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Holland Pop 1970

Former organizers are interviewed about this historic event and director Ferri Ronteltap collects archive images to paint a vivid picture of this special period in the history of music.

On Wednesday, June 19, we will show a special preview of Holland Pop 1970 and director Ferri Ronteltap will be present for a Q&A after the performance. Filmmaker Joost Schrickx will lead the conversation. Beforehand, Robert Jan Stips, frontman of The Nits, will introduce the film musically. June 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Holland Pop Festival in the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam. Known as Europe's answer to Woodstock, this festival was a milestone in European music history. It was the first large-scale event in Europe where visitors could also spend the night on the festival site. Nearly 100,000 people gathered on the festival site for three days, driven by an atmosphere of love, peace and happiness, to listen to legendary bands such as Santana, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd . In this documentary about this historic event, the former organizers are interviewed and Ferri Ronteltap collects archive images to paint a vivid picture of this special period in the history of music.

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Wed 19 Jun
19:15
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Documentary on legendary Holland Pop Festival in Kralingse Bos on show

Filmmaker Ferri Ronteltap attended the Dutch Film Academy and subsequently made several short fiction films, documentaries and television programmes. A born and bred Rotterdammer, he stood admiringly at the fence of the Kralingse Bos in 1970 as a thirteen-year-old, but did not dare to enter. Now he...

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Documentary on legendary Holland Pop Festival in Kralingse Bos on show

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