Pinkpop is an annual music festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. It is usually held on the Pentecost weekend (7th Sunday after Easter). It is called Pinksteren in Dutch, hence the name of the festival. The festival was founded in 1970, first held at Burgemeester Damen Sportpark in the town of Geleen. That makes Pinkpop the oldest and longest running pop and rock music festival in the Netherlands and maybe in the whole world.
Pinkpop runs for three days from Saturday through Monday and attracts about 60,000 people per day with performances on four separate stages. Through its history, the festival featured over 700 artists and bands, some of them—real legends. The lineups included Muse, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Incubus, Metallica, Kaiser Chiefs, Foo Fighters, Bad Religion, Eagles of Death Metal, Blood Red Shoes, Alanis Morissette, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, The Wombats, Rammstein, The Prodigy, Green Day, Pink, Gogol Bordello, The Rolling Stones, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.