The Belgian festival Pukkelpop does not have to fear cancellation for the time being, reports Flemish broadcaster VRT. In our southern neighbours, too, the number of corona infections is rising sharply. Friday it is decided whether relaxations, which will allow Pukkelpop to be held this year, can continue.
In Het Journaal, Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon was asked whether major events such as Pukkelpop can be held as the figures are rapidly increasing. The politician said that despite the rising figures, there are enough guarantees for the passage of the festival that will be held between 19 and 22 August. According to him, admission to the festival is well arranged. For example, visitors should be able to present a negative test or demonstrate compliance with vaccination requirements.
Jambon says he is concerned about the rapidly rising contagion rates, but he says that there is another week to go before the Consultation Committee of the various governments in Belgium has to decide. For the time being, the Flemish Prime Minister thinks Pukkelpop is safe enough.
Acts such as Liam Gallagher, Editors and Billy Nomates perform at the festival. Dutch acts that perform at the multi-day festival are Altın Gün, Heideroosjes, The Youth of Nowadays, Joost and Josylvio.