The Midnight Sun Festival x Iceland

15 Songs We Hope To Hear at Secret Solstice This Year

Where will you be in two weeks? Probably recovering from four days filled with memories of superb and memorable music and most of all good times. To give you a rough idea of what to expect, we’ve put our heads to work, called a fortune teller and laid out some cards, because these are the songs that we think you’re gonna love to hear from our artists this year. Are we perhaps too excited? Yes, we are.

Foo Fighters – Run

Foo Fighters surprised everyone by launching a new song and video last week! We are extremely exited to have these legends headline Secret Solstice and can’t wait to hear them perform the new song ‘Run’ live! The video is directed by Dave Grohl and is quite cool. Check out the video below!

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Friday June 16 / 10PM

Richard Ashcroft – Break The Night With Colour

Richard Ashcroft was the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band The Verve from their formation in 1990 until their original split in 1999. Since then he’s been very active and we hope that he’ll perform his hit ‘Break The Night With Colour’ – the title also fits so well with midnight sun and all that. The song is from his third solo album, ‘Keys to the World’ from 2006.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Friday June 16 / 8:15PM

Daði Freyr – Is This Love?

Daði Freyr became an instant hit in Iceland after his magnificent performance at the Eurovision national finals this year. At the moment he lives and writes music in Berlin, Germany but will play for you his catchy tunes on Iceland’s Independence Day at Secret Solstice. It would be a shame if you wouldn’t perform his hit, ‘Is This Love?’, the tune that is probably still stuck in our heads since we heard it the first time.

Playing: GIMLI stage / Saturday June 17 / 9PM

Shades of Reykjavík – Aðein$ of feitt

Shades of Reykjavík have been bringing their beats since 2011 and we expect nothing less from them at Secret Solstice this year. We will personally ask them to bring ‘Aðein$ of feitt’ to the stage but you can prepare for the tune by checking out their video below.

Playing: FENRIR stage / Friday June 16 / 10PM

XXX Rottweiler hundar – Kim Jong-Un

Our friends in Iceland’s biggest hip hop group, XXX Rottweiler hundar just released a new song and video only a few days ago and we know for a fact that they’ll give you a preview of the song, ‘Kim Jong-Un’. We’ll just have to wait and see if the man himself will join their performance. Or not.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Saturday June 17 / 6:10PM

The Prodigy – Firestarter

Like always it’s soooo hard to pick one song from Prodigy’s long list of breathtaking tunes. But somebody’s gotta do it so here it is. We’ll just have to be very predictable and say ‘Firestarter’. Of course. It was the first single from their third album, ‘Fat Of The Land’ released in 1996. Were you even born then?

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Saturday June 17 / 10PM

Cyber – Aspen Barbie

This Icelandic lady rap duo will not disappoint us or you, so we predict that they’ll at least give us ‘Aspen Barbie’ during their performance at Secret Solstice. This catchy beat is something you have to hear before you make your list of must-sees this year.

Playing: GIMLI stage / Saturday June 17 / 3:50PM

Rick Ross – Hustlin’

Will Rick Ross be hustlin’ at Secret Solstice this year? YES! That’s why we know he’ll perform his 2006 hit ‘Hustlin’’ from his album ‘Port of Miami’ and we know that he’ll give it his best. If you have no idea what song we’re talking about be sure to listen to it NOW.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Sunday June 18 / 10:30PM

Emmsjé Gauti – Svona er þetta

Young Emmsjé Gauti has released a lot of catchy hip hop beats that the Icelandic nation has enjoyed from day one. ‘Svona er þetta’ is one of the latest ones, taken from his latest album ‘Sautjándi nóvember’ from 2016 and we sure hope that he’ll share this tune with Secret Solstice attendees this year.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Sunday June 18 / 4:35PM

Rhye – Open

The Danish/Canadian R&B musical duo released their debut album ‘Woman’ in 2013 and ‘Open’ was one of their first ever songs. That’s why it would be so great if Rhye would perform this song for all the R&B fanatics out there.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Saturday June 17 / 5PM

Soffía Björg – I Lie

Soffía Björg draws on folk and Americana influences for the driving ‘I Lie’ which throbs with a passion right from the opening crunch of guitar chords. We know for a fact that those that love good indie music will check out Soffía Björg’s gig and hopefully get to hear this tune.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Saturday June 17 / 4PM

Big Sean – I Don’t Fuck With You ft. E-40

This tune performed by one of our headliners Big Sean, was released in 2014 as the lead single from his third studio album ‘Dark Sky Paradise’. It peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Big Sean’s third highest-charting single on the chart. We bet he’ll not miss this one.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Sunday June 18 / 9:10PM

Kiriyama Family – Innocence

With their mixture of absolute effortless skill with a touch of reckless charm Kiriyama Family has firmly established itself as one of the better lice acts of Iceland´s bustling music scene. Their hit ‘Innocence’ will not be a disappointment – we promise. Just listen to their live act down below.

Playing: GIMLI stage / Sunday June 18 / 7PM

Tay Grin – Tola

Tay Grin comes to Secret Solstice all the way from African Malawi so seeing him perform is a must. The tune ‘Tola’ features Tanzanian singer Vanessa “Vee Money” Mdee and we hope that he’ll give it to us. Check out his act on Fenrir stage!

Playing: FENRIR stage / Saturday June 17 / 6PM

Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly

Even though we’ve already picked a Foo Fighters song, we believe that this is the one they never skip from their set list – or at least we hope so. And we hope you agree with us that the music video that comes with this tune is probably the best one out there. It even won a Grammy in 2000 for ´Best Short Form Music Video’. The song is their first single from their third album ‘There Is Nothing Left to Lose’, released in 1999.

Playing: VALHALLA stage / Friday June 16 / 10PM

We made a few playlists focusing on each stage. Enjoy and see you at Secret Solstice 2017 🙂

Make sure to follow the official Secret Solstice Spotify channel here.


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