Friday 16 june | 22:00 - 00:00 | South Stage
One of the most exciting up-and-coming bands from Netherlands’ southern neighbours is undoubtedly The Haunted Youth. The group, centred around 27-year-old Joachim Liebens, was the instant indie darling of Belgium and the Netherlands, straight from the release of their first single in 2021. The music of The Haunted Youth is a kind of melancholic psych-pop with a harrowing edge. The end of last year saw the release of their debut album Dawn Of The Freak. The catchy single Teen Rebel turned out to be an instant hit: a brilliant, timeless pop tune you feel you’ve known for years. There’s plenty of appreciation for Teen Rebel on the other side of the ocean too. Those in the audience at Pinkpop who rate The War On Drugs, DIIV and The Cure will definitely feel drawn towards the compelling songs of The Haunted Youth.