Festival area

PINKPOP, the Netherlands’ oldest and most famous pop festival will have its 51st edition in 2021, a unique record!

At the festival site in Landgraaf, you will enjoy over 50 top music acts on four stages (open-air and covered) for three days. Besides the large main site, you will find some smaller, more intimate areas, like the Kalm Aan Laan (Take-It-Easy Lane) that offers different foods and drinks and the possibility to relax a little.

You can stay overnight at one of the official Pinkpop camping sites. At the camping sites A, B and C you stay for free if you have a weekend ticket. At camping site B you can book an upgrade through Festitent: no lugging around with heavy camping gear but ease into the camping mode! If you wish to party on through the night, Camping B offers a night programme.

Check out pictures of Pinkpop here.

Since 1990, Pinkpop has been in the Great Guinness Book of Records as the oldest, continuously organized festival in Europe (but many say: in the world). More fun facts about Pinkpop, its history, all acts, and posters can be found here.

Where

In 2022 Pinkpop will take place at the well-known festival site Megaland in Landgraaf for the 33th time. The first Pinkpop took place on May 18, 1970 in Geleen, where the festival was organized 17 times. In 1987 a one-time-only edition was held in Baarlo. More info about the history of Pinkpop can be found here.

Pinkpop can exists as it is supported by the municipality of Landgraaf and its people and volunteers.

Opening hours festival site

  • Friday 17 June 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 00:00 a.m., start program at 13:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 18 June 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until 00:00 a.m, aanvang programma om 12:45 p.m.
  • Sunday 19 June 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until 00:00 a.m, aanvang programma om 12:45 p.m.

The camping sites A/B/C are open from Thursday 18.00 p.m. until Monday 20 June 12.00 p.m.

Times subject to change!

Wilhelmina Sky Deck

Now you can lift your Pinkpop experience to top level, visit our latest addition: the Wilhelmina Sky Deck at the festival site! If you opt for a Wilhelmina Sky Deck package deal, your day or weekend at Pinkpop will be the absolute top experience. From the Sky Deck you have a perfect view over the festival site and of the Mainstage. All drinks at the Sky Deck are inclusive, such as the best coffees served by baristas. Additionally, you can enjoy culinary delights being served all day. Of course, you can also enter the festival area and access the front-of-stage area upon showing your wristband. Extra services like lockers, token machines and toilets can be found at the Sky Deck. If you need any further services or have questions, our hosts will be available to answer them.

(Fun fact: the Wilhelmina Sky Deck is named after the old Dutch state mine Wilhelmina, as Megaland is at the foot of the Wilhelmina slagheap).

Wilhelmina Sky Deck packages include:

  • Day or weekend ticket (3 days) for the festival
  • Special entrance to the festival (no queues!)
  • Access to the Deluxe Wilhelmina Sky Deck
  • A perfect view of the festival area and the stages from the Deck
  • Covered hospitality area
  • Unlimited beverages: beer, wine and sodas at the Sky Deck
  • Fresh coffee prepared by baristas
  • Culinary treats at the Sky Deck
  • Access to front-of-stage area Mainstage
  • Special toilets
  • Lockers
  • Token machine
  • An Amnesty International Pinkpop hat!
  • Possibility to buy extra parking ticket at a later stage

Wilhelmina Sky Deck packages

Sky Deck ticket sale starts at 5 November 10 a.m. through our official point of sale: www.ticketmaster.nl.

Wilhelmina Sky Deck ticket prices are inclusive of € 15,- % service costs and 9% VAT per ticket. Per transaction there is a maximum of 8 tickets. 

The Wilhelmina Sky Deck is only accessible by stairs!

A day ticket does not give access to the Pinkpop Camping sites. This also applies to a combination of two or three day tickets. Only a weekendticket includes access to the Camping sites, with this you can enjoy the night programma at Camping B as well!

Upgrade
Already bought Pinkpop weekendticket? You can still buy a Sky Deck package, contact us at info@pinkpop.nl.

Map festival area

Arrival: tickets / wristbands

One-day visitors
One-day visitors: ticket = entrance.
This means you do not receive a wristband! During the festival, you are allowed to leave the festival site, but do not forget the scan your ticket on your way out! If you forget, you are not allowed back on the site.

Weekend visitors
Weekend visitors: wristband + ticket = entrance.
As a weekend visitor, you will be asked to show your wristband + ticket on all three festival days (the same goes for the camping sites). So be sure to keep your ticket in your pocket, even after you’ve received your wristband!

BEWARE!

