Graspop Metal Meeting

Arrive: Wed 14th June - Depart: Mon 24th June

Package: Graspop MetalMeeting – Ticket / Hotel Packages

Dessel - Belgium (20 - 24 June)

SUMMARY

Includes:

price per person (based on 2 sharing) with 4 day Festival ticket, 5 night’s hotel (19 – 24 June) with breakfast, plus daily festival transfers.
Single room supplement £225.00

 

Departs: Wed 19 June Returns: Mon 24 June

Prices From: £859.00

Package / Itinerary Details

Hotel Information

New for 2024, the Hotel 46 is located just outside Eindhoven in the village of Wintelre and close to the City’s airport. It replaces the Corsendonk Hotel in Turnhout, which is no longer available and frankly no loss after the escalation of their prices post pandemic.

The hotel rooms offer Swiss Sense beds, extra pillows, shower including toilet, hairdryer, towel service and bath products, coffee and tea making facilities, free WiFi, air conditioning, desk and seating area, TV, minibar, guest safe and balcony or terrace (basement).

The hotel boasts an excellent restaurant plus an incredibly well stocked bar with no less than nine beers on draught plus a multiple choice of bottled alternatives!!

 

 

PAY A DEPOSIT NOW AND THE BALANCE LATER

A £100 per person (non refundable) deposit secures your place. Once this is paid, you can pay instalments whenever you want in multiples of £50 (£50, £100, £150 etc) up until the final balance deadline* (08th April 2024), by which time of course full payment must be paid.

*Prior to the final balance, it is a condition of the deposit and instalment scheme, that an amount equal to the cost of the Festival Ticket, is paid into your account (per person), by 28th February 2024. For Graspop 2024 that amount will be £300 per person. Payment up to the price of the Festival ticket is non refundable.

For Full Details, together with our Terms and Conditions Click here >

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Please note: Where relevant, if you are travelling alone you must choose the single room option from below. You can't book a twin or double room.

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Your Coach

We use top quality executive coaches for your comfort. Onboard facilities include TV/Video, reclining seats, forced air ventilation (many now include air conditioning), and WC/Washroom. Hot and cold soft drinks and crisps/snacks are served on board.

Your Financial Protection

Argon Events have twenty years experience in European concert travel and consequently offer both a knowledgeable and personal service to all our clients. we are also a fully bonded Company covered by the official travel industry International Passenger Protection Scheme. This ensures that you are fully protected for all monies paid to us plus repatriation, if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Argon Events.

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Itineraries

Coach Itinerary (Dover/Calais)

Day 1: Tuesday 25th June
Departing in the afternoon/evening from your local pick up point we make our way to Dover for a late evening/early hours ferry to Calais
Day 2: Wednesday 26th June
On arrival in France we head directly for the Festival site, where the campers are dropped off in the late morning. That done, it’s off to Nantes and our hotels. Arriving around lunchtime, after checking in, the rest of the day is free.
Day 3: Thursday 27th June
Hotel clients are transferred to the festival site for DAY ONE of Hellfest 2023. The coaches return to the hotels at the end of the day’s proceedings.
Day4: Friday 28th June
Hotel clients are transferred to the festival site for DAY TWO of Hellfest 2023. The coaches return to the hotels at the end of the day’s proceedings.
Day 5: Saturday 29th June
DAY THREE of the festival and once again the coaches will transfer hotel clients to the festival site, returning to the hotels at the completion of proceedings.
Day 6: Sunday 30th June
DAY FOUR as day three
Day 7: Monday 01st July
Departing our hotels at lunchtime, our coaches will proceed to the Festival campsite where the campers will be collected. We then make our way back to Calais. Comfort stops will be made en-route including an evening meal break in Amiens.
Day 8: Tuesday 02nd July
Arrive Calais in the early hours for a ferry back to Dover that will (circumstances permitting) have us arriving in London around 06.30 – 07.30hrs and onwards

