Festival Attendee Information

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Essential Information

Make sure you bring the following with you to the festival:

  • Your festival ticket, either as a hard copy or on your phone. You will need to have the barcode to be able to get your wristband, so this is crucial! Please note that there will be no wifi by the main gate, so don’t forget to take a screenshot before you get to the site.
  • You can exchange your ticket for a writstband after our gates open on June 15th 5PM.
  • Bring photo ID if you want to consume alcohol – remember the legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years old.
  • Credit Card/Cash – We recommend using credit cards on-site but we do accept cash and there will be an ATM on-site.

    Opening Hours

    Thursday 15th of June – Festival Day One

    9:00AM: Campsite opens

    5:00PM: Gates open

    11:30PM: Main stage programming ends

    1:30AM: Hel programming ends

    Friday 16th of June – Festival Day Two

    12:00PM: Gates open

    11:30PM: Main stage programming ends

    3:30AM: Hel programming ends

    Saturday 17th of June – Festival Day Three

    12:00PM: Gates open

    11:30PM: Main stage programming ends

    3:30AM: Hel programming ends

    Sunday 18th of June – Festival Day Four

    12:00PM: Gates open

    11:30PM: Main stage programming ends

    2:00AM: Hel programming ends

    Monday 19th of June

    2:00PM: Campsite closes

Ticketing & Entry

Please have your ticket ready when you come to the Box Office at the Main Gate. Either bring a printed version or a copy on your smartphone. If you have a digital copy of the ticket on your smartphone please make sure that you have already downloaded your ticket and filled in all relevant information. If you still haven’t purchased a ticket you can read more about different ticket types in the Ticket Information section of this Info page or from the links below.
Purchase a Festival Pass
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Child Tickets

Children under 10 can attend for free as long as they are accompanied by a fully paying guardian who is over the age of 20. In order to qualify for free entry, they must be 10 years old during the festival.

Children between 11 and 17 must pay for a full adult ticket, and must also be accompanied by a guardian over the age of 20.

Anyone who is 18 or over can attend as an adult, but must be over 20 to purchase or consume alcohol (in line with Icelandic law)

Proof Of Age Wristband

To avoid being asked for ID every time you buy a drink we recommend going to customer info at the festival and picking up a ‘Proof of age’ wristband.

Exchanging tickets

All tickets are non transferable except by authorised agents. Secondary ticketing markets often exploit customers and we would advise you only use authorised ticket vendors/agents.

Tickets not arrived

With queries relating to your tickets please contact the ticket agency you purchased them from.

Changes to tickets

If you have any changes to your tickets or need advice on what to do with your ticket if you can need longer attend, this will need to be done through the ticketing agent that you purchased with.

CAMPING

The Campsite

Every person on the campsite will need to have a camping wristband, which you will need to collect at the camping gate or the Box Office. Please note that it is strictly one camping pass per person, not per tent. Nobody except those with a camping pass will be allowed on the campsite for the duration of the event. Campers must bring their own equipment, unless you have purchased a pre-pitched tent via our partner Rent-A-Tent. We ask all campers to remember that the campsite borders on a residential area, and that during late hours we request noise is kept to a minimum.

We currently do not have the facilities to accommodate live-in vehicles, but there are many campsites in the local area that are suitable.

Rent-A-Tent

If you’re camping and don’t want to bring your own camping gear, our partner Rent-A-Tent will save the hassle of traveling with heavy equipment.

Rent-A-Tent offer the following options:

  • Classic Tent – This ticket will give you a pre-pitched, 3 person tent on the festival campsite
  • Superior Tent – This ticket will give you a pre-pitched, 6-8 person superior tent on the festival camp- 
site
  • Junior Suite – This ticket will give you a pre-pitched, 8 person tent on the festival campsite
  • Presidential suite – This ticket will give you a pre-pitched, 2-4 person tent on the festival campsite, 
and includes electricity, sprung beds, duvets, pillows, tickets to the local swimming pool and complimentary soft drinks on arrival
  • The rental period is from Thursday 15 June, 9:00AM to Monday 19 June, 2:00PM.
  • Equipment hire is also available for all tent options, and more details can be found here.

Facilities

In the campsite you will have access to showers, running water and toilets.