  • Wristbands are strictly personal and can’t be shared with other people. This means it isn’t possible to come to the festival on Friday, collect your wristband, leave Pinkpop and let a friend go to the festival on Saturday and Sunday.
  • If you lose your wristband and/or ticket, you will need to buy a new ticket, but only if there are tickets left. A torn wristband can only be exchanged for a new one upon showing a valid entrance ticket and the torn wristband.
  • Tickets can’t be returned once they are purchased.

Calamities and safety

Pinkpop’s organisation attaches great importance to safety at the festival! Our professional partners in safety and crowd control ensure that safety always comes first.
However, if there is a calamity, despite our safety measures: stay calm and take cover. Follow the instructions communicated on the various screens and by security staff. Do not use your phone for calls or the internet, but only send texts, to ensure the telephone network doesn’t get overloaded. Make sure you’re always aware of the nearest emergency exit!

Beware! Crowdsurfing is prohibited. In collaboration with other European festival we have decided to take this measure, for your own safety.

Police desk
In the case of a missing person or theft et cetera, you can go to the temporary police desk near the entrance. You can report a crime here. Unfortunately, the loss or theft of tickets or wristbands will not be dealt with. Tips about selling false tickets or the resale of tickets are welcome. You can follow the Police online for pickpocket alarms et cetera.

First aid / The Red Cross
First aid following accidents, proceed to the Red Cross posts.

Some tips:

  • Bring your medical insurance card!
  • Bright sunny day? Use sunscreen lotion! We recommend a 30+ factor. Be sure to drink plenty of water (freely available at the WML stands at the festival site) and wear a cap or hat.
  • Prepare for every type of weather. Best is to wear several layers of clothing, be sure to bring rainwear and sensible shoes. Umbrellas aren’t allowed, rain ponchos are!
  • Beware of ticks, both at the festival site and the camping sites. Check for bites and if you notice any: proceed to the nearest Red Cross post; they will help.

Liquor and narcotics

  • Visitors under 18 years of age are not allowed to buy and/or consume alcoholic beverages under Dutch law. Furthermore, it is prohibited for visitors older than 18 years to pass on alcoholic beverages to minors. Offenders are given one warning. If a second warning is necessary, the offender will be removed from the festival site. You can be asked to show your ID by Pinkpop staff, security personnel or other authorized personnel, in order to establish your age.
  • 18+ wristband: If you appear younger than 25 and are requested to show your ID, you can get an 18+ wristband. You can obtain an 18+ wristband at the bars and the info stand at the festival site and the token stands, supermarket and bars at the camping sites.
    Not yet 18 and still longing for a beer and a cocktail? Non-alcoholic beers and cocktails are available!
  • The consumption of strong liquor is prohibited at Pinkpop.
  • Smoking is only allowed in the open air. So: no smoking in buildings, tents or beneath canopies. Visitors under 18 are not allowed to buy tobacco at Pinkpop.
  • According to Dutch Law it is prohibited to carry or deal narcotics. Police uphold a zero-tolerance policy, meaning: narcotics are never allowed at Pinkpop. Police and organizers can check baggage and also search visitors.

Jan Smeets’ tip: do not buy narcotics, do not smoke and drink in moderation. This will give you the best shot at enjoying Pinkpop 2022 those to follow. Take good care of yourself and your friends.

Allowed / Not allowed at the festival site

Yes, allowed are:

  • Small bags (max 30 x 21 x 10 cm);
  • Plaid or blanket to sit on (but no tarps);
  • Rain ponchos;
  • Powerbank, max. phone size, for personal use only;
  • Simple (digital) photo cameras without interchangeable lenses;
  • Sunscreen (only small plastic TUBES of max. 150 ml. Factor 30+ is recommended);
  • Flag poles (max. 2 cm wide and 2 m long);
  • Sun lotion;
  • Empty foldable/collapsible waterbags (max 400ml). Regular
  • liquid carriers like glas/aluminium and plastic bottles are not allowed.

