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Eminem, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, Slayer + More Lead Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival 2013

Written by Kiel Egging on March 18, 2013

Another big European Festival has unveiled its first announcement for 2013 – and it’s a ripper too.

In fact, come mid-August, all roads may lead to Hasselt in Belgium for this year’s Pukkelpop Festival. Organisers have put together a super-diverse line-up that caters for everyone who loves their rap, hip-hop, indie stuff, old-school rock and dance.

Eminem, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and The xx have been given the honour of being nightly headliners this year – with a huge support card below them each night.

Of these, the opening night on Thursday looks the most appealing, with the recently-reformed Nine Inch Nails, Slayer, Fall Out Boy, Deftones and Baauer all warming the stage for Slim Shady.

Friday night is when Young and co. own the place, but The Prodigy, Fun., Boys Noize and Sbtrkt will also be there, as will Matt Corby, who is flying the Australian flag at the festival.

The final night – Saturday – is also set to be huge, with Franz Ferdinand, Opeth, Lamb Of God, Foals and Alabama Shakes all strutting their stuff.

And, this is just the first announcement – apparently there’s a lot more acts on the way, which isn’t surprising for Pukklepop considering it normally contains 200 acts across 8 stages throughout the three days.

Pukklepop 2013 takes place at Kempische Steenwag, Kieweit Hasselt in Belgium from 15th-17th August. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 27th, March at 2pm local time. For more information on the festival visit its official website.

Pukklepop 2013 – 1st Announcement:

Eminem
Nine Inch Nails
Fall Out Boy
Slayer
Deftones
Mac Miller
TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke X Lunice)
Baauer
Imagine Dragons
Solange
The Parov Stelar Band
Villagers
Quicksand
Fucked Up
Danny Brown
Wilkinson
The Menzingers
Hawk Eyes
Allah-las
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
The Prodigy
Boys Noize
Skunk Anansie
Fun.
Local Natives
Girls In Hawaii
Poli├ža
SBTRKT
Zeds Dead
Daughter
Mount Kimbie
Proxy
As I Lay Dying
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Tc
Maya Jane Coles
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Architects
Matt Corby
Chvrches
We Came As Romans
Duke Dumont
Toddla T Sound
xxyyxx
Chuck Ragan
Hazard
Skaters
Cloud Boat
Lord Huron
The XX
Franz Ferdinand
The Knife
Triggerfinger
Alabama Shakes
Bat For Lashes
Foals
Opeth
Midlake
Lamb Of God
Julio Bashmore
Friction
Kodaline
Foreign Beggars
Ben Pearce
Cult Of Luna
Redlight
Your Demise
While She Sleeps
Bosnian Rainbows
S O H N
Pokey Lafarge
The Family Rain

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