The xx’s Night + Day Festival cancelled.
The xx Night + Day Festival cancelled
The set performed by The xx was the Glastonbury success story, however their own festival in Iceland “Night + Day” has had to be cancelled a fortnight before it was due to begin.
Among those artists due to be playing between 14th-16th July were Warpaint, Kamazi, Washington, JFDR, Earl Sweatshirt, and Sampha at the picturesque Skógafoss waterfall.
It would appear that the problem lay with the choice of venue by the band, with the Environment Agency in Iceland putting new restrictions in place.
There was a full statement posted to the Reykjavík Grapevine, which you can read 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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The “Night + Day” festival has already been successfully brought to venues across the world, including Berlin, Lisbon, and London. In London the festival ran for eight days with The xx selling out a record-breaking week at the O2 Brixon Academy.
Have a reminder of the stunning performance from The xx at Glastonbury this year, with “Angels” played live there, you can check out the whole set at the BBC’s Glastonbury Website.