Band speak out after witnessing festival disaster

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.”