Pukkelpop Festival – Belgium [8-18-11] #MARS
Since yesterday we read from mars members that they were at Belgium, ready to play at pukkelpop festival. Sadly we keep the twitter accounts of them and found out that an unexpected tragedy occurred there.
Tragedy has struck the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium today. 3 people have died and atleast 70 people have been reported injured after a stage collapsed during a heavy rainstorm. The festival has been shut down for the rest of the day, bands scheduled to play today included Skrillex, Good Charlotte, Rise Against, and Bring Me The Horizon among many others. There is no word on whether or not the festival will continue on as planned tomorrow. Our hearts go out to the victims as well as their friends and family.
Here you can read the story about the storm …
Festival Official webpage: pukkelpop
Jared Leto Blog posted the following :
PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL STATEMENT
Our deepest thoughts and sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost their lives today at the show in Belgium. We are absolutely devastated that this celebration ended in tragedy. To those that were injured we are sending thoughts and prayers. Obviously under these horrible and dangerous circumstances, and out of respect for those who have passed, Thirty Seconds to Mars will not be playing. We love you all and hope tomorrow brings a better day. -Jared Leto
and Shannon & Tomo twitter accounts …
“My heart goes out to the friends and families of the people that have died” – Shannon Leto
“MARS CREW IS SAFE AND SOUND, STAY TUNED… IF YOU ARE AT FESTIVAL PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND WATCH OUT FOR EACHOTHER.” – Tomo Milicevic
Our condolences to all families and friends of those lost in the horrible tragedy at #pukkelpop.
ending up with the tragic story…
Today Echelon made TT >>>>>Echelon4Pukkelpop<<<<<
honoring all the victims there..
more over here is a vid Jared giving some explanation of the tragic event..
some more pics backstage moments following …