It is usually held on the Pentecost weekend Pink steren in Dutch, hence the name. If Pentecost falls on an early date in May, the festival is held later in June. Starting inat Burgemeester Damen Sportpark in the town of GeleenPinkPop is the oldest and longest running annual dedicated pop and rock music festival in the world. Nowadays, Pinkpop is a three-day festival, from Saturday through Monday when on Pentecost weekend, or Friday through Sunday otherwise, with a Pop Song - Various - Benicàssim 96people per day capacity, and with I Fought The Law - The Clash - From Here To Eternity - Live on 4 separate stages.
From throughPinkpop sold out six years in a row. Some music acts have played at the festival. In the 25th editionit was decided to sell only 60, tickets, to prevent overcrowding due to the popularity of the festival. Init was made into a 2-day festival. Two years later, inthis was further expanded to three days.
This spin-off was held Pop Song - Various - Benicàssim 96 in following years, with exception ofin which the organisation was not able to sign enough interesting older bands.
InPinkpop was for the first time in its history not held on Pentecost weekend, which fell too early that year for the convenience of fans and performers alike. This was decided following the edition, in which the Pentecost weekend also fell early and therefore Pinkpop could not convince many great performers to come play at the festival.
Sales were disappointing inso by shifting the festival, the organisation hoped to solve these problems. Pinkpop turned out to have had the largest concert attendance to date. The dates for the, and edition have been shifted as well, for similar reasons. The name consists of two parts. But a later creative interpretation for the name combines the English word pink and the Dutch word popwhich means dollthus forming the origin for the logoa doll in a pink dress.
The precursor to Pinkpop was held on Pentecost Monday in It was completely free, and called Pinknick because people were supposed to bring their own food. Only a free pig roast and free apples were provided by the organizers. Almost 10, visitors were attracted, ranging from pop music lovers to grandparents and their grandchildren. And families with empty shopping bags, loading up on apples. Pinkpop was held on May 26, 27 Pop Song - Various - Benicàssim 96 28 It was the 20th time the event was held at the Megaland Park.
On February 28, most of the line-up was revealed. Pearl Jam was announced to make their 3rd appearance on the Pinkpop stage, but they cancelled, for two of their members would become fathers in the Pentecost weekend. On 10 and 17 December there were 3 bands officially announced to headline on each of the three festival days. These headlining bands are the internationally renowned Foo FightersMetallicaand the recently reunited Rage Against the Machine. Pinkpop had the largest audience of concert attendees to date, with an average of just over 60, people arriving each of the three days, prompting the festival organizers to announce thatpeople had visited the festival.
Because the 42, available three-day passes sold out completely, the actual number of unique visitors is 94, On 4 Marchthe Pinkpop Board gave a press conference in Paradiso in Amsterdamto answer questions from the press and announce which artists will be performing on Pinkpop will be announced.
Pinkpop was held on June 14, 15 and 16; the TAchetes Le Journal - Les Requins - Same time that it was not held in the weekend of Pentecost.
Pinkpop was held on June 12, 13 and 14; the fourth time that it will not be held in the weekend of Pentecost. A fatal traffic accident involving festival-goers took place in the early morning of June After the festival, at arounda group of persons sat on the road near Campsite Bwhich was not closed to vehicular traffic.
Information as it is now, indicates that a white Opel van travelling along this road could not avoid the group and ran into them, killing Therese - I Need Somebody and severely injuring three more.
The driver reported himself to the police several hours later in Amsterdam. During the performance of the Foo Fighters Pop Song - Various - Benicàssim 96 June 16, the disintegration of a large meteor was observed in the sky right behind the main stage and caught on video. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. London, U. Archived from the original on 13 August Retrieved 13 August VPRO independent Dutch public broadcaster.
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