Iceland is Throwing a Festival in a Melting Glacier
Would you ever go to a edm festival deep inside a glacier that is already melting?
The Langjökull glacier, the festival’s home, is Europe’s second largest glacier and is quickly eroding due to global warming. With its expiration date rapidly approaching, only a handful of people may ever get to experience Secret Solstice.
The glacier is a 10,000 year old ice form cradled by a mountain range in the interior highlands of Iceland. As ravers descend through a tunnel into the belly of the glacier by the aroma of vodka and the light of glow sticks and neon LED bulbs, they will literally be walking back in time. The ice closest to the core is the most ancient.
With a lineup consisting of both indie rock and house talent, the event’s roster spans a wide variety of musical tastes from Of Monsters and Men to Droog to Voyeur and many more. A ticket will run festival-goers $269, and WOW Air offers $99 flights from North America to Iceland.
You can check out more at the festival website.