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Pukkelpop 2013 lineup almost finished! Regina Spektor, Noah and the Whale, Rudimental DJ set, …


Bathed in this year’s first radiant sunshine, the Pukkelpop poster is slowly crystallising into its final form. As always, the most exciting new acts are combined with established artists in pop, rock and dance. The 28th edition promises to be three days of absolute delight.

We can feel the love. Can you feel it too? Thursday means dancing like mad to the pounding bass lines of a DJ set by Rudimental, not to mention the kick-ass beats of Just Blaze. Coming to us from New York, Parquet Courts is the latest new sensation and the Canadian collective Badbadnotgood shows why Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean are so ecstatic about their sultry mix of jazz and hiphop. And we’ll just state for the record now: Rainy Milo is going to be big. If you saw Amy Winehouse, Jessie Ware or Florence first at past editions of Pukkelpop, this young lady from London inspire may inspire very familiar feelings. For Pukkelpoppers who love crazy, wonderful punk rock, Zebrahead will also be returning to Kiewit!

For Friday 16 August, we are pleased to announce Noah and the Whale. The band often mentioned in the same sentence as Mumford & Sons will be presenting its latest album, ‘Heart of Nowhere’. The Pretty Reckless, the solid rock band headed by Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen, will also be performing.

On Saturday, the Pukkelpop fields will be graced by the romantic piano tunes of the famous Russian-American singer-songwriter with the ruby-red lips, Regina Spektor. We’ll also be bringing you tons of great guitars with summer-fresh indie pop from San Cisco, dark and exquisitely written Scottish rock from Frightened Rabbit, exciting pop rock by Clock Opera and the romantic souls of I Am Kloot, who are also best friends of Elbow’s. Besides Nine Inch Nails, we will also be presenting another nineties titan of the ‘industrial versus metal’ generation this year: Filter, the band you may still know from ‘Hey man, nice shot’ and ‘Take a picture’.

We’re sadly also announcing a few cancellations. Hardcore lineup Emmure and singer-songwriter Matt Corby are cancelling their summer performances to work on their respective new albums. The Child Of Lov has decided not to perform its new album live yet, and As I Lay Dying is cancelling all its European dates, including Pukkelpop.
We’ll be back with more new names in just a few days!

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This text originates from the Pukkelpop website.