The lead singer of a London electro-pop trio has jumped to his death at Belgian festival, not long after playing on stage. On Friday Charles Haddon of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool apparently climbed a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at Pukkelpop and threw himself to the car park below. The 22-year old was pronounced dead later that day and it has been said police are treating the death as a suicide.
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool were due to appear at many more festivals this summer, including dates in Australia, and release their debut album in October followed by a headline UK tour.
Earlier, on the Thursday at Pukkelpop, Michael Been, the frontman of The Call (and father of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Been) suffered a fatal heart attack backstage whilst working as a soundman for his son’s band.