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The world’s most remote club night is landing in Iceland next year

The ‘party at the edge of the world’ draws inspiration from the New York discos of the 1970s and 80s

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

Already bored of going out out again? Sticky floors, sweaty ceilings and overpriced cab home not quite cutting it? How about a ‘party at the edge of the world’ to spice things up? Detour Discotheque has got you covered.

In the fishing village of Þingeyri, in the Westfjords of Iceland, you’ll soon find a pop-up club night based on the discos of 1970s New York. The capacity will be limited to just 160, so it’s very intimate. A line-up of DJs from Iceland, the USA and UK will be providing the tunes, and the room will be decorated with a gigantic spinning mirror ball (of course). As if the event needed any other selling points, there will also free vodka cocktails – courtesy of sponsor REYKA – at the bar.

Dynjandi waterfall
Photograph: Detour Discotheque

The event will take place across two nights next year: Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30. On the Friday, you can catch Detour Discotheque residents spinning tracks from Chic to Grace Jones to Fela Kuti. The Saturday line-up features legendary Chicago DJ Rahaan, rising London star Norsicaa and Icelandic electronic wizard Hermigervill playing live.

To get there from Reykjavík, it’ll take about six hours by car, but it’s also just a 40-minute drive from Ísafjörður Airport. Tickets start at 2,700 ISK (£15), with profits split between the venue and carbon capture project The Iceland Wetland Fund. The night is conceived as the first of many similarly eclectic events to be held annually in remote locations around the world. This one is sure to be a night out like no other.

Looking for more stuff to do while you’re there? Try this new geothermal lagoon with a swim-up bar

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