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the xx: Night + Day, Berlin

Kate Mossman, The Guardian, 22 May 2013

SPLIT OPEN the head of Jamie xx and you might expect to find an image of post-industrial sadness – an empty ferris wheel turning in the rain, perhaps, in the shadow of a smoke-belching chimney. This is what greets you on the approach to the abandoned GDR theme park the xx have chosen for their second Night + Day, a series of atmospheric one-day festivals in "locations of great beauty" featuring music, and food, chosen by the band.

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