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The xx have cancelled their Night + Day Festival

It was due to take place in Iceland in a few weeks.

After the success of their huge Night + Day programme at their Brixton residency earlier in the year, The xx were due to take the event to Iceland next month. It was due to feature Warpaint, Floating Points, Sampha, Earl Sweatshirt, Kamasi Washington and, of course, themselves.

But now The xx have cancelled the whole event just a few weeks before it was due to take place. A full statement on the cancellation was published on The Reykjavik Grapevine via the festival organisers, in which they state that environmental protection factors beyond their control are to blame for the event not going ahead.

In the statement, they said: “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”.

Anyone who bought tickets for the event are being offered a full refund from the ticket agency that they originally booked from.

In slightly happier news, The xx recently released a video for a demo version of ‘Brave For You’, which you can watch below.

The xx will play Open’er (28th June-1st July), Pukkelpop (16th-19th August), Lowlands (18th-20th August) and Bestival (7th-10th September), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.

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