Pukkelpop attracts 150,000 music-lovers

18th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

The three-day festival of alternative music attracted a record of 150,000 music-lovers.

18 August 2008

KIEWIT - The 23rd Pukkelpop music festival in the village of Kiewit, near Hasselt (Limburg province) has been hailed a resounding success.

A record 150,000 music-lovers attended the three-day festival of alternative music which saw 200 bands performed on a total of eight separate stages.

According to the organisers, 45,000 people attended the festival on its opening day on Thursday, and 57,000 festival-goers watched performances by bands including Metallica on Friday. On Saturday, 48,000 people attended the festival.

The fine weather over the past few days no doubt served to boost the number of people attending the Pukkelpop festival.

In 2007, around 130,000 people attended the festival.

The last day of the festival saw performances by the Icelandic singer Sigur Rós. The festival was brought to a close by Soulwax.

The Dewaele brothers first performed a DJ set in the 'Boiler room' before starting their performing on the main stage at about midnight.

[flandersnews.be / Expatica]

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