Friday 16 june | 22:00 - 00:00 | South Stage
If you consider the fact that out of the many boy bands that have come and gone, there’ll generally just be one group member who makes it as a solo artist – at best, then in that sense, One Direction are doing more than okay; plus, Niall Horan will now forever be entered into the festival archives as the first 1D man to appear at Pinkpop. After the group decided to take an indefinite break in 2016, the Irishman made a name for himself as a singer-songwriter. He immediately scored major hits with his first singles This Town and Slow Hands, and both albums he released, Flicker in 2017 and Heartbreak Weather in 2020, were rewarded with platinum and/or golden discs. According to his own words, his main inspiration are classic rock acts such as Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, and, following in the footsteps of his heroes, he now also has a foothold in the US, and can even be seen there next year as a coach on The Voice.