The Most Expensive Concert Ticket…EVER!

What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a concert ticket? And I’m not talking about some buyers’ regret incident involving a scalper or a secondary market reseller. No, I mean what’s the highest retail price you’ve ever paid to go to a show?

Maybe it was a primo front row ticket. Maybe you needed to get into a special VIP section. Or maybe you splurged on one of those special meet-and-greet packages that got you face time with the act and some special swag.  Those kinds of offers can reach into the thousands of dollars.

However, nothing can beat this ticket to Secret Solstice, an annual festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. They call these things “Ultimate Festival Passes.” And they’re selling them for $200,000.

You read that right: the world’s most expensive concert ticket costs TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Let me quote from the festival’s press release:

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.

Um, wow. But where is there time to actually go to the gig?

There is only one pair of of these tickets available, so you’d best move quickly. Oh, and Wu Tang is performing, if that matters.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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