After announcing it only a month ago, The xx have now canceled their Iceland music festival, Night + Day, which was initially set to take place roughly two weeks from today in Reykjavik. Its schedule included performances from The xx, Jamie xx, Sampha, Earl Sweatshirt and more.
Unlike the mismanagement of the now infamous Fyre Festival, The xx were forced to cancel Night + Day due to environmental impact. Festival organizers posted this statement via The Reykjavik Grapevine:
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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