Eurostar Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday 26th June
EUROSTAR TRAIN TIMES BELOW ARE CONFIRMED. INTERNAL FRENCH TRAIN TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED
06.30hrs – Check in for Eurostar, St Pancras
08.01hrs – Depart London St Pancras by Eurostar to Paris
11.30hrs – (local time) Arrive Paris Gare du Nord, Make your way across Paris (metro maps supplied) to Montparnasse Station.
13.35hrs – Depart Paris Montparnasse for Nantes
14.54hrs – Arrive Nantes (For hotel people, Ibis Styles Hotel is 2 minutes walk, Ibis Centre Gare Sud a 6 minute walk) There are trains from Nantes to Clisson, and at Clisson station there will be minibuses taking people to the campsite from around 5 euros per person.
Day 2: Thursday 27th June
DAY ONE of Hellfest 2024 Trains run between Nantes Station and Clisson throughout the day and into the early hours. If you have booked the “with transfers, coach” option, you will be notified of the timetable nearer the Event.
Day 3: Friday 28th June
DAY TWO of the festival
Day 4: Saturday 29th June
DAY THREE of the festival
Day 5: Sunday 30th June
DAY FOUR of the festival
Day 6: Monday 01st July
Using minibus & train as in the outward journey, make your way to Nantes station
13.00hrs – Arrive Nantes Station (1 hour before departure)
14.05hrs – Depart by TGV for Paris Montparnasse
16.24hrs – Arrive Paris Montparnasse and cross Paris to Gare du Nord
17.30hrs – Check in for Eurostar
19.12hrs – Depart Paris Gare du Nord by Eurostar for London
20.30hrs – (local time) Arrive London St Pancras

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Coach Itinerary
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Brittany Ferries Sailing Information

Dedicated Reserved Seat (deck 7) Enjoy the comfort of a Reserved Seat giving you a dedicated place to relax onboard.

For added comfort, you can purchase a sleep pack with blanket, pillow, eye mask, ear plugs and a shower pack with soap and shampoo gel plus disposable towel.

 

Les Boutiques Our boutiques on decks 7 and 8 offer a fine range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery…

 

Wines, spirits and tobacco are sold in our onboard shops at French prices, which means they cannot be purchased within UK territorial waters – the shops may open for browsing, and sales of other goods closer to the UK, but we are not allowed to sell passengers alcohol and tobacco within 20 minutes of the UK port. The purchase of alcoholic beverages is prohibited to persons under 18.

 

Purchases made on board may be paid for in Euros or Sterling. Payment can be made in cash, by credit or debit card. Prices are shown in both currencies and you can combine different payment methods.

Close 45 – 60 minutes after departure

 

The video games room on decks 8 and 10 featuring the latest video games will keep teenagers entertained throughout the trip. Open all night

 

Free Wi-Fi internet access On board Wi-Fi Internet access is now provided free of charge to passengers. You need to log-on to the Internet@Sea network, using the access details provided on your boarding card or cabin key. You can access the Internet on deck 8 in the self service restaurant ‘La Galerie’ and the cafe/restaurant ‘Comptoir des Saveurs’ also on deck 9 in the cafe and bar where you see the Wi-Fi logo. For more information please visit our Wi-Fi page or enquire at the information desk on board.

 

Dual currency ATM: We no longer provide a Bureau de Change. However, we offer a dual currency ATM, which dispenses both £ and €.

 

La Galerie is Mont St Michel’s self-service restaurant. Situated on deck 8, diners here can enjoy a large dining area.

 

Little like what you’d expect from a self-service restaurant, La Galerie offers a fantastic choice of foods from around the world, as well as French favourites such as our minute steaks, cooked to your liking on the spot! There’s also a salad buffet, great choice of desserts, and drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal. Closes one hour after departure

 

Le Café du Festival Serving sandwiches, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks, Le Café du Festival, not only offers a delicious choice of snacks, it’s also a great place to relax and enjoy time with your fellow passengers.

Main lounge bar

 

Blue Note Bar The only bar on Mont St Michel, Blue Note, is situated in the centre of the ship and serves everything from our finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks.

The bar offers passengers a large, open space with plenty of seating as well as a number of comfortable sofas and quieter areas near the windows on either side of the ship.

There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates. Closes one to one and a half hours after departure (00.45hrs)

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Dynamo Hotel

HOLIDAY INN EINDHOVEN

We are delighted to be able to include the impressive 4 Star Holiday Inn as part of your package.

Relax in your inviting Guest room with Complimentary WIFI, Cable / Satellite TV, In Room Movies (Pay Per View), Work Desk w/ Lamp, Direct Dial Phone, Ensuite bathroom including Bathtub, Hairdryer, safe, Coffee/Tea Maker, Mini Bar. Room Service is also available.

The hotel has an air-conditioned gym and heated indoor swimming pool. Why not work up an appetite and dine in the hotel’s own little piece of Paris, Brasserie FLO, a classic French brasserie or just enjoy a drink in “The Living” Bar, with its warm and attractive ambiance with soft seats and a cozy open fireplace.

A delightful buffet breakfast is included in your package.

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Brutal Assault VIP Camping Information

In order to offer an alternative, more comfortable, convenient and more secure camping environment the organisers have come up with a new VIP Camping Site for you and your tents. VIP Camp offers the following advantages:

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Dynamo Metalfest Festival Info

Back to what was to many of our clients, the most vibrant of all the destinations we visited, the City boasts the longest pub street in the Netherlands with over 50 bars and clubs. Stratumseind attracts a young crowd that’s up for anything.

You can find anything from Metal, to salsa to rock and roll, a lot of dance & techno, and party music. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights turn this street into a party that lasts until 4:00 AM. Walking up and down the street looking for the perfect spot is half the fun, explore the different bars and clubs and you will not be disappointed.

Eindhoven basically has everything that Amsterdam has to offer, but in a fraction of the space. What’s more everything one needs is within crawling distance of our hotel.

USA Rockers Anthrax are set to headline this year’s Event but in fact the Festival is “actually playing five headliners,” says organizer Sander Waterschoot.

“Also, Metal Church, Life of Agony, At the Gates and Sacred Reich could close the festival fine. We believe, therefore, more in a broad program with something for everyone, than in a traditional programming with a major headliner. Now everyone can pick out his or her own favorite. ”

Artists confirmed to date, for 2016:

Anthrax, At The Gates, Audrey Horne, Life Of Agony, Metal Church, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich.