No, not allowed are:

  • Bubble blowing products;
  • Camping equipment (like hammers and tent poles);
  • Camelbags / backpack with water reservoir;
  • Drinks and food in any packaging;
  • Narcotics;
  • Flyers, stickers and other promotional material;
  • Gas canisters;
  • Hallucinogens, (including nitrous oxide canisters);
  • Poisonous, inflammable or explosive materials;
  • Glassware, tins or plastic bottles;
  • Glow sticks, ‘fairy lights’, laser pointers and other equipment with coherent light or laser beams;
  • LED foamsticks;
  • Backpacks;
  • Pets or other animals;
  • Foldable and other buggies;
  • Stool, folding chairs and chairs;
  • Nitrous oxide;
  • Air pillows and other inflatable furniture or objects, such as poofs (incl. lamzac);
  • (Permanent) markers;
  • Needles;
  • E-cigarette refills or canisters;
  • Unmanned aircraft (s-called UAVs and drones);
  • Umbrellas, parasols, (party)tents;
  • Plastic tarp;
  • Professional photo, audio and video equipment. For the organizers all cameras with interchangeable lenses are professional equipment and are not allowed. The same goes for action cameras, including GoPros;
  • Provocative clothing or face veils;
  • Mobile scooters (only with medical necessity and prior permission);
  • Selfie sticks;
  • Skates, bikes, scooters, skateboards;
  • Solar chargers
  • Banners;
  • Spraying cans, except for deodorants or perfume;
  • Horns, gas horns and other obtrusive sound equipment;
  • Football shirts and other club wear, such as motor clubs et cetera;
  • Fireworks, flares and confetti shooters;
  • Walking sticks, except for medical crutches;
  • Weapons, chains (except for chains used on pants or as jewellery) or other objects that can be used as weapons or for disturbing the peace;
  • Water pipes or bongs;
  • As well as other dangerous objects.

Please note: in case of doubt the senior security officer at the entrance will have the final say.

Food and drinks festivalarea

You’re not allowed to bring your own food or drinks onto the festival site. But like every year there is a wide range of good food and drinks available! The quality of the food at Pinkpop is high and the variety continues to increase each year. Besides the best French fries, snacks, kebabs, pizzas and other festival foods at the main site, you can find many exotic dishes and a wide range of organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan catering in the ‘Kalm Aan Laan’. Prepared lovingly by authentic food companies.

Need special food? If you need to bring your own food and/or drink to the festival site for medical reasons, don’t forget to bring your doctor’s statement and/or diabetic pass, to show to security at the entrance. If you want to be safe rather than sorry, complete this form.

  • Free water: WML (Watermaatschappij Limburg) lets you drink their high-quality water for free!
  • Visitors under 18 years of age are not allowed to buy and/or consume alcoholic beverages under Dutch law. Furthermore, it is prohibited for visitors older than 18 to pass on alcoholic beverages to minors. Offenders are given one warning. If a second warning is necessary, the offender will be removed from the festival site. You can be asked to show your ID by Pinkpop staff, security personnel or other authorized personnel, in order to establish your age.
  • 18+ wristband: If you appear younger than 25 and are requested to show your ID, you can get an 18+ wristband. You can obtain an 18+ wristband at the bars and the info stand at the festival site and the token stands, supermarket and bars at the camping sites.
    Not yet 18 and still longing for a beer and a cocktail? Non-alcoholic beers and cocktails are available!
  • Strong liquor doesn’t belong at Pinkpop and is not served.

Kalm Aan Laan (Take-it easy lane)

Need to get away from the crowd? Since 2008, the ‘Kalm Aan Laan’ has been synonymous with relaxation and enjoying special food! There is a wide range of organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and exotic foods available at the Take-it-easy Lane. Everything is lovingly prepared by authentic catering companies.

Merchandise

Many fun Pinkpop souvenirs are available at the festival again this year. We have sunglasses, ear plugs, magnets and much more. We will also sell unique bags, wallets and other accessories made from used Pinkpop banners at a workplace learning company called Philadelphia (100% Heerlen). These are all limited items, all uniquely different — collector’s items for the true fan!
The souvenirs are available at the mega stands where you can also find all festival and band shirts. You can pay for the items with cash, tokens or your cash card.

Forgot to buy a Pinkpop T-shirt during your very first edition? Check out our Pinkpop Pop-Up Store in the festival market, here you can find a wide range of old-school Pinkpop merchandise!

