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 this week 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.
And as other music festival lineups go, Pennsylvania’s Karoondinha Festival had quite a good one: ODESZA, Paramore and PVRIS, among others were slated to headline. But it was not to be: This week, festival organizers decided to pull the plug on Karoondinha in its inaugural year. The festival was to take place near Penn State University from July 21-23. According to Billboard, siblings Kaleena and Paul Rallis raised over $5 million from investors to fund the festivals, but ticket sales fell extremely short, leading the Rallis siblings to the decision to cancel. Since the decision, the Karoondinha website and social media accounts have gone dark.
On September 20, 1,000 musicians will perform from the intimate setting of people’s homes in over 60 cities around the world as part of the global event called Give A Home. In its inaugural year, musicians like the National, Oh Wonder, the Naked and Famous, Local Natives, and many, many more will play concerts out of the homes of music fans, made possible by Sofar Sounds.
Interpol aren’t only celebrating the 15th anniversary of their classic debut Turn on the Bright Lights. This year, their third album Our Love to Admire turns 10. The band have announced they’re reissuing the project. The new edition will be available as a two-vinyl set, a deluxe 2xLP edition with a bonus DVD, or a regular CD/DVD set. There will also be a limited edition color version that will be sold through The Sound of Vinyl, a fancy alternative to the standard black vinyl. The DVD features Interpol’s 2007 performance at London Astoria. The reissue drops August 18.
Haim have announced fall tour and festival dates, primarily on the West Coast and in their home state of California. They’ll also visit Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Salt Lake City. The trio’s sophomore album, Something to Tell You, is out July 7. Click the picture above for more tour dates.
On Saturday (June 24), the Stone Roses wrapped up their latest run of reunion tour dates in Glasgow, Scotland. Based on comments by frontman Ian Brown at that Glasgow gig, fans are speculating that the “Manchester” group have once again called it quits. Brown reportedly told the crowd “Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened.”