John Mayall’s 80th Birthday in Haarlem (Netherlands)

 

At the evening of  26 march we finaly could see the eyes of “Godfather of British Blues”; John Mayall. Mr. Mayall celebrated his 80th birthday with a dynamic and flawless onstage blues performance.

JOHN MAYALL the legendary British Blues trailblazer began his setlist around 9:00 pm sharp. Mayall is a perfect exemplification on how to live and act when you hit 80. One word : REMARKABLE. His performance and intenseness made the audience astonished. It couldn’t be better. Mayall opened with “Checkin’ Up on My Baby”. After that, the real party began with John Mayall, surrounded by his incredible band of virtuoso musicians with Greg Rzab on bass, Rocky Althas on Guitar and Jay Davenport on drums.

Rocky Athas GREG RZAB JAY DAVENPORT

With songs on his Golden setlist like “Oh, Pretty Woman”, “Dirty Water”, “Parchman Farm”, “Gimme One More Day”, “Conga Square” and “Natures’ Disapearing” he headed for his “Grande Finale”.

Mayall concluded his set with a rousing rendition of “Room to Move”.

John Mayall not only showed himself as a natural born musician. He transformed “Het Patronaat” in Haarlem into a true blue base. He showed so much unfeigned enthusiasm and fun that we do not end up too soon see him. His top level blues concert took an hour and three quarters. Mayall underlined with a flourish that he is alive and blues legend: afterwards he even had any energy left to be with his fans and sign some CDs chat.

Rolling Stones at Pinkpop 2014

 

The Rolling Stones will perform at Pinkpop 2014 (The Netherlands). Festival director Jan Smeets confirmed this announcement during the official presentation of the program .

The British rock group revealed the news on march 12 itself through its their own smartphone app. The band is also on TW Classic Werchter in Belgium.

The American John Mayer will come also to Landgraaf. Mayer is planned, like the Rolling Stones on the first day of the festival, Saturday, June 7.

Pinkpop will celebrate this year its 45th anniversary. Veterans are the “most expensive act ever” according to the festival director. It’s yet clear the Rolling Stones will deposited, but for comparison: Coldplay was in 2011 the most expensive act at Pinkpop ever known. Reportedly, the band took 1.3 million.

The line-up of the 3 days are:

Saturday june 7
Rolling Stones 
Les Djinns
John Mayer
Flogging Molly
Ed Kowalczyk
Bastille
Joe Bonamassa
Haim
Epica
White Lies

Sunday june 8
Limp Bizkit
Arctic Monkeys
Editors
The Boxer Rebellion
Chef’Special
Ed Sheeran
Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
Paolo Nutini
Rudimental
Twenty One Pilots
Portugal. The Man
North Mississippi Allstars
John Newman

Monday june 9
Metallica
Avenged Sevenfold
Biffy Clyro
Rob Zombie
Mastodon
Arcade Fire
Jake Bugg
Stromae
Kodaline
Jett Rebel
Gogol Bordello
Ghost
Clean Bandit
Bombay Bicycle Club