Annual Electronic Music Festival Was Scheduled For April 25-27 During Iceland’s Northern Lights
Sónar Reykjavik, which was set for April 25-27, has announced the event will not be held this year.
This is a statement on its website:
“Given the recent challenges facing the tourism and travel industry in Iceland, Upplifun ehf, the promoter of Sónar Reykjavik regrets to announce the cancellation of Sónar Reykjavík 2019.
“Last Thursday, Icelandic airline WOW Air abruptly ceased operations. As a result, the travel plans of up to half of all the Sónar Reykjavík ticket-holders and numerous artists scheduled to perform have been severely affected or cancelled.
“This has been compounded by an extremely delicate local situation in Iceland, meaning that Sónar Reykjavik cannot guarantee the same calibre of experience we have provided over the last six years, both for artists and fans.
“In light of this, and given the short amount of time remaining until the festival, we are faced with no other choice but to announce its cancellation for this year.
“Info on refunds and more can be found here.
“We also encourage all those who have booked flights with WOW Air to be aware of their consumer rights. Please check WOW’s website for more information.
With sincere apologies to all those affected
The event is special for several reasons. For one, it was scheduled to take place during the Northern Lights in Iceland.
Not only that, but you would not have to have left the venue to see them, for Harpa Concert Hall’s unique glass structure provides the opportunity to watch the aurora from within the concert walls.
The music combined with Iceland’s picturesque backdrop would have provided a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Sónar Reykjavik.
This comes on the heels of the Rolling Stones canceling their performance at the 50th anniversary at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
It’s been a tough week for concert promoters and fans.