House rules

  • The minimum age to enter the festival site unaccompanied is 12. Under 12 years of age there must be an adult accompanying the child. The same rule applies to the camping sites.
  • You need to carry identification at all times, according to Dutch identification law. You can use your driver’s license, passport or identity card.
    Security personnel can and will search visitors at the entrance.. If you refuse to comply you will be expelled, without a refund.
  • As a festival visitor, you need to uphold decisions of security staff as regards the carrying or bringing objects, food and/or equipment. There will be no discussion about this on the spot, nor after the festival.
  • Police will be present at the festival to check on illegal trade, especially on the dealing in narcotics. If visitors do not obey the rules, they be removed from the festival.
  • Unfortunately, for many years now Pinkpop organization have been obliged to use CCTV. The cameras are there to warrant the safety of our audience. Because, unfortunately, pickpockets are also present at Pinkpop.
  • Video and/or audio recordings will be made by, or under the order of, the artists and the organization. With the purchase of your ticket, you will automatically agree that these can be used for promotion by the organization, the artists and the partners and/or sponsors thereof. If you are present in any of these recording, you will not be able to lay claim any compensation.
  • If we find illegal objects during an obligatory search at the entrance check, you have the responsibility to store these outside of the festival area or throw them away. We do not store objects temporarily. However, if any found objects are illegal under Dutch Law, they will be confiscated. Objects that are confiscated or thrown away will not be returned.
  • Crowdsurfing is prohibited. In collaboration with other European festival we have this measure in place for many years now, for your own safety.
  • The illegal sale of T-shirts and other souvenirs as well as food & drinks to others is prohibited.
  • You are not allowed to distribute promotional material like flyers, posters, banners and/or stickers in and around the festival site as well as on the camping sites and the roads. Recording samples is also prohibited.
  • It is strictly forbidden to light a fire. anywhere. You will gravely endanger your life and that of other festival visitors. If you do start a fire, you will be removed from the festival site.
  • Visitors under 18 are not allowed to buy and/or consume alcoholic beverages. Furthermore, it is prohibited for visitors older than 18 to pass on alcoholic beverages to minors. Offenders are given one warning. If a second warning is necessary, the offender will be removed from the festival. Upon request by Pinkpop staff, security personnel or other authorized personnel, you will be asked to show ID to establish your age.
    18+ wristband: If you appear to be younger than 25 and are requested to show your ID, you can ask for an 18+ wristband. You can obtain an 18+ wristband at the bars and the info stand at the festival site and the token stands, supermarket and bars at the camping sites.
  • Smoking is only allowed in the open air at Pinkpop. So: no smoking in buildings, tents or beneath canopies. Visitors under 18 are not allowed to buy tobacco at Pinkpop.
  • When buying a ticket, Pinkpop visitors will automatically agree with our general conditions.
  • Visitors need to uphold house rules as stated on this website.
  • The festival organizers preserve the right to make changes in the program and/or the timetable.

Info desk

Go to the Pinkpop info stand for extra information: the program, the weather forecast, the location of the stages and campsites, other services and public transport. For questions, problems, complaints, compliments, tips and golden tips: you’re welcome here too!
You can also hand over or collect lost & found objects at the info desks.

Lockers / baggage depot

Don’t bring anything to Pinkpop that has too high of a value to lose or that cannot be replaced! And if you’re worried about something being stolen, don’t leave it in your tent. Tents are impossible to make theft-proof! You can rent a locker at the Pinkpop Campsites and the festival site for a small fee.

Lockers area
You can rent a locker via Event Safe on the festival site, behind the main entrance. NB! These lockers are located within the festival site, unlike in previous years. At this location you pay with pin, cash or you scan the QR code and pay with a mobile payment app.

In all cases you will receive a code which you can use your locker for one day or the entire weekend with.

  • Weekend €15,-
  • Day €7,-

Size of the safe
30 cm wide, 40 cm deep and 24 cm high

You don’t pay a deposit, so you can just take your things from the locker at the end of the festival and leave immediately without having to go to a counter first!

You can book these lockers in advance via www.pinkpop.nl/huurjekluisje

Lockers campsite
At Camping A, B and C you will find the lockers next to the camping reception. You scan the QR code on the spot, visit the Event Safe rental website, pay €10 and receive a code for a locker for the entire weekend. These lockers cannot be reserved in advance.

Luggage storage
If you go home on Sunday evening, you can leave your luggage in the left-luggage office at the main entrance of the festival site that day. Between 09:00 and 02:00. You pay 2 coins / 5 euros per (manageable) bundle.

Accessibility for people with special needs

In close collaboration with INTER Pinkpop ensures that the festival is also accessible to people with special needs. Do you wish to make use of the facilities for people with special needs at the festival site, parking and/or Camping site A? Please send an email to pinkpop@inter.vlaanderen.

Access/ticket
In order to make use of the facilities for people with special needs, you need a valid entrance ticket. There are no discounts for people with special needs or accompanying parties. Each festival goer pays the same price.

Parking / Kiss & ride
A parking and Kiss & ride area for people with special needs will be established as close as possible to the entrance of the festival area and Camping site A. Since the number of places here is limited, don’t wait too long with your application!

Festival site
There is a separate, easily accessible and less crowded entrance for people with special needs. One helper can join entering here. Guide dogs are allowed at both the festival and camping sites. Folding chairs are not allowed at the festival.