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Dynamo Metalfest Departure Points
WACKEN 2016 COACH DEPARTURE GUIDELINES
Departing:
02 Aug
Returning:
08 Aug
Locality Departure Point Approx Dep Window Mode of Transport Supplement
BARNSLEY (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
Basingstoke local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £20
BIRMINGHAM International Railway Station NEC, Solihul Evening TOUR COACH nil
BISHOP’SSTORTFORD Birchanger Green Services J8 M11 Evening TOUR COACH nil
Bournemouth local National Express departure point 15.00-16.00hrs Nat Express £25
Bridgend local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £30
Brighton local National Express departure point 15.00-16.00hrs Nat Express £20
BRISTOL local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £25
CAMBRIDGE O/side Menzies Hotel off A14, Junc 29, Cambridge Evening TOUR COACH £20
CARDIFF local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £30
CARLISLE local National Express departure point Morning Nat Express £45
Cheltenham local National Express departure point 15.00-16.00hrs Nat Express £30
COVENTRY By car park, Hilton National Hotel, Paradise Way, M6, J2, Coventry Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
DERBY (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
DOVER Eastern Dock Terminal Building, Dover Docks
22.15hrs
TOUR COACH nil
Exeter local National Express departure point 12.00-13.00hrs Nat Express £40
GLASGOW local National Express departure point Morning Nat Express £45
Guildford local National Express departure point 18.00-19.00hrs Nat Express £15
HAYDOCK Shell Garage, Haydock Island A580 at J23, M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
HEATHROW local National Express departure point Evening Nat Express TBA
Ipswich local National Express departure point 13.00-14.00hrs Nat Express £20
KNUTSFORD Knutsford Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LANCASTER O/side Holiday Inn, A683, off J34, M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
LEEDS O/side Queens Hotel, by railway station, Leeds Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LEICESTER (M1) Leicester Forest East Services, M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH £15
LIVERPOOL Bus lay-by on Skelhorn Street, opp Lime Street Station Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LONDON Opp Wetherspoons (Willow Walk), Wilton Road, Victoria Station, London
19.30hrs
TOUR COACH nil
LUTON Toddington Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
MAIDSTONE (M20) Maidstone Services, M20, southbound
21.15hrs
TOUR COACH nil
MANCHESTER Britannia Hotel on corner of Chorlton St/Portland St. Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
MILTON KEYNES (M1) Newport Pagnell Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
NEWCASTLE local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £45
Newcastle or see TOUR COACH option Nat Express £45
Newton Abbott local National Express departure point 12.00-13.00hrs Nat Express £40
NORTHAMPTON (M1) Northampton Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
Norwich  local National Express departure point 14.00-15.00hrs Nat Express £25
NOTTINGHAM (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
Plymouth local National Express departure point 12.00-13.00hrs Nat Express £40
Poole local National Express departure point 14.00-15.00hrs Nat Express £25
Portsmouth local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £25
PRESTON Outside Holiday Inn, Carlisle Street Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
READING local National Express departure point Evening Nat Express nil
SANDBACH (M6) Sandbach Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
SHEFFIELD Outside Premier Inn, Meadowhall on Sheffield Road Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
SKELMERSDALE Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
Southampton local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £25
STEVENAGE Toddington Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
ST HELENS Shell Garage, Haydock Island, A580 at J23, M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
STOKE (M6) Keele Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
Swansea local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £30
WAKEFIELD (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
WARRINGTON Outside Town Hall Gates, Sankey Street Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
WATFORD London Gateway Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
WIGAN Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
Winchester local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £20
WOLVERHAMPTON(M6) Hilton Park Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
YORK By war Memorial Station Rise, York Afternoon TOUR COACH £20
 TOUR COACH DEPARTURE TIME GUIDELINE | 09.00 – 13.00hrs = Morning | 13.00 – 17.30hrs = Afternoon | 17.30 – 22.00hrs = Evening |
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Graspop Metal Meeting Departure Points
WACKEN 2019 COACH DEPARTURE GUIDELINES
Departing:
30 Jul
Returning:
05 Aug
Locality Departure Point Approx Dep Window Mode of Transport Supplement
BARNSLEY (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
Basingstoke local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £20
BIRMINGHAM International Railway Station NEC, Solihul Evening TOUR COACH nil
