My take on the Secret solstice festival 2014

Secret solstice is an Icelandic festival that features over a hundred artists. It was held for the first time this summer. In the summer there is sunlight 24 hours of the day and that is the theme of the festival, the Icelandic summer solstice. The festival was on June 20th-22nd. It was held in Laugardalurinn, that is in Reykjavík. The weather was not the greatest, it was just typical Icelandic summer weather which made the festival even more fun. The line up was great and everybody could find something that they liked. 

My take on the Secret solstice festival 2014

My experience

My experience was great. I had so much fun with friends and good music. There were five stages and four of them started playing music at 12 o'clock and the fifth one played music until 5 in the morning. I really liked the place and the food trucks. 

My take on the Secret solstice festival 2014

I got my face painted at one place at the festival and I noticed that a lot of people got there face painted with this tree. To me this tree is the middle of the festival, maybe because it was in the center of it or maybe because it was just so pink I guess. 

 

My take on the Secret solstice festival 2014

My favourite stage was Askur, not really because of the music there, not that there wasn't good music in there or anything like that, it just was in a tent and it was a little bit warmer in there than outside. Even though I live here in Iceland and am Icelandic and all of that, I still think it can be really cold here. The light show at Askur was pretty sick and I had a blast in there. 

 

The style:   

I really liked the style at Secret solstice. It was a little bit cold outside but people tried to just keep warm and enjoy the music. Some could have maybe dressed a little bit warmer but I guess the alcohol kept them warm. 

My take on the Secret solstice festival 2014

 

 

My take on the Secret solstice festival 2014

My take on the Secret solstice festival 2014

I am so happy that I got to go this year. I had so much fun and got to meet a lot of new people. I really hope that the festival is here to stay and if it is, I will definitely be going next year. 

 

-Katrín Ásta

I took the photos myself 

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