The xx have had to cancel their Night + Day Festival in Iceland only a few weeks before the event was about to begin. The festival featured the likes of Warpaint, Earl Sweatshirt, Floating Points, Sampha and Kamasai Washington as well as the band themselves.
The news was broken on The Reykjavik Grapevine via the festival organisers where they state that the reason for cancellation was due to environmental protection factors.
The statement reads “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 are available for customers at point of purchase.
But in happier news the band have released a new video for the also recently released demo version of ‘Brave For You’. That’s something, at least?