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Pinkpop and Werchter both revealed their first headliner today and it is a very special one. The legendary British – American band Fleetwood Mac will play in both neighbour countries.

The band already announced a few European shows in June, but this two are their only festival appearance announced for now. Fleetwood Mac already played at Pinkpop once before. It was during its second edition in 1971. However, this will be their first performance at Belgium’s one-day event.

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band was founded by the guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. Keyboardist Christine Perfect and John McVie were also added later to the band. Fleetwood Mac released their self-titled debut album in 1968, bringing the band an overnight success. However, the band’s career really took off after the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to the band in 1974. The duo contributed towards a more pop-rock/folk-rock sound. The milestone in the career of the band was the release of their eleventh album Rumours in 1977. Rumours has sold in over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album to the date. It is also considered as one of the best rock albums of all time.

Although the band has been through many line-up changes, with most recent being the firing of Lindsay Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac are one of the best-selling and most influential bands of all time. The band was inducted in Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998. They also won numerous music awards over the years and are still performing at many festivals around the world. They are currently touring in the USA. Buckingham has been replaced by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

Pinkpop 2019

Foto: Bart Heemskerk (Pinkpop 2018)

Pinkpop was first organised in 1970, making it one of the oldest annual music festivals in the world. The Dutch festival often boasts impressive lineups. In the past decade, headliners included Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Muse, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones. Pinkpop covers every kind of music from indie, rock and metal to pop, hip-hop and dance.

Werchter Boutique

Foto: Sam van Reenen / Festileaks

Werchter Boutique is a one-day event that originated from the Rock Werchter festival. It is organized in the same areas as the bigger version. The first edition took place in 2008. The organizers focused mainly on families until 2011. However, the 2012 edition was aimed at metal enthusiasts. So far popular artists like Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, Madonna and Metallica have performed in the festival’s previous editions.

  • Location: Werchter, Belgium.
  • Date: Saturday 8 June.
  • Tickets: on sale on Friday 9 November at 10 am.
  • For more information visit the official website.

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