Campsite Safety

Campers are allowed to bring up to 220g gas canisters only. Disposable BBQs may be used, but only in the fire lanes / designated BBQ area. No campfires are allowed anywhere on the campsite. 
We want to make sure all campers are aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when gas or charcoal (or any similar fuels) fail to fully combust due to a lack of oxygen in their surroundings. There is a higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning when campers cook inside tents, or leave a gas burner on inside the tent for heat. Carbon monoxide is undetectable by smell or taste and inhalation can be fatal. 
In smaller doses, carbon monoxide can cause symptoms similar to flu or food poisoning. Symptoms to look out for include dizziness, headache, nausea and drowsiness.

To avoid accidents follow these simple rules:

  • NEVER cook inside a tent or enclosed camping spaces.
If you need a sheltered cooking area, consider a gazebo or a tent porch with sufficient air circulation and ventilation.
  • NEVER use gas stoves/fuel burners to heat your tent when cold.
All gas-powered items need plenty of ventilation to prevent the production of carbon monoxide gas. To stay warm, make sure you layer your clothing and pick up a warmer sleeping bag.
  • NEVER operate petrol/diesel-powered engines in confined/enclosed spaces.

SIDE EVENTS & OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES

General Info

At Secret Solstice we’re not just known for our amazing festival, but also for our groundbreaking side parties. We’ve hosted the world’s only event inside a glacier and lava tunnel, a midnight sun boat party in the Atlantic and more. All so you can customise your festival weekend experience however you want to. These events are small and exclusive so make sure you book in advance at secretsolstice.is

Side Event Transport & Timing

All side events have the same departure location. This is outside the Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium, around a 100m walk to the north of our festival’s main gate. Please check the official event map on the app home screen for exact location.

Midnight Sun Boat Party

Date: Friday 16th of June

Departure time: 11:00 PM

Lineup: Maxxi Soundsystem [UK]

Redbull Presents: Into The Glacier 


Date: Friday 16th of June 

Departure time: 11:00 AM

Estimated return time: 7:00 PM

Lineup: BAYA [NO] and aiYa [IS]

Tag Heuer Presents: Into The Glacier

Date: Sunday 18th of June

Departure time: 11:00 AM

Estimated return time:  7:00 PM

Lineup: Anderson .Paak [US] and Blaz Roca [IS]

66°North Presents: The Lava Tunnel

Date: Saturday 17th of June

Departure time: 2:00 PM

Estimated return time: 7:00 PM

Lineup: Helgi Björnsson [IS], Ása [IS], Högni [IS] and Snorri Helga [IS]

Social Media

Secret Solstice 2017 App

Our official 2017 festival app is available on iPhone and Android. In the app you’ll find artist set times, important event information, plus your own personal festival scheduler that fits right in your pocket! It will also give you easy access to book your airport transfers and tours in Iceland via Reykjavík Excursions. We recommend downloading this as soon possible so you can start creating your custom festival experience.

Simply search for SECRET SOLSTICE in the iTunes or Google Play store.

Official Social Media Accounts

Follow our official social media accounts for the most up-to-date event information, changes, and awe- some content throughout the festival weekend.

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

SNAPCHAT: secretsolstice

Accessibility

Secret Solstice works to provide access for all on our site. However, there are certain things that need to be considered before you book your ticket.

We provide a 2 for 1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend our events without bringing a personal assistant or carer. You will need to contact info@secretsolstice.is in advance of the show to arrange this.

Viewing Platform Wristband

A viewing platform with a stewarded accessible toilet is located near the stage in the Main Arena. In order to gain access to the viewing platform, you need a viewing platform wristband. Your personal assistant or carer can also join you on the platform.

Other Services

When arranged in advance, we welcome assistance dogs on-site. Contact info@secretsolstice.is for further information.

We also have accessible toilets available in the arena and at the viewing platform.

There will be medical services available in the main arena should you require any scooter charging or medication storage then we are able to assist with this.

Secret Solstice is a festival everyone should experience and whilst we try our best to accommodate everyone at our event, due to the nature of land, our site is uneven, and there are only certain routes that offer tarmacked roads that are suitable for those with accessibility requirements.

The weather conditions can also dramatically affect the ground conditions, so wherever possible please try to consider what preparations you may need to make and what equipment you may need to bring along.

Should any of our accessible services be required, please ensure you email the team at info@secretsolstice.is in advance of the show so we can provide you with further information on how to make your weekend safe and enjoyable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell day tickets?

Due to the incredible value of our weekend tickets, we will not be selling day tickets to the festival this year. We do however sell tickets for entry to the Opening Ceremony on Thursday 15 June only.

Can I come to the Opening Ceremony with my existing festival ticket?

Because we love all our customers, we added an Opening Ceremony on Thursday 15 June. If you have a weekend festival ticket then you are also able to attend this event for free, even if your ticket says the 16 – 18 June on the front!

