Pinkpop 2020 releases a statement regarding the coronavirus. As of now, the Dutch festival continues preparations as normal, but the organisation realises this could change in the future.
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The festival world took a huge hit this year from the coronavirus outbreak. As the festival season gets closer, the fear that our favourite festivals will cancel grows bigger. Especially now that Glastonbury Festival will not go ahead one week after Pinkpop 2020.
Pinkpop is set to take place from 19 to 21 June this summer. At this moment the Dutch authorities have forbidden all events until 1 June, so the 51st edition of the festival is still out of the danger zone. As a result, the organisation assumes that the event will take place as planned.
However, in their statement, the organisation clearly suggests that this can change in the future. They expect to make a decision on the event’s future in mid-May. It remains possible that Pinkpop 2020 will not go ahead.
Pinkpop has revealed the biggest part of its line-up. The poster features headliners Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone and Marshmello. Additionally, Volbeat, Twenty One Pilots, Ellie Goulding, Deftones, Anderson .Paak and many more will perform in Landgraaf this summer.
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.