Bright Ideas. That's a great way to summarize it. Depicted in cartoons by live-cartoonist Michiel van de Pol. Many of those cartoons are in the book Bright Ideas that was handed out today to festival director Jan Smeets and Brightlands deputy Joost van den Akker.
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The challenge consisted of a mega brainstorm of more than a hundred young talents and suggestions that festival-goers made during Pinkpop. In total, that resulted in around a hundred ideas. Two ideas stand out for Pinkpop. Not coincidental, both intended to make the festival more sustainable. First up: solar energy that provides enough electricity for music and light shows on the various stages and perhaps for the entire Pinkpop festival. Number two: festival tents for visitors, made of biodegradable material to reduce the burden on the environment. These are the two ideas of the challenge that particularly appeal to Pinkpop and that the festival will also explore.
"These are ideas that we can do something with", Pinkpop boss Jan Smeets reacts happily. "Nowadays, diesel aggregates are still roaring, smelly and emitting vapor to provide sufficient power. How nice would it be if the sun started to provide us with free energy. We will investigate that further." In which year Pinkpop runs on solar energy, Smeets does not yet dare to predict.