Set right in the middle of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, Secret Solstice is one of the most unique festivals there is. So unique that festival organisers are touting an exclusive festival experience ticket that will set you back a cool $1,000,000 (who said festivals are turning into corporate affairs, eh?).
The new ticket tier comes after those who forked out $200,000 for an exclusive festival experience last year deemed it a little on the cheap side.
So what will your million get you this time round? Where many festivals offer coach transfers, luxury ticket holders for Summer Solstice will have a private chartered business jet come and pick them and five others up from anywhere in the world. You’ll all have 24 hour access to two luxury cars with personal drivers and a luxury 6-room villa for seven nights in the centre of Reykjavik.
But if luxury travel and accommodation doesn’t float your boat, there’s plenty more to get excited about. Luxury ticket holders will have access to all areas of the festival site including private viewing areas for all major acts and a chance to mingle with your favourite artists at the VIP bar, which is only accessible to main stage acts and super-VIP guests.
You will also have access to a private helicopter, which will not only give you a tour of the country’s incredible natural sights but also transfer you to and from the various exclusive parties hosted by the festival over the week period. It will take you to the ‘Inside the Glacier’ event, the world’s first party inside the Langjokull glacier (or probably any glacier for that matter), the secret lagoon party held in a 120+ year old geo thermal lagoon, and also another party held inside one of Iceland’s dormant volcanoes.
If you’re reading this and (like me) thinking this is too far beyond the realm of possibility, then fear not, there’s still plenty your average Summer Solstice ticket holder can enjoy. Perks include Iceland’s weirdly wonderful cuisines, a 10-foot high hot tub and, of course, Iceland’s midnight sun. Iceland’s proximity to the arctic circle means that you’ll never see the sun fully set over the festival. Not to mention the incredible music acts they’ve managed to bag for 2016, including Radiohead, Deftones and Action Bronson.
The festival will be held June 17th-19th. For more information and ticket availability visit the Secret Solstice website.