Monday, June 17, 2013 - 08:24
A total of 60,000 music fans visited this weekend the 44th edition of Pinkpop music festival. More than 32,000 people came for the weekend to South Limburg and approximately 28,000 festival visitors kept it in a day. This was reported by Pinkpop Boss Jan Smeets on Sunday evening. Last year the oldest music festival in the Netherlands was sold out with 79,000 visitors. This year’s Saturday, the second day of the music festival, was the most popular. On Saturday a total of 44,000 visitors were on the festival grounds in Landgraaf. In addition to the weekend visitors, 12,000 Pinkpop visitors bought a ticket for the Saturday. The program on Saturday included Passenger, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Kings of Leon. Panic The festival seemed to run smoothly, when on Sunday at the end of the afternoon, some panic arose in the headquarters. The weather suddenly changed and it began raining at approximately 4 pm. "Out of nowhere suddenly the wind turned 180 degrees and it really looked bad. No one had seen it coming. There was just total panic in the organization," says Smeets. The visitors were immediately informed that there was a lot of rain on the way to Landgraaf. But that message could soon be removed from the information boards because the rain didn’t push through. The American rockers Green Day closed the festival on Sunday night. Smeets promised the visitors that the 45th edition of the festival would be held in 2014 on June 7 till Jun 9.