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Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2018 Announces Phase 2 adding Slayer, Gucci Mane, Clean Bandit and More!

Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2018 Announces Phase 2 adding Slayer, Gucci Mane, Clean Bandit and More!

Catch Slayer on their Final World Tour and Trap Pioneer Gucci Mane at the World’s Most Unique Festival

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slayerFollowing on from their recent phase 1 announcement, Iceland’s Secret Solstice is pleased to announce its second wave of artists with iconic metal band Slayer who are on their Final World Tour, rapper Gucci Mane, and electro-pop group Clean Bandit who are all playing in Iceland for the first time. Now in its fifth year, Secret Solstice will once again take place during 96 hours of continuous sunlight over the summer solstice June 21-24 showcasing the best in local and international rock, hip-hop and electronic music in the world’s most unique festival setting.

Two-time GRAMMY winners Slayer are long-reigning titans of punk-thrash who alongside bands like Metallica helped define the thrash-metal genre throughout their 34-year career. Touching down in Iceland as part of their Final World Tour fresh off their North American dates, this is a rare last opportunity to catch the legendary band. American rapper, label owner, and Billboard chart-topper Gucci Mane who’s lucrative career is soon to be the subject of a Paramount biopic, is credited as pioneering the hip-hop sub-genre known as trap music. The god of trap will no doubt bring his colorful beats to the Secret Solstice main stage. British genre crossover group Clean Bandit best known for their hit single “Rather Be”, seamlessly blend classical music with pop bringing together strings, piano, percussion, vocals and electronic beats. Their refreshing take on modern pop music and reputation for incredible live shows will be sure to captivate Secret Solstice festival goers this June.

These three artists add to the diverse list of headline artists previously announced including Stormzy, Bonnie Tyler, Death From Above, Steve Aoki, Jet Black Joe, GRAMMY nominees 6lack and Goldink, J Hus, Charlotte de Witte, Skream, A-Trak, Masego, IAMDBB, Högni and Gentleman’s Dub Club.

Also announced are 13 local artists including a number of Icelandic hip hop and rap acts such as bubblegum trap queen Alvia, Cell7, Elli Grill, Geisha Cartel, Landaboi$, Ragga Hólm, Sprite Zero Klan, Vala CruNk, and Yung Nigo Drippin alongside pop talent Birgir and GDRN, rock group HAM, and semi-acoustic band Vio.

For those looking to splurge, Secret Solstice is pleased to welcome back two limited availability luxury tickets: Oðinn and the Package of the Gods. With the Oðinn pass, fans will receive special treatment and amenities from arrivals like priority festival access, entry to the new Oðinn pop-up lounge, complimentary food and drinks at the festival, backstage access, side event discounts and more. With only three super exclusive Package of the Gods tickets available, the extravagant festival pass is perfect for fans wanting to enjoy their favorite artists in serious style. Encompassing everything offered to Oðinn members, the luxurious pass also includes helicopter transfers to glaciers and lava tunnels, complimentary access to all side party events, luxury accommodation for two, a private Icelandic dining experience and more amazing perks still to be announced.

Set against the backdrop of the stunning natural surrounds of Iceland’s breathtaking scenery, there are many reasons to tick Iceland off your bucket list this summer. Tourist attractions abound including volcanic beaches, epic midnight sunsets where daylight reins 24/7, Game of Thrones filming locations,  jaw-dropping waterfalls and the infamous Blue Lagoon. With once-in-a-lifetime add-on side events taking place inside unique and otherworldly places like glaciers and lava tunnels soundtracked by exceptional music talent, Secret Solstice caters to destination festival goers with a passion for the natural beauty of the great outdoors.

This is the second of three waves of artists to be announced for Secret Solstice Festival 2018.

Early-Bird tickets for Secret Solstice Festival 2018 start at $187 USD. Camping, VIP Early-bird tickets, limited availability Oðinn ($1,880 USD) and Package of the Gods  ($14,923 USD) are also on sale through the Secret Solstice website.

Tickets to Into The Glacier on June 23, 2018 are on sale now for $318 USD via http://secretsolstice.is/side-events/
Tickets to The Lava Tunnel on June 23 and June 24, 2018 are on sale now for $236 USD via http://secretsolstice.is/side-events/

Full tour packages including flights, tickets, and accommodation with Iceland’s top services including hotels, rentals, and airport transfers are available for the 2018 edition. More details available through the Secret Solstice website.


Secret Solstice’s 2018 Lineup

(* indicates Phase 2 Artists)


*Slayer [US]

Stormzy [UK]

*Gucci Mane [US]

Steve Aoki [US]

Bonnie Tyler [UK]

Death From Above [US]

Jet Black Joe [IS]

6lack [US]

Goldlink [US]

J Hus [UK]

Charlotte de Witte [BE]

Skream [UK]

A-Trak [US]

Masego [US]


Högni [IS]

Gentleman’s Dub Club [UK]


Agent Fresco [IS]

*Alvia [IS]

Artwork [UK]

Ása [IS]

Bensol [IS]

Between Mountains [IS]

*Birgir [IS]

Casio Fatso [IS]

*Cell 7 [IS]

Dillalude [IS]

Dream Wife [UK/IS]

Droog [US]

Earthgang [US]

Egyptian Lover [US]

*Elli Grill [IS]

Fox Train Safari [IS]


*Geisha Cartel [IS]


Grúska Babúska [IS]


Hildur [IS]

Holmar [IS]

J.I.D [US]


John Acquaviva [CA]

Johnny And The Rest [IS]

JóiPé og Króli [IS]

Klose One [UK]

KrBear [IS]

*Landaboi$ [IS]

Maher Daniel [CA]

Matt Tolfrey [UK]

Nitin [CA]

Petre Inspirescu [RO]

Pink Street Boys [IS]

*Ragga Hólm [IS]

Raresh [RO]

Rhadoo [RO]

Retro Mutants [IS]

Ryan Crosson [US]

Rythmatik [IS]

Shaun Reeves [US]

*Sprite Zero Klan [IS]

Sylvia [IS]

Úlfur Úlfur [IS]

Une Misère [IS]

*Vala CruNk [IS]

*Vio [IS]



We Made God [IS]

*Yung Nigo Drippin [IS]




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