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Iceland's Secret Solstice Festival Offering Chance to Party in a Goddamn Volcano

Don't worry, it's not active!

by Gigen Mammoser
Mar 15 2016, 3:33pm

Thrihnukagigur volcano — photo courtesy of Secret Solstice Festival

Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland made headlines last year offering the first ever party inside a glacier. Now, it's returning in 2016 with another unbelievable, first-of-its-kind venue: a goddamn volcano.

The extremely limited capacity event (only twenty people will be able to attend) will take place inside of the Thrihnukagigur volcano on Saturday, June 18. Attendees will be transported from the capital of Reykjavik to the mouth of the volcano by helicopter before descending "a distance almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty"—which is a really weird way of saying about 125 metres—into the cavernous magma chamber.

Inside, attendees will be treated to an acoustic performance by a to-be-named act, though the organizers promise that it is a major, internationally-known performer.The organizers have helpfully assured the public that the venue is completely safe, pointing out the Thrihnukagigur last erupted some 4,000 years ago.

Secret Solstice Festival will be taking place simultaneously at the same time this year from June 16–19, with headliners including Radiohead, Jamie Jones, and Die Antwoord.

You can buy your ticket for the volcano party here, but be warned, they are going to run you approximately $2,000.

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