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Event We Love: Secret Solstice Festival

Nowadays music festivals are somewhat de rigueur when it comes to summertime entertainment, but what about a festival that combines music and the beauty of nature into a single weekend extravaganza? Enter Secret Solstice Music Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Known as the Midnight Sun Music Festival, Secret Solstice takes place from June 15-18, 2017, and this year features the Foo Fighters, Rick Ross, Big Sean, The Prodigy, Chaka Khan, Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, Young Ma, Rhye, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Seth Troxler, and many, many more performers who will hit the stage over the course of the 3-day event.

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Perhaps what makes Secret Solstice stand apart the most from other festivals is the true emphasis on experiencing nature and its beauty: a number of unique Reykjavik excursions can be added on to the festival experience, including trips to the iconic blue lagoon, the Golden Circle, whale-watching in Akureyri, a hot spring hike, a trip to the world-famous Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfalls, and “Whales in the Midnight Sun”– a unique whale-watching experience that takes place in everlasting daylight (all tours are organized through festival partners Must See In Iceland and Reykjavik Excursions).

For a complete list of performers (and more affiliated trips around Iceland!) visit the festival’s website, or follow Secret Solstice on social media at @secretsolstice.

This year, the festival is introducing a new lava tunnel side party in a 5,000+ year old tunnel, as well as an extra 4th day added with a special opening ceremony. Music + nature + fun at an annual festival that only happens in one of the most beautiful parts of the world? We thought you’d never ask! For more information or to book your tickets, go here— and check out some pics, below!

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