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NEWS: Pukkelpop 2011 cancelled after stage collapse tragedy!

Upon the tragic loss of several attendees from the stage collapse from severe storms at this year’s Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, the festival organisers have decided to cancel the remainder of the weekend. They’ve made the following statement on the festival’s official website:

Pukkelpop is in deep mourning. We truly sympathise with the families and friends of the victims.

Words are not enough. We have struggled with the decision to continue the festival. Therefore we have decided to cancel Pukkelpop 2011.

What has happened is very exceptional and could not have been predicted. We are deeply moved by all the spontaneous support the festival goers and the organisation have received.

We call on all Pukkelpoppers to return home calmly. Extra buses and trains have been organised to bring everybody home.

Undoubtedly many of you have many practical questions. That is why we ask you to direct them to

We ask everyone to understand that this decision was extremely difficult to make.”

We at DP! send out to our condolences to all those affected by this unpredictable tragedy that has occured, and hope all those injured make a quick recovery.

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NEWS: Pukkelpop stage collapse tragedy kills three!

A tragedy has befallen on this year’s Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, as extreme storms cause one of the stages to collapse, killing three people and leaving more than 70 injured after the accident. The Chateau stage was apparently destroyed when trees were blown over in strong winds and crashed into rigging. The Shelter stage was also damaged, but is not thought to have caused any injuries. Some giant TV screens also fell down.

Any updates will be posted as and when they are known. Our thoughts go out to those affected by these tragic events, and hope all those injured make a speedy recovery.

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