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Kygo Invites Terminally Ill Dog — Also Named Kygo — to the Next Palm Tree Music Festival

Earlier this week a video featuring a terminally ill dog named Kygo went viral. The handsome pup is a seven-year old husky, malamute, poodle and collie mix who’s been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. While Kygo the dog is currently receiving radiation treatments, in the video, his owner advises that “he doesn’t have much longer.”

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The pup is of course named after the Norwegian electronic music producer, with the dog’s owner also declaring in the video, “I wish Kygo would run into him one day … The only thing I have left is for him to meet Kygo the DJ.”

“Does anyone know Kygo the DJ?” the video’s host, Elias Weiss Friedman, founder of the dog-focused social channel The Dogist, says to the camera.

Apparently someone did, as a day after the video was posted, the producer wrote, “See you at Palm Tree Fest Hamptons… Can’t wait to meet you” on the post. The comment has gotten nearly 24,000 likes as of press time.

Representatives for Kygo the DJ and Kygo the dog did not immediately respond to Billboard’s request for comment.

This meeting of the Kygos will happen at the Palm Tree Music Festival happening in The Hamptons on June 22. Kygo will headline the event alongside Swedish House Mafia, with Purple Disco Machine, Sofi Tukker and Xandra rounding out the bill.

The next iteration of Palm Tree Festival happens in Lake Tahoe in July, with Kygo’s manager, Myles Shear, telling Billboard in 2022 that the traveling festival is a core element of the Kygo brand intended not simply to gather Kygo fans in luxe travel destinations, but to “create an ecosystem” in which they can live the boats and beaches-centric Kygo lifestyle.

This time, at least, that audience will include both human and canine music lovers.

Watch the video about Kygo the dog below:

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