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Pukkelpop cancels rest of 2011 fest, issues statement

“Sorry to all at Pukkelpop who endured the disastrous storm. Tune-Yards will be back and we’re sending strength out to those injured!” – merrill garbus


Translated to English by Google:

Pukkelpop is in deep mourning. We feel much sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. Words can not describe. We can therefore not easy to reconcile the festival continue to take place. Therefore, we decided to Pukkelpop 2011 for the rest of the weekend to stop.

What happened here is exceptional and has been very unpredictable. We are very touched by all the spontaneous help that our festival goers and we received.

We call on all Pukkelpop Press on to a serene way back home again. There are extra buses and trains loaded to everyone back home.

Many of you are undoubtedly a lot of practical questions, we urge you to focus on this .

We ask everyone to bring understanding to this very difficult decision.

Tons of bands were set to play the Belgium festival on Friday and Saturday (and Thursday). Those include Deftones, Suicidal Tendencies, The Antlers, SBTRKT, WU Lyf, Crystal Castles, Eminem, Bouncing Souls, Fucked Up, Off!, A-Trak, The Kills, Lykke Li, Sebadoh, Mount Kimbie, Matthew Dear, Wild Beasts, Yuck, Twin Shadow, Odd Future, The Horrors, Blonde Redhead, Warpaint, and many, many more.

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