Alt-J announced for Pukkelpop 2015

More acts announced for Pukkelpop's 30th birthday edition

Alt-J announced for Pukkelpop 2015

Photographer: Sara BowreyVirtual Festivals on 28 May 2015

Radio Soulwax, the mixtape project from Belgium’s 2manydjs, will take over the entire Dance Hall on Wednesday (Aug 19) of the Pukkelpop. The full details of that opening night will remain a secret until the time. Only holders of a weekend 'combi' ticket can gain entry for the opening Wednesday night of the festival.

Elsewhere on the line-up, Alt-J have been newly announced for the Saturday evening. The Mercury Prize winners join All Time Low, Charli XCX, James Blake, The Maccabees, Netsky, The Offspring, Tame Impala, Tyler, The Creater, The War on Drugs, Underworld and many more on the Saturday bill.

Playing the Thursday night of the festival will be Linkin Park, Paolo Nutini, Seasick Steve, Rudimental, Limp Bizkit, Jurassic 5, Lianne La Havas, Interpol, George Ezra, Enter Shikari, Future Islands, Dropkick Murphys, and Sigma, amongst many others.

The Friday line-up includes Bastille, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, Franz Ferdinand & Sparks as FFS, Major Lazer, Mastodon, and Mark Ronson, who makes a DJ set appearance.

Pukkelpop will also open its arms to new ‘Selectors’ in 2015, curating each their own bill for one day of the three day festival. Mauro Pawlowski, the Belgian musician and dEUS member, has programmed the Friday (Aug 21) Selector line-up with Goat, Fat White Family, The Soft Moon, The Germans, Gazelle Twin and Acid Arab (DJ set) all set to play.

Stijn Meuris, a Belgian musician, writer and journalist, selects the Saturday line-up, which includes Meuris, Dez Mona, Raketkanon, Dead Souls and Toxic Shock.

Pukkelpop 2015 takes place in the village of Kiewit, Kempische Steenweg, Belgium from Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 August. First organised in 1985, Pukkelpop has built a reputation for programmes with some of the biggest international names in music, including everyone from The Ramones to Daft Punk, Nirvana to Metallica.

Pukkelpop tickets are on sale now, priced at 199 EUR (approximately £145) for a ‘combi’ weekend ticket, which includes camping and public travel to and from the site. Day tickets to Pukkelpop have now sold out.

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