The xx have announced the first three dates in a series of events titled Night + Day, set to take place in a series of unusual locations in May and June 2013.
Venues include a waterfront park in Portugal, an abandoned Berlin theme park and a London palace. The xx will headline each night, but the events will begin in the afternoon and feature a full bill of acts. A statement from the band reads:
Night + Day is a series of events, curated by us, to start in the summer of 2013. We searched high and low for unique and beautiful locations to stage these shows and picked the artists that we most respect and admire to join us. The events will run from early afternoon, with some of our favourite music (and food) to take you from day into night.
In Lisbon, Portugal, the band will appear at Jardim da Torres de Belëm on May 5. Comprising 4.7 hectares of gardens, right on the edge of Lisbon’s waterfront Jardim da Torres de Belëm were built in 1940 as part of the Exhibition Of The Portuguese World.
In Berlin, the band will perform at Spreepark on May 18, 2013. Spreepark is an abandoned GDR-era theme park cluttered with rusty roller coasters, broken rides, crumbling dinosaurs and a 45m ferris wheel. It went into decline after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and finally closed to the public in 2002.
Finally, the band will appear at Osterley Park & House, one of the last surviving country estates in London, on June 23. The 10,000 capacity show will be The xx’s biggest headline date.
Fans can sign up for a ticket presale, due to take place on Thursday December 13 at 10am here
The xx will play:
[b]Jardim da Torres de Belëm, Lisbon (May 5)
Spreepark, Berlin (May 18)
Osterley Park & House (June 23)