Pinkpop was first organized in 1970, making it one of the oldest annual music festivals in the world. Usually, the festival is held during the weekend of Pentecost, but if this is too early in the year, it will be moved to a later weekend.
The Dutch festival often boasts impressive lineups. In the past decade, headliners included Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Muse, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones. Pinkpop covers every kind of music from indie, rock and metal to pop, hip hop and dance. This diversity, plus the relaxed atmosphere, make this festival a recommendation for young pop fans and old rockers, as well as everyone else!
How do I get to the festival?
If you are traveling by train, you go to Landgraaf Station. From there, it is about a fifteen-minute walk to the festival site. Just follow the crowds! If you do not feel like walking, there are free shuttle buses between the station, the festival site, and the three campsites.
If you are coming from further away, the main airports that are relatively close are Eindhoven, Brussels, Cologne-Bonn and Düsseldorf.
When traveling by car, there are several parking areas. The signs will guide you. Tickets can be bought online beforehand or on the spot. Pinkpop does warn for long traffic jams!
For the true adventurers (or savvy locals), Pinkpop offers a guarded bicycle shed right in front of the festival site. We are in the Netherlands after all!
Is there a festival campsite?
Definitely! There are three campsites, conveniently named A, B and C. And even better, they are included in the price of your weekend ticket! All three campsites will open at 6pm on Friday evening, and close at 12pm on Tuesday after the festival ends. Places are on a first-come, first-served basis, but there is enough space for everyone with a weekend ticket. Unfortunately, you will not be able to stay at the campsites with a one-day ticket.
Free shuttle buses will run between the train station, the festival site, and all three campsites. Campsite A is next to the festival site, B is about a fifteen-minute walk away, and C about five minutes more.
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