Trommelen Puts Trouble Behind Him

Mojo Concerts’ Rob Trommelen has put the disappointment of having to cancel this year’s Fields Of Rock behind him, as the other festivals he books continue to do good business.

The problems were caused by lack of availabilities, but he did place KISS and Iron Maiden – two of the acts he wanted for Fields Of Rock – on one of the other bills he’s producing this summer.

The two June festivals he promotes in Nijmegen – Arrow Rock, featuring KISS among the headliners, and Rockin’ Park – pulled 53,000 people between them. And the smaller Bospop and Waldrock have kept the ball rolling.

Trommelen added a day at the beginning of Bospop to get Neil Young on the bill and, at 30,000 people over three days, it turned out to be one of the best staged on the Weert site.

Other acts on the July 11-13 bill included ZZ Top, Apocalyptica, The Bangles, Steve Lukather, Crowded House, Buddy Guy, Ted Nugent and Opeth.

The much heavier Waldrock also had one of its better years, attracting 8,000 to Bergum July 5 for a metal bill that included Slayer, Biohazard, Pagan’s Mind, My Dying Bride, Lordi, Life Of Agony, Helmet and Queensryche.

Next up for Trommelen is Iron Maiden on the huge TT circuit at Assen August 16, which has already shifted 22,000 tickets.