Sónar Reykjavík has been cancelled due to the Wow Air airlines shutting down.

Due to what is described by the festival as “an extremely delicate local situation in Iceland”, Sónar Reykjavík explains that the festival team “cannot guarantee the same calibre of experience we have provided over the last six years, both for artists and fans”, stating that they “are faced with no other choice but to announce its cancellation for this year.”

Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Yves Tumor, and much much more were all scheduled to play. All tickets will be refunded thankfully.


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.

With sincere apologies to all those affected
Team Upplifun