The crowd at Secret Solstice last year.

Secret Solstice Festival kicks off this Thursday

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The Secret Solstice Festival starts tomorrow, Thursday and continues until the early hours of Sunday morning, for its fifth edition during 96 hours of continuous sunlight.

Faraoese singer Eivör will return to the Iceland Airwaves festival this year.

Iceland Airwaves announce this year's line-up

24 May Following on from announcing Fever Ray, Blood Orange and Alma, Iceland Airwaves have revealed the third round of acts for 2018. More than 50 acts from 15 countries join what’s already a massive line-up for the festival's 20th Anniversary edition.

Kælan Mikla:  Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, (bottom left)  Laufey Soffía Þórsdóttir (left) and Margrét Rósa Dóru og Harrysdóttir (right).

The Cure's Robert Smith invited Kælan mikla to perform at Meltdown Festival

11 Apr "We thought this was some sort of scam," says Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, one of the three members of Icelandic darkwave band Kælan mikla. They received an email with a personal letter from Robert Smith, singer, guitarist and songwriter of The Cure asking them whether they could perform at the upcoming Meltdown Festival in London in June.

Slayer.

Slayer and Gucci Mane confirmed for Secret Solstice festival

20 Feb The Secret Solstice festival, which takes place in June in Laugardalur, Reykjavik, have confirmed heavy metal legends Slayer and rapper Gucci Maine as additions to a line-up that includes Bonnie Tyler.

Sónar Reykjavik last year at Harpa.

More artists announced to the growing line-up of Sónar Reykjavik 2018

13 Dec Yesterday Sónar Reykjavik announced a host of new artists for its 2018 edition - taking place across four stages at the unique Harpa Concert Hall located by the scenic harbour area in the heart of the Icelandic capital.

Hatari are a band that describe themselves as a political movement.

A diverse music festival in Reykjavik this weekend- admission free

13 Jul 2017 KexPort - a two day music festival organised by downtown Kex Hostel takes place in their backyard on Friday and Saturday featuring some of Iceland's brightest talents. Artists include JFDR, Hatari, Daði Freyr and Elli Grill.

Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann of  The Orb.

Electronic music festival featuring The Orb kicks off in Reykjavik tonight

6 Jul 2017 The Extreme Chill Festival begins in Reykjavik today. The headlining act is one of the world's most influential electronic outfits, The Orb, performing at Húrra in Reykjavik on Saturday.

Jamie xx in Iceland.

Music: "Iceland formed such a big part of our record"

28 Jun 2017 Iceland Monitor's exclusive interview with Jamie xx of British band The xx. Their upcoming music festival at Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland, called Night x Day has just been cancelled due to environmental reasons.

There's no need to go hungry at Secret Solstice.

Take a look at some of the food stands at Secret Solstice

15 Jun 2017 Secret Solstice kicks off tonight at Laugardalur park in Reykjavik and continues until Sunday night. Here's a look at some of the mouth-watering food stands at the festival, so good that you'll never have to leave the premises!

The xx at Skógarfoss waterfall in Iceland.

Day passes for The xx's Night + Day Iceland music festival now for sale

12 Jun 2017 The much anticipated Night and Day festival organised by The xx at Skógarfoss waterfall in South Iceland in July is now offering the option of a day pass to the festival.

Skógafoss is one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls.

The xx organise music festival at Icelandic waterfall

11 May 2017 British band The xx announced a music festival they're hosting called Night + Day at Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland recently. It now appears that the district council refused permission for the festival to take place.

From Secret Solstice in 2016.

Chaka Khan joins Prodigy and Foo Fighters at Secret Solstice

1 Mar 2017 Secret Solstice have just announced the second phase of the line-up for this June's festival in Reykjavik. Among the highlights are Chaka Khan, Richard Ashcroft and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Jófríður Ákadóttir will perform at Iceland Airwaves with her solo project JFDR

Fleet Foxes, Billy Bragg, Mammút, JFDR + more acts announced for Iceland Airwaves 2017

23 Feb 2017 Iceland Airwaves have just announced that Fleet Foxes will be playing two shows during this year´s festival. The legendary Billy Bragg will also be performing, as well as a diverse list of local and international names including new Bella Union signees Mammút and JFDR (aka Jófríður from Samaris).

Sónar Reykjavik takes place inside the stunning Harpa concert hall in February.

Sónar Reykjavik announces new artists for 2017 line up

13 Jan 2017 Giggs, Blawan b2b Exos, Nadia Rose among new artists added to the Sónar Reykjavik 2017 line-up which already features Fatboy Slim, De La Soul, FM Belfast and Samaris to name a few.

Festival-goers will be able to see Foo Fighters at next summer's Secret Solstice.

Foo Fighters and Prodigy at Iceland Secret Solstice 2017

7 Dec 2016 Foo Fig­hters and The Prodigy are among the big names already announced for the 2017 Secret Solstice music festival to be held in Iceland next summer.

FM Belfast

Iceland Airwaves: Saturday night in photos

6 Nov 2016 Last night was another dazzling night of Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik with highlights such as Digable Planets, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät and FM Belfast. Tonight the festival comes to a close with a variety of artists headlined by UK star PJ Harvey.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 106.65 EUR EUR 124.20
GBP GBP 139.04 DKK DKK 16.67
NOK NOK 12.95 SEK SEK 11.97
CHF CHF 106.80 JPY JPY 0.95
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.