Secret Solstice festival announces Its first acts for 2020 edition

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Secret Solstice, is pleased to announce the phase one lineup for its seventh edition this June 26 – 28, 2020 in Reykjavík, Iceland. Taking place once again during 72 hours of continuous sunlight from the Nordic islands fabled Midnight Sun.

Performing in Iceland for the first time, Secret Solstice festival is proud to present pioneering Grammy-nominated Latino-American hip-hop collective, Cypress Hill, rising star and American rapper/songwriter Lil Pump, British indie-rock band, Primal Scream and global r’n’b two timed RIAA diamond certified supergroup, TLC as the first festival headliners for Secret Solstice 2020.

Featuring 20+ acts across rock music, dance music, hip hop and house music including Meduza, Regard, Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine and many more. Boasting naturally breathtaking landscapes and scenery, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a uniquely memorable music festival while bathing in beauty of Iceland under the 72 hours of non-stop sunlight.

With an innovative sound that paved the way for a new style of hip-hop, Cypress Hill will bring their legendary mix of intense rhymes and their instantly recognisable Latin swagger to headline the Secret Solstice’s Valhalla main stage on Saturday, June 27. As the first Latino American hip-hop group to go platinum with hits including – “Insane in the Brain” and “Hits from The Bong” Cypress have embedded themselves in pop culture and hip hop history with over 20 millon albums sold, sold out global shows and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.

On Saturday, June 27 rap star, Lil Pump, will make his Icelandic debut on the main stage with his hypnotic flow and mischievous flair. Lil Pump, burst onto the rap scene in 2017 with his viral smash hit “ Gucci Gang” and chart success and platinum certification followed. With an enormous social media following and increasing popularity, his success continues to grow.

One of the best-selling American girl-groups of all time, TLC will start off the festivities on the headline stage on opening night of Secret Solstice, Friday, June 26 with an endless catalogue of timeless monikers including “Waterfalls”, “Creep” and No Scrubs”. TLC have cemented themselves as one of the greatest legacies in music history with sales of 70 million records worldwide and four GRAMMY Awards, their inimitable style has garnered fans around the world.

Headlining on the closing day of the festival, Secret Solstice welcomes the influential rock band Primal Scream to the Valhalla stage on Sunday, June 28. At the forefront of Britsh indie-pop scene, they changed the scene in the 80s and 90s and have embraced everything from psychedelic pop to degenerate rock’n’roll; euphoric rave to industrial gloom, constantly redefining their sound and breaking down musical boundaries.

Festival-goers can look forward to performances from one of the hottest dance acts around, Italian multi Diamond, Platinum and Gold certified dance trio Meduza, famed for “Piece Of Heart”, their debut release with over 600 millon streams worldwide, Kosovo-born deep house dj/producer Regard whose hit “Ride it” went viral on Tik Tok, Spotify and Apple music this year.

Critically acclaimed Australian dj, Hayden James will bring his soulful house jams to Iceland this summer and fellow Australian dj and international music phenomenon Hot Dub Time Machine, will also showcase his popular genre crossing, dance-through-the-decades, audio-visual performance.

With an indescribable sound and innovative use of vocals, Norwegian musical outfit, Sturle Dagsland will play Secret Solstice for the first time. Attendees can also look forward to some of Iceland’s biggest acts and up-and-coming talent including seasoned musician and singer/songwriter, Krummi who will bring his concoction of country, folk, rock n roll and blues with soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics to Secret Solstice for the first time, GKR will be back on the festival stage with his energetic and colourful style of rap.

Returning after stellar performances at last years event, Sprite Zero Klan the quirky rap duo with big ambitions in 2020 for their playful approach to music and catchy tunes, Jói Pé og Króli the popular young, multi-talented rap group, Berlin-based electronic artist Rokky, and rap artists Elli Grill and Séra Bjössi.

Debuting for the first time on the Secret Solstice stage, chart topping new rapper 24/7, half-Icelandic, half-Russian emerging rap act Danill, videographer turned recording artist Tómas Welding and local newcomer and self-produced songwriter Frid, who emerged onto the local scene in 2018 with hypnotising vocals, melancholic synths and an equally mesmerizing debut video. Rounding out the first offering of local talent is producer and dj Ingi Bauer.

Since launching in 2014, Secret Solstice is known for its unconventional distinguishing features, from their eclectic lineup set against endless sunlight and stunning natural backdrops to its bucket-list worthy, ultra-exclusive side events, and their commitment to reducing environmental impact by using green energy and sustainable power.

Entering into its seventh edition, the destination festival is a not-to-be-missed summer event for a diverse audience of festival-goers looking to take their music festival experience to the next level. From first timers and adventure and activity seekers to music lovers and culture and nature explorers, Secret Solstice continues to bring something new, international and exciting to the small northerly transatlantic island.


Super Early Bird weekend passes are available from $120 USD/ €109 while stocks last with VIP weekend passes on sale now from $320 USD/ €291 at www.secretsolstice.is. Secret Solstice will cater to young festival-goers again this year with Youth weekend passes on sale from $120 USD/€109 and free entry given to children 12 years old and younger.

For music-lovers looking for a high-end festival experience, Secret Solstice offers its luxury limited availability super VIP pass, Oðinn with special pass perks including complimentary drinks and refreshments on-site, exclusive Oðinn VIP bars, priority entry, a private Oðinn chill out lounge, premium viewing area and 20% off side events, plus more benefits to be announced.

Watch the official Secret Solstice 2019 Aftermovie below.

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