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15-18 August 2018

Early predictions based on this years program of non-massive headliners and a strong marquee line up. 

Chance the Rapper / Florence and the Machine / Disclosure

Paramore / QOTSA / Netsky

Ellie Goulding / The Script / Chainsmokers

With acts the size of Vampire Weekend,  Morrissey, The War on Drugs, New Order and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlining the Marquee, unless they go for another rock night, for which I can't think of anyone in particular - not my bag really.

And Dua Lipa on the main in the Halsey slot this year.

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The rumours here (just rumours) are that Florence & The Machine, Chainsmokers, 30 Seconds To Mars and Twenty One Pilots can be the big names for Pukkelpop 2018.

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The Killers are candidate nr 1 to me. 

They toured some of the June/July festivals last year, so it'd make sense if they do an August run passing Pkp, Lowlands, Sziget, Oya, etc. It will be 9 years since they last played a Belgian festival (aka "fresh" headliner) and the lead single of their new album is doing good on Belgian radio. To Pukkelpop standards they'd be a good headliner too.

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5 hours ago, SarahEmpre said:

The rumours here (just rumours) are that Florence & The Machine, Chainsmokers, 30 Seconds To Mars and Twenty One Pilots can be the big names for Pukkelpop 2018.

Oh yeah, forgot about Twenty One Pilots. They'll be main stage subs no doubt assuming they fill the main stage with mostly repeated shit again. 

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20 hours ago, DiscothequeDave said:

15-18 August 2018

Early predictions based on this years program of non-massive headliners and a strong marquee line up. 

Chance the Rapper / Florence and the Machine / Disclosure

Paramore / QOTSA / Netsky

Ellie Goulding / The Script / Chainsmokers

With acts the size of Vampire Weekend,  Morrissey, The War on Drugs, New Order and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlining the Marquee, unless they go for another rock night, for which I can't think of anyone in particular - not my bag really.

And Dua Lipa on the main in the Halsey slot this year.

It's not that I'm too particularly happy with the names you summed up here. Except for QOTSA I can't be bothered...

But I'm glad you've got the pkp-topic up and running again!  :-) 

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3 hours ago, DaveRSV4 said:

It's not that I'm too particularly happy with the names you summed up here.

For the main stagers, neither am I! 

Got to be realistic though.

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I'm definitely coming this year, already booked the flights and hotel. Not overly concerned about the lineup. Based on what you have predicted, I'd like to see Florence. Disclosure are always fun live. I'd happily watch Paramore, what we saw of Netsky a couple of years ago was ace. The Script I cannot abide, never heard a single thing by Chainsmokers and QOTSA are (IMHO) a bit hit and miss. Ellie, meh.

So pretty normal Pukkelpop selection based on my tastes. I hope we can see at least one band of the Elbow/Flaming Lips calibre high in the Marquee, disappointed to have missed them this year. 

Just had a quick look at album releases next year, assuming they will tour in support of the album I want to add Bjork, Spiritualized, Springsteeen and perhaps Belly to the wishlist. But we'll probably get The Offspring and The 1975

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