BISHOP’SSTORTFORD Birchanger Green Services J8 M11 Evening TOUR COACH nil
Bournemouth local National Express departure point 15.00-16.00hrs Nat Express £25
Bridgend local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £30
Brighton local National Express departure point 15.00-16.00hrs Nat Express £20
BRISTOL local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £25
CAMBRIDGE O/side Menzies Hotel off A14, Junc 29, Cambridge Evening TOUR COACH £20
CARDIFF local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £30
CARLISLE local National Express departure point Morning Nat Express £45
Cheltenham local National Express departure point 15.00-16.00hrs Nat Express £30
COVENTRY By car park, Hilton National Hotel, Paradise Way, M6, J2, Coventry Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
DERBY (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
DOVER Eastern Dock Terminal Building, Dover Docks
22.15hrs
TOUR COACH nil
Exeter local National Express departure point 12.00-13.00hrs Nat Express £40
GLASGOW local National Express departure point Morning Nat Express £45
Guildford local National Express departure point 18.00-19.00hrs Nat Express £15
HAYDOCK Shell Garage, Haydock Island A580 at J23, M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
HEATHROW local National Express departure point Evening Nat Express TBA
Ipswich local National Express departure point 13.00-14.00hrs Nat Express £20
KNUTSFORD Knutsford Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LANCASTER O/side Holiday Inn, A683, off J34, M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
LEEDS O/side Queens Hotel, by railway station, Leeds Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LEICESTER (M1) Leicester Forest East Services, M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH £15
LIVERPOOL Bus lay-by on Skelhorn Street, opp Lime Street Station Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LONDON Opp Wetherspoons (Willow Walk), Wilton Road, Victoria Station, London
19.30hrs
TOUR COACH nil
LUTON Toddington Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
MAIDSTONE (M20) Maidstone Services, M20, southbound
21.15hrs
TOUR COACH nil
MANCHESTER Britannia Hotel on corner of Chorlton St/Portland St. Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
MILTON KEYNES (M1) Newport Pagnell Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
NEWCASTLE local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £45
Newcastle or see TOUR COACH option Nat Express £45
Newton Abbott local National Express departure point 12.00-13.00hrs Nat Express £40
NORTHAMPTON (M1) Northampton Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
Norwich  local National Express departure point 14.00-15.00hrs Nat Express £25
NOTTINGHAM (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
Plymouth local National Express departure point 12.00-13.00hrs Nat Express £40
Poole local National Express departure point 14.00-15.00hrs Nat Express £25
Portsmouth local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £25
PRESTON Outside Holiday Inn, Carlisle Street Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
READING local National Express departure point Evening Nat Express nil
SANDBACH (M6) Sandbach Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
SHEFFIELD Outside Premier Inn, Meadowhall on Sheffield Road Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
SKELMERSDALE Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
Southampton local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £25
STEVENAGE Toddington Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
ST HELENS Shell Garage, Haydock Island, A580 at J23, M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
STOKE (M6) Keele Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
Swansea local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £30
WAKEFIELD (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
WARRINGTON Outside Town Hall Gates, Sankey Street Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
WATFORD London Gateway Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
WIGAN Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
Winchester local National Express departure point 16.00-17.00hrs Nat Express £20
WOLVERHAMPTON(M6) Hilton Park Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
YORK By war Memorial Station Rise, York Afternoon TOUR COACH £20
 TOUR COACH DEPARTURE TIME GUIDELINE | 09.00 – 13.00hrs = Morning | 13.00 – 17.30hrs = Afternoon | 17.30 – 22.00hrs = Evening |
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Brutal Assault Departure Points
UK COACH DEPARTURE
Locality Departure Point Supplement
BARNSLEY (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound £15
Basingstoke local National Express departure point £20
BIRMINGHAM International Railway Station NEC, Solihul nil
Bournemouth local National Express departure point £25
Bridgend local National Express departure point £30
Brighton local National Express departure point £20
BRISTOL local National Express departure point £25
CAMBRIDGE local National Express departure point £20
CARDIFF local National Express departure point £30
CARLISLE local National Express departure point £45
Cheltenham local National Express departure point £30
COVENTRY By car park, Hilton National Hotel, Paradise Way, M6, J2, Coventry nil
