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Sónar Music Festival Cancelled Due to WOW Bankruptcy

Sónar music festival, set to take place in Reykjavík in three weeks has been cancelled, RÚV reports. Festival organisers say the main reason is WOW air’s bankruptcy, as many attendees and performers had booked their flights with the now-defunct airline. It remains uncertain whether the festival will be held next year.

Sónar Reykjavík’s seventh annual edition was scheduled to take place in Harpa concert hall April 25-27. The lineup included artists Jon Hopkins, GDRN, and Fatima Al Qadiri. WOW’s fall was a huge blow to the festival’s finances, as both performers and guests were relying on the airline for getting to Iceland.

The Sónar festival was first held in Reykjavík in 2013. It was an offshoot of the Sónar Barcelona festival, which was first held in that city in 1994. Though the festival website and Facebook page have yet to post information about the cancellation, it has been announced directly to performers and reported on by media.

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