Sadly, Pukkelpop 2011 will not be remembered for distinctively impressive costumes or performances. An aggressive freak storm hit the festival yesterday (Thursday 18.08.11). Despite only lasting around ten minutes, it lifted trees from the ground, collapsed the main stage and took the lives of five people. The festival was due to run until this Saturday but has been cancelled in respect for those who lost their lives.
Ronson, who recently lost his close friend Amy Winehouse, said "We're so genuinely sorry for the families and friends of the people that lost their lives and those that were injured, and we will be thinking of them for a long time."