Pinkpop 2020 will not go ahead due to coronavirus

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Photo: Bart Heemskerk (Pinkpop 2017)

Pinkpop will not go ahead this summer. The organisation confirms that they are cancelling the 2020 edition. The Dutch festival would have taken place from 19 to 21 June 2020.

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This decision by Pinkpop comes as no surprise. The organisation was in close contact with the local authorities. Now the Dutch government have decided to ban all events, there was no other option than to cancel this year’s festival.

The organisation confirms that tickets can be refunded. Alternatively, festivalgoers can choose to take their ticket with them to next year. In 2021, the festival will be back.

Pinkpop 2020 was due to take place from 19 to 21 June. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Marshmello and Guns N’ Roses would have headlined the event. Additionally, Volbeat, Twenty One Pilots, Anderson .Paak, Deftones and many more completed the line-up.

Pinkpop 2020

Pinkpop
Photo: Bart Heemskerk

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.

Luc Reij
Content Manager for Festileaks | Originally from the Netherlands, but can now be found in London or Madrid | Already looking forward to the 2021 festivals #riptaylor