Slayer, Gucci Mane, Clean Bandit & more added to Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival

Following on from their recent phase 1 announcement, Iceland’s Secret Solstice is pleased to announce its second wave of artists with iconic metal band SLAYER who are on their Final World Tour, rapper GUCCI MANE, and electro-pop group CLEAN BANDIT who are all playing in Iceland for the first time. Now in its fifth year, Secret Solstice will once again take place during 96 hours of continuous sunlight over the summer solstice June 21-24 showcasing the best in local and international rock, hip hop and electronic music in the world’s most unique festival setting.

Two-time GRAMMY winners SLAYER are long-reigning titans of punk-thrash who alongside bands like Metallica helped define the thrash-metal genre throughout their 34 year career. Touching down in Iceland as part of their Final World Tour fresh off their North American dates, this is a rare last opportunity to catch the legendary band. American rapper, label owner, and Billboard chart-topper GUCCI MANE who’s lucrative career is soon to be the subject of a Paramount biopic, is credited as pioneering the hip hop sub-genre known as trap music. The god of trap will no doubt bring his colorful beats to the Secret Solstice main stage. British genre crossover group CLEAN BANDIT best known for their hit single “Rather Be”, seamlessly blend classical music with pop bringing together strings, piano, percussion, vocals and electronic beats. Their refreshing take on modern pop music and reputation for incredible live shows will be sure to captivate Secret Solstice festival goers this June.

These three artists add to the diverse list of headline artists previously announced including Stormzy, Bonnie Tyler, Death From Above, Steve Aoki, Jet Black Joe, GRAMMY nominees 6lack and Goldink, J Hus, Charlotte de Witte, Skream, A-Trak, Masego, IAMDBB, Högni and Gentleman’s Dub Club.

Also announced are 13 local artists including a number of Icelandic hip hop and rap acts such as bubblegum trap queen Alvia, Cell7, Elli Grill, Geisha Cartel, Landaboi$, Ragga Hólm, Sprite Zero Klan, Vala CruNk, and Yung Nigo Drippin alongside pop talent Birgir and GDRN, rock group HAM, and semi-acoustic band Vio.

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