Think of Pinkpop as a Dutch version of Reading and Leeds festival and you should be about there. Although with probably the best organisation in the world.
Another granddaddy of the festival circuit is Pinkpop, which kicked off in 1970, making it one of the oldest running festivals in the world. In that time two million music lovers have flooded through the Dutch plains, but nowadays tickets are limited to 60,000 per year.
You will see one of the strongest European mixes of international and Dutch rock, electro and dance music - every year it attracts the biggest bands in the world.
While this is predominantly an old-fashioned rock festival complete with one option of accommodation - camping, there’s still organic wine (and a wine bar made from a merry go round) and plenty of vegetarian and fair-trade food for those that won’t demean their bodies with burgers for three days.
Those ever so sensible Dutch even have free drinking water stations set up around the arena.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
Travelling within the Netherlands: Event Travel will organize an extensive bus service to Pinkpop, from over 150 pick-up spots throughout the Netherlands.
Travelling from the Uk: Planet Festival offers a Pinkpop Festival direct coach travel service from Birmingham, Dover, London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester to the very heart of Pinkpop.
More information on ticket prices can be found here
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets available through the site, via Ticketmaster