Paaspop is a three-day music festival that has taken place every Easter since 1978 in the Dutch town of Schijndel (municipality of Meierijstad) in the province of North Brabant. The focus of the festival is on pop and rock music, with a large proportion of the musicians coming from the Netherlands.
The festival first took place on a smaller scale in 1978. This event took place in the now defunct community center D’n Herd, but was later moved to De Molenheide racecourse, where it has been held regularly for 15 years.
In 1985 the festival started for the first time on Easter Sunday, giving rise to the official Paaspop. From 1996 the music festival moved to a large circus tent, which was located near the De Molenheide racetrack. In 2011, Paaspop was expanded to three days and three stages were added. That year, Paaspop had a record number of 41,000 visitors, which increased to 51,000 visitors in the following year, 2012.
Schijndel is a town and former municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. Schijndel is located approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) southeast of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Schijndel was founded around December in the year 1309. On 1st January 2017 Schijndel, together with Veghel and Sint-Oedenrode, merged into a new municipality called Meierijstad creating the largest municipality of the province North-Brabant in terms of land area.