Concert for 20 to take place 400 feet underground in volcano’s magma chamber


This has to win the award for the world’s most unusual concert. As part of Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno will play an acoustic show for 20 lucky ticket holders in the belly of a volcano. More specifically, the show will take place inside a magma chamber of Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur volcano.

Concert-goers will depart Reykjavík for the volcano via helicopter. Then, a lift will carry them 400 feet underground “through the open maw of the volcano.” For the record, that’s deeper than the Statue of Liberty is tall. Down there, amid the colorful rock walls, Moreno will bust out his guitar and play.

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The June 18 show’s sold out, unfortunately, with each ticket costing 250,000 Icelandic krona (approx. £1380/$1970/€1770). Tickets include the performance inside Thrihnukagigur, helicopter transport from Reykjavík (weather permitting), and refreshments inside the magma chamber.

For the skittish, organizers are quick to point out that the volcano hasn’t erupted since the days when the Great Pyramid of Giza was being built 4,000 years ago. More online at

Photo credit: Dirk Paessler

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