One of the world’s most unique festivals, Iceland’s Secret Solstice has announced their phase 1 lineup for their fifth edition with Stormzy, Steve Aoki, Bonnie Tyler, Death From Above, Jet Black Joe, 6lack, Goldlink, J Hus, Charlotte de Witte, Skream, A-Trak, Masego, IAMDBB, Högni and 40+ additional international and local Icelandic artists. Taking place on June 21st - June 24th, 2018 in the Nordic capital of Reykjavik, held during 96 hours of never-ending sunlight during the summer solstice. Secret Solstice will since again be a standout event of the summer festival season that combines a world-class lineup with all the incredible attractions and experiences along with it this beautiful bucket-list destination has to offer. 

With a lineup expanding to all elements in music there is something to please nearly every music lover at Secret Solstice with many artists performing at the festival and in Iceland for the first time. Fans of UK grime and hip-hop artist Stormzy will be excited to catch the chart-topping artist in Iceland alongside award-winning American electro-house musician, record producer, and DJ Steve Aoki. Singer and three-time Grammy nominee Bonnie Tyler who became an 80s sensation with best-selling hits “It’s a Heartache” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” will make her Secret Solstice debut, and Icelandic 90s rock group Jet Black Joe will treat fans to their signature grungy pop-rock sound. Marking their first appearances in Iceland, 6lack is one of the new generation of Atlantic rappers known for his single “Prblms” which has racked up over 133 million Spotify streams, hip-hop newcomer and Grammy nominee Goldlink will grace the Secret Solstice stage alongside a frequent collaborator, trap house, and jazz artist Masego. Newly crowned UK rap and hip-hop artist J Hus will showcase his pop afrobeats alongside IAMDBB who is known for her urban jazz grooves. Belgium’s fast-rising techno star Charlotte de Witte currently taking the underground dance world by storm is also announced as is the UK’s Skream; one of the original champions of dubstep and a Paradise favorite currently known for his chunky tech-house sound. With two headline artists representing Canada; producer, maestro DJ and turntablist A-Trak, who rose to fame as the youngest DMC World DJ Champion and later as the head honcho of the Fool's Gold label, whilst at the other end of the genre spectrum punk rockers Death from Above will bring their noisy hardcore sound and gritty synths. Secret Solstice is also pleased to welcome back Högni who is one of Iceland’s leading contemporary singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists.

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Recently included in The New York Times “52 Places To Visit in 2018”, there are many reasons Iceland is a must-visit for destination festival goers this summer. From volcanic black sand beaches to hot springs and icy glaciers, the otherworldly landscape has made it more than just a popular tourist destination, but also a filming location for acclaimed movies and TV shows like Batman Begins and HBO’s Game of Thrones. Often referred to as ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, attendees will experience natural phenomena like the Midnight Sun where the sun never falls below the horizon during the summer solstice due to Iceland’s close proximity to the Arctic Circle. Outside of the main festival programming, revelers can also take in once in a lifetime performances inside Europe’s second largest glacier Langjökull 130 feet beneath the surface or journey deep into a 5,200-year-old Lava Tunnel at the magnificent lava caves of Raufarhólshellir at one of the Secret Solstice official side parties. Extremely limited tickets are available for both Into The Glacier on Saturday, June 23 and The Lava Tunnel taking place on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. 

By combining the excitement and high-energy atmosphere of a world-class music festival with the stunning environment and nature of Iceland, Secret Solstice has a lot to offer to both music and nature lovers in one of the most breathtaking places on earth.

 

Super Early-Bird tickets for Secret Solstice Festival 2018 start at $151 USD. Camping and VIP Early-bird tickets are also on sale through the Secret Solstice website.

Tickets to Into The Glacier on June 23, 2018, are on sale now for $318 USD

Tickets to The Lava Tunnel on June 23 and June 24, 2018, are on sale now for $236 USD

Full tour packages including flights, tickets, and accommodation with Iceland’s top services including hotels, rentals, and airport transfers will also be available for the 2018 edition. More details coming soon! For more information, visit www.secretsolstice.is

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Phase 1 Lineup (more to be announced!)

Stormzy [UK]

Steve Aoki [US]

Bonnie Tyler [UK]

Death From Above [US]

Jet Black Joe [IS]

6lack [US]

Goldlink [US]

J Hus [UK]

Charlotte de Witte [BE]

Skream [UK]

A-Trak [US]

Masego [US]

IAMDDB [UK]

Högni [IS]

 

Agent Fresco [IS]

Ali Love [UK]

Artwork [UK]

Ása [IS]

Bensol [IS]

Between Mountains [IS]

Casio Fatso [IS]

Dillalude [IS]

Dream Wife [UK/IS]

Droog [US]

Earthgang [US]

Egyptian Lover [US]

Fox Train Safari [IS]

GKR [IS]

Grúska Babúska [IS]

Hildur [IS]

Holmar [IS]

Hórmónar [IS]

J.I.D [US]

JFDR [IS]

John Acquaviva [CA]

Johnny And The Rest [IS]

JóiPé og Króli [IS]

Klose One [UK]

KrBear [IS]

Maher Daniel [CA]

Matt Tolfrey [UK]

Nitin [CA]

Petre Inspirescu [RO]

Pink Street Boys [IS]

Rhadoo [RO]

Raresh [RO]

Retro Mutants [IS]

Ryan Crosson [US]

Rythmatik [IS]

Shaun Reeves [US]

Sylvia [IS]

Úlfur Úlfur [IS]

Une Misère [IS]

wAFF [UK]

We Made God [IS]

VÖK [IS]

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