Good Charlotte on Pukkelpop tragedy: 'It was horrible' - video

Band speak out after witnessing festival disaster

Video: Good Charlotte Talk Pukkelpop And Planking

Good Charlotte have spoken out about the Pukkelpop festival tragedy.

The band, who were at the festival the day the tragedy took place (August 18), spoke to NME at the V Festival, click above to watch the video.

Benji Madden said: "It was terrible, nobody knew what was going on at the time. It got worse as the day progressed."

Joel Madden added: "The storm was crazy, but it was a five-minute blast. Even backstage it was chaos, and then waking up the next day to find that people died, no one wants that."

His brother continued: "People going to shows, it's the reason why we all have jobs you know? It's terrible, the last thing you want is people getting hurt at a show, all bands feel that. You don't want to think about a kid going to a show and not coming home. We definitely feel for all the kids who didn't make it home. It's really weird and sad."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Squarepusher announces special London show for March 2015
Lykke Li shares acoustic cover of Drake's 'Hold On, We're Going Home' - watch
She and Him release video for 'Stay Awhile' - watch
Jamie T postpones European tour dates due to medical advice
Father John Misty shares video trailer for new album - watch
Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift for saying she 'sold her soul to Google'
Kickstarter campaign launched to fund Manic Street Preachers' 'The Holy Bible'...
Kasabian say anti-London backdrop seen in Glasgow show was a production error
Diplo confirms he has worked on new track with Nicki Minaj, Madonna and Sophie
The Beatles, The Who, St Vincent announce new vinyl releases exclusive to UK indie stores
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech uploads Foo Fighters and Coldplay drum tutorials to YouTube – watch
Soundgarden share rare track 'Kristi' - listen
Lily Allen's record label ITNO shuts down
Andrew Weatherall remixes Noel Gallagher's new single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'...
Fleetwood Mac add fifth London gig to 2015 UK and Ireland tour
Patti Smith and David Lynch discuss Pussy Riot in BBC Newsnight interview - watch
Interpol emerge from snowstorm after being trapped for over 50 hours
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joins Real Estate onstage – watch
Kasabian thrill Glasgow fans as UK tour begins with SSE Hydro gig
American Football announce first-ever UK tour for 2015
Beyoncé's new song '7/11' previewed online – listen
Jack White apologises for The White Stripes' previously cancelled show during London O2...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM