The World’s Most Expensive Festival Ticket Costs $1 Million USD

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
April 06, 2016

The World’s Most Expensive Festival Ticket Costs $1 Million USD


Whenever festival season approaches, so does the age-old debate on festival ticket prices, monstrous add-on “service fees” and the overall financials needed to attend one’s favorite festival. Usually, however tickets remain in the hundreds and sometimes peak in the thousands for extreme experiences and VIP packages.

Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival has not only broken that mold, but has now done so by leaps and bounds with the release of the world’s most expensive festival ticket at a cool $1 million USD!

Aimed to provide a one-off ultimate festival experience, the Icelandic festival decided that the two $200,000 tickets it provided last year weren’t enough, increasing the price of its most expensive tier by five times for one attendee only. The $1m ticket gives, “a return flight in a private business jet from anywhere on the planet for you and five other guests, 24/7 access to two private luxury cars (including drivers and security) for a week in Iceland, two private concerts by prominent Icelandic musicians, helicopter transfers, complete access to the main Secret Solstice 2016 event, a private aerial tour of Iceland, access to the world’s first (and already sold out) concert inside the dormant magma chamber of a volcano, access to the world’s only party inside a glacier, private access to Iceland’s world-famous Blue Lagoon reserved for only your travel party, and so much more.


While the festival is already hosting some of the most sought-after artists in the international music circuit, the holder of the $1m ticket will witness two performances exclusively for him and his entourage. These two prominent Icelandic acts will play intimate shows at two very different locations: the first at the Reykjavík residence in which the guests will be staying, the other being a special show in the middle of an Icelandic lava field. Helicopter transfers will be provided for the latter.

It goes without saying that the festival does provide more reasonably-priced tickets for those with more modest and, we can add, normal budgets, starting at 24,900 Icelandic krona (approx.£143/$202/€177) for a full festival pass, or 34,900 Icelandic krona (approx. £200/$283/€249) for a VIP pass to the entire event. As we covered previously, the festival goes where others do not by holding parties and stages inside ice caves, dormant volcanoes and more!


Secret Solstice Festival plans to announce more perks for the $1m ticket holder to be added to the following list of benefits they will already receive:

  • Private chartered business jet (Gulfstream G300 or similar) return to Iceland from any destination on Earth for 6 people
  • 24/7 access to two luxury cars, personal drivers, and private security for the entire week in Iceland
  • Luxury 6-room villa for 7 nights in the center of Reykjavík over the Secret Solstice 2016 festival week
  • Exclusive admittance to Secret Solstice 2016, including chaperoned access to off-limits areas of the festival site where possible
  • Access to the sold out Secret Solstice presents Inside The Volcano event, the world’s first concert inside a volcano over the Secret Solstice 2016 weekend, including helicopter transfers from Reykjavík
  • Private viewing areas for all major acts at Secret Solstice 2016, where possible
  • Access to the private VIP artists bar on the festival site, only accessible by main stage artists and super-VIP guests
  • The world famous Blue Lagoon reserved privately for an evening for the ticket purchasers and their invited guests, plus helicopter transfers for the ticketholders to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavík
  • Access to the sold out Secret Solstice presents Inside The Glacier event, the world’s only event inside Langjökull glacier, including. helicopter transfers from Reykjavík
  • Access to the Secret Lagoon party in a 120+ year-old geothermal lagoon (Iceland’s oldest), including helicopter transfers from Reykjavík
  • Access to Secret Solstice 2016’s Midnight Sun Boat Party
  • Private concert outside Reykjavík by prominent Icelandic act in a lava field, including helicopter transfers to the location
  • Private show at the guests’ holiday residence in Iceland by prominent Icelandic act
  • Private half-day Icelandic nature helicopter tour, to experience Iceland’s incredible natural sights from the air, with champagne lunch at a geothermal hotspot
  • Personal engraved and framed memorial ticket for each guest, made from Icelandic lava rock
  • 24/7 access to personal assistants during your stay in Iceland
  • Private Icelandic dining experience with a prominent Icelandic chef personal chef at your holiday residence on a chosen night during your stay
  • Private Icelandic food experiences on site at Secret Solstice 2016 on request
  • Introductions where possible to Secret Solstice 2016 artists
  • All food/drinks at Secret Solstice 2016, including hyper-premium drinks
  • Private whale & dolphin watching tour
  • Private airplane day tour over Iceland’s south coast, including Vatnajökull glacier and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Midnight sun glacier walk on top of a glacier in Iceland with the sun still up after midnight, including helicopter transfers from Reykjavík, and a private glacier snowmobile experience
  • Private tours of any additional Icelandic holiday/tourist experiences where possible, with time permitting
  • More to be announced soon!


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