Pukkelpop

  1. Frank Ocean Pulls Out of Coldplay Stadium Tour, European Festival Dates

    August 13, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Frank Ocean put an end to his European tour on Saturday, abruptly pulling out of various summer festivals, including Way Out West in Sweden, and a Coldplay stadium tour that would have taken the Channel Orange singer to ten major cities starting l ...

  2. Platform Collapses at Avicii Concert in Sweden, Injuring 20

    March 02, 2012 9:27 PM EST Police in Sweden say a set of bleachers collapsed during an Avicii concert in Stockholm, injuring about 20 teenagers, one of them seriously. The accident happened during a performance Friday by the Swedish DJ at the Globe Arena. Police say about 3 ...

  3. Pukkelpop Music Festival to Return Despite Stage Collapse

    October 18, 2011 1:06 PM EDT Pukkelpop, the Belgian music festival hit by tragedy this year when a sudden storm killed five people, will return in 2012. On the festival website organizers confirmed the 27th edition of the pop fest will be held August 16-18. This year, the thr ...

  4. Pukkelpop Music Festival Fatalities Lowered To Four From Five Then Raised Again (Updated)

    August 24, 2011 8:17 AM EDT The Mayor and public prosecutor for the Belgian town of Hasselt yesterday announced that four people instead of five died as a result of severe storm that hit the Pukkelpop music festival on Aug. 18. ( Billboard.Biz ). Today (Aug. 24), however, it ...

  5. Pukkelpop Death Toll Rises to Five, Organizers Cancel Festival

    August 19, 2011 3:30 PM EDT BRUSSELS - The death toll rose to five and 75 injuries as a result of a fierce storm that hit the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium yesterday causing three stage tents to collapse. At 5.00 a.m. this morning, the organizers decided to cancel the ...

  6. Stage Collapses at Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, At Least Three Dead, Scores Injured (Update)

    August 18, 2011 1:00 PM EDT At least three people died and more than 70 others were injured today when a stage collapsed as a result of storms at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, according to the Associated Press . The head of emergency planning in the Belgian town of Hass ...

  7. Pukkelpop Fest Responds To Singer's Death

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Charles Haddon, the singer with a U.K. electropop act who is believed to have committed suicide at Belgium's Pukkelop Festival, was reportedly upset about an injury sustained by a fan during his performance. There are reports that the 22-year ...

  8. Ou Est Frontman Leaps To Death At Belgian Fest

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The lead singer of British pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool jumped to his death after playing at a music festival in Belgium, British authorities have confirmed. Charles Haddon, 22, leapt from a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at the ...

  9. Update: Electronic Music Festival Hard L.A. Canceled

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hard L.A., the electronic music festival scheduled for July 17 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, has been canceled, a representative for the event has confirmed. Published reports suggest the event was called off due to security concerns. &q ...

  10. Placebo To Give Away MP3 Bundle

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based alt-rock band Placebo is giving away a free tour bundle download to accompany the band's current European winter tour. The bundle is available to download immediately and features a live version of "Breathe Underwater" -- ...

  11. Thriving Fest Biz Strengthens Touring Draw

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's summer festival circuit had a bumpy ride this year (Billboard, July 19), but just across the English Channel, it was smooth sailing in one of Europe's unlikely live music hotbeds-Belgium. The small country has a population of j ...

  12. Belgian Festivals Win 'Green' Awards

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Rimpelrock and the Pukkelpop festivals have been honored with the Green 'n Clean Award in recognition of their environmental efforts. Yourope, the pan-European festival organization, bestowed the accolades after assigning the f ...

  13. Belgian 0110 Concerts Look To 2006

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Free gigs gather 100,000 on Oct. 1. Belgium's groundbreaking "0110" concerts for "solidarity" last Sunday (Oct. 6) exceeded expectations and will more than likely return next year, organizers tell Billboard.biz. "The ...

  14. Belgian 0110 Concerts Look To 2006

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Free gigs gather 100,000 on Oct. 1. Belgium's groundbreaking "0110" concerts for "solidarity" last Sunday (Oct. 6) exceeded expectations and will more than likely return next year, organizers tell Billboard.biz. "The ...