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Ou Le Swimming Pool singer dead at 22

Hasselt, Belgium -- Charles Haddon, the lead singer for the British band Ou Le Pool, apparently committed suicide at a music festival in Belgium, police announced.

Haddon, 22, apparently jumped from a communications tower behind the main stage of the Pukkelpop in Hasselt festival Friday night.

The London-based trio had performed at the three-day event and was scheduled for an appearance in Austria Saturday before beginning a tour of Britain in the fall, The Daily Telegraph reported.

There were no details on what drove Haddon to jump; however the band and Belgian authorities said they considered his death to be a suicide.

Glastonbury music fest under way

Glastonbury, England -- Performances at the Glastonbury music festival began Thursday at Worthy Farm in Somerset. England.

The BBC said all 140,000 tickets have been sold for the 40th edition of the event, which is to run through Sunday.

This year's lineup is to feature performances by Gorillaz, Muse, Stevie Wonder, Mos Def, Mark E. Smith, Shaun Ryder, De La Soul, Pharcyde, The Syrian National Orchestra, Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals, Dizzee Rascal, The Scissor Sisters, Faithless and Hot Chip.

Also on the bill are Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Vampire Weekend, Pet Shop Boys, Paloma Faith, The Flaming Lips, Reef, Lightning Seeds, Norah Jones and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.

Festival aims for pirate record

Vallejo, Calif. -- Organizers of the NorCal Pirates Festival in California say they believe they have set a world record for most pirate-garbed people in one place.

Shannon Damnavits, a spokeswoman for the Vallejo festival, said an estimated 2,300 pirates were photographed according to Guinness World Records rules and organizers are confident they beat the record of 1,744 set in Brixham, England, The (Vallejo) Times-Herald reported Monday.

Damnavits said an official count is forthcoming and will be submitted to Guinness as a new record.

The pirates were among the more than 18,000 people who visited the first day of the festival Saturday, with other activities including pirate-themed food, sword fight demonstrations and sea shanty performances.

Serbia, S.Europe Exit rock festival ends

Belgrade -- About 150,000 fans listened to some 500 performers during four days of the 10th Exit music festival that ended early Monday in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Britain's Prodigy was the last to perform on the Exit's main stage in the 17th century Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the Danube River, 45 miles north of Belgrade, Vojvodina's RTV reported.

Among the performers were Madness, Kraftwerk, Lily Allen and DJ Moby.

The Exit music festival began in 2000, a symbol for young enthusiasts seeking an exit from the authoritarian regime of the late Serb President Slobodan Milosevic.

Ten years later, music experts say, the Novi Sad Exit festival is the biggest event of its kind in southeastern Europe.