On June 18, Moreno will become the first artist ever to perform inside a volcano…. Yes… A FREAKING VOLCANO!
The acoustic show will take place 122m below the Earth, with just 20 members of the crowd in attendance. Guests will be lowered into the ‘gig’, with the performance to be held inside the volcano’s dormant magma chamber.
For those who are worried for the safety of Moreno and the attendees, festival organisers have assured us that there’s very little chance of a fiery end to the gig. “The last time Thrihnukagigur erupted was before humans even had a strong grasp of forging bronze, around 4,000 years ago according to geologists.”
Although there have been several live performances on top of volcanoes around the world – Hawaii and the Gran Canaria as examples – Secret Solstice’s event is a world first for being held inside a volcano, not on one.
Last year, Secret Solstice held the world’s first gig inside a glacier within Langjökull, which was one of the most popular side events to the festival. This year however, they wanted to do something that could match last year’s announcement. Tickets for the event go for a $2668AUD, which includes the performance inside Thrihnukagigur, helicopter transport from Reykjavík (weather permitting), and refreshments inside the magma chamber.