At least one person was killed and 40 more injured, according to the Associated Press.
Just before the concert began, Smith Westerns singer Cullen Omori tweeted about the coming rain:
The rain at Pukkelpop was accompanied by hail and strong winds that toppled stage equipment, towers, a tent and a tree.
The festival was halted, and as many as 60,000 attendees have left the mud-filled grounds.
Watch video of the driving rain:
Stages collapsed this year at Ottawa Bluesfest, a Flaming Lips show in Oklahoma and at the Indiana State Fair.
Watch video of the Pukkelpop stage collapse below:
After the collapse, the festival retweeted this festivalgoer, who wrote: “I have never seen this.”
Dit heb ik nog nooit meegemaakt...