Secret Solstice 2016: Deftones, Goldie, Skream, Úlfur Úlfur And More - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Secret Solstice 2016: Deftones, Goldie, Skream, Úlfur Úlfur And More

Published December 15, 2015

Gabríel Benjamin
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Khashayar Karimi/Wikipedia

An early Christmas present was delivered this morning for Icelandic metal fans—lauded alt-metal band Deftones is one of 37 acts confirmed for the 2016 Secret Solstice music festival. Deftones has been active since 1988, releasing seven albums and earning numerous awards.

British electronic artist Goldie is also appearing, and albumm.is reports that he’ll be performing his 1995 debut masterpiece ‘Timeless’ in its entirety at the festival.

Other notable foreign acts include Skream, Richy Ahmed, and Visionquest.

Festival representative Ósk Gunnarsdóttir tells Vísir that they’re aiming to make the festival even bigger than last year, by offering a diverse lineup with something for everyone.

The big Icelandic bands confirmed include Of Monsters And Men, Úlfur Úlfur, Herra Hnetusmjör, Högni Egilsson, and Lily the Kid.

Their 2015 iteration was much more focused on hip-hop, and their 2014 run on dance music.

Secret Solstice 2016 is held June 17-19, around the ‘midnight sun’ moment of the summer solstice.

The announced artists in full are:

  • DEFTONES
  • OF MONSTERS AND MEN
  • JAMIE JONES
  • SKREAM
  • KERRI CHANDLER
  • GOLDIE
  • LADY LESHURR
  • RICHY AHMED
  • VISIONQUEST
  • EDU IMBERNON
  • BERNHOFT
  • APOLLONIA
  • SANTÉ
  • DEETRON
  • DARIUS SYROSSIAN
  • DERRICK CARTER
  • HÖGNI EGILSSON
  • AGENT FRESCO
  • BENOIT & SERGIO
  • LIL LOUIS
  • ÚLFUR ÚLFUR
  • AMABADAMA
  • LEE CURTISS
  • RYAN CROSSON
  • SHAUN REEVES
  • KÚRA
  • YLJA
  • EMMSJÉ GAUTI
  • DROOG
  • SIDNEY CHARLES
  • MIDLAND
  • WAFF
  • MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM
  • CHEZ DAMIER
  • MARSHALL JEFFERSON
  • SOFFÍA BJÖRG
  • HERRA HNETUSMJÖR
  • WILL SAUL
  • YOUANDEWAN
  • AXEL FLÓVENT
  • SHADES OF REYKJAVÍK
  • GLOWIE
  • EXOS
  • BENSOL
  • VOYEUR
  • ARTWORK
  • YAMAHO
  • ÞRIÐJA HÆÐIN
  • LILY THE KID
  • VAGINABOYS
  • GKR
  • STEPHANE GHENACIA
  • LILY OF THE VALLEY
  • ALVIA ISLANDIA
  • DJ KÁRI
  • FRÍMANN
  • CASANOVA
  • FRENCH TOAST
  • MARC ROBERTS
  • CAPTAIN SYRUP
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