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Past Performers & All acts
Obviously there is an overlap between Past performers and all acts (where the former ought to be a subset of the later).
I suggest making a new article List of all acts on Pinkpop where the list of all acts well be put. And I would suggest changing Past performers to notable performance and only put the notable once there. Mach10 (talk) 12:22, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
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What claim? Oldest Festival in the World
Can someone explain to me what the last two sentences of the second paragraph of the Name and Logo sections are talking about? I really have no clue. As it's unclear, I would reword this myself, but I don't know what it means. KeithyIrwin (talk) 17:09, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
Claim to be the oldest annual (pop) festival. My guess is that those sentences are coming from the other side. (Oregon fair supporters). Pinkpop history is well documented (e.g. in papers of the region), and the main organizer (Jan Smeets) is one of the original people, so I can't imagine that a real claim couldn't be resolved in two minutes by serious press.
From what I remember there is some discussion about what the first edition was, because it essentially was a party organized by students that somehow got bigger then expected (this being the late sixties or 1970) because word got out there was a rogue party. The year after it was more organized, and became annual. There always has been some discussion if the first one should be counted or not. I also vaguely recall one year in mid eighties being skipped, in what were pretty much the dark ages of the festival with only several thousands attendance.
At least the article is false that the claims only originated after some challenge. There being an first unorganized edition is documented in local papers, at I must already have read it in the late eighties. (and probably you'll find earlier references if you do some digging).
The whole Oregon fair controverse is fairly new to me (despite being a regular visitor, and being from the region). I've followed the festival in the media for decades and never saw "World" claims, only Europe-wide. Usually the recurring story is which is the oldest in Europe, Danish Roskilde vs Pinkpop, one being older, one being more continuous IIRC.
Longest running annual music festival in the world?
Does anyone has a verifiable reference for that or could refine the statement? Found few music festivals that have been running annualy without interruption for a longer period.