26 August 2016


Last weekend we wrapped up yet another brilliant edition of Pukkelpop. With a fantastic closing act by Oscar And The Wolf and the ultimate Boilerbeats of 2016. Four great days were immortalized in thousands of pics, snaps, tweets, Facebook updates… plus countless gigabytes of video footage. Today we also present the official PKP16 aftermovie. Read more

22 August 2016

Lost & found

Did you lose or find an item during Pukkelpop? Please contact: gevondenvoorwerpen@politielrh.be Read more

21 August 2016


Until Sunday 4.00 PM, the Kempische Steenweg (the main road leading to Pukkelpop) remains closed for traffic between the junctions Vijversstraat/Tulpinstraat en Europalaan/Walenstraat. Therefore, public transport is the easiest way to get back home after the festival. Read more

20 August 2016

Zeds Dead plays after Pendulum

Due to flight problems, Zeds Dead won’t arrive in Kiewit on time. So the duo will move up a bit and get behind the decks after Pendulum. Our own Michael Midnight comes to the rescue and will take care of two sets. The first one at the time programmed for Zeds Dead, and the second one later in the Boiler Room. There he’s gonna play a mind-blowing closing set! Read more

20 August 2016

Amelie Lens replaces ill Eric Prydz

Eric Prydz is ill and has to miss out on Pukkelpop. Young Belgian techno talent Amelie Lens replaces him. She takes you on an intense, dark techno trip in the Boiler Room (7.45 - 9.00PM). Read more

19 August 2016

Lost but found: Mick Jenkins!

Lost but found! Mick Jenkins, who was supposed to play on Thursday has found his way to Pukkelpop after all. He gets the opening spot in the Lift, tomorrow from 12.40 PM till 1.20PM. Let’s give him a warm welcome! Read more

19 August 2016

No worries! Night buses will leave later!

Die Antwoord plays on our Main Stage from 1.30AM till 2.30AM. The night buses will therefor leave at 3.00AM. No worries, we'll get you all home safely! Read more

18 August 2016

One Love

On this day, exactly five years ago, Pukkelpop was hit by a heavy storm. At different spots, on and around the festival grounds, we want to pause and remember. For this, we chose butterflies as a symbol. You'll see them spread their wings in the line of trees at the Castello site and in the golden flag at the Pukkelpop Café. Near the Pukkelpop Monument, next to the church of Kiewit, there’s a beautiful floral artwork with colourful butterflies. Read more

18 August 2016


The Japanese House, Blaue Blume and Mura Masa cancel their shows. Don't worry, we already found fresh and alternative forces to replace them. Jamie Woon, De Staat, Amber Arcades and WWWater will take their places! Read more

16 August 2016

Lukas Graham moves to Main Stage

Halsey cancelled her Pukkelpop concert next Friday. Revelation Lukas Graham will take her place on the Main Stage of Pukkelpop on August 19th. The Pukkelpop organization advises all fans to come to Kiewit by public transport. Train or bus are the fastest ways to reach the festival entrance. At this moment you can still buy combi tickets and day tickets for all festival dates. Read more

15 August 2016

Halsey cancels

Very sad to hear that Halsey will not play at Pukkelpop. Full statement: "I regret to inform you that we will not be performing any European festivals in the coming weeks, including Pukkelpop & V Fest. Our crew recently suffered a tragedy and it's just simply not possible for us to make it work under the circumstances. Thank you for understanding and I'm looking forward to future international shows." Read more

12 August 2016

Order your free e-train ticket for Pukkelpop

As you know, the Kempische Steenweg, the road between Camping Chill and the festival grounds, will be closed to motorized traffic next week. In order to avoid the hassle and traffic jams, we advise you to come by train. Don’t forget, Pukkelpop and NMBS (the Belgian rail company) are offering you free train rides! Read more

11 August 2016


Do you need an energising morning ritual to get going after a full festival day or a heavy night in the Boiler Room? The 'Katerfit' dancers will give you the workout of a lifetime, with groovy fitness exercises and power dance moves to 80s & 90s classics! Good morning Kiewit! Read more

9 August 2016

Travis Scott will not be performing at Pukkelpop.

Unfortunately, due to unexpected circumstances Travis Scott is canceling several festivals, including Pukkelpop. Read more

7 August 2016

Extra Thursday tickets for Pukkelpop

Great news for fans who still want to grab a Thursday ticket! On Monday, August 8, from 10 AM, a limited number of day tickets for Thursday will be available. Moreover, we’ll also offer additional day tickets for Friday and Saturday. Be quick! Combi tickets have almost sold out. So if you want to celebrate 4 days of Pukkelpop, then you should act now! Read more

5 August 2016

New names in the Booth. Sharon Jones & TDK and Transviolet cancelled.

No doubt you're already familiar with the Boiler Room and the Castello. Now, to top off our opening party on Wednesday, August 17, we also launch the Booth: a brand new DJ stage where musically speaking anything goes. We are very disappointed to announce the cancellation of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Read more

5 August 2016


Last year we launched Baraque Futur: a site within the festival, wholly dedicated to the experiment and sustainability. Festival-goers could indulge in all kinds of eco-fun: an energy-generating dance floor (which you can check out again this year again), insect burgers, green beer, local organic catering, etc. Once again this is the place to be for brain food, served by, amongst others, a bunch of speakers. Read more

4 August 2016


You were unable to get your hands on a Thursday ticket? Well, then we may just make your day. Next Monday 8th August at 10 am a limited number of Thursday tickets will become available again. Remember: first come, first served! Meanwhile combi tickets are almost sold out. Rihanna, The Last Shadow Puppets, DJ Snake & Bloc Party are just a few of the artists billed on Thursday. Read more

2 August 2016

Camping without lugging + double-check your ticket!

The trek to a campsite can be long and strenuous: in addition to a giant backpack you’re also lugging around an unwieldy tent and an overloaded cooler, and you’ve no hands free to catch a Pikachu if you just happen to spot one. We feel for you, we really do. So how about this for a perfect solution: simply order your beer here! Four wonderfully cool 50cl beer cans, just chilling at the campsite counter waiting for you to collect them. Also, quickly check to make sure you’ve still got your ticket(s)! Read more

1 August 2016


From 6 am on Wednesday 17th August till 4 pm on Sunday 21st August, the Kempische Steenweg will be closed to all motorised traffic around the Pukkelpop site. Over the next few days, all Pukkelpoppers will be notified in person on the accessibility of the festival site and the campings. Read more