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Deftones’ Chino Moreno to perform inside a volcano this weekend

By | Published on Thursday 16 June 2016


Ahead of his band’s headline set at Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival this weekend, frontman Chino Moreno will be playing a solo show inside a volcano.

The performance, which will be open to just 20 ticketholders, is claimed to be the first time ever that an artist has performed inside a volcano. Sure, some artists have performed on top of volcanoes, but those people are wimps. Get inside, I say. Swim around in the lava. Although with Icelandic musician Snorri Helgason appearing as the support act, Moreno will actually be the second artist to do it, so it’s not even that impressive.

Just in case you’re concerned for their safety, organisers say that the Thrihnuagigur volcano, in which the show will take place, hasn’t erupted for 4000 years. Which surely means it’s really overdue an eruption and we should all be terribly worried.

Tickets for the show cost just £1380 on top of your standard festival ticket. Unless you’ve bought the festival’s $1 million pass, in which case you’re already in the door. Well done, rich people.