August 19th, 2011
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.