Fund For Pukkelpop Victims

Belgium’s Pukkelpop festival has announced the creation of a private foundation to support those who were killed in an extreme-weather disaster that left five dead and scores injured.

The storm hit on the first day of the festival Aug. 18, forcing organisers to cancel the rest of the event. Heavy winds destroyed two stages and uprooted trees.

On a note on Pukkelpop’s website blog, the festival says starting Aug. 25, funds can be donated directly to the “Support Fund for the Victims of the Pukkelpop Storm.”

The note stresses that the full amount of every donation will go directly to the victims and their survivors.

“No part of that money will go to the Pukkelpop organisation,” the message reads. “At the express request of Pukkelpop, the Fund will be independent and autonomous.

“Everyone taking part in the establishment and operation of the Fund – now and in the future – is doing so from a sense of social engagement on an unpaid volunteer basis.”

More information is available at

Acts that were booked to play Pukkelpop included 30 Seconds To Mars, Foo Fighters, Eminem, Kasabian and many more.