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Pinkpop Festival
The Pinkpop Festival
Pinkpop Festival
or PINKPOP is a large, annual music festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. It is usually held on the Pentecost
Pentecost
weekend (Pinksteren in Dutch, hence the name). Starting in 1970, at Burgemeester Damen Sportpark in the town of Geleen, PinkPop is the oldest and longest running annual dedicated pop and rock music festival in the world.[1][2] Nowadays, Pinkpop is a three-day festival, from Saturday through Monday, with a 60,000 people per day capacity, and with performances on 4 separate stages. From 2006 through 2011, Pinkpop sold out six years in a row.[1] During 44 editions, more than 2 million people have attended Pinkpop. Some 700 music acts have played at the festival.[3] In 1994 (the 25th edition), it was decided to sell only 60,000 tickets, to prevent overcrowding due to the popularity of the festival. In 1995, it was made into a 2-day festival
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Rock Music
Rock music
Rock music
is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States
United States
in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and in the United States.[1][2] It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the African-American genres of blues and rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music
Rock music
also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass and drums and one or more singers
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Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello
Bordello
is an American punk band from the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
of Manhattan, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring. Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music mixed with punk and dub. The band incorporates accordion and violin (and on some albums, saxophone).[1] The band has appeared in a number of popular films, most notably in 2005's Everything Is Illuminated in which the lead singer, Eugene Hütz, co-starred with Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
in a dramedy and adventure story about the Nazi purges in Ukraine. The entire group was present for one shot in which they played a brass band in a set that included the Star Spangled Banner. They also played the traditional Yiddish tune "Bublitschki". Gogol Bordello
Bordello
contributed the song "Start Wearing Purple" to the film's score
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Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte
is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland, that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been vocalist Joel Madden, guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin, while drummer Dean Butterworth has been a member of the band since 2005
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Stevie Ann
Stevie Ann (born Anna Stephanie Struijk in Roggel, June 24, 1986) is a Dutch singer-songwriter. Stevie Ann started making music at a very young age. From the first moment she learned how to play the guitar she started writing songs. In the summer of 2005 her debut album Away from Here was released. The album contains twelve tracks, all written by Ann. The song "The Poetry Man", released in December 2005, and gained airplay on a number of major Dutch radio stations. It is her highest charting single to date, peaking at #21 on the Dutch Single Top 100. In her short career, Ann won several awards. In November 2005, she received an Essent Award, an award for young and promising Dutch artists. In February 2006, she won a Zilveren Harp (Silver Harp)
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C-mon & Kypski
C-mon & Kypski is a Dutch musical group from Utrecht. The band consists of four members: Thomas Elbers alias Kypski discjockey, producer), Simon Akkermans alias C-Mon (dj, producer), Daniel Rose ((bass) guitar) and Jori Collignon (keyboardist).Contents1 Biography 2 Discography2.1 Albums 2.2 Singles3 Hit list3.1 Albums 3.2 Singles4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] C-Mon & Kypski had tours in Europe, North America and South Africa, and released four albums. They first experimented with hip-hop and electronica, and later on a more eclectic sound. C-Mon & Kypski makes genre-crossing music. Esquire magazine (USA) described the band in 2007 as "The hot shit in Europe right now." [1] For example, the band have used turntables and guitars, synthesizers, odd samples, jazz musicians, rappers and a Klezmer band
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Gabriel Ríos
Gabriel Ríos (born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1978) is a Puerto Rican-Belgian singer songwriter currently residing in Belgium and New York.Contents1 Biography 2 Discography2.1 Albums 2.2 Singles3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Gabriel was born in Puerto Rico, to Puerto Ricans parents, and was raised in the island until the age of 17. He then relocated to the city of Ghent in Belgium to study painting, Ríos quickly formed various bands, breaking into the local music scene. His first record, Ghostboy (2005), was produced by Jo Bogaert (of Technotronic) and featured a mix of Latin, hip hop, rock and electronica. The main single, "Broad Daylight," was well received in Belgium, Netherlands and France
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Razorlight
Razorlight
Razorlight
