WHERE: Landgraaf, the Netherlands
WHEN: 08 - 10 June 2019
Anniversary number 50 for one of the most anticipated events in the Netherlands: the Pinkpop Festival. This is an annual musical review that takes place, continuously, from the 1970 in the Netherlands. An event whose numbers are an indication of its extraordinary popularity; in fact, in over 35 editions, the Festival has seen the participation of about one and a half million people, and over 400 bands that have taken the stage.
Photo, 2016 j453
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 Festival 2019 takes place over three days, and will see the participation of great international artists from the rock and pop scene.
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.
HOW TO GET
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 will take you to Landgraaf for the 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 Pinkpop Festival. Attending all the concerts is impossible because some performances take place simultaneously, in different areas. You will have to choose according to your tastes.
Saturday 06, Mumford & Son, Jamiroquai, George Ezra, Anouk, Elbow, and others. Sunday 07, The Cure, Armin Van Buuren and Lenny Kravitz, among the leading artists who will perform. The last day, Monday, space for The Pretenders, Bastille, Slash, Bring Me The Horizon and Fletwood Mac
All tickets are personal and non-transferable. You can buy the ticket for a single day, for a specific date that cannot be changed, at the cost of 110,00 € per person, including taxes and fees. If you don't buy tickets in advance, you can seriously risk losing the Pinkpop Festival 2019.
The full three-day pass costs 230.00 €, including access to the campsite.
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 2019 campsite has three areas (A, B and C), with sufficient capacity to guarantee the presence of all visitors to the event.
It is open by 08: 00 on Friday, 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.