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Report: The xx’s Night + Day Festival Cancelled After Icelandic Location Is Declared an Endangered Area

The xx’s Night + Day music festival, which was to take place in southern Iceland on July 14-16, has been reportedly cancelled. The Reykjavík Grapevine has published a statement from the festival today clarifying that the site in Skógafoss where the concert was to take place has been listed as an endangered area by the country’s environmental agency. “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,” the statement reads. Ticket goers will get full refunds. Here’s the full statement:

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.

Please allow 5 working days for your refund.

For any further enquiries relating to flights, accommodation & transfers that have already been booked and will no longer be used, please contact [email protected] This email address will be monitored from 09:00 – 21:00 BST each day and we will deal with all enquiries as quickly as possible.

We do apologise and assure you that refunds will be processed as quickly as possible.

We’ll be refunding the full price of your ticket (face value and booking fee) to the account used at the time of purchase. You should receive the funds within 5 working days.

If you have any questions regarding the refund of your ticket, drop us an email here.

We’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

The xx’s website no longer includes information about the festival, and the separate site set up for Night + Day Iceland (thexxnightandday.com) now links back to the band’s main website. However, the band has not yet posted comment on their social media pages. We’ve reached out for comment and will update this post with more information.

Earl Sweatshirt, Sampha, Robyn & Mr. Tophat, Warpaint, Jagwar Ma, Floating Points, and more were scheduled to perform at the two-day event.

[The Reykjavík Grapevine]