The music festival Pinkpop in the Netherlands this week starts the 49th edition. Pearl Jam, according to the organization, “the dream headliner” closes today the first day of the festival.
Pearl Jam is no stranger of the Pinkpop festival. Two times earlier, was the American rock band the Limburg festival, in 1992 and in 2000. The first performance of the band, with lead singer Eddie Vedder from a camera crane in the audience popped up, was by ‘Mr. Pinkpop’ Jan Smeets regarded as the most legendary Pinkpop-time.
Before Vedder and co the main stage to enter, it is the turn of Snowpatrol, the BAND, and Lil’Small. On the North Stage, formerly known as 3FM Stage, today Jess Glynne, Oh Wonder, and The Offspring.
Traditionally, Pinkpop festival, opened by the winner of the regional band contest, Now or Never. This time that honor to the ‘psychedelic fuzzband’ Walden. Also The Last International, Blaudzun and Oliver Heldens are today in the tent.
The Pinkpop festival for the sixth time, not during the whitsun weekend. Since 2008, the festival sometimes later as Pentecost, early falls, and there is no good program can be made because many bands do not tour the European festivals. The 49th edition of the Pinkpop festival is four weeks after Whitsun.