Near the Stages there are platforms for wheelchair users, people on crutches and with other special needs (and one companion) to enjoy their favorite bands. Of course, the platforms are intended for people with special needs in the first place. If they get too crowded, Inter assistants will request the companions to leave the platform.

There are toilets for persons with special needs spread around the festival site. There are Inter assistants available at the festival (near the wheelchair platforms for instance). They can help you if necessary: to visit the toilets, buy food or drinks, when you have a problem with your wheelchair, et cetera.

Camping
A special zone of camping site A will be reserved for people with special needs. Friends and family are also welcome there (with a maximum of two companions and only with a valid ticket). Please note: capacity is limited here, so don’t wait too long with your application!

Inter assistants will be available to help you pitch your tent, move your baggage or visit the toilets, etcetera. There are special-needs toilets and showers. There is also a special area with an adjustable bed and equipment to charge your electrical wheelchair or fix flat tires. This camping site is part of the regular Pinkpop site, so make sure you carry your valid wristband and tickets!

Mobility scooters
Mobility scooters are only allowed at the festival site on medical advice. Place your request for approval of your scooter at pinkpop@inter.vlaanderen well on time!

Hearing protection

Cherish your ears. You do still want to enjoy music the rest of your life, and at Pinkpop too? We feel this is very important as well and for this reason we honour the decibel limit of 103 dB(A) and support the campaign I Love My Ears of the platform Celebrate Safeand offer hearing protection.

Ear plugs can be bought at all bars. There is also a large Alpine stand at the festival area, where you can find more upmarket hearing protection.

Wearing hearing protection is important, but giving your ears some peace and quiet, too. Go find a quieter spot to give your ears a break every so often. The ‘Kalm Aan Laan’ or the ‘Garden of Love’ are very suitable for this. More information about preventing loss of hearing, and other tips for responsible festival visitors, you can find at www.celebratesafe.nl and www.ilovemyears.nl.

Everyone an activist

Activists come in all shapes and sizes. They stand up for LGBTIQ+ rights in Poland and Hungary or they fight against discrimination and racism in the Netherlands. They take to the streets with placards, fists clenched in the air or they sign a petition online. Pinkpop offers all the possibilities to take action. Go to the Amnesty booth and come up with a protest slogan or make a button. Sign the petition for the freedom of activists in Saudi Arabia, have a conversation about what matters to you in the world or make a personal poster to show that you stand for mutual consent in the poster machine. Amnesty activists print it out on the spot and stick it on the protest wall.

You can also become an activist by purchasing the legendary Pinkpop hat. Amnesty is bringing the historic twice postponed version of 2020 along, but also has a special version with them to celebrate that they are back at Pinkpop. So a lot to choose from and you support Amnesty’s work for a better world.

Even when yu don’t vitis Pinkpop this year you can still purchase the Amnesty bucket hat!

Charging Service festival area

At the festival area of Pinkpop you can use the charging service. Here you can rent a powerbank to charge your phone. You rent a powerbank for 1,5 coins & 5 coins deposit. You can hand in this powerbank at the campsite or on the festival site. We have a cable for you for 1 coin but you can also bring your own USB cable. You can find the Charging Service next to the merchandise at the Tent Stage on the festival site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Corona

The organization follows the current government guidelines at all times.

Children/minimum age?

The minimum age to visit Pinkpop without supervision is 12 years.

Bringing children to Pinkpop is possible but under supervision. They must also be in possession of a valid entrance ticket. As a deliberate measure to discourage parents from taking their (small) children, there is no reduced rate for children. The organization therefore advises against taking small children to an event that is visited so massively.

Photo camera?

Small digital cameras are allowed, but photo equipment with interchangeable lenses (all sizes) and large professional cameras and action cameras (like GoPro) are not. The same goes for film and/or sound-recording equipment, in any shape or form. Senior security staff will have the final say in case of doubt.

Medication to Pinkpop?

If you use medication that you need to bring along to the festival site, make sure to bring along the original package and your doctor’s statement. This way there will be no unnecessary misunderstandings with security staff. If you need to keep your medication refrigerated, you can turn to the various Red Cross posts at the festival site and camping sites.

Lactation facility at the festival site?

Are you breastfeeding? There are special lactation locations at the Red Cross posts. You can also refrigerate your breastmilk here and pick it up again before you go home. Do bring your own lactation machine, you can also store it at the Red Cross posts. For the exact location of these facilities, go to the info desk at the festival site or a Red Cross post.