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Rock legends The Cure are booked to headline the Lollapalooza music festival for the first time, organizers have said.

Mumford and Sons, The Killers and Nine Inch Nails, part of the Chicago festival’s first line-up in 1991, will also perform, founder Perry Farrell has said.

Phoenix, Thievery Corporation, Tegan and Sara, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey and Vampire Weekend are also confirmed.

More than 130 acts have been booked to play the Lollapalooza festival on August 2-4, 2013

More than 130 acts have been booked to play the Lollapalooza festival on August 2-4, 2013

More than 130 acts have been booked to play the Lollapalooza festival on August 2-4, 2013.

“It is so exciting to have The Cure at Lollapalooza for the first time because I love The Cure and we’ve never had them,” said Perry Farrell, lead singer for Jane’s Addiction.

“It’s always frustrated me and made me feel incomplete and now I can feel complete and die.”

Meanwhile, Mumford and Sons are returning as headliners just three years after their last performance at Lollapalooza in 2010, when they played during the day.

Mumford and Sons’ latest album, Babel, has sold more than one million copies.

The line-up reflects a mix of genres – indie bands, singer-songwriters, country, hip-hop, rock and electronic acts.

The musicians will be travelling to the festival from all over the world.

“We don’t look to stylize our line-up so much as we just stay away from pop garbage,” Perry Farrell said, adding that he considers himself a curator in his role arranging the festival line-up.

“Sometimes it’s not what I’m going to do. It’s what I’m not going to do that sets your trend.”

Lollapalooza music festival will take place at Chicago’s Grant Park for the ninth year, and three-day passes for the festival have already sold out.

Some one-day passes are still available.

Previous headliners included Lady Gaga, Green Day, Eminem and Coldplay.

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Pukkelpop 2011 stages collapsed in Belgium.


[googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]Belgian festival Pukkelpop 2011 deaths toll raised to five after a severe storm struck, knocking down screens and collapsing tents and stages, officials said on Friday.


Another eight festival attendees were seriously injured according to Hilde Claes, mayor of the eastern Belgian city of Hasselt, were festival have been held. The mayor also told Belgian television that some 65 people had more minor injuries.

Belgian Pukkelpop Festival 2011 death toll raised to five

Belgian Pukkelpop 2011 deaths toll raised to five.


[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]About 65,000 mainly young people were attending Pukkelpop 2011 when the storm struck early in the evening. Many were sheltering in large festival tents, which were whipped away by the wind.


“The storm struck in an incredibly sudden way,” said Hilde Claes, who was there.

“It was a real whirlwind. I have never seen anything like it in Hasselt before.”


The three-day Pukkelpop 2011 was set to have featured rapper Eminem, Foo Fighters, 30 seconds to Mars and The Offspring among others.


According to a post on Pukkelpop 2011 official website, the organizers decided early on Friday to cancel the rest of the festival.


“Pukkelpop is in deep mourning. We truly sympathise with the families and friends of the victims.

Words are not enough. We have struggled with the decision to continue the festival. Therefore we have decided to cancel Pukkelpop 2011.

What has happened is very exceptional and could not have been predicted. We are deeply moved by… “


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[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] Pukkelpop is an annual music festival which takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium in mid-to-late August. It is held within a large enclosure of fields and woodland – between a dual carriageway called Kempische Steenweg – in the village of Kiewit, approximately 7 km north of Hasselt. It is the second largest music festival in the country after Rock Werchter, with an attendance rate of 180,000 over the course of the event in 2009.

The programme is noted for its wide variety of alternative music, spanning styles such as rock, pop, electronic, dance, hip-hop, punk and heavy metal. The event’s organizers aim the festival to be a “progressive and contemporary” musical event. Notable acts that have performed at previous editions include Sonic Youth, The Mission, Ramones, Nirvana, The Sisters of Mercy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Green Day, Guns N’ Roses, Pixies, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden. The term “pukkel” is the Dutch word for “pimple”.

The Belgian tragedy comes just five days after another five people died when an outdoor concert stage collapsed in heavy winds at the Indiana State Fair in the United States.

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