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Elvis Costello
Feb 1 '18 16:30

Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters will be performing in the gardens of Soestdijk Palace on July 5th. They will be the opening act for the third edition of Royal Park Live, the festival announced on their website.

Costello released 32 albums throughout his career and is known for hits like Oliver's Army and Good Year for the Roses. 

This year Royal Park Live will also feature performances from Sting, Jack Johnson and Dutch band The Analogues, ANP reports. 

Presale for tickets to Elvis Costello and The Analogues start on February 5th. 

Pearl Jam
Dec 1 '17 15:30

Pearl Jam will give two performances in the Netherlands next year. The band will be playing in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on June 12th, before being a headline act at Pinkpop on June 15th, NU.nl reports.

The two Netherlands shows are the kickoff shows for Pearl Jam's European summer tour. The band will perform 14 times in Europe, ending in Lisbon on July 14th.

Tickets for the Ziggo Dome will be available through Ticketmaster from Friday, December 8th. Ticket sales for Pinkpop start on February 14th. 

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Jul 18 '17 07:36

Two people were found murdered in an apartment on Ceintuurbaan in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. Local media sources identify the victims as 54-year-old Pieter Hoovers from Amsterdam and his 21-year-old wife from Thailand. Hoovers has been living in Thailand for years, according to Het Parool. 

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May 15 '17 12:35

The OG3NE sisters  Lisa, Shelly and Amy are somewhat disappointed that they placed 11th in the Eurovision Song Contest. "We did our best and hope that we made the Netherlands proud", Lisa said to AD after the on Saturday. "But we did expect a higher position." The three Dutch women were met by cheering fans when they landed on Schiphol airport on Sunday afternoon.

Chris Rock
May 12 '17 09:05

Ticket sales for two international acts in the Netherlands start today. From 10:00 a.m. are available for the The Rolling Stones performance in the Johan Cruyff Arena, formerly the Amsterdam ArenA, on September 30th. And from 1:00 p.m.

Justin Bieber
Feb 15 '17 13:25

Justin Bieber will be performing at Pinkpop this year. The Canadian singer is listed as one of the headliners of the three-day festival and will go on stage on June 3rd, the organizers announced on Wednesday, NU.nl reports. 

The Pinkpop performance forms part of Bieber's Purpose World Tour.

Bieber is the third headliner announced for the festival, which will take place on June 3rd, 4th and 5th in Landgraaf, Limburg. Other performances this year include Green Day, System of a Down, Kings of Leon and Martin Garrix.

Nathan Dillen
Jan 30 '17 12:45

Musician Nathan Dillen was give a 380 euro fine for making music on a train from Amsterdam to his hometown of Kampen on Friday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The musician was heading home on the train with his brother when some fellow travelers asked if he would play them something on his clarinet. He did so with pleasure and, according to a friend on Facebook, the other passengers seemed to appreciate the music. 

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Jan 10 '17 12:35

U2 is heading back to Amsterdam. The Irish rock band will perform a concert in the Amsterdam Arena on July 29th as part of their tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their album The Joshua Tree - the album that took the band to international record levels, AT5 reports.

Tickets for the concert goes on sale on Monday, January 16th. 

The Joshua Tree was U2's fifth studio album. It included hits like With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name, and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

George Michael performing in Munich, Germany in October 2006
Dec 26 '16 08:43

Celebrities around the world, including in the Netherlands, responded with shock and dismay to the news of George Michael's death. His manager announced that the British singer died at his home in London and was found on Christmas morning, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Green Day
Nov 7 '16 14:55

Green Day will be playing at Pinkpop next year, the American band confirmed on their website. The Landgraaf music festival takes place fromSaturday June 3rd to Monday June 5th next year. Green Day will be performing that Sunday, AD reports.

The American rockers also performed at Ahoy in Rotterdam on Sunday, during the MTV European Music Awards. On January 31st next year they will also be playing in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam

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Jun 3 '16 16:35

People in the Netherlands spent about 76 thousand euros on tickets for one of the Adele concerts in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome only to later find out the tickets were fake, according to the police. By Thursday, June 2nd, the police received 239 reports of fake tickets.

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May 31 '16 08:10

Two Zwolle police officers will be reprimanded for pulling rapper Typhoon over on Monday based on his skin color and the fact that he was driving an expensive car. Typhoon writes about the incident on his Instagram, saying that he was pulled over not because of a traffic violation, but because his "profile" did not correspond to his new car.

May 27 '16 12:00

Mojo Concerts director Wilbert Mutsaers thinks Dutch music festivals should feature more hip-hop and R&B acts like Beyonce and Kanye West instead of sticking to old-school rock, he said in an interview with the Volkskrant on Friday.

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May 16 '16 12:00

The Dutch National Opera was named the Opera Company of the Year 2016 in London on Sunday. On Twitter the company states that it is grateful and honored by the award.

Apr 22 '16 07:39

The whole world commemorated Prince last night. The pop icon died at the age of 57 in his estate Paisley Park in Minneapolis on Thursday. Hundreds of fans laid flowers the estate and at club First Aveneu, where the music video for Purple Rain was shot. Google turned its logo purple, surrounded by purple rain. In Amsterdam, a spontaneous concert was organized at music venue Melkweg, free for anyone who wanted to attend.

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Mar 16 '16 16:55

The names “Nick” and “Simon” were chosen for a pair of newborn polar bear twins at the Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen, Noord-Brabant. The names were selected from over 1,000 entries in a public contest to name the bears.

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Mar 8 '16 14:35

The Janet Jackson show scheduled for the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on May 2nd is one of a number of European shows the American singer cancelled. The reason given is "unforeseen circumstances in the tour schedules"

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Mar 7 '16 15:00

The Royal family will be visiting Zwolle for King's Day on April 27th this year. And they will be welcomed with a parade, the municipality announced on Monday.

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Feb 16 '16 09:56

The Dutch Metropole Orchestra won a prestigious Grammy Award on Monday night. They won in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for their album Sylva, which they made with the American fusion band Snarky Puppy.

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Feb 15 '16 14:25

Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.

Feb 15 '16 14:00

Tickets for the Beyonce show in Amsterdam on July 16th sold out within 20 minutes on Monday morning. According to concert organizer Mojo, they are working on possibilities for a second concert in the city.

Feb 9 '16 16:05

Beyonce will be performing in the Amsterdam ArenA on July 16th as part of her new world tour

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Jan 28 '16 12:19

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme will be performing in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on May 10th as part of their Post Pop Depression Tour, dedicated to Iggy Pop's new album with the same name

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Jan 28 '16 11:29

Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden was appointed the new head conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra announced on Wednesday. He starts his new job in 2018

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