Last of major august festivals revelead its first acts today. Tame Impala and Twenty One Pilots will play during 34th edition of belgian Pukkelpop festival which will take place between 15-18 august, 2019.
It will be very busy European summer for both bands; they were previously announced for dutch festival Lowlands which happens the same weekend. Twenty One Pilots will also perform at Reading / Leeds, Sziget, Lollapalooza Paris and many others. Tame Impala will also headline major festivals like Primavera Sound, Hurricane & Southside and danish NorthSide.
Both bands already played Pukkelpop, they have been on the same line-up in 2015; Tame Impala played first time in 2010 and Twenty One Pilots debuted three years later.
This year, Tame Impala will play on Saturday 17 August while Twenty One Pilots will perform a day later, on Sunday 18.
You can see the announcement below:
Vocalist and guitarist Kevin Parker and bassist Dominic Simper formed the band Tame Impala as 13-year-olds in Perth, Australia, in 1999. In 2007, Jay Watson joined them on drums and backing vocals. That was the time when their music moved out of the frames of Parker’s bedroom. After posting numerous tracks on MySpace, Modular Records showed some interest in the band and signed a contract in 2008. The same year, they released their self-titled debut EP. Since then, they released 3 studio albums and are, according to Parker, working on the fourth. They are the most popular psych pop group and have worked with some big names, such as Mark Ronson.
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots are an American musical duo formed in 2009. They released their self-titled debut album the same year. However, the duo achieved breakthrough success with their fourth album, Blurryface in 2015. The album featured the successful singles “Stressed Out” and “Ride”, which attributed to the mainstream success of the duo. For ”Stressed Out” the duo also won a Grammy Award in 2017. The band’s musical style is quite hard to characterize as both members of the band are self-taught musicians and were influenced by many musical genres. On October 2018, Twenty One Pilots released their fifth studio album Trench.
The 34rd edition of Pukkelpop will be held from 15 to 18 August this summer. Around 200 artists will perform at the ten stages of the Belgian festival. From metal to pop and dance, every genre will be represented. In the past, big names such as The Prodigy, Metallica, Eminem, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters have headlined the festival.
- Location: Kiewit, Belgium.
- Date: 15-18 August.
- Tickets: not yet known.
- For more information, see official website