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Pukkelpop 2012 with Björk! The Stone Roses! The Black Keys! Bloc Party! Nero! … and many more.


After hearing the name of the first Pukkelpop 2012 band, Foo Fighters, you must have been eager to find out more. Today we present a large selection from this summer’s line-up.

Legendary headlines Björk and The Stone Roses will play their first Pukkelpop concert ever. Björk will lead us into her musical fairy-tale world on Thursday 16th August.  She’ll find herself in good company with the reborn band Bloc Party. A day later The Stone Roses, icons of the Britpop scene, will play on the Main Stage.

On Saturday the ‘lonely boys ‘ of The Black Keys will warm up the  Main Stage audience for Foo Fighters.

There’s very little doubt you will also enjoy the shows of Feist, The Afghan Whigs, Wilco, The Gaslight Anthem, Mark Lanegan Band, Miike Snow and Eagles of Death Metal.

Other Pukkelpop acts pur sang are Eagles of Death Metal, Two Door Cinema Club, The Horrors, OFWGKTA, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, The Tallest Man On Earth, Hudson Mohawke, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Ghostpoet, Fink, Dorian Concept, The Big Pink and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaries.

The dance enthusiasts will be well catered for once again. Digitalism live will try to blow up the speakers on Friday. Magnetic Man will reach for the top dubstep shelf and let you have a taste of his latest work. Modestep will be back after their great show in 2011 and Buraka Som Sistema will make your buttocks vibrate on Saturday. And oh! Modeselektor, Camo & Krooked live, Carl Craig presents 69 live, Benga live, Dirtyphonics, SebastiAn live, Ms. Dynamite and Loadstar live will be there too.

Behind the decks you will find Nero, one of the dubstep sensations of the moment. Laurent Garnier will play under the LBS flag for the last time in Belgium and Flux Pavilion will prove to be the loudest ‘dubstep ‘villain’ on duty. The super catchy Dada Life will invite you onto the Kiewit dance floor for the first time. Tiga, who has been absent for a few years, will show up again. And so will Crookers, Borgore, Mark Ronson, Doctor P, Len Faki, High Contrast feat. Jessy Allen & Dynamite MC, Brodinski, Joy Orbison, KOAN Sound, Gemini, SCNTST, Doorly, The Zombie Kids, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Pangaea.

If you prefer louder and rougher work, you’d better head for the Shelter, where you’ll find Enter Shikari, Good Riddance, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Trash Talk, Graveyard, Every Time I Die, letlive.,  The Jim Jones Revue, Devil Sold His Soul, Deaf Havana, Bleed From Within and others.

And let us not forget our final category: ‘new and extremely fascinating’. Find your favourite discovery on this list: Frank Ocean, Stay+, Friends, Blawan, Jessie Ware, Alt-J, Vondelpark, No Ceremony///, Troumaca, Dog Is Dead and Breton.

Pukkelpop takes place on 16, 17 and 18 August 2012 at the festival grounds of Kiewit in Hasselt.

More info about the ticket sale and prices in a few weeks.

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This text originates from the Pukkelpop website.