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YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR TICKETS, TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

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

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Travel to Rock Am Ring Covid-19 Checklist

Still current at:5 May 2022
Updated:3 March 2022
Latest update:

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Germany set and enforce entry rules.

All travellers

The UK is not currently designated as a high-risk area.

All travellers entering Germany having spent time in the previous ten days in a country designated at the time of entry as a high-risk or virus variant area are required to complete pre-departure digital registration, regardless of vaccination status. All travellers aged 12 or over entering Germany from anywhere abroad must carry with them a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery. Proof of recovery requires at least 28 days and no more than 90 days to have elapsed since the date of the positive COVID-19 test.

If you’re fully vaccinated

You may enter Germany from the UK for any travel purpose if you are fully vaccinated.

Proof of vaccination status

Travellers aged 12 or over entering Germany from abroad must possess either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival and present this proof on request to carriers or authorities.

A full list of German requirements and information needed as proof can be found in English at the Ministry for Health webpages and from the German Embassy in London.

Germany will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status can be provided digitally (through the NHS app or NHS website) or as a printout (this can be requested from the NHS by calling 119). A screenshot or photo is not sufficient. Further details can be found (in English) on the German Embassy website.

Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Travellers from the UK to Germany who are not fully vaccinated may not currently enter Germany unless they are a German citizen; the spouse/partner/child under 18 of a German citizen; a resident of Germany; the spouse/partner/child under 18 of a resident of Germany; serve in an important role; or have an urgent need to travel.

Children between 0 to 5 years old and unvaccinated 6 to 11 year olds may enter if accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent. All permitted unvaccinated or unrecovered travellers aged 12 or over from the UK arriving in Germany need a negative COVID-19 test result. It can be either a PCR test that is no more than 48 hours old at the time of departure, or a rapid antigen or other test sample that is no more than 48 hours old at the time of entry. The result of the test required by the authorities can be either in paper or electronic form in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.

For more information on acceptable tests, see “What tests are recognised?” on the Federal Health Ministry website.

Quarantine after travel from high-risk areas

Travellers arriving from high-risk areas who are not fully vaccinated, are subject to 10-day quarantine, and test and release is available after 5 days. Fully vaccinated and recovered individuals are exempt from this requirement, once they have uploaded their proof of status on the pre-departure digital registration portal.

If, in the 10 days before you travel to Germany, you have been in an area designated at the time of entry as presenting an increased risk of infection, you must register online in advance of travelling to Germany. On arrival, you must travel to your accommodation and quarantine there for up to 14 days. If you are travelling from a high-risk area, you can be released from quarantine immediately if you provide one of the following with the pre-departure digital registration:

If you are travelling from a virus variant area, you must quarantine for the full 14 days, and do not have access to early test to release.

For travel from designated high-risk areas there are some exemptions from the quarantine requirement, including for cross-border workers and individuals deemed to be providing essential activities. For precise details, see the Federal Health Ministry website page under the section, “What are the exemptions from the obligation to quarantine on entry?”.

If you have specific questions about the quarantine requirements which apply in your particular case, you should contact the local public health authority in your place of residence. You should also contact your local public health authority for further details on test and release. You can identify the relevant authority on the Robert Koch Institute webpage. Travellers from virus variant areas may be required by local public health authorities to undergo additional testing after arrival.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Individuals who can prove recovery from the virus and the fully vaccinated are exempt from quarantine requirements. Proof of recovery requires at least 28 days and no more than 90 days to have elapsed since the date of the positive COVID-19 test (see ‘Quarantine after travel from high-risk areas’ and ‘Proof of vaccination status’).

Children and young people

Unvaccinated children 11 years of age and under are allowed to enter Germany from the UK as long as they travel with at least one fully vaccinated parent.

12 to 17 year olds may only enter if they are fully vaccinated, resident or the child of a resident, or have an urgent need to travel. If they are allowed to enter and are unvaccinated, they must have proof of a negative test or recovery.

For more information see the quarantine rules on the Federal Health Ministry website.

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Travel to Wacken Covid-19 Checklist

Still current at:5 May 2022
Updated:3 March 2022
Latest update:

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Germany set and enforce entry rules.

All travellers

The UK is not currently designated as a high-risk area.

