After Green Day, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Script, Ben Howard, KENSINGTON, TRIGGERFINGER and Passenger, Pinkpop is able to announce 24 new acts to the programme today, including The Vaccines, Alt-J, C2C, Die Antwoord, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, Fun., The Gaslight Anthem, Phoenix, GRAVEYARD, Lianne La Havas, Grouplove, Ellie Goulding, Jimmy Eat World, Andy Burrows, Kodaline, Miles Kane and at long last, Pinkpop has succeeded in signing on Paramore as well. Dutch acts will be KENSINGTON, BLAUDZUN winner of the Edison (Dutch national music prize), as well as the HANDSOME POETS, THE OPPOSITES and DOUWE BOB, winner of the TV show "De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland" (best singer-songwriter of the Netherlands). Acts from Belgium playing the festival are TRIGGERFINGER and sensational DJ NETSKY LIVE. Opening act of the festival on the Brand Bier Stage on Friday 14 June will be the winner of "Nu of Nooit" (now or never) CHRISTOPHER GREEN. Of the 40 acts on the Pinkpop programme, 32 have already confirmed their appearance at the 44th edition of Pinkpop. The other eight acts will be announced as soon as possible. Tickets will go on sale this coming Saturday 23 February at 10 a.m. local time.
Sunday 16 June: 12 Noon To 11 P.M.
Ben Howard * The Vaccines * Kensington
Triggerfinger * Blaudzun
Alt-J * Die Antwoord * Lianne La Havas * Grouplove
Saturday 15 June: 1 - 11 P.M.
Kings Of Leon
Thirty Seconds to Mars * The Opposites * Passenger
Phoenix * The Gaslight Anthem * Fun. * Douwe Bob
C2c * Ellie Goulding * Miles Kane * Graveyard
Friday 14 June: 3 - 11 P.M.
The Script * Paramore * Handsome Poets
Queens Of The Stone Age * Jimmy Eat World
Netsky Live * Kodaline * Andy Burrows * Christopher Green
44 YEARS OF PINKPOP
In 2013 Pinkpop will see its 44th edition. Since 1990, Pinkpop is written down in the Great Guinness Book of Records as the oldest uninterrupted annual pop festival in Europe. The first edition took place on 18 May 1970 in the Limburg city of Geleen, where Pinkpop was performed 17 times. In 1987 there was a one-time-only edition in Barlow. From 1988 onwards, Pinkpop has been organized at Evenemententerrein Megaland in the town of Landgraaf in the province of Limburg, and in 2013 the festival will take place there for the 26th time. Pinkpop was completely sold out 23 times, including the final seven editions.