Paul McCartney expected at Pinkpop; Springsteen ready for Den Haag

Paul McCartney (Photo: The_Admiralty/Wikimedia Commons)Paul McCartney (Photo: The_Admiralty/Wikimedia Commons)

Paul McCartney is widely expected to headline and close the 2016 edition of music festival Pinkpop. Just days later, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen is set to perform in Den Haag.

McCartney is “99 percent certain” to perform at the Limburg event, according to local media outlet 1Limburg. A verbal agreement was reportedly reached between McCartney’s management and Pinkpop director Jan Smeets, the broadcaster reported.

The performance would likely close the three-day event in Landgraaf on June 12, just six days before McCartney’s 74th birthday.

Bruce Springsteen also announced a scheduled tour stop in the Netherlands. He will be joined by his E Street Band at Malieveld on June 14. Limited tickets for the show go on sale on February 12, at nearly 90 euros including service charge.

His last concert in the country, in 2013 at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, won praise from many critics for a heartfelt performance of nearly three and a half hours in length. He played 34 songs as the rain poured down, along with bandmates Steven van Zandt of the Sopranos and Max Weinberg of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Springsteen scored his only number one hit in the Netherlands with the 1985 single release of "I'm on Fire”.


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