The Midnight Sun Festival x Iceland


What is Secret Solstice?

Secret Solstice is an Icelandic music festival in it’s sixth year that will take place on the 21st – 23rd of June 2019. It showcases both established artists as well as exciting up-and-coming talent over the course of three days in the 24 hour midnight sun during the summer solstice. The festival is themed after the Norse religion and mythology of old and along with our side-event it’s been described as “one of the most unique events in the world”.

Wait a minute? 24 hour sunlight?

Because of how close Iceland is situated to the arctic circle, the nation gets the full on effect of seasonal changes on a unique scale. During the summer we get long sunny days and as expected winter comes with complete darkness.

Norse mythology? Tell me more?

The summer solstice was a time of bounty in the lives of the Nordic nations and a cause for celebration. The Norse mythology and religion commonly known as the Ásatru is deeply rooted in natural symbolism.


The festival operates a number of side-events alongside the festival itself. Our Side-Events for 2019 are now open including, Into The Glacier, the world’s only rave in a glacier cave, and The Lava Tunnel 2019, an intimate Icelandic concert in a 5200 years old magma chamber. Our music-driven, nature-inspired side events are very popular and tickets are limited. You can secure your spot and find out details on our 2019 side events here.

Where is it?

The festival takes place in the Laugardalur area in Icelands capital city Reykjavík. The exact address is Engjavegur 7, 104 Reykjavík.

When does the festival take place?

The festival takes place from the 21st – 23rd of June 2019 over the summer solstice. During that period Iceland has 24-hour sunlight which definitely provides a very unique atmosphere for the festival.

What kind of music can one hear there?:

The festival aims for a very diverse selection of music from both local and international, established and up-and-coming talent.

What about the weather? What should I wear?

Icelandic weather can be very temperamental so you should bring clothes for most situations. Still this time of year tends to pretty mild so you should be fine with light protective clothing. Just pay attention to the forecast and consider what you want to do during your stay.

Is there alcohol on site?

The festival will offer a number of fully stocked bars for those who are legally at drinking age in Iceland.

What is the drinking age in Iceland?

The legal age for drinking in Iceland is 20.

What ID do you accept?

We will accept photographic forms of ID such as driving licence, passport, or citizenship cards. We also accept Icelandic bank cards with photos.

Will there be food available?

Alongside the great entertainment, we also ensure there is a large variety of worldwide food available from our many on-site vendors.

Can you bring alcohol into the arena?

Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the arena but we have arranged lots of bars for you to drink from!

Will I be searched?

Part of the conditions of entry are that all festival goers will be searched. We are not trying to be intrusive, but are aiming to ensure that all ticket holder can have a safe and fun time at the event.

What‘s the local currency and how expensive is it?

Iceland uses it‘s own currency called krónur which you can exchange most foreign currencies for at all local banks or the foreign exchange at Keflavik airport.

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 merch stall.

Will there be somewhere to store valuables?

More information available soon.

Is there anywhere to charge my phone?

More information available soon.

What is your drug policy?

Like most events in most countries we have a zero tolerance 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, nitrous oxide or herbal highs into the event.

Is the festival safe for kids?

The festival is safe and we have many families attending, but all under 18s must be accompanied by a fully paying guardian. New for 2019, we have our Youth pass offering special full weekend prices for 13-17 years to attend the festival accompanied by an adult with a full festival pass. We have a dedicated kids area with changing facilities and family activities. We encourage all guardians to ensure their child has one of our Kid’s wristbands, on which they can write their phone number should the two of you become separated.

However, remember that just like in the real world, children under 18 remain the responsibility of their guardian during their visit to the event.

Can I bring an animal?

Only approved guidedogs are permitted. Please arrange in advance by contacting

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, please note that we will keep items for seven days only. You can contact to check if your item has been handed in

Do you sell merch?

Secret Solstice will have two official merchandise stores on the festival site, where you can purchase official festival merchandise, as well as other items from key acts playing at the event.

How can I keep up to date on the festival?

Check out the line-up section on the website, or signup to our newsletter for regular updates on the festival.

When you are on site, make sure you download the app, which will be the best place to get instant updates regarding lineups, trending artists and key festival information!

Want to tag us in so you can show-off to the world? Find us here:


TWITTER: @secret_solstice

INSTAGRAM: @secretsolstice

SNAPCHAT: @secretsolstice

What if me or my band is interested in playing the festival?

To apply for performing at Secret Solstice 2019 please fill in the forms below.



I am a member of a media organisation or an independent journalist/photographer/blogger interested in covering the festival. Can I get a get a free ticket for my coverage?


Are there any prohibited items on the festival site?

The following items are prohibited on the festival site:

  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed
  • Animals (except pre-approved service animals)
  • Professional photography and/or videography equipment without a media pass (DSLR cameras, detachable professional zoom lenses, stands or other commercial equipment)
  • Professional audio recording equipment
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
  • Personal soundsystems and generators
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Chairs or furniture of any kind
  • Hammocks
  • Umbrellas (over 100cm when open)
  • Luggage carriers (framed backpacks, camping backpacks, suitcases excludes standard soft-back backpacks)
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles (excludes wheelchairs)
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons (Includes items that can be construed as weapons and explosives)
  • Containers (glass, metal, plastic or coolers of any kind)
  • Graffiti or painting supplies (paint, spray cans, graffiti pens and similar products)
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind, except 2 factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each)
  • Illicit Substances (illegal drugs, research chemicals, novel psychoactive substances, NPS, designer drugs, nitrous oxide, herbal highs)

The following items are prohibited on the camping site:

  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed
  • Animals (except pre-approved service animals)
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons (Includes items that can be construed as weapons and explosives)
  • Graffiti or painting supplies (paint, spray cans, graffiti pens and similar products)
  • Illicit Substances (illegal drugs, research chemicals, novel psychoactive substances, NPS, designer drugs, nitrous oxide, herbal highs)

Do you have security on site?

As a festival, we take your safety extremely seriously. On site you will find our wonderful security team who are there to look after you. Please approach them with any issues, ask them any questions and request help with anything you may need.

As well as the security teams, our stewards are whizzes at information, directions and being general helping hands whenever you might need them

Both teams are instantly recognisable as they will be in high-visibility jackets.

I don’t feel very well…

On site we have both a medical centre and a welfare facility. Both are staffed with fully trained workers, and are there to help with anything from blisters to more serious emergencies.

We also work really closely with the local hospitals to ensure the best facilities are provided for all attendees.

If you feel ill at any point during the festival, please approach any member of staff and we will help.

I have another question…

Please contact us on contact and we will try to get back to you in 3-5 days

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