Pandora's Music Box Festival

In 1985 the new wave pop festival Pandora's Music Box took place in De Doelen. It was the last edition of this leading festival, which with its innovative and spectacular programming would set an example for later major music festivals in the Netherlands such as Lowlands. All visitors, employees, musicians and journalists were required to be photographed in specially constructed studios upon entering. The photo collection with no fewer than 6543 portraits offers a unique image of the time from the turbulent eighties, with all current music trends at the time.

Unfortunately, the grand plan to send these images into space with a rocket did not come to fruition. The photos were even untraceable for years. DIG IT UP rediscovered the photos a few years ago, scanned them and now makes them accessible.