The xx's upcoming Night + Day festival in Iceland has been cancelled just over a fortnight before it was due to begin.
Warpaint, Robyn, Kamasi Washington, Earl Sweatshirt, JFDR, and Sampha were among the artists scheduled to perform at the fest, which was due to take place 14-16 July at the picturesque Skógafoss waterfall.
It now transpires that the band's choice of venue/location is the issue, with Iceland's Environment Agency putting new restrictions in place.
Read the full statement, as posted on the Reykjavík Grapevine, 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 xx have already brought Night + Day to various locales across the globe, including London, Berlin, and Lisbon. In London the festival ran for eight days with The xx selling out a record-breaking week of shows at the O2 Brixon Academy.