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Pinkpop
Location(s) Landgraaf, Netherlands
Years active 1970 - present
Date(s) Pentecost weekend
Genre(s) Rock
Website

Pinkpop Festival or Pinkpop in short, is an annual rock festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the oldest annual festival in the world. It is held annually on the Pentecost weekend (Pinksteren in Dutch, hence the name). In 1970, the first festival took place in Geleen, now part of municipality Sittard-Geleen and was held only on Monday of that weekend. Image File history File links Pinkpop. ... Landgraaf is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Pentecost (symbolically related to the Jewish festival of Shavuot) is a feast on the Christian liturgical calendar that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, and the followers (men and women) of Jesus, fifty days (seven weeks) after Easter, and ten days after Ascension Thursday. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... A rock festival, or rock fest, is a large-scale outdoor rock music concert, featuring multiple acts, often spread out over several days. ... Landgraaf is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Pentecost (symbolically related to the Jewish festival of Shavuot) is a feast on the Christian liturgical calendar that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, and the followers (men and women) of Jesus, fifty days (seven weeks) after Easter, and ten days after Ascension Thursday. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Sittard-Geleen is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Sittard-Geleen is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ...


Today, the 3 day festival is held from Saturday to Monday and is visited by approximately 60.000 people with performances on 3 separate stages. In 35 years, 1.5 million people have attended Pinkpop. More than 400 musical acts have played at the festival.

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Past performers

PinkPop Banner in 2006
PinkPop Banner in 2006

The festival's history has seen the likes of Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck, Uriah Heep, The Kinks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Thin Lizzy, Elvis Costello, Dire Straits, Peter Tosh, The Police, The Jam, Van Halen, Joe Jackson, U2, UB40, ZZ Top, Semisonic, Simple Minds, TC Matic, Gary Moore, Big Country, John Hiatt, Marillion, The Stranglers, The Waterboys, The Cure, The Cult, The Pretenders, Echo and the Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Hüsker Dü, Lou Reed, The Pogues, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kula Shaker, Herman Brood, R.E.M., Pixies, Rammstein, Lenny Kravitz, Smashing Pumpkins, Therapy?, The Prodigy, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Levellers, The Black Crowes, Mano Negra, Pearl Jam, Urban Dance Squad, David Byrne, Living Colour, Björk, Faith No More, Dave Matthews Band, dEUS, Sepultura, Alanis Morissette, Skunk Anansie, Moby, Tool, KoЯn, Queens of the Stone Age, Counting Crows, System of a Down, Zwan and many more. 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This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 in Wallington, Greater London, England) is a guitarist and songwriter. ... Uriah Heep is an English rock band, formed in 1969 when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label. ... The Kinks were an English rock group, formed in the mid-1960s by Ray Davies and his brother Dave Davies. ... Tom Petty Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1953 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician. ... Thin Lizzy is an Irish hard rock band who formed in Dublin in 1969. ... Declan Patrick MacManus (born August 25, 1954, in London), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish ancestry. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Peter Tosh on the cover of his album The Toughest Peter Tosh (October 19, 1944 – September 11, 1987) was a pioneer reggae musician, as well as a trailblazer for the Rastafarian movement. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band, strongly influenced by reggae and ska music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... There are several people named Joe Jackson: Joe Jackson, musician Shoeless Joe Jackson, baseball player Joseph Jackson, father and manager of the Jackson 5 Joe Jackson, football player This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... UB40 UB40 are a British dub / reggae pop music band formed in 1978 in Birmingham. ... ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... 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The Pogues are a popular band of mixed Irish and English background, playing traditional Irish folk with influences from the English punk movement. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a multiple Grammy Award-winning [2] American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Kula Shaker are an English psychedelic rock band who came to prominence during the Britpop era. ... // Biography Herman Brood (pronounced Broat /bro:t/; Zwolle, November 5, 1946 – Amsterdam, July 11, 2001) was a Dutch musician, painter and media personality. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... For the airshow accident, see Ramstein airshow disaster. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American rock singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist whose retro-style amalgam of rock, pop, funk, and even techno is inspired by such music icons as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Guess Who and John Lennon. ... The Smashing Pumpkins (circa 1995) left to right: James Iha, DArcy, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. ... Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. ... The Prodigy (or just Prodigy) are an English band, whose music consists of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno and industrial in the early 1990s to alternative rock and bigbeat with punk vocal elements in later times. ... Soundgarden was a seminal Seattle rock band who helped to define the sound that came to be called grunge. ... Rage Against the Machine is a Grammy Award-winning American rock band noted for their blend of hip hop, hard rock and funk as well as their vocal revolutionary socialist beliefs. ... Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. ... The Levellers are a popular English band that plays Folk-rock or Indie rock influenced by Punk and traditional English music. ... The Black Crowes are a blues-oriented hard rock jam band that have sold over 15 million albums and were hailed by Melody Maker as The Most Rock n Roll Rock n Roll Band in the World. The band has toured with acts such as Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Jimmy Page... Mano Negra was a legendary French band fronted by Manu Chao. ... Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the 1990s. ... Urban Dance Squad was a Dutch band, celebrated as being one the most innovative and important music groups to come from The Netherlands. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Living Colour is a hard rock group formed in New York city in 1983 by Vernon Reid. ... Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( ) (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a Brit Award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer (formerly the lead singer of alternative rock band The Sugarcubes). ... Faith No More was a highly influential experimental alternative rock group that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982 and disbanded in 1998. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initialism DMB) is an United States rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Matthews; saxophonist LeRoi Moore; bassist Stefan Lessard; electric violinist Boyd Tinsley; drummer Carter Beauford, and keyboardist Peter Griesar (who left the band... dEUS is an indie rock band based in Antwerp, Belgium, currently consisting of Tom Barman (vocals and guitar), Klaas Janzoons (keyboards and violin), Stéphane Misseghers (drums), Alan Gevaert (bass) and Mauro Pawlowski (guitar and vocals). ... Sepultura is a Brazilian thrash metal band. ... Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian(In Brief: Alanis, J.Lo: Alanis gets American citizenship, J.Lo loses European tour), 16 February 2005. ... Skunk Anansie was an English rock band whose members included Skin (Deborah Dyer), Cass (Richard Lewis), Ace (Martin Kent) and Mark Richardson. ... 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Pinkpop 2005 took place from May 14 to 16. The Presidents of the United States of America, Di-rect, Faithless, The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Feeder, Mercury Rev, The Polyphonic Spree, Cake, Bloc Party, and The Bravery were among the performers. The Presidents of the United States of America are a Seattle grunge pop band best known for their quirky, often nonsensical songs that defied the typical sound of most bands from the Pacific Northwest at the time. ... Di-rect are a rock-oriented boyband from the Hague, Netherlands, which was first formed in 1999. ... For the term meaning perfidious, see recreant. ... The Prodigy (or just Prodigy) are an English band, whose music consists of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno and industrial in the early 1990s to alternative rock and bigbeat with punk vocal elements in later times. ... The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo, comprised of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. ... Feeder are a rock band that formed in Newport, South Wales in 1992. ... Mercury Rev are an American rock music group, formed in the late 1980s in Buffalo, New York. ... The Polyphonic Spree is a self-described choral symphonic rock group from the Dallas, Texas area. ... Cake (often written CAKE) is a band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1991. ... Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. ... The Bravery is an American alternative rock band from New York City that consists of Sam Endicott, John Conway, Anthony Burulcich, Michael Zakarin, and Mike Hindirt. ...