are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell. The band are primarily known in the UK, having topped the charts with the 2006 single "America" and its parent self-titled album, their second
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Iggy & The Stooges
The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, and bassist Dave Alexander. Playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the band sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which often involved acts of self-mutilation by frontman Iggy Pop.[6] After releasing two albums—The Stooges (1969) and Fun House (1970)—the group disbanded briefly, and reformed with a different lineup to release Raw Power (1973) before breaking up again in 1974. The band reunited in 2003 until dissolving in 2016 following the deaths of Scott Asheton and saxophonist Steve Mackay
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Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol
are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993,[1] consisting of Gary Lightbody
Gary Lightbody
(vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals), Jonny Quinn
Jonny Quinn
(drums), and Johnny McDaid (piano, guitar, backing vocals).[2] Initially an indie rock band, the band rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement. The band were founded at the University of Dundee
Dundee
in 1993 by Lightbody, Michael Morrison, and Mark McClelland as Shrug. After briefly using the name Polarbear and released the EP Starfighter Pilot (1997) and losing Morrison as a member, the band became Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol
in 1997 and added Quinn to its line-up
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Muse (band)
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy
Matt Bellamy
(lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme
Chris Wolstenholme
(bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard
Dominic Howard
(drums, percussion). Muse released their debut album, Showbiz, in 1999, showcasing Bellamy's falsetto and a melancholic alternative rock style
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Ozark Henry
Piet Goddaer (born 29 April 1970 in Kortrijk) is a Belgian musician, better known by his stage name Ozark Henry.Contents1 Biography 2 Discography 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] In his early life, Piet Goddaer was involved in several local bands. As a rapper in the band Word, founded by his brother Jan, Goddaer scored a cult-hit "Henry Man-She" in 1994. His career really took off when Goddaer started a solo career and adopted the stage name Ozark Henry. The debut album I'm Seeking Something That Has already Found Me was released in 1996 with Double T Music. In an interview, David Bowie praised the album as "debut of the year" [1], but the record had little commercial success. The second album of Henry, This Last Warm Solitude, was released in Belgium in 1998
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Ilse DeLange
Ilse Annoeska de Lange (born 13 May 1977) is a Dutch country and pop singer, better known as Ilse DeLange
Ilse DeLange
(English spelling).[1] As a member of The Common Linnets, she finished in second place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.Contents1 Biography1.1 1998-1999: Breakthrough with World of Hurt
World of Hurt
and Dear John 1.2 2000-2002: Livin' on Love and fatigue 1.3 2003: Clean Up and small decline in success 1.4 2004–2007: Search for new record company and The Great Escape 1.5 2008–2010: Incredible and Next To Me EP 1.6 2011–2012: Shelved album DoLuv2LuvU and Eye Of The Hurricane 1.7 2013-present: The Voice of Holland, The Common Linnets
The Common Linnets
and Nashville2 Discography 3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Ilse Annoeska de Lange was born on May 13, 1977 in Almelo, Netherlands
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Hip Hop Music
Hip hop
Hip hop
music, also called hip-hop[3][4] or rap music,[4][5][6] is a music genre developed in the United States
United States
by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.[4] It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing.[7][8][9] Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds), and rhythmic beatboxing
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Lostprophets
Lostprophets
Lostprophets
/lɒstˈprɒfɪts/ were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, Wales formed in 1997. Founded by lead vocalist and lyricist Ian Watkins, bassist (later guitarist) Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin
Mike Chiplin
and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance. They were also part of the Cardiff
Cardiff
music scene.[1] Lostprophets
Lostprophets
released five studio albums, with their final release Weapons released on 2 April 2012. The band achieved two Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
("Last Train Home" and "Rooftops"), one number-one single on the US Alternative Songs chart ("Last Train Home"), several Kerrang! Awards and nominations, and sold 3.5 million albums worldwide. In December 2012, Watkins was charged with multiple sexual offences against children
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The Nightwatchman
The Nightwatchman is the solo project of American musician Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Street Sweeper Social Club and former Audioslave)
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