Good Charlotte on Pukkelpop tragedy: ‘It was horrible’ – video

Band speak out after witnessing festival disaster

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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.”

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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.”

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