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Icelandic festival offers $1 million ticket

By | Published on Friday 8 April 2016

Secret Solstice

Just as Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigns over his involvement in the Panama Papers scandal, Reykjavík festival Secret Solstice has announced that it is offering the world’s most expensive festival ticket.

Whether or not your financial arrangements are dubious, it’ll cost you $1 million. And, let’s face it, if you can afford to spend that on going to a festival, they almost certainly are. Just in case you can afford it, the ticket price will get you:

• Entry to the festival (obviously)
• A return flight on a private jet for you and five guests.
• 24/7 access to two private cars, plus driver and security.
• Two private performances by “prominent Icelandic musicians”.
• A seat at the world’s first concert inside the dormant magma chamber of a volcano (otherwise sold out).
• Access to a party inside a glacier.
• Private access to the Blue Lagoon for you and your guests.

It’s a bit of a step up from the festival’s top ticket last year, which was charged at $200,000. You might be thinking that all this is just a publicity stunt to raise awareness for the festival. However, you could also see it as a warning to stay the fuck away from it too.