Love, peace & happiness…

Love, peace & happiness…

…Pink Floyd, Santana, Jefferson Airplane…

From June 26 to 28, 1970, close to 100,000 people attended the Kralingen pop festival in Rotterdam, enjoying performances by bands like The Byrds, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, Santana and Jefferson Airplane.

Emulating the legendary 1969 American Woodstock festival, the festival in the Kralingen park was the first European Music pop and rock festival spread over more days.

Between 80,000 and 100,00 young people had the time of their life – three days of love, peace and happiness. And the atmosphere, in true flower power style, remained peaceful despite the unexpectedly high number of people who flocked to the park. Coppers helped and turned a blind eye to the widespread use of cannabis and other illicit substances and in doing so helped realise a dream world that lasted for three days and three nights.


Fast Forward to present tense:

Boothstock June 13 – 2015

35 years on another grand summer music festival will be hosted at the legendary Kralingen site.

Also dubbed as the Woodstock of Dance,  the ‘Boothstock festival takes place on June 13, 2015. More information and tickets on the website:








Love, peace & happiness…

Old Films of  Rotterdam Pop Festival 1970

Love, peace & happiness…




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