The media use in the Netherlands is gradually shifting along with the rise of online media services like Netflix, but traditional forms of entertainment and media consumption like television and newspaper are still most popular, according social and cultural planning office SCP. Concerts even attracted a record number of visitors last year, Statistics Netherlands reported.
A tribute concert to American soul singer Aretha Franklin in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam sold out in no time. "Up to and including the last seat", a spokesperson said to RTL Nieuws.
The Queen of Soul passed away at age 76 in her home in Detroit on Thursday after a years long battle with cancer.
Exactly half a century ago Franklin made her European debut in the Concertgebouw. The now legendary performance blew the audience away.
Motorists can expect busy roads and traffic jams this weekend, both at home and abroad. In the Netherlands the roads will be crowded due to festivals and concerts. And many holidaymakers are expected on the roads abroad, RTL Nieuws reports.
A concert by American band Allah-Las in the Maassilo in Rotterdam on Wednesday night, was canceled after the Spanish police tipped the Dutch authorities off about a potential terrorist threat. A few hundred meters from the Maassilo, the Rotterdam police pulled over a van with Spanish license plates and found gas bottles inside. The driver was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.
One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Bob Dylan and his band announced three shows in the Netherlands. The first show is scheduled for November 2nd in Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven.
Tickets went on sale Monday morning for two shows by rock legends U2 and the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, with fans and hawks snatching up all the tickets within thirty minutes. The sale started at 10 a.m., with all 30,000 tickets gone by 10:30 a.m.
The City of Rotterdam will soon play host to a striking new event hall as Keileweg’s former gas storage tank is transformed into the Ferro Dome. Filling a much needed gap in Rotterdam’s available concert hall space, the Dome is set to open it’s doors at the end of December for a six-month trial run, programming a series of dance events, concerts and events for the business market.
Pinkpop organizer Jan Smeets is still expecting the Rolling Stones to perform at the festival in Landgraaf, he tells Show Vandaag. There was some doubt as to whether the band would want to perform due to the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
Bad news for fans who have not yet succeeded in getting their hands on a ticket. Even Beyoncé's extra concert, scheduled on March 19 in the Ziggo Dome, is sold out. The second show was inserted when all tickets were sold in the blink of an eye on Monday.
Amsterdam can prepare for a concert of Charles Aznavour. The 89-year-old singer-songwriter from France will give a concert at the Heineken Music Hal on Saturday, December 14. This was announced on Monday.
Aznavour is seen as one of the greatest singer-songwriters. He sold in his career, which lasts for more than 60 years, more than 100 million albums and wrote the staggering number of 1200 songs.
The first unexpected occurrence of Prince on Sunday evening in pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, lasted for some fans only briefly. They were expelled during the concert, because they took pictures of the pop star with their iPhone. Before the show the fans were warned that this was not allowed.
Prince gave Sunday evening the first of two surprise concerts at the Amsterdam pop temple.
After an hour one of the fans twittered: "Was a nice hour Prince, until I was kicked out because of making 2 Iphone pictures. Many other people with me too."