BREAKING: Sónar Reykjavík Music Festival Cancelled Because Of WOW Air Collapse - The Reykjavik Grapevine

BREAKING: Sónar Reykjavík Music Festival Cancelled Because Of WOW Air Collapse

Published April 2, 2019

Andie Fontaine
Photos by
Art Bicnick

Due to the sudden cessation of WOW Air’s services and the bankruptcy of the airline, the Sónar Music Festival has been cancelled this year. Our sources say that everyone who bought tickets to the festival will be fully refunded.

The cancellation is directly linked to WOW Air’s collapse, as the airline was not only bringing concert-goers but also many of the artists scheduled to perform.

A statement from the organisers is pending.

Sónar, while based in Barcelona, has had a presence in Reykjavík for several years now. Typically one of the brighter spots in the springtime in Reykjavík, while its cancellation this year is unfortunate, there is as yet no reason to believe the festival will not resume next year—which it hopefully will.

UPDATE, April 3, 13:01: The organisers of Sónar Reykjavík have posted a statement confirming the cancellation, and directing people to apply for ticket refunds.

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