WHERE: Landgraaf, the Netherlands
WHEN: from 16 to 18 June 2023
One of the most anticipated musical events of the summer returns to Holland: the Pinkpop Festival. It is an annual music festival that has been held since 1970 in the Netherlands. An event whose numbers are the index 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 who took the stage.
Photo, 2016 j453
The Festival takes place in Landgraaf, a Dutch town in the province of Limburg, about 30 minutes from Maastricht. The name of the exhibition derives from the Dutch term Pinksteren, or Pentecost. The Pinkpop, in fact, originally took place on a single date, the day of Pentecost. In 1995, given the turnout, the organizers moved the exhibition to two days and then transformed it, after just two years, into what would have been the current edition.
The 2023 edition of the Festival takes place, as usual, 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 where you can spend the rest of the day.
Maastricht/Aachen is the closest international airport to Landgraaf. The fact that the direct connections are rather small makes this solution impractical. Unless you find advantageous combinations by making a stopover.
The train, therefore, is the best way to get there. On Saturday, special direct runs are guaranteed from Heerlen station to Maastricht, Eindhoven, and other destinations. In addition, some trains connect with the night lines in Utrecht and Amsterdam.
From the Landgraaf train station, a special Shuttle Bus allows you to easily reach the Pinkpop Festival and the camping area. The ticket is FREE for all those who have a valid entrance ticket to the festival.
Photo, 2011 Maurice van Bruggen
Also this year there will be leading names on the international scene: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robbie Williams, Queens of The Stone Age, One Republic, Pink…
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 at the same time, in different areas. You will have to choose according to your tastes. Here is the main program of the 2023 edition:
All tickets are personal and non-transferable. It is possible to buy the ticket for a single day, for a specific non-modifiable date, at a cost of €135 per person, including taxes and fees. If you don’t buy tickets in advance, you can seriously risk missing out on the event: tickets are literally stormed!
The full three-day pass costs €275, including access to the campsite, from 19:00 on Thursday 15, to 12:00 on Monday 19.
By adding €7.95, you can have the special plasticized 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.
For an unforgettable experience, the Wilhelmina Sky Deck, an exclusive ticket, is available. It offers separate access and viewing of the festival from a single area. Plus, unlimited drinks, access to exclusive areas, gifts, and more. It costs €370 per person for one day, and €840 for all 3 days.
The Pinkpop Festival campsite has three areas (A, B and C), with sufficient capacity to guarantee the presence of all visitors to the event.
It is open from 08:00 on Friday, until midnight on Tuesday.
To access, you need to purchase the full 3-day pass for €245. It is not possible to enter with tickets valid for a single day.
The program, timetable and all information contained herein are for information purposes only and are not to be considered OFFICIAL.
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