Rolling Stones to headline Pinkpop
On Sunday, the 7th of June, the Rolling Stones are set to perform as the head act in this year's Pinkpop festival. The legendary band announced this on their official app. The show will be part of the '14 ON FIRE' tour. The last time the rock icons were in the Netherlands was in 2007, when Mick Jagger (70), Keith Richards (70), Charlie Watts (72) and Ron Wood (66) performed in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen. Oscillating frontman Mick Jagger said "I love festivals in the summer and I can't wait to go to Europe." It's the first time that the Britons will play the festival, which is in Limburg.
It's not the first time that Sir Mick Jagger has been at Pinkpop, however. Back in 1979, it seemed like he was almost going to sing You Gotta Walk with Peter Tosh. He even climbed up on stage, but never sang in the end. According to festival organizer Jan Smeets, an official confirmation still needs to come from the band's management. "I'm still waiting on the phone call. On the Rolling Stones website, nothing is written yet, so that makes it a but more confusing." This year is the 45th edition of Pinkpop, which started in 1970. In the lineup for this year, confirmed bands are as follows: Metallica, Arcade Fire, Bastille, Ed Sheeran, boxer Rebellion, Jake Bugg, Editors and the popular Belgian singer Stromae. Scottish singer-sonwriter Paolo Nutini is also confirmed. Sale of Pinkpop tickets will open on Saturday, 15 March at 10 a.m.