Can I come to the Hel after-parties with my existing festival ticket?

Every night after the main festival closes, we host an after-party in Hel, about 200m from the main entrance of the festival. This is included in your festival ticket price (entry to Hel after-parties is not included with tickets purchased for the Opening Ceremony only). Our after-parties are popular events and capacity is limited so make sure you get there early, as entry is not guaranteed.

Is the event outdoors?

The festival is all on grass and outdoors, so please dress for the weather!

What is the drinking age in Iceland?

The legal age for drinking in Iceland is 20 years old. Anyone below this is age is not permitted to purchase or drink alcohol in Iceland.

What ID do you accept?

We will accept photographic forms of ID such as driving license, passport, or official citizenship cards. We also accept Icelandic bankcards with photo ID.

Can you bring alcohol into the arena?

We have arranged lots of great bars for you to get drinks from during the festival. Therefore it is not permitted to bring any outside alcohol on-site.

Will I be searched?

To ensure your safety and so that all ticket holders have a fun time at the event, we will be conducting searches as part of the conditions of entry for all festival goers. Please cooperate with our friendly staff so you can enter as quickly as possible.

What is the currency?

Iceland uses its own currency called the Króna, which you can exchange most foreign currencies for at all local banks or Bureau de Exchange.

Is there a cash machine on-site?

There will be a cash machine available but we also accept all major cards at the bars and merchandise stall.

Is it cold in June?

This time of year tends to be pretty mild so you should be fine with light protective clothing. Icelandic weather can be very temperamental so just in case you should bring clothes for most situations. For the most up-to-date information pay attention to the weather forecast and consider what you want to do during your stay.

Will there be somewhere to store valuables?

Unfortunately we don’t have any lockers on site, so would advise you don’t bring anything too valuable to the festival.

Is there anywhere to charge my phone?

Currently, we don ́t have phone charging facilities on site. However, our vendors stock fully charged solar packs so you are covered if you get caught short!

What is your drug policy?

Like most festivals, we have a zero tolerance policy for illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription drugs. We aim to protect our festival goers and work with the City of Reykjavik Police to actively pursue anyone suspected of supplying prohibited drugs.

What is your policy on legal highs?

Due to recent changes in legislation and information on these substances, we do not allow any research chemicals, novel psychoactive substances (NPS), designer drugs, and nitrous oxide or herbal highs into the event.

Is the festival safe for kids?

The festival is safe and we have many families attending. All under 18s must be accompanied by a fully paying guardian over the age of 20 who will be responsible for them for the duration of the festival. We have a dedicated kids area with changing facilities and family activities. We encourage all guardians to ensure their child is wearing one of our Kids wristbands Please clearly label the band with a contact number and emergency contact in case the two of you become separated. You can pick up the Kids wristband from the main gate or customer info.

Can I bring an animal?

Only approved guide-dogs are permitted during the festival.

I have lost something!

If you lose anything during the event then we have a Lost Property facility at the Customer Info tent. If you don’t realise until after the festival, you can contact lostandfound@secretsolstice.is to check if your item has been handed in. Please note that we only will keep items for seven days after the festival.

How can I contact Secret Solstice during the festival?

The best way to contact us during the festival is by email on info@secretsolstice.is. We also have a dedicated helpline number (+354) 7661343 that will be open from Wednesday 14 – Sunday 19 June, from 11:30AM to 11:30PM but if you want a fast response we recommend getting in touch via email.

FINAL THANK YOU FROM SECRET SOLSTICE

To all our major partners, sponsors, friends of the festival and everyone who has helped us make our 2017 event a reality, Icelandic Glacial Water, Coca-Cola, Víking, City of Reykjavík, ÍTR, ÍBR, Ármann, Tix.is, 66o North, Reykjavík Excursions, Hljóð X, TVG-Zimsen, Atlantsolía, Eimskip, Europcar, Toyota Iceland, Nova, Pringles, TAG Heuer, Red Bull, Don Julio, Netgíró, Eventbrite, 365 Media, Converse, Acute Audio Productions, Ofur, Elding, Into The Glacier, Lava Tunnel, Tjarnargartan, Chaqwa, Prikið, Pullan Hot Dogs, Brandenburg, Reykjavík Campsite, Rent-A-Tent, Gunnþór Sigurgeirsson, Norðurflug, Hlemmur Square, FOSS Reykjavík, Íslandshótel, Entirety Crew, MixMag, Revolt TV, Dancing Astronaut and the Secret Solstice team!


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