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Music festival proudly touts most expensive ticket ever

on June 04, 2015, 2:15pm

No it’s not an Onion headline. Secret Solstice, an annual music festival taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland, is proudly touting what it declares “the world’s most expensive festival ticket.”

Not sure why that’s necessarily something to brag about, but Secret Solstice sent out a press release today detailing its $200,000 “Ultimate Festival Passes.”

Secret Solstice says they were on a mission to create the most exclusive and unique festival ticket on the planet, over-and-above their “Óðinn” super-VIP offering which sells for 89,900 Icelandic krona (approx. $684). From start to finish, their new $200,000 ultimate festival pass has probably achieved this, with inclusions that read more like a millionaire’s wish list, rather than a ticket to an event.

Including first class return flights from anywhere on the planet for two people, a luxury five bedroom villa in Reykjavík for five nights, helicopter transfers almost everywhere including to a private experience at the famed Blue Lagoon, personal assistants, a private car service and driver on-call 24/7, private 100ft yacht party (including skeet shooting and golf), private chefs every night, lunch inside the magma chamber of a dormant volcano, aerial tours of Iceland, and more, this would have most globetrotting playboys salivating.

Considering all the above, it doesn’t seem like there would actually be much time left over to attend the actual festival. That’s OK, because the tickets also include a private performance from one of the festival’s headlining acts in addition to “the world-first music performance inside a glacier for only 70 guests.”

The “Ultimate Festival Passes” are now available — and limited to just one pair. To the person who does end up buying it, I am free the weekend of June 19th – 21st.

For everyone else, standard price general admission passes are also are available. The Secret Solstice lineup includes Wu-Tang Clan, FKA twigs, Kelis, MØ, Hercules and Love Affair, Charles Bradley, and more.

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