Secret Solstice – The world’s first $1 million festival ticket, and an impressive lineup

The Secret Solstice festival keeps pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for a music festival. This year the organizers announced a concert inside the magma chamber of Þríhnjúkagígur, a dormant volcano – yes, another one with a complicated name. Last year they used an ice cave under the icecap of Langijökull as a concert venue. Now seem to have outdone themselves. They take the aim for the most exclusive of exclusive experiences; in 2015 they launched the world’s most expensive festival ticket as a never-before-seen festival experience. For some it seems, a $200,000 festival experience wasn’t enough, so this year they have come up with something even more spectacular.

At $1 million USD, they have announced the world’s most expensive festival ticket, an astonishing experience for only six individuals. We wonder if it’s a world record? Its an all inclusive ticket, return business jet transport from anywhere on the globe, two private concerts only for the ticket holders, access to sold out world-first side events, private Icelandic tours and nature experiences, and more. Here’s some of what this extravagant festival ticket includes according to the festival’s blog:

-Private chartered business jet (Gulfstream G300 or similar) return to Iceland from any destination on Earth for six people
-24/7 access to two luxury cars, personal drivers, and private security for the entire week in Iceland and personal assistants during your stay in Iceland
-Luxury 6-room villa for 7 nights in the center of Reykjavík over the Secret Solstice 2016 festival week
-Exclusive admittance to Secret Solstice 2016 for six people, including chaperoned access to off-limits areas of the festival site where possible
-Access to the sold out Secret Solstice presents Inside The Volcano event, the world’s first concert inside a volcano over the Secret Solstice 2016 weekend, including helicopter transfers from Reykjavík
-Private viewing areas for all major acts at Secret Solstice 2016, where possible
-Access to the private VIP artists bar on the festival site, only accessible by main stage artists and super-VIP guests
-The world famous Blue Lagoon reserved privately for an evening for the ticket purchasers and their invited guests, plus helicopter transfers for the ticketholders to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavík
-Access to the sold out Secret Solstice presents Inside The Glacier event, the world’s only event inside Langjökull glacier, including. helicopter transfers from Reykjavík
-Access to the Secret Lagoon party in a 120+ year-old geothermal lagoon (Iceland’s oldest), including helicopter transfers from Reykjavík
-Access to Secret Solstice 2016’s Midnight Sun Boat Party
-Private concert outside Reykjavík by prominent Icelandic act in a lava field, including helicopter transfers to the location
-Private show at the guests’ holiday residence in Iceland by prominent Icelandic act
-Private half-day Icelandic nature helicopter tour, to experience Iceland’s incredible natural sights from the air, with champagne lunch at a geothermal hotspot
-Personal engraved and framed memorial ticket for each guest, made from Icelandic lava rock
-Private Icelandic dining experience with a prominent Icelandic chef personal chef at your holiday residence on a chosen night during your stay
-Private Icelandic food experiences on site at Secret Solstice 2016 on request
-Introductions where possible to Secret Solstice 2016 artists
-All food/drinks at Secret Solstice 2016, including hyper-premium drinks
-Private whale & dolphin watching tour
-Private airplane day tour over Iceland’s south coast, including Vatnajökull glacier and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
-Midnight sun glacier walk on top of a glacier in Iceland with the sun still up after midnight, including helicopter transfers from Reykjavík, and a private glacier snowmobile experience
-Private tours of any additional Icelandic holiday/tourist experiences where possible, with time permitting

And more to be announced they say…

Of course, not all of us have a cool million to spend on festival memories. The rest of us can still experience the summer festival of a lifetime from “only” 24,900 Icelandic krona (approx. £134/$199/€176). Festival dates are 16th-19th of June 2016, regardless of what ticket you’ve got in your hand. Find the lineup here.