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Welcome to Rob Hakimian’s website, collecting together the best of his writing from over the years.

Live Review: Pukkelpop Festival 2017

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The festival has obviously morphed and changed with times and styles over its three-decade run, and the 2017 edition’s lineup found itself largely on the forefront of current musical popularity. It currently hosts 7 stages, and while it may have originally been started as a rock festival, the popularity of more electronic and dance oriented acts has certainly been acknowledged by the festival organisers, with 3 stages dedicated to electronic acts (the Dance Hall, Boiler Room and Castello stages), while bigger electronic producers like Nicolas Jaar and Flume were pushed to the largest venues, the Marquee and the Main Stage. Of course, there were also plenty of guitars on show, from PJ Harvey on the Marquee to Preoccupation in the Lift Stage, and plenty of other bands giving the Club Stage a good rumble.

- I spent an amazing few days in Belgium attending their biggest and best festival Pukkelpop, seeing loads of acts. Read my full review on The 405 - which features a ton of amazing photos.

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