2013-08-15 12:48:22 - Live streaming from the 2013 Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. Full lineup, online streams, mobile app and festival schedule.
The Pukkelpop festival in Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium is one of the largest European summer festivals, and for 2013 boasts a stellar lineup including Eminem, Framz Ferdinand and the Nine Inch Nails.
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The Pukkelpop festival is an annual music festival which takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium in mid-to-late August. It is held within a large enclosure of fields and woodland, between a dual carriageway called Kempische Steenweg, in the village of Kiewit, approximately 7 km north of Hasselt. It is the second largest music festival in the country after Rock Werchter, with an attendance rate of 180,000 over the course of the event in 2009.
The programme is noted for its wide
variety of alternative music, spanning styles such as rock, pop, electronic, dance, hip-hop, punk and heavy metal. The event's organisers aim the festival to be a "progressive and contemporary" musical event. Notable acts that have performed at previous editions include Sonic Youth, The Mission, Ramones, Nirvana, The Sisters of Mercy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Metallica, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Pixies, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden. The term "pukkel" is the Dutch word for "pimple". The festival will return in , with Eminem, Foo Fighters and The Offspring among the headlining acts.
In 1991, the festival moved to its current home in Kiewit. In its first year, the event took place on the grounds of the children's petting farm (Dutch: Kinderboerderij) located in the village. Ramones headlined on a bill which included Nirvana, who performed at the festival a month prior to the release of the group's breakthrough album Nevermind. In 1992, the festival site was moved to the fields by the Kempische Steenweg motorway, where it has been held ever since.