European summer festival headline appearances confirmed:
Sunday 12th June – Pinkpop, Netherlands Thursday 30th June – Rock Werchter, Belgium
Paul McCartney has confirmed he will headline two European festivals this summer. In June he’ll perform at Pinkpop in Netherlands andRockWerchter in Belgium.
These appearances follow a year that saw Paul headline both Firefly and Lollapolooza in the US as well as closing the Roskilde festival in Denmark.
Speaking about performing at Pinkpop Paul said: “I love a festival audience and we plan to close Pinkpop with a massive party. I’ve not done a festival in the Netherlands before so it will be an exciting new experience for me and for the audience, so we can all rock out together. Get ready Pinkpop we’re on our way. See you in June.”
Pinkpop organizer Jan Smeets said: “I am very proud that Sir Paul McCartney, one of the world’s greatest artists will play at Pinkpop. His first Dutch festival show ever. An artist who was never on our wish list because we never thought it would even be possible! A Beatle at Pinkpop, it's almost unbelievable.”
And on Rock Werchter Paul commented: "We’ve been having so much fun at different festivals around the world in recent years and I can’t wait to get to Belgium with the band for our first festival there. I’ve heard such great things about Rock Werchter so I know it’s going to be a big night of rock'n’roll and partying to remember."
Rock Werchter boss Herman Schueremans said: “The number 1 on my wish list. Paul McCartney is one of the last really big names to be missing from our rich festival history. Sometimes such a high profile visit is purely a matter of luck. The artist must be performing and the diaries have to fit. This time it all worked out. Every generation has its McCartney classic. He has inspired so many musicians, and is still doing so today. I am looking forward to the concert."