If you’re into the raw, clever, grungy rock of the 1990s, then the PinkPop festival from June 15 to 17 in the Netherlands has one of the best roster of bands this summer in Europe.
Think about it: Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl and Noel Gallagher — arguably the biggest living legends of the 1990s — all in one of the world’s oldest festivals dating back to 1970.
Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Noel Gallagher, the Offspring, Bruno Mars and Editors are among the main attractions, along with a variety of bands from different genres. Triggerfinger will draw thousands from their fan base in Belgium and Holland to the festival site Megaland in Landgraaf near Maastricht and airports in Brussels, Cologne or Bonn.
See more photos of Triggerfinger on tour with Big Sugar here:
Friday night’s line-up features Snow Patrol, the Offspring and then a 150-minute set by Vedder and his iconic Seattle grunge band Pearl Jam.
On Saturday, more than a dozen bands will rock out starting from 1:30 pm, culminating in a one-hour set by former Oasis songsmith Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds, and capped off with a 150-minute show by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters.
If you haven’t overdosed by Sunday, stick around for a one-hour sonic assault by Triggerfinger, perhaps the best band in Europe, and then a 75-minute set by Editors, also probably the best band in Europe.
See more Editors photos here: (https://globalitemusic.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/editors-at-southside/)
Bruno Mars will close the festival from 10 pm until 11:30. But don’t miss Greta Van Fleet, the young Detroit area blues rockers drawing comparisons to an English act named Led Zeppelin, most definitely the best band from Europe.
PinkPop is also a great way to discover bands from around Europe.
See the full schedule here: https://www.pinkpop.nl/2018/en/timeschedule/
For tickets and more information on camping, lockers, transportation and other matters, please go to https://www.pinkpop.nl/2018/en/festival-information/tickets/
(words and images by Christopher Johnson Globalite Media, all rights reserved)