There is little more obvious than discovering new music at Pukkelpop. During this edition, too, the wide-eyed culture enthusiast can go to the vall-EY, the greenest part of the festival, at the very top of the terrain. This quiet, wooded area has room for 400 festivalgoers looking for the superlative of alternative music and art.

vall-EY (pronounced valley) hosts experimental music, theater, art and other performance art on the Pukkelpop meadow. This green experience site also provides a counterbalance to the large amount of stimuli that a festival field can sometimes trigger. Our cultural forest is the perfect place to take a breather. The line-up cannot be summed up in one word, although eclectic comes pretty close.

Friday 19 August 

On Friday you can listen to the ethereal avant-pop of Oï Les Ox, the electronic pop-not-pop pearls of Stacks, twisted beats, artisanal structures and alternative atmospheres of L. Jacobs, the swirling dino-postpunk of PEGA, the synths, rhythm boxes and other effects of Victor De Roo and finally, closing Aroh b2b Flapy - they have only one mission: everybody dance now!

Saturday 20 August
Saturday Justine Grillet presents an installation with ceramics, metal, moving elements and sounds, bass clarinet player Ben Bertrand composes a web of hypnotic sounds, cellist Niels Orens creates sensitive loops around carefully constructed beats, Lawrence Le Doux goes for sun-drenched house and techno, Vieze Meisje turns everything into a chaotic dance party with cheekily elegant poetry, acrobatic beats and loops, and visual sound artist Mika Oki closes the evening with electro-acoustic music.

Sunday 21 August 
Day three of the vall-EY starts with digitally manipulated compositions by KOO, a mix of jazz, funk, hip-hop by 2 Times Nothing, Dushime combines her dreamy, soothing voice with subtle beats and noise, Tim Vanhamel goes for funky sample-weaving and classy beats with his Comité Hypnotisé, also Hasselt's hip-hop producer and rapper Ashley Morgan and lastly, Madba - beats, breaks and long-lost Spanish lullabies.

vall-EY is located in the ridge of the festival grounds and is open from Friday, 19 August to Sunday, 21 August, from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Happ-EY collab 
vall-EY is a collaboration between Pukkelpop and EY, a world player in the field of audit, tax and consulting.

"EY is proud to once again embark on a partnership with Pukkelpop. Talent, personality, diversity and authenticity are central to the DNA of our organization. These are precisely the values that are also present at Pukkelpop. That's why we're happy to join forces again to put that talent in the spotlight and to inspire and entertain an engaged audience during the festival," says Patrick Rottiers, CEO EY Belgium.