival News
May 21, 2018

Held during Northern hemisphere’s summer solstice the 18,000-capacity Secret Solstice promises festival-goers 96 hours of daylight.

Now in its fifth year, having begun life as an event for 3,000 people, the festival based in the Laugardalur area of capital Reykjavik has grown rapidly.

“We sold-out for the first time in 2016 and that was a big learning curve for us,” says festival organiser Katrin Olafsson.

“There were a few bumps that year, as we had grown so quickly, but we had our best year to date in 2017.

“One of the main improvements for this year is bringing other entertainment on site such as stand-up comedy and visual arts.”

Staged over four days between 21-24 June, acts playing the festival include Slayer, Stormzy, Clean Bandit, Steve Aoki and J Hus. Tickets cost 21,330 krona ($208).

“It’s the party that never sleeps and in one of the most beautiful countries in the world,” says Olafsson.

The festival is also offering a $1 million ticket package, which is available to six guests and includes travel by private jet from anywhere in the world, luxury accommodation, a private chef and exclusive parties with artistes.

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