The Iceland iteration of The xx’s Night + Day Festival, originally set for July 14-16, has been canceled. The Reykjavik Grapevine shared a statement in which festival organizers explain that the festival site, the gorgeous Skógarfoss, was recently declared an endangered area by the Environment Agency of Iceland. They were forced to cancel the event after being unable to find a replacement location in time. All ticket holders will receive a full refund.
In addition to The xx, the festival’s lineup had included Warpaint, Sampha, Earl Sweatshirt, Kamasi Washington, Robyn, Floating Points and Jagwar Ma. The xx just performed at Glastonbury 2017 and recently announced a fall tour with Perfume Genius. They have yet to publicly address Night + Day’s cancellation.
Find The xx’s full tour slate here and the text of the fest cancellation announcement below.
We regret to announce that Night + Day Iceland will not be going ahead.
The location for the festival at Skógafoss has recently been added to the Environment Agency of Iceland’s list of endangered areas and there is simply not enough time for the promoters to ensure that the event will have no impact at all on the site. The promoters have been working non-stop to secure another location but regrettably there is nowhere suitable that can host the festival with such short notice. Full refunds including all booking fees will be issued to all ticket holders directly from the ticket agency with whom you purchased asap.
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