The 3 Most Insane Locations to Play a Gig

1. Fjarllsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

If I told you that one of your favourite bands had just played a gig on top of an Iceberg you would probably laugh at me, but as crazy as it sounds, this chilly, traditionally unconventional gig setting, has started to become popular amongst musicians as a place to jam.

Amongst the list of artists to have completed this arctic feat of stamina are British Rock Band The Defiled, and more recently Icelandic rock band Kaleo.

Kaleo, who performed at the Fjarllsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland, have to be fair, gifted us with a visually stunning rendition of their song, Save Yourself, from their record A/B released earlier this year.

Check out the performance below:

2. Trolltuga, Norway

In 2015, Swedish Heavy Metal outfit Shining decided to take their stage to a whole new level, literally.

These absolute rock gods clambered all the way to the top of Trolltuga for a spot of band practice, and no I am not talking about the Caribbean island that forms part of Haiti. Trolltuga is a piece of rock jutting out horizontally from a mountain 700 meters above the north side of lake Ringedalsvatnet in Norway. Trust me you’ll have to see it to believe it.

After setting up their gear Shining treat us to a nail biting performance of their song (aptly chosen) Last Day.

Check out  the performance below:


Nows the time to look away if you suffer from vertigo.

3. The Island of Hawaii (on top of a freaking volcano!)

Lastly, but by all means not least, we have American alternative metal band Deftones.

Deftones have a reputation for travelling far and wide to push their musical performances to new limits and have been know to perform inside, and on top of, Volcanoes. Yes you heard me correctly… volacanoes!

Back in 2003 Deftones recorded an exclusive video album as part of MTV’s Music in High Places series, which documented them performing previously released songs, on top of a volcano on the island of Hawaii; the Hawaiian volcanoes are far from dormant.

It was released on DVD on July 17, 2003 by Image Entertainment.

Check out the Performance below:

When asked about the performance, lead vocalist Chino Morneo had this to say:

“Looking like mars, I didn’t think we were going to find lava three feet from my face. It’s insane your face could melt right off.“

Urhmmm ok, I think Ill stay indoors and have a nice hot cup of joe.

Peace out.

Team Festival Mapper