Pinkpop 2007

This years edition is the 38th in row. The festival is held from May 26 to May 28.


Line-Up

Mainstage 3FM Stage BUMA / John Peel Stage
Saturday 26 May - Wir Sind Helden
- Juliette & The Licks
- Within Temptation
- Marilyn Manson
- ???
- ???
- Good Charlotte
- Viberider
- Stevie Ann
- C-mon & Kypski
Sunday 27 May - Gabriel Rios
- Razorlight
- Iggy & the Stooges
- Snow Patrol
- Muse
- Ozark Henry
- Gogol Bordello
- Ilse Delange
- Lostprophets
- Goose
- Paolo Nutini
- Maxïmo Park
- Amy Winehouse
Monday 28 May - The Fratellis
- Wolfmother
- Scissor Sisters
- Arctic Monkeys
- Linkin Park
- Smashing Pumpkins
- 30 Seconds to Mars
- Stone Sour
- Dave Matthews Band
- Evanescence
- Korn
- 5 O'Clock Heroes
- Maria Mena
- Macy Gray
- The Magic Numbers
- The Kooks
  • The Expected Timetable

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External links

  • Official site (Dutch)
  • Myspace page for Pinkpop - myspace site (Dutch)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Pinkpop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (234 words)
Pinkpop Festival or Pinkpop in short, is an annual rock festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands.
Pinkpop 2005 took place from May 14 to 16.
Presidents Of The USA, Faithless, The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Feeder, Mercury Rev, Polyphonic Spree, Bloc Party and The Bravery were among the performers.
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