Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tragedy at Pukkelpop

At the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium today, a stage collapsed due to severe weather, reportedly killing between four to six people and injuring 70. Indie rockers, The Smith Westerns were due to play as the stage collapsed, luckily they were not on it when it fell.

Foo Fighters, who were to headline, tweeted: "Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic events at Pukkelpop."

Travis Barker
who was supposed to play with Blink 182, tweeted: "Really sad bout Pukkelpop. Another stage collapses 2 dead & tons of people hurt. My heart goes out. Not supposed 2 happen at shows."

This is the third stage collapse to happen in this summer with Cheap Trick's stage at a festival in Canada and country music band Sugerlands stage collapsing just before they took to it at the Indiana State Fair.