The Parkpop festival is a free music festival held annually on the last Sunday of June in the city of The Hague, Netherlands.
I am lucky to live about a 15 to 20 minutes walk away from it. 🙂
It was first held in 1981 and attended by 35,000 visitors. Today up to 350,000 people visit the festival every year. They hold the title for largest free pop festival in Europe for a long time.
We go almost every year because it’s a very relaxed festival and the weather is usually good.
This time, Parkpop was extra special because for the first time in history the music stopped so the people could watch the soccer game Holland versus Mexico in the World Cup tournament.
Usually, you see people dressed up in all kinds of weird clothes and stuff. But this year, most of us were dressed in Orange!
Relax and enjoy this photo shoot!
The Parkpop festival has also a market.
It’s held on a big field in the middle of the ‘Zuiderpark’ and has 3 stages where different bands play.
It’s very normal to sit down or lay down with a couple of friends to enjoy the music and the weather.
Some bands make a really nice show. You can also follow on the big screens on the sides of the stages.
What shoes to wear… Most people walk barefoot or on flip-flops.
The music has stopped. All gathering for the big match!
It stayed 0-1 for Mexico for a long time. We were so nervous about that! Until Sneijder scored the 1-1! We were so relieved!
It started to rain but nobody cared! We were singing and chanting for our country.
And there it was! Holland got a penalty! The winning goal from Huntelaar!
Screaming on the top of our lungs. We won!!!!
After the game, a new band started to play and we all danced. With beer of course! Lol! 😉
Time to party big time!
Sure was a great day! Music, dancing and a winning game for Holland!
Lots of love