Festival Overview // Music Festivals 2016

The past couple of weeks, festival organizations have been releasing the first batch of artists performing this Summer. It results in quite a battle: who has the best line-up? Yesterday, Lowlands added another 14 amazing names to their already phenomenal program – but how are the other festivals, like Best Kept Secret or Concert at Sea doing?

Almost Famous Writer has got you covered with an overview of the biggest music festivals coming up this Summer in the Benelux.

// Pinkpop


WHEN? 10 – 11 – 12 June, 2016
WHERE? Landgraaf, The Netherlands
WHO? The third remaining headliner of Pinkpop caused quite some online rumors: who would it be? Only a couple of weeks ago, I was revealed to be Paul McCartney. Together with Rammstein and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the former Beatle makes it to the top of the bill. Furthermore, popular meme subject Lionel Richie come and say “hello” to the Pinkpop audience, as well as James Bay, Bastille, Years & Years and Tom Odell. The festival program also features quite some Dutch and Belgian artists, including De Staat, Balthazar, Douwe Bob, The Common Linnets and Nothing But Thieves
Are still available! Both day-tickets and weekend-tickets can be purchased here.
WANNA KNOW MORE? Check out my festival review of last year right here.

// Best Kept Secret

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WHEN? 17 – 18 – 19 June, 2016
WHERE? Hilvarensbeek, The Netherlands
WHO? For those with a little bit more alternative taste, Best Kept Secret has some interesting artists lined up for you, including Editors, Beck and Jamie XX at the top of the bill. Furthermore, Two Door Cinema Club, Yeasayer, Half Moon Run, Bloc Party and The Slow Show are coming to Hilvarensbeek this Summer. 
Are still available! You can get both day-tickets and weekend-tickets right here!
WANNA KNOW MORE? Check out my festival  review of last year right here.

// Down The Rabbit Hole

down the rabbit hole

WHEN? 24 – 25 – 26 June, 2016
WHERE? Beuningen, The Netherlands
WHO? And for those of you seek a festival that’s even more alternative, you can dive down the rabbit hole with the following artists this Summer: The National, PJ Harvey, Mac DeMarco, Flume, Lianne La Havas, De Staat and Daughter
Are still available! As this festival is literally down the rabbit hole, you can only buy weekend-tickets, right here!
WANNA KNOW  MORE? Check out my festival review of last year right here.

// Rock Werchter

rock werchter

WHEN? 30 June – July 3, 2016
WHERE? Werchter, Belgium
WHO? In Belgium, the organization does not wait until the Summer to release the full line-up, because why wait? And it promises to be great festival, with Paul, McCartney, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Rammstein, The Offspring, Editors, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gracing the main stage. 
Are still available! You can buy your tickets for Thursday, Friday, Sunday and the entire week-end right here!

// Concert At Sea

concert at sea

WHEN? 1 – 2 July, 2016
WHERE? Brouwershaven, The Netherlands
WHO? Zeeland’s biggest event of the year, Concert at Sea, is growing with each edition. This Summer, loads of Dutch talent are performing, including Typhoon, Douwe Bob, The Common Linnets, Jett Rebel and Guus Meeuwis. But perhaps the most surprising name on the bill, is Faithless
TICKETS? Are not available anymore, as the festival is already completely sold-out!

// Lowlands

Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, 17-08-2013

WHEN? 19 – 20 – 21 August 2016
WHERE? Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
WHO? I would like to call Lowlands’ line-up this year faith, as it features most of my favorite artists, including Muse, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sigur Rós, Foals, Disclosure, Wolfmother, Biffy Clyro, Oscar & The Wolf, CHVRCHES and M83
Are still available! As the festival is officially called A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise (!), you can only buy weekend-tickets, which you can get right here!

I don’t know about you, but I’m already super excited for this Summer, as I’m visiting Pinkpop, Best Kept Secret and Lowlands!




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