The world’s most remote nightclub is set to open in an Icelandic fishing village and will be aptly named Detour Discotheque.
The pop-up club in collaboration with Reyka vodka and with support from Visit Iceland will be set up in Þingeyri in Iceland’s Westfjords region from April 29th through May 1, 2022.
Þingeyri has a total population of 250 people and the pop-up club will have a capacity just shy of that accommodation of 160 attendees. Set to grab its design inspirations from New York City clubs in the 1970s and 80’s, the “party at the edge of the world” will feature DJs from Iceland, the United States, and UK, but the genre will commonly remain disco.
Set to play under a spinning mirror ball, the lineup includes Chicago-based DJ Rahaan, London’s Norsicaa, and Icelandic electronic artist Hermigervill.
Speaking about the space, organizer Jonny Ensall said, “Detour Discotheque is a door to another universe. Þingeyri is an unreal location, and one of the last places on the planet you’d expect to find a nightclub. However, with the support of the Westfjords community, we’re attempting to recreate the atmosphere of the first discos – legendary NYC parties like The Loft, where everyone was welcome, no one felt like an outsider and the dancing went on all night long.”
Recently named the number one region to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet, it’s an opportune time for the organizers to bring this project to The Westfjords.
Speaking about welcoming the pop-up to the area, Díana Jóhannsdóttir of Visit Westfjords said, “Bold creative projects are always welcome in The Westfjords. Þingeyri is a great place to find headspace and try out new ideas, as well as a beautiful location for travelers, with whale and seal watching, hiking and biking, and the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall nearby. We hope that partygoers use the opportunity to visit our communities and enjoy nature.”
Tickets to Detour Discotheque are available from 2700 ISK or USD $20 (Rs.1500) onwards and can be bought here.
H/T – DJ Mag
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