The long-awaited stage times for Pukkelpop were posted online earlier today. And well over a month before the start of the actual festival the Pukkelpop organisers are pleased to announce a new batch of names.
THURSDAY 16 AUGUST
Hip hop phenomenon Yung Nnelg, a Ghanaian rapper from Amsterdam Southeast (NL). He has built an impressive track record since self-releasing a modest mix tape in 2014. Yung Nnelg’s totally new and very personal sound sets him apart from his colleagues. His latest release is the EP ‘Fox P2’, a collaboration with producer FNMLAS.
2014 was also a key year for female rap sensation Young M.A (USA). Until recently she was mainly famous in Brooklyn thanks to a handful of singles but then came that cast-iron rap to Nicki Minaj’s Chiraq. Last year’s OOOUUU signalled her worldwide breakthrough.
Jack-of-all-trades Nastia (UKR) is a DJ, radio host, label owner and festival organiser. Two years ago renowned magazine Mixmag ranked her 8th in their list of best DJs in the world. Famous for her techno sets and exceptional skills.
This time last year his big dream was to play a set at Pukkelpop within the next two years’. Rapper Safi (BE) does it in record time: welcome to Pukkelpop 2018.
FRIDAY 17 AUGUST
Last year legendary post hardcore band Glassjaw (USA) released Material Control, their first full-fledged album in fifteen (!) years’ time. Now they’ve finally made it to Pukkelpop.
BeraadGeslagen (BE) offer a self-willed combination of jazz, avant-garde, electronica and pure pop. And everything in between. A project by Lander Gyselinck (STUFF) and Fulco Ottervanger (STADT/De Beren Gieren).
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST
British DJ/producer George FitzGerald (UK) has been a staple of the Berlin music scene for over a decade. This summer he’s bringing a live band and his new album All That Must Be to Kiewit. Amongst others, the new disc features a collab with Bonobo, another PKP18 artist.
Nosedrip a.k.a. Ziggy Devriendt (BE) is primarily known for his radio show on online radio station NTS and for his eclectic musical preferences.