PinkPop Festival

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Submitted by Jaguar on 2012, April 8 - 4:50pm

Wow, so I discovered PinkPop Festival today. I have never heard of this event before but apparently it is pretty huge. It is being held in the city of Landgraaf, 134 miles from Amsterdam, in May.

Apparently this is the festival's 43rd edition?! So it has been going on for years it appears!

Headlining the event are The Cure and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Other artists confirmed include: Kasabian, Soundgarden, Mumford & Sons, Linkin Park, The Hives,Seasick Steve, The Specials, James Morrison, Bombay Bicycle Club, Chase & Status, The Ting Tings, Mastodon, The Wombats and Keane. So quite a lot of British acts there...!

Have any of you heard of this event before? I'd love to go to a festival in the Netherlands! It is something a bit different to the usual Spanish / French / Portugal events Brits tend to choose. So hopefully it will be a bit more authentic and not full of UK tourists (ha ha, no offence, but if I am going to a festival abroad, I would want it to be filled with locals. I am concerned the likes of Primavera would be full of Brits - in which case I might as well have stuck to Glasto!).

Tickets are around 130 quid, so pretty good value!

2013, April 4 - 2:09pm

Yeah, PinkPop is around for ages and it is a great festival. Amazing atmosphere usually and quite an international audience. The following Acts are in this year: riday headliners The Killers and Saturday headliners Kings Of Leon, and Sunday headliner Green Day, plus Queens Of The Stone Age, The Script, Triggerfinger, Passenger, Ben Howard, Paramore, Handsome Poet, Jimmy Eat World, Netsky, KodaLine, Andy Burrows, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Opposites, Passenger, Phoenix, The Gaslight Anthem, Fun., Douwe Bob, C2C, Ellie Goulding, Miles Kane, Graveyard, The Vaccines, Kensington, Blaudzun, Alt-J, Die Antwoord, Lianne La Havas, Grouplove, Kensington, and festival openers local act Christopher Green.

2013, April 4 - 3:50pm

That looks like quite a good mix actually, have you been yourself before? or is it that you heard great things from friends who have been?

2013, April 11 - 6:08pm

Been there myself a couple of times. I enjoyed it a lot more than Oxegen over here in Ireland, the crowd was a mess. The great thing about Pinkpop is the atmosphere.

2013, June 21 - 10:33am

I have also been, but I wouldn't say it was better than Oxegen in Ireland. I love Oxegen. I find it all depends on a number of things, like who you go with and what the line up is. I did find the atmosphere was brilliant at Pinkpop though. I find the atmosphere is just amazing in Amsterdam itself.