$1 Million Festival Ticket Offers Champagne Helicopter Tour and Volcano Performance

Sure, flower crowns might gain an Instagram like or two, but not the same way Iceland's Blue Lagoon and black sand beaches do.

Helicopter ride
The six people who purchase the $1 million ticket have access to a private half-day Icelandic nature tour by helicopter, with a champagne lunch at a geothermal hotspot

In recent years, the price of concert tickets has skyrocketed and some exclusive ones have become almost impossible to procure. Now, an Icelandic festival will make every camping extravaganza, line-out-the-door concert look practically cheap. For a cool million bucks, festival-goers can attend Secret Solstice, with performances by Radiohead, Of Monsters and Men and the always freaky Die Antwoord. The third annual Reykjavík festival will run from June 16 through June 19, so ready your helicopter immediately.

 What do you get when you combine a music festival with the dormant magma chamber of a volcano that last erupted around the time Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza was built? A music festival in Iceland has the answer, and it’ll probably have you desperately wanting something you never knew you needed to be a part of. Secret Solstice festival received global attention last year when they announced the world’s first party inside a glacier, and it seems they’re not shy in trying to outdo themselves. After recently announcing the likes of Radiohead, Deftones, Of Monsters And Men, and Die Antwoord as part of their 2016 lineup, they’ve just released details of the world’s first public performance inside a volcano for 2016. Set for Saturday, June 18, 2016 during the the summer solstice weekend in Reykjavík when their main event is held, Secret Solstice presents Inside The Volcano is definitely something to base your summer festival plans around. And with only 20 tickets available to this world-first experience, it’s sure to come with some serious bragging rights to those lucky enough to snag a place as part of the small crowd. Guests will be transported from Iceland’s capital city Reykjavík to the entrance of the Thrihnukagigur volcano via helicopter (or a short hike in the case of low visibility for aircraft) before descending via an open elevator to a depth greater the height of the Statue Of Liberty – around 400ft – into the inactive magma chamber. Once below, the small group of attendees will be able to take in the incredible surroundings of the natural volcanic cave, before becoming a subterranean crowd to what will be the world’s first ever gig inside a volcano – something that will definitely create memories in those lucky to be there. And although the event has not yet named the artist who will be playing the stunningly unique gig, they have given a few hints. “We have someone special, though we want attendees to be surprised when we announce who it is at a later stage.” Said Secret Solstice’s director Fred Olafsson. “I will say that it will be an acoustic performance by a very famous name, and we promise guests will be impressed when we finally make the big reveal.” Secret Solstice presents Inside The Volcano doesn’t come without a rather hefty cost to match the incredibly unique experience. Those wanting to snap up one of the 20 tickets will have to come up with 250,000 Icelandic krona per ticket (approx. £1380/$1970/€1770), which includes the event, helicopter transport from Reykjavík, and refreshments. And of course, this price also includes a VIP ticket for the main Secret Solstice 2016 event between June 16-19, 2016. For those interested, tickets are available through Tix.is via the Secret Solstice website, or via Festicket, the only official foreign ticketing partner for the volcano event. The volcano experience is added to some already-announced special events during the Secret Solstice 2016 festival weekend. This includes a DJ party in Iceland’s oldest geothermal lagoon, a midnight sun boat party in the Atlantic Ocean, and the world’s only event inside a glacier. Tickets are available for additional experiences online, though most are already very close to selling out. This year, the main event in Reykjavík between June 16-19, 2016 features acts like Radiohead, Deftones, Of Monsters And Men, Jamie Jones, and many more, with tickets, accommodation, and travel packages available now from only 24,900 Icelandic krona (approx. £138/$191/€176). Thrihnukagigur, Iceland. insidethevolcano.com
Guests will descend via an open elevator to the inactive magma chamber to watch a show underground

Unlike other regular, everyday music festivals, this one takes place during the wildly popular summer solstice, so there’s non-stop daylight. If you become bored with Die Antwoord’s antics, you can always explore satellite parties.

Festival goers can venture inside of Iceland's volcanoes for concerts
Festival goers can venture inside of Iceland’s volcanoes for concerts

There will be three parties inside of the second largest glacier in Europe with DJ sets, thermal pool parties, midnight sun boat cruises and even a party inside of the dormant magma chamber of a volcano. If you can’t figure out what to get the fest-goer who has been to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball and back again, send them to Iceland for a weekend of frolicking in the waterfalls.

stock-iceland-reykjavik.jpg Reykjavik from the Hallgrimskirkja tower
Reykjavik from the Hallgrimskirkja tower

Regular festival tickets, without the camping component, start at $191. But the world’s first million dollar concert ticket includes a whole slew of ultra-VIP options. In 2015, Secret Solstice launched the world’s most expensive festival ticket, coming in at $200,000, but that wasn’t enough. Now, for $1 million, six people can experience private jet transport on a Gulfstream G300 from anywhere on Earth, two private concerts, nature tours, personal, engraved tickets made from lava rock, access to luxury cars with personal drivers and personal assistants, whale watching and a private dip in the Blue Lagoon.

Sure, flower crowns might gain an Instagram like or two, but not the same way Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and black sand beaches do; and those likes alone are worth the million dollar price tag. $1 Million Festival Ticket Offers Champagne Helicopter Tour and Volcano Performance