New book: Pink Floyd in De Kuip '88
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Pink Floyd in De Kuip '88 book coverThe name Charles Beterams will be familiar to some of you. Owner of the Floydstuff online store, and the Tonefloat record label, Charles has also been the author of some excellent PF books: Pink Floyd On Forty-Five, Pink Floyd in De Polder, and Pink Floyd in Nederland. Although the books (with the exception of "...On Forty-Five") are written in Dutch, they are still fascinating for the non-Dutch speaker due to their design and photographs throughout.

Anyone in Holland who thinks of Pink Floyd will remember the many legendary concerts the English group gave in the Netherlands. Paradiso and Fantasio in Amsterdam, 1968. The Concertgebouw and De Doelen, 1969. Kralingen, 1970. Ahoy' Rotterdam, 1971 and 1977. After an absence of more than ten years, the return to Dutch soil was eagerly awaited in 1988. The fans wondered: will David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright be able to put on a show that can compete with the many spectacular stadium concerts of the 1980s? For the first time, Pink Floyd would be playing in Rotterdam's Kuip stadium. A new generation of fans would see the band at work and expectations were therefore sky-high.

In this new book, Pink Floyd in De Kuip '88, all aspects of the preparations - which took almost a year - are covered, with a lot of previously unpublished archive and photo material. It gives a fascinating look behind the scenes of the realization of the concerts in Stadion Feijenoord, as De Kuip is officially called. Spitfires that fly past and only take off in Rotterdam, props that fly over, fireworks and a breathtaking audiovisual spectacle. But above all a story of 'deeds not words' and for the almost 100,000 people present - and many outside the stadium - two evenings to remember.

The book - which is being published on June 11th, 2021 - will be a luxury bound hardcover edition, with 112 pages on heavyweight paper. It's a limited and numbered edition of 500, which we understand is already half-way to be completely sold, so if you are interested, don't delay! You can place your order at now.