Festival Pukkelpop 2021, evento que se ia realizar de 19 a 22 de agosto em Kiewit, Hasselt, Bélgica, foi cancelado devido às novas exigências do governo belga. A organização do festival, que tinha anunciado mais de 160 nomes, onde se destacavam: Liam Gallagher, Editors, Marshmello, Balthazar, Future, Burna Boy, Anne-Marie, Netsky, Idles, dEus, 2manydjs, Andy C, entre outros, revelou que apenas de 8 em cada 10 festivaleitos estariam vacinados, e que as alterações impostas pelas autoridades à validade dos testes, obrigaria a triplicar o número de testes, o que impossibilita a realização do Festival.
NO PUKKELPOP 2021
If there’s one certainty with Covid-19 it’s the uncertainty and when you’re trying to organise a festival like Pukkelpop that‘s not exactly helpful. As an organiser you must eventually decide on a deadline to get the preparations for your event underway. Otherwise you have no crew, no infrastructure and no artists. This deadline also marked the start of ticket sales. When 75% of combi tickets sold out in a matter of hours it was clear that Pukkelpoppers were gearing up for a memorable edition.
These past weeks and months we’ve worked in close consultation with the government and our medical partners. Throughout we have given all concerns, wishes and guidelines our full attention. However, last Monday it became clear that the current framework has made it impossible for us to organise Pukkelpop. The additional demands in terms of testing would require us to almost triple the testing capacity at and in the run-up to the festival.
The government finds itself in an unenviable position and so do we.
Originally a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of arrival was enough but on Monday this was reduced to 48 hours. In addition, a negative antigen test was no longer sufficient for fans to be admitted to the festival. Since Thursday antigen testing is allowed again but the initial validity of 48 hours has been reduced to 24 hours.
Initially we planned for a capacity of up to 7,000 tests per day at the Pukkelpop site but the 24/48 hour limit for the validity of, respectively, a rapid antigen test (RAT) or a PCR test means that we would have to triple this capacity. To put things into perspective: this is 21 times the capacity of the Park Spoor Noord testing village in Antwerp at the height of its activities. The 24/48 hour limit effectively means tripling the number of tests but there is no way we could guarantee the government we can organise this under safe circumstances. This is simple math and a healthy dose of common sense.
Despite the best efforts of the Vaccination Task Force and the many vaccination centres in the province of Limburg and beyond, we are forced to conclude that the vaccination rate within our target demographic is not as we had hoped. Almost 8 in 10 of our young audience would have to submit to testing. For a multi-day mass event with such a young audience, many of which haven’t had the opportunity to get vaccinated, daily testing of so many youngsters is simply not feasible.
Pukkelpop mainly targets youngsters. They are the DNA of Pukkelpop, our core audience. Their happiness, but also their safety, is one of our number one concerns.
We deeply regret the fact that the authorities made this decision just one month before the start of the festival but the Covid measures were always going to be subject to the latest developments. As a result, Pukkelpop 2021 can no longer take place as planned.
After all, Pukkelpop has a huge responsibility to its audience and our youths in particular. From an organisational standpoint we were prepared to go to great lengths to ensure everyone’s safety. Throughout this process we have relied on the recommendations and advice of an extensive team of experts. These past few days we have examined every possible scenario together in detail but the conclusion was always the same: under these new rules we cannot possibly guarantee a safe and carefree Pukkelpop environment.
Following consultations with the Pukkelpop team the federal government has today decided not to allow the festival to proceed in its current form. As a result, Pukkelpop is postponed to 2022.
Our heart bleeds, especially for all those youngsters who were so looking forward to Pukkelpop this year. More than anything we were rooting for them but in the end a favourable outcome wasn’t in the cards.
Pukkelpoppers who have bought a ticket will be contacted via email before 8 August. They will be given a choice to have their ticket refunded or automatically rolled over to our 2022 edition.
In closing, the Pukkelpop organisers would like to thank all Pukkelpoppers from the bottom of their hearts for their tremendous support these past months. We also extend our gratitude to the various cabinets and governments and the municipality of Hasselt in particular. And of course there’s our amazing team that moved heaven and earth to make Pukkelpop 2021 an unforgettable event. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
Pukkelpop 2022 takes place from Thursday-Sunday 18-21 August 2022.
|Festival Pukkelpop 2021 (cancelado)|
ANDY C + Tonn Piper
Charlotte de Witte
Lianne La Havas
Noisia dj set
Bab L’ Bluz
Compact Disk Dummies
The Cool Greenhouse
Daniël Busser & Hometown
Eefje de Visser
Eva De Roo feat. Double D
Hakimm & J.Roots
De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig
Joe & The Shitboys
Kampire & Decay
Kelly Lee Owens
Kevin & The Animals
King Halloumi (Alia B2B Lefto)
Laston & Geo
Lil Kleine & The Entourage
MC Yallah & Debmaster
Nadiem Shah & MC Six
Omdat Het Kan feat. Average Rob
Sons Of Kemet
The Sore Losers
Strand Of Oaks
The Haunted Youth
Tiga & Hudson Mohawke
Willie Wartaal dj set
Working Men’s Club
|Vídeos dos concertos completos do Pukkelpop 2018|
|Imagine Dragons||Papa Roach||Charlotte de Witte||Nothing But Thieves|
|Lineup do Festival Pukkelpop 2019|
|15 de agost||16 de agosto||17 de agosto|
Frank Carter & Rattlesnakes
Sharon Van Etten
The Comet is Coming
Chase & Status
The Black Madonna
Camo & Krooked
Compact Disk Dummies
Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls
De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig
Ross From Friends
The Story So Far
Prophets of Rage
Twenty One Pilots
A Day To Remember
Anderson .Paak & Free Nationals
Bamba Pana & Makaveli
Bullet for my Valentine
Girl in Red
Jeff Mills &
|Lineup do Festival Pukkelpop 2018|
|16 de agosto||Arcade Fire, Aurora, Belly, Bonobo, Brockhampton, Charlotte de Witte, Death From Above, Denis Sulta, Dirty Projectors, DJ Guv, Dua Lipa, Flogging Molly, Friction, Grizzly Bear, Horse Meat Disco, Jacin Trill, Joyhauser, Kelly Lee Owens, Kiasmos live, Lauv, Leafs, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Solveig, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Rag’n’Bone Man, Rejjie Snow, Shellac, Tom Trago, Tourist LeMC, Trixie Whitley, The War On Drugs, Yonaka.|
|17 de agosto||A-Trak, Amber Run, Amenra, Benjamin Clementine, Børns, Call Super, David August, Deaf Havana, Dimension, Goose, Hazard B2B Hype feat. MC IC3, Incubus, Jax Jones live, JD McPherson, John Maus, Kodaline, Madensuyu, N.E.R.D, Nothing But Thieves, Or:la, Oscar And The Wolf, Rhye, Riton & Kah Lo, Slushii, Sofi Tukker, Sons Of Kemet, The Sore Losers, Sub Focus dj set, SYML, Todiefor, Travis Scott, Yellow Days, You Me At Six, Yungblud.|
|18 de agosto||$uicideboy$, A.M.C & Turno, Bazart, The Black Angels, The Blaze, Chase Atlantic, Cigarettes After Sex, Confidence Man, Gogo Penguin, Hockey Dad, Imagine Dragons, J. Bernardt, Jordan Rakei, Justice, Kendrick Lamar, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Kölsch, La Dispute, Louis The Child, Maribou State, Marlon Williams, Møme, Nina Kraviz, Protomartyr, Róisín Murphy, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ron Gallo, Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Tamino, Vitalic ODC live, Welshly Arms, The Wombats.|