Pinkpop delivers its first headliner. The American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the Dutch festival that will take place between 19 and 21 June 2020.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have already revealed that they will take the main stage at Firenze Rocks 2020. Following that performance, Anthony Kiedis and his band will travel to the Netherlands to celebrate the fifty-first edition of Pinkpop.
Beside the veterans from California, it has been also confirmed that Deftones, Keane, Disturbed and Zara Larsson will take the stage next summer in Landgraaf.
You can see the announcement here:
For more information about who might join Red Hot Chili Peppers and the rest check our rumours overview for Pinkpop 2020.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American rock band that was formed in 1983 in Los Angeles. Their lineup has changed a lot over the years. As a result, the frontman Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea are the only members remaining from the original group that started out. The other two completing the current lineup are drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Although their musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, it includes elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock as well. Their fifth album Blood Sugar Sex Magik was released in 1991 featuring ‘Give It Away’ as the first single. Later, the ballad ‘Under the Bridge’ was released as their second single from the album and became one of their most recognised songs. The band went on a tour promoting their album and instantly gained stardom.
Since then, their popularity has only grown with time. Selling over 80 million records worldwide made Red Hot Chili Peppers one of the best-selling bands of all time. They were also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being nominated for sixteen Grammy awards and winning six. Above all, they also hold the record for the most number-one singles and the most top-ten songs on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
Pinkpop was organized for the first time 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 a variety of music genres from indie, rock, and metal to pop, hip hop, and dance.