With more summer festivals than you can poke three sticks at being held in 2015, you have more than enough choices of where you could be partying. But where should you go?
What if you wanna be different? What if you wanna do something unique? In short, what if you’re wanting to head to a summer festival with that added dash of extra awesome that none of the others can boast…?
If the above sounds like you, then you’ll want to be in Iceland this summer for Secret Solstice festival. But don’t take our word for it, here are just eight of the many reasons you should be buying a 3-day pass, pre-packing your bags, and grabbing a plane ticket to Iceland between the 19th and 21st of June, 2015…
1. THE SUN WILL NEVER SET. SERIOUSLY.
Secret Solstice takes its name from Iceland’s summer solstice – the time of year when the days are the longest. In most parts of the world that just means more daylight, but in Iceland it means the sun never sets at all. Ever. For the entire duration of Secret Solstice 2015, the sun will remain in the sky – a full 72-hours of pure daylight. And if you don’t believe us, this is exactly what Iceland looks like during the “Midnight Sun” in the middle of summer… take a gander:
2. EPIC MUSIC FOR YOUR EAR-HOLES
The 2014 lineup included world-class acts like Massive Attack, Schoolboy Q, Disclosure, Banks, Woodkid, Jamie Jones and a whole lot more. Although only the initial dance lineup has been released for Secret Solstice 2015 (which you can check out here), a total of 150+ artists and epic headliners will attend our event in June 2015, with the next announcement coming soon.
3. ICELAND IS CANDY FOR THE EYES
Seriously, have you ever seen Iceland? It looks more like a moon orbiting an alien planet than something on Earth, and most tourists come away staggered by what they’ve seen here. So fire up your Instagram feed and make your friends jealous when you head to Secret Solstice this June.
4. SECRET SOLSTICE IS ONE OF THE TOP FESTIVALS ON EARTH – AND THAT’S NOT JUST BRAGGING
In 2014, TIME Magazine, the BBC, Resident Advisor, the Guardian, BBM, and Europe Festival Guide all called Secret Solstice one of the best festivals on the planet in only our first year. If that can be achieved while being an entirely new event, imagine what the second one will be like?
5. THE #1 TRAVEL DESTINATION FOR THE BRITISH IN 2014
You want to make your festival holiday an entire experience, and there’s no better way to do that than in Iceland. In 2014, Iceland was named the #1 travel destination on the planet for Brits. In other words, you don’t have to doubt you’re going to have a blast in the middle of summer when you pack your bags and fly north, if an entire nation thinks Iceland is that cool… no pun intended.
6. LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF REYKJAVÍK
We know you’ve been to festivals before that were sometimes hours from any major city, meaning a hard slog to and from the event, and painful travel times. Not so with Secret Solstice. Situated in the centre of the nation’s capital city of Reykjavík, the festival site is only minutes walk from most major hotels, hostels, and holiday apartments. Combine that with a campsite on the festival grounds, there will be no need to leave the action over the weekend if you really don’t want to.
7. VIKINGS – BUT NOT THE MURDEROUS TYPE
Almost all Icelanders are the direct descendants of Viking settlers that came here around 1,000 years ago. But don’t worry, you’re not in danger of getting an axe to the face when you come to Secret Solstice, because in 2013 TIME Magazine named Iceland the friendliest country on Earth to tourists. Seriously, there’s almost nowhere better to come and share a beer, some Reyka vodka, and memories with a group of locals.
8. THE PARTY OF A LIFETIME, THAT WON’T COST YOU THE EARTH
With a discounted 3-day pass on sale now for only 15,900 Icelandic krona (that’s only £80/$125/€102), and flights right now costing less than you’d probably think, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be heading to the land of Vikings and the Midnight Sun this June for Secret Solstice Festival 2015.
Can’t wait to see you in Iceland this June!
P.S. — Tell your friends. A festival ain’t a festival without some rad people to share it with…