Festival Insights NEWS: An Interview with Secret Solstice


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Iceland’s Secret Solstice hosted its fifth anniversary edition from June 21 – 24 during 72 hours of constant daylight. Featuring performances by Slayer, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and Stormzy, the festival made a number of interesting additions to this year’s proceedings and maintained its staunch commitment to sustainability.

Insights spoke with Secret Solstice’s Director, Fred Olafsson, about what makes the festival unique, its latest environmental measures and more.

Festival Insights: What were the main areas of the festival that you focused on improving and expanding this year?

Fred Olafsson: This year we introduced RFID wristbands, making us the first festival in Iceland to go cashless. We also tapped into Iceland’s National Grid as one of the first festivals to run entirely on geothermal energy sources without relying on generators powered by fossil fuels. As…



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