REYJAVIK, Iceland (CelebrityAccess) Iceland’s Summer Solstice, to take place June 21-24, made news earlier for resurrecting its “million-dollar ticket,” but that’s not all – it is now touting it will be run completely on geothermal energy, among other advances.
The festival, held in the capital city of Reykjavik, will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with headliners like Slayer, on its Final World Tour, as well as acts like Stormzy, Gucci Mane, Bonnie Tyler, and GusGus, during a period when the country is experiencing 96 straight hours of sunlight.
As for geothermal energy, it’s actually nothing new: the entire country runs off of tapping into its scorching-hot water, rock and molten magma miles below the surface as a power source, according to Broadway World. Summer Solstice will tap into Iceland’s National Grid, making it one of the first festivals to run entirely on geothermal energy and not generators powered by fossil fuels.
The festival will bring back Be-At.TV for the second year running and, for the first time, include the rising trend of Silent Disco. It will also introduce RFID wristbands making it Iceland’s first cashless festival.
The festival takes place during the FIFA World Cup so it will include a live screening party on the main stage June 22 when Iceland takes on Nigeria.
The festival has also reintroduced its “$1 million ticket” that includes “an enhanced VIP experience with a new and improved VIP lounge with complimentary WiFi, massages, and a glitter/henna station” plus many other amenities, as previously reported.