Iceland’s Secret Solstice Completes Line Up with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, GusGus, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Iceland’s Rising Stars
With less than three months until Iceland’s Secret Solstice celebrates its fifth anniversary, the midnight sun music festival has revealed its phase three lineup for June 21-24, 2018 in the capital city of Reykjavik. Leading the announcement additions, Secret Solstice calls upon funk legend George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic collective, seminal Icelandic music group GusGus (DJ set), Diynamic DJ/production duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Italian techno maestro Marco Faraone, Dirtybird’s J.Phlip and more. Bolstering its contingent of Icelandic artists, the festival welcomes Gísli Pálmi, Joey Christ, Sturla Atlas, Una Stef, Young Karin and more to the bill. Boasting otherworldly landscapes and previously announced acts Slayer, Stormzy, Gucci Mane, Bonnie Tyler, Clean Bandit, Steve Aoki, Charlotte de Witte, 6lack, GoldLink, Skream, Secret Solstice is the must-attend, bucket-list festival of the summer.
Approaching a 50 year music career, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic’s influential sounds helped lay the foundation for generations of artists in genres ranging from funk and psychedelic rock to hip hop and R&B. With a new album on the horizon, attendees can be assured that these legends will “Give Up The Funk”. Originally an avant-garde collective of mixed artists, founding member Biggi Veira of GusGus will perform a highly-anticipated homecoming DJ set featuring their magical soundscapes. Fans of Solomun’s Diynamic will be pleased to catch members of the label’s family Kollektiv Turmstrasse who are known for their cinematic take on 4/4 electronica. Adding to its already impressive list of dance music performers, fans can also catch sets from vocalist Ali Love, J.Phlip, MARBS (Desert Hearts), Marco Faraone and up and comers DJ Karítas, Indigo Theory, Mushy, Icelandic techno label Sweaty Records and frequent collaborators Mighty Bear and Skaði and more.
Representing the Icelandic music scene, festival-goers will have the opportunity to witness the country’s next big sound with performances from Icelandic Music Awards’ ‘Best Rap Album’ and ‘Best Rap Song’ winner Joey Christ as well as ‘Best Rap Album’ nominee Aron Can. Both featured in NYLON’s “5 Icelandic Music Acts You Need To Know,” R&B singer Young Karin and Una Stef, who is often regarded as the ‘Alicia Keys of Iceland’ will also take to the Secret Solstice stage this June. Also announced are Spotify hip hop chart-toppers Birnir (“Já Ég Veit”), Flóni (“Ungir Strakar”), Logi (“Dúfan mín”), Sturla Atlas (“Time”) along with rappers Gísli Pálmi, Kilo, Huginn, Fever Dream, Helgi B X Igna and female rap collective Reykjavíkurdætur. Additionally, indie rock outfit Valdimar, progressive band Captain Syrup, alternative five-piece Vicky and a special reunion appearance from post-rockers For A Minor Reflection will support the rock sounds of the bill.
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.
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