Nowadays, most summer music festivalsare a dime a dozen. No matter the location, you can count on a few universal truths: Tickets will be too expensive, you’ll have to wait 45 minutes to piss and for some inexplicable reason, Foster the People will play one of the main stages, even though they haven’t been commercially relevant since 2011. (Are we really still THAT stoked to hear four minutes of “Pumped Up Kicks”?)
That’s what makes Iceland’s Night + Day Festival so intriguing. For starters, there’s nary a Foster the People to be found on the bill. But more importantly, instead of sweating your balls off in an open field and squinting to see, I dunno, Cold War Kids in the distance, you’ll listen to chill tunes while lounging beside the Skogafoss Waterfall, one of the country’s most iconic and beautiful natural wonders.