Photo, 2016 j453
DATA: 15 - 17 June 2018
PLACE: Landgraaf, the Netherlands
Appointment number 49 for the Pinkpop Festival. It is an annual musical event that takes place, uninterruptedly, by the 1970 in the Netherlands. An event whose numbers are the index of its extraordinary popularity; in fact, in over 35 editions, the Festival has seen the participation of about a million and a half people, and over 400 bands that have gone on stage.
The Festival takes place at Landgraaf, a Dutch town in the province of Limburg, about 30 minutes from Maastricht. The name of the festival derives from the Dutch word Pinksteren, or Pentecost. The Pinkpop, in fact, originally took place on a single date, the day of Pentecost. In the 1995, the organizers, given the turnout, moved the show to two days and then transformed it, after just two years, into what would have been the current edition.
The Pinkpop 2018 Festival takes place over three days, and will see the participation of great international artists of the rock and pop scene. Headlin, for each evening, will be Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars!
Lots of music and, above all, lots of fun and sharing, thanks to the presence of the Campsite in which to spend the rest of the day.
Maastricht / Aachen is the nearest international airport to Landgraaf. The fact that direct connections are rather small makes this solution impractical. Unless you find advantageous combinations by making a stopover.
The train, therefore, represents the best solution to arrive. On Saturday, special races are guaranteed from Heerlen station to Maastricht, Eindhoven, and other destinations. In addition, some trains connect with the night lines to Utrecht and Amsterdam.
From Heerlen, a special shuttle bus takes you to Landgraaf for the 2017 Pinkpop Festival.
Info, prices and updates are available on the official website of the Dutch railways, from this link.
Photo, 2011 Maurice van Bruggen
The main artists will perform, as usual, in the main area, called MAINSTAGE. During the day, the other bands will perform in the other four areas of the Pinkpo Festival 2018. Attending all the concerts is impossible because some performances take place simultaneously, in different areas. You will have to choose according to your tastes.
Here, below, the performances in the Mainstage, in order of appearance on the stage:
- FRIDAY 15 / 06: Lil Kleine - BLØF - Snow Patrol - Pearl Jam.
- SATURDAY 16 / 06: Walking On Cars - Miss Montréal - Nothing But Thieves - The Script - Foo Fighters.
- SUNDAY 17 / 06: Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience - Jessie J - The Kooks - Editors - DJ Rashida - Bruno Mars
Not to be missed, among other things, the 16 / 06 concerts at the North Stage with A Perfect Circle and Noel Gallegher. Offspring lovers will be able to see them live on Friday at the North Stage.
All tickets are personal and non-transferable. You can buy the ticket for a single day, for a specific date that can not be changed, at the cost of 110,00 € per person, including taxes and fees. If you do not buy tickets early, you can seriously risk missing out on the 2018 Pinkpop Festival.
The full subscription for the three days, sold at the cost of 230.00 €, is, unfortunately, already sold-out!
By adding 4,95 €, you can have the special plastic version of the ticket: the Pinkpop Collector Ticket. In this case, the ticket must be purchased within 3 weeks before the date of the event.
WHERE TO SLEEP
The Pinkpop Festival 2017 campsite has three areas (A, B and C), with sufficient capacity to guarantee the presence of all visitors to the event.
It is open from the 08: 00 on Saturday, until midnight on Tuesday.
To access and need to purchase the full 3 day subscription from 230,00 €. It is not possible to access with tickets valid for the single day.