All travellers entering Germany having spent time in the previous ten days in a country designated at the time of entry as a high-risk or virus variant area are required to complete pre-departure digital registration, regardless of vaccination status. All travellers aged 12 or over entering Germany from anywhere abroad must carry with them a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery. Proof of recovery requires at least 28 days and no more than 90 days to have elapsed since the date of the positive COVID-19 test.

If you’re fully vaccinated

You may enter Germany from the UK for any travel purpose if you are fully vaccinated.

Proof of vaccination status

Travellers aged 12 or over entering Germany from abroad must possess either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival and present this proof on request to carriers or authorities.

A full list of German requirements and information needed as proof can be found in English at the Ministry for Health webpages and from the German Embassy in London.

Germany will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status can be provided digitally (through the NHS app or NHS website) or as a printout (this can be requested from the NHS by calling 119). A screenshot or photo is not sufficient. Further details can be found (in English) on the German Embassy website.

Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Travellers from the UK to Germany who are not fully vaccinated may not currently enter Germany unless they are a German citizen; the spouse/partner/child under 18 of a German citizen; a resident of Germany; the spouse/partner/child under 18 of a resident of Germany; serve in an important role; or have an urgent need to travel.

Children between 0 to 5 years old and unvaccinated 6 to 11 year olds may enter if accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent. All permitted unvaccinated or unrecovered travellers aged 12 or over from the UK arriving in Germany need a negative COVID-19 test result. It can be either a PCR test that is no more than 48 hours old at the time of departure, or a rapid antigen or other test sample that is no more than 48 hours old at the time of entry. The result of the test required by the authorities can be either in paper or electronic form in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.

For more information on acceptable tests, see “What tests are recognised?” on the Federal Health Ministry website.

Quarantine after travel from high-risk areas

Travellers arriving from high-risk areas who are not fully vaccinated, are subject to 10-day quarantine, and test and release is available after 5 days. Fully vaccinated and recovered individuals are exempt from this requirement, once they have uploaded their proof of status on the pre-departure digital registration portal.

If, in the 10 days before you travel to Germany, you have been in an area designated at the time of entry as presenting an increased risk of infection, you must register online in advance of travelling to Germany. On arrival, you must travel to your accommodation and quarantine there for up to 14 days. If you are travelling from a high-risk area, you can be released from quarantine immediately if you provide one of the following with the pre-departure digital registration:

If you are travelling from a virus variant area, you must quarantine for the full 14 days, and do not have access to early test to release.

For travel from designated high-risk areas there are some exemptions from the quarantine requirement, including for cross-border workers and individuals deemed to be providing essential activities. For precise details, see the Federal Health Ministry website page under the section, “What are the exemptions from the obligation to quarantine on entry?”.

If you have specific questions about the quarantine requirements which apply in your particular case, you should contact the local public health authority in your place of residence. You should also contact your local public health authority for further details on test and release. You can identify the relevant authority on the Robert Koch Institute webpage. Travellers from virus variant areas may be required by local public health authorities to undergo additional testing after arrival.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Individuals who can prove recovery from the virus and the fully vaccinated are exempt from quarantine requirements. Proof of recovery requires at least 28 days and no more than 90 days to have elapsed since the date of the positive COVID-19 test (see ‘Quarantine after travel from high-risk areas’ and ‘Proof of vaccination status’).

Children and young people

Unvaccinated children 11 years of age and under are allowed to enter Germany from the UK as long as they travel with at least one fully vaccinated parent.

12 to 17 year olds may only enter if they are fully vaccinated, resident or the child of a resident, or have an urgent need to travel. If they are allowed to enter and are unvaccinated, they must have proof of a negative test or recovery.

For more information see the quarantine rules on the Federal Health Ministry website.

COACH COMPANY BOARDING REQUIREMENTS

Coach One, Two – Moving People

TBA

NATIONAL EXPRESS COACH SERVICE

Wearing a face covering is now a personal choice on National Express services in England and Wales, but it is your responsibility to check and comply with Government and any local guidelines.

 P & O FERRIES, DFDS, EUROTUNNEL

TBA  – During the current circumstances and until further notice, Argon Events reserves the right to utilise the services of any of the aforementioned Companies or others, in order to provide the safest and most convenient facility with which to conduct the cross channel service for our clients

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