WF370 Secret Solstice – Midnight Sun Music Festival 15/06 – 25/06 ART/MANU/FEST 15 vol
Project location: Reykjavik is a city full of energy, just waiting for you to experience it. Powered by heat from the earth below, with ever-changing weather sweeping across the landscape, its natural features are matched by the energy of its residents. Think of the denominators of a great city – fun, culture, nature, clean air – Reykjavik has them in spades. All the advantages of a modern, forward-looking society are complemented by the beautiful natural setting. In a country of only just over 300,000 people, the Reykjavik Capital Area has a population of about 200,000. However, since it’s the only major city in the country, Reykjavik has a lot of the amenities that you would only expect to find in a much larger centre elsewhere in the world.
Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and is centred on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. In June, there is 24 hours daylight and you will see the city’s skyline silhouetted against the midnight sun. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjökull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal.
Secret Solstice is an Icelandic music festival that is being held for the fourth time on 16-18 June 2017. The festival has received very positive feedback in the last years from both the attendees and the media. It showcases established artists as well as exiting up-and-coming talent over the course of three days in the 24-hour midnight sun during the summer solstice. It is themed after the Norse religion and mythology. It is set to deliver a unique party atmosphere filled with great entertainment. This year we have headliners, such as Foo fighters, The Prodigy and Kerry Chindler. See more at http://secretsolstice.is/.
Work: Volunteers will NOT be working during the festival on 16-18 June, so they will have the perfect opportunity to enjoy all events with the VIP passes provided (valued at 330 euros). From 19-24 June, they will do 8-hour shifts, helping organisers take down stages and tidy the festival area.
Leisure: Volunteers will get free VIP tickets to the festival. WF Iceland will also organise reasonably-priced excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs.
Accommodation and food: Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in a house offering basic sleeping and cooking facilities. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag and towels, but beds and bed linens are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. The accommodation provided by Worldwide Friends Iceland for volunteers in Reykjavik is located within a 25-minute walking distance of many urban amenities, including: banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, public swimming pools, restaurants, cafes, libraries, theatres, shops, museums and bus stations.
Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home!
Terminal: Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik, Iceland. WF Iceland will offer a minibus trip from the meeting point of the camp to the accommodation for 60 euros, which includes the Golden Circle South Iceland excursion.
Additional information: There is an extra participation fee of 280 euros for this workcamp.