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Argon Events arrived on the scene in 1987 when, Sales Executive, David Chapman, having taken voluntary redundancy from Blue Chip Company Mars, was looking for a new start. David takes up the story.

“I left Mars with a small lump sum, a few seeds of ideas and a very important piece of laminated A5 card!”

“What was written on that laminated card became the bedrock of my Business, the fundamental principles that are applied to everything we touch.”

“They were the “5 Principles of Mars”, they are the “5 Principles of Argon Events.”

“These principles, to which there can be no compromise, have ensured the longevity of Argon Events over nearly thirty years.”

“There may be those out there that would purport to be bigger, maybe cheaper, but none of them can compete with our experience, efficiency, value for money and most of all our inherent need to give our customers what they want and in the safest most convenient and enjoyable manner possible.”

“We owe a huge thanks to our customers for joining us on this awesome journey, and we hope that you’ll continue to be a part of our story.”
David Chapman

1987 ARGON EVENTS IS BORN

Within a year of our inception, 20 fully stocked and staffed “Executive” Coaches to see Michael Jackson’s “BAD” Tour at Aintree Racecourse
1988
1989
1989 Our first excursion on to the European mainland, Simple Minds in Cologne
1990 3500 fans on no less than 65 coaches over 9 nights in November…. Britain’s biggest Box Office Star EVER, Cliff Richard
1990
1993
1993 It’s 40 coaches to see U2’s Zoo TV Tour at Roundhay Park Leeds
1994 The amazing (and last) Pink Floyd “Division Bell” Tour, 42 coaches to Paris, Rotterdam and London
1994
1998
1998 August - We take 19 “Pioneers” by coach to a little known, but growing Festival called Wacken Open Air in Northern Germany
1999 P & O allocate us our very own Ferry as 20 coachloads of Very Heavy Metal Fans cross the Channel and on to Eindhoven for the last true Legendary “Dynamo Festival” featuring Headliners Metallica
1999
2001
2001 Probably our single greatest ever achievement (read more)
2004 June - Another minibus departs, this time to Le Mans, in France. Not for the 24 Hour Race, but for a small outdoor Festival called “Furyfest”, latterly to become Hellfest
2004
2008
2008 After sustained growth over ten years the 19 Wacken “Pioneers” become nearly 700 as 12 coaches descend on Schleswig Holstein
2010 Eurostar Packages made available to Hellfest for the first time. Humble beginnings with just 11 camping Packages booked.
2010
2014
2014 Hellfest celebrates 10 years and Argon Events have been with them since the beginning. 500 plus join us as we begin to climb out of the recession. Eurostar bookings exceed the 70 mark.

Argon Events is 30 Years Old

2017