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A Festival Value Exchange Opportunity

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in festivals

Everfest Partner Program. A Value Exchange Opportunity

Everfest Premium is the first global membership community for people passionate about the festival lifestyle. With membership, avid festival goers receive meaningful experiences at marquee festivals and inclusion in a global community of like-minded others. Our long-term goal is for our members to act as an acculturation funnel for celebration principles. This elevates the festival vibe for members and non-members alike. Much like the Bonnaroovian Code or Burning Man’s 10 Principles, Premium members will inspire others with a purpose and be championing inclusive, responsible enjoyment. If you are interested in helping us realize this vision, please schedule a quick powwow with me that also works for you via Calendly.

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Cave Rave in a 5000+ Year Old Lava Tunnel at Secret Solstice

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in festivals

June 16-18, 2017
Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland’s Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel | Courtesy of Secret Solstice
Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has many reasons to be called the most unique festival on the planet, having garnered that title in one form or another by several news outlets around the world.
And it’s not hard to see why. With extreme side events including the world’s only party inside a glacier (the second biggest in Europe, no less), the chance to adventure around some of the country’s spectacular scenery just a stone’s throw from the festival site, and a 2017 lineup featuring the likes of Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Chaka Khan, Seth Troxler, Kerri Chandler, Richard Ashcroft and many more, guests are well catered to.
But for foreigners making the trek to Reykjavík for Secret Solstice, it’s definitely the fabled Midnight Sun” that has generated the most palpable sense of wonder. Due to Iceland’s close proximity to the Arctic, the sun never sets during the summer solstice weekend when the festival is held, meaning guests experience never-ending daylight for the entirety of the event.
Much of Secret Solstice’s acclaim has been as a result of their utilization of the natural Icelandic setting as is the case with their unique side events, though most would be surprised it goes far beyond simply using nature for event spaces.
The North Atlantic island nation exploits the very power of the planet itself, with the abundant volcanic activity being used to generate the renewable geothermal energy that powers almost the entire country. It’s this power that provides all on-site energy needs for Secret Solstice, which is one of the reasons the event was very easily able to achieve carbon neutral status, something it’s held for two consecutive years now.
Secret Solstice festival director Fred Olafsson further elaborated more on the event’s green initiatives, “we try to lessen the impact of Secret Solstice in all areas, whether it’s partnering up with other carbon neutral brands like Icelandic Glacial water, or working with Toyota Iceland who provide us with hybrid vehicles.” 
Since launching them in their first year in 2014, Secret Solstice has always been known for their special side events, including the already-announcedMidnight Sun Boat Party, as well as their ultra-special Secret Solstice presents Into The Glacier events. Presented by brands like Ministry of Sound, Red Bull and 66ºNorth, both are [on sale now ]. However, as has become tradition for the Icelandic music festival, they’re adding a brand new music-driven nature adventure to this year’s calendar.
Secret Solstice presents The Lava Tunnel will be two exclusive events held underground within natural lava tubes that form natural subterranean arteries. These amazing snaking chambers will become host to two acoustic performances by a prominent Icelandic artist, that’ll be witnessed on June 17th and 18th by a small handful of guests.
The location – Iceland’s Raufarholshellir lava tunnels – was formed over 5,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption, and has left a mark on the landscape that’s lasted throughout the centuries.  This one-of-a kind experience is sure to leave a mark on the exclusive audience of 50 people who are lucky enough to secure tickets for each show, which have [just gone on sale] to the general public.
Although seen by many as remote, Iceland is easier to get to now than ever before, especially for this year’s Secret Solstice. In partnership with airlineWOW air, Secret Solstice are offering all-in package deals

from North America and Europe including flights, accommodation, and a festival pass starting at only $618 USD from some cities. Even better, by using the codes “wowairhotel” and “wowaircamp” (depending on what accommodation you’re choosing to go with) at checkout, early buyers will receive 20% and 25% respectively, while these limited deals are available. WOW air travel packages currently depart from these North American cities – Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Baltimore.

Those planning on heading to Iceland for Secret Solstice’s fourth edition between June 16th-18th, 2017 can book now via [Eventbrite] or [Tix] starting at 24,900kr (approx. £183/€210/$224) for a full festival 3-day event pass or purchase the aforementioned package deals [via the festival’s website].
Whether it’s the lineup, setting in the world’s most northerly capital city, Iceland’s stunning nature, 72 hours of never-ending daylight, or spectacular event experiences you can’t find anywhere else, Iceland’s Secret Solstice is yet again sure to keep its title of the “most unique festival” on the planet in 2017.
Secret Solstice 2017 Lineup
Foo Fighters
The Prodigy
Rick Ross
Big Sean
Chaka Khan
Richard Ashcroft
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Young M.A
Seth Troxler
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Pharoahe Monch
Roots Manuva
Foreign Beggars
Kerri Chandler
Ata Kak
Gísli Pálmi
Úlfur Úlfur
Soul Clap
John Acquaviva
Wolf + Lamb
The Black Madonna
The Vintage Caravan
Emmsjé Gauti
Lane 8
Tania Vulcano
Left Brain
Princess Nokia
Tay Grin
Gibbs Collective
Maxxi Soundsystem
Ocean Wisdom
Ragga Gröndal
Jam Baxter
Nick Monaco
Soffía Björg
Klose One
Shades of Reykjavík
Aron Can
Jimmy Maheras
Glacier Mafia
DJ Sammy B-Side
Þórunn Antonía
Lord Pusswhip
Krysko & Greg Lord
Kinda Super Disco
Alexander Jarl
Valby Bræður
Teitur Magnússon
Védís Hervör
French Toast
Alvia Islandia
Kristmundur Axel
Since When
Fox Train Safari
Captain Syrup
Rob Shields
Holy Hrafn
M e g e n
DJ Baby Mama Drama
+ More to be announced!
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Road to Middlelands Announced – Houston, Lubbock, Austin, Dallas, & San Antonio

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in festivals

The Road To Middlelands

Gear up for the inaugural music and camping festival with an incredible lineup of acts performing across five major cities in Texas this April

 LOS ANGELES, CA – Insomniac and C3 Presents have revealed the stacked lineup for a series of highly anticipated shows scheduled in the weeks leading up to the first ever Middlelands music and camping festival, taking place May 5-7, 2017 at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds. In five major cities across Texas this April, talented artists such as Slander, Madeon, DJ Craze, Hucci, and LOUDPVCK will take their sets on The Road to Middlelands. Intimate venues in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, and Dallas will give fans a taste of what’s to come at the inaugural three-day festival in Todd Mission, TX. Tickets are on sale now for each 18+ event at:

San Antonio

Date: Wednesday, April 19

Artist: DJ Craze

Venue: Lush Rooftop

Address: 4553 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249


Date: Thursday, April 20

Artist: Slander

Venue: SPIRE

Address: 1720 Main St, Houston, TX 77002


Date: Thursday, April 20

Artist: Madeon (DJ Set)

Venue: Vulcan

Address: 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701


Date: Friday, April 21


Venue: Lizard Lounge

Address: 2424 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204



Date: Thursday, April 27

Artist: Hucci

Venue: Level Nightclub

Address: 1928 Buddy Holly Ave, Lubbock, TX 79404

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