PinkPop is the oldest and longest running annual dedicated pop and rock music festival in the world.
It started in 1970 in the former mining town of Geleen in the south east of the Netherlands. It stayed there until 1986. In 1987 it moved north a bit to Baarlo and since 1988 it has been held in the town of Landgraaf.
In 2017 though it decided to commit artistic and musical suicide by announcing that the 2017 headliner would be be Justin Bieber.
It is sad to see this legendary institution which originated in my home town taking its own life.
Let’s just have a look back at some of the legendary bands who performed there in the past.
RIP Pinkpop, it was good while it lasted.