Pinkpop Classic is back!

Pinkpop After a little silence over a year, Pinkpop Classic is back in The Netherlands annoucing the first bands. Saga, Big Country, Massada, Fischer-Z and Toto as headliner. Later in November, Saga will return to Europe to promote their new album.

Tickets on sale Friday June 1st.

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  1. Mike Fox says:

    Music Festival of Rock & Pomp in the Crystal Palace Park Bowl
    Rick Wakeman – Saturday 23 June 2012

    1st wave tickets sold out! 2nd wave of tickets should be available soon at earlybird price
    General release of tickets will be with ticket web in about a week or so

    Famous for it’s legendary ’70’s – 80’s rock concerts and ‘Proms In The Park’, in June 2012 both the rock and the pomp returns to the stunningly beautiful and easily accessible Crystal Palace Park bowl for a 2 day event in the park’s Concert Bowl; a natural and picturesque amphitheatre set beside a scenic lake that, has a fine tradition as a music festival space. Previously fielding the likes of Rock and music Legends: Pink Floyd, Yes, Jeff Beck, Lou Reed, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Santana, the Beach Boys, Rod Stewart and Bob Marley and the Wailers and many many others as well as the Cure more recently.

    Saturday sees rock return to it’s 70’s – 80’s roots with legendary keyboard maestro Rick Wakeman (pictured), Hawkwind, Focus, Strawbs, Curved Air and others to be Announced,

    In addition to the music both days will also feature other attractions, including comedy in the maze, funfair rides, performance artists, many other fun attractions and diversions as well as a mouth watering selection of food and drink.

    Early bird tickets available soon via the Website
    Child tickets released on general ticket release

    Rick’s band will be what is considered to be the “Classic English Rock Ensemble” line-up.

    Ashley Holt on vocals , who was the original vocalist on Journey to the Centre of the Earth, King Arthur and No Earthly Connection.
    on drums will be Tony “Greasy Wop” Fernandez who has been pretty much ever present since 1975.
    Rick’s first choice guitarist Dave Colquhoun has been in the band for 8 years and Lee Pomeroy, considered by many to be the finest prog rock bass player for decades has been with the band for 12 years.

    As regards the music…….very much the classic stuff done big with more than a few surprises thrown in for good measure . Guaranteed will be pieces froim the Six Wives of Henry VIII , Journey to the Centre of the Earth and King Arthur.

    This will be the EXCLUSIVE performance in the UK in 2012 and the bands first since the Cropredy Festival three years ago, for which they received truly sensational reviews.

    Location: Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, Upper Norwood, London SE20 8DT – MAP
    See website for further details: times, prices etc

    day by day:

    Saturday 23 June
    doors open at 1:00pm with live music from 2:00pm – 10:00pm
    Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Focus, The Strawbs, (with more to be added)
    Alcohol will be on sale and ID will be required. Children must be accompanied at all times by parent or Guardian.
    Disabled Access Easy Access available

    Sunday 24 June
    doors open at 2:00pm with live music from 3:00pm – 10:00pm
    London Gala Symphony Orchestra with soloist Juliette Pochin, more to be confirmed

    Tickets available soon via Ticket Master and The Churchill and Fairfield Halls Theatres.

    This event does not have camping but there is a caravan park adjacent to the park there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
    Queens hotel is cheap and nasty rock n roll option

    For more information please watch the site which will be updated soon:

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