Radiohead Being Moved Indoors For Outdoor Concert - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Radiohead Being Moved Indoors For Outdoor Concert

Published January 29, 2016

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Magnús Elvar Jónsson

Radiohead will be playing their Secret Solstice show in Laugardalshöll stadium, which holds fewer people than there are festival tickets available.

Only yesterday, it was announced that Radiohead would be headlining this year’s Secret Solstice festival, an outdoor concert festival to be held June 17-19. RÚV now reports that it is all but certain that Radiohead’s performance will take place inside Laugardalshöll.

The change of venue could mean that some people will miss out on seeing them: there are 13,000 Secret Solstice tickets up for sale, but Laugardalshöll has a maximum capacity of 11,000 people. About 4,000 tickets to the festival were already sold when the announcement of Radiohead’s arrival was made.

Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, the communications director for the festival, told reporters that she was not especially worried about the situation. There are plenty of other performances happening at the same time – 93 bands booked so far, with as many as 170 in all possibly booked – and not everyone buying tickets to the festival necessarily wants to see Radiohead, she said.

It is possible that other bands will play in Laugardalshöll as well, but this is not written in stone. There is still plenty of time until the festival, she said, and the top priority right now is to ensure the safety of Secret Solstice attendees.

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