DERBY (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound £15
DOVER Eastern Dock Terminal Building, Dover Docks nil
Exeter local National Express departure point £40
Glasgow local National Express departure point £45
Guildford local National Express departure point £15
HAYDOCK Shell Garage, Haydock Island A580 at J23, M6 nil
HEATHROW local National Express departure point TBA
Ipswich local National Express departure point £20
KNUTSFORD Knutsford Services M6, southbound nil
LANCASTER O/side Holiday Inn, A683, off J34, M6 £20
LEEDS O/side Queens Hotel, by railway station, Leeds nil
LEICESTER (M1) Leicester Forest East Services, M1, southbound £15
LIVERPOOL Bus lay-by on Skelhorn Street, opp Lime Street Station nil
LONDON Opp Wetherspoons (Willow Walk), Wilton Road, Victoria Station, London nil
LUTON Toddington Services M1, southbound nil
MAIDSTONE (M20) Maidstone Services, M20, southbound nil
MANCHESTER Britannia Hotel on corner of Chorlton St/Portland St. nil
MILTON KEYNES (M1) Newport Pagnell Services M1, southbound nil
Newcastle local National Express departure point £45
Newport local National Express departure point £30
Newton Abbott local National Express departure point £40
NORTHAMPTON (M1) Northampton Services M1, southbound nil
Norwich  local National Express departure point £25
NOTTINGHAM (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound £15
Plymouth local National Express departure point £40
Poole local National Express departure point £25
Portsmouth local National Express departure point £25
PRESTON Outside Holiday Inn, Carlisle Street nil
READING local National Express departure point £15
SANDBACH (M6) Sandbach Services M6, southbound nil
SHEFFIELD Outside Premier Inn, Meadowhall on Sheffield Road £15
SKELMERSDALE Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 nil
Southampton local National Express departure point £25
STEVENAGE Toddington Services M1, southbound nil
ST HELENS Shell Garage, Haydock Island, A580 at J23, M6 nil
STOKE (M6) Keele Services M6, southbound nil
Swansea local National Express departure point £30
WAKEFIELD (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound £15
WARRINGTON Outside Town Hall Gates, Sankey Street nil
WATFORD London Gateway Services M1, southbound nil
WIGAN Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 nil
Winchester local National Express departure point £20
WOLVERHAMPTON (M6) Hilton Park Services M6, southbound nil
YORK By war Memorial Station Rise, York £20
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Rock AM Ring Departure Points
UK COACH DEPARTURE
Locality Departure Point Supplement
BARNSLEY (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound £15
Basingstoke local National Express departure point £20
BIRMINGHAM International Railway Station NEC, Solihul nil
Bournemouth local National Express departure point £25
Bridgend local National Express departure point £30
Brighton local National Express departure point £20
BRISTOL local National Express departure point £25
CAMBRIDGE local National Express departure point £20
CARDIFF local National Express departure point £30
CARLISLE local National Express departure point £45
Cheltenham local National Express departure point £30
COVENTRY By car park, Hilton National Hotel, Paradise Way, M6, J2, Coventry nil
DERBY (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound £15
DOVER Eastern Dock Terminal Building, Dover Docks nil
Exeter local National Express departure point £40
Glasgow local National Express departure point £45
Guildford local National Express departure point £15
HAYDOCK Shell Garage, Haydock Island A580 at J23, M6 nil
HEATHROW local National Express departure point TBA
Ipswich local National Express departure point £20
KNUTSFORD Knutsford Services M6, southbound nil
LANCASTER O/side Holiday Inn, A683, off J34, M6 £20
LEEDS O/side Queens Hotel, by railway station, Leeds nil
LEICESTER (M1) Leicester Forest East Services, M1, southbound £15
LIVERPOOL Bus lay-by on Skelhorn Street, opp Lime Street Station nil
LONDON Opp Wetherspoons (Willow Walk), Wilton Road, Victoria Station, London nil
LUTON Toddington Services M1, southbound nil
MAIDSTONE (M20) Maidstone Services, M20, southbound nil
MANCHESTER Britannia Hotel on corner of Chorlton St/Portland St. nil
MILTON KEYNES (M1) Newport Pagnell Services M1, southbound nil
Newcastle local National Express departure point £45
Newport local National Express departure point £30
Newton Abbott local National Express departure point £40
NORTHAMPTON (M1) Northampton Services M1, southbound nil
Norwich  local National Express departure point £25
NOTTINGHAM (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound £15
Plymouth local National Express departure point £40
Poole local National Express departure point £25
Portsmouth local National Express departure point £25
PRESTON Outside Holiday Inn, Carlisle Street nil
READING local National Express departure point £15
SANDBACH (M6) Sandbach Services M6, southbound nil
SHEFFIELD Outside Premier Inn, Meadowhall on Sheffield Road £15
SKELMERSDALE Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 nil
Southampton local National Express departure point £25
STEVENAGE Toddington Services M1, southbound nil
ST HELENS Shell Garage, Haydock Island, A580 at J23, M6 nil
STOKE (M6) Keele Services M6, southbound nil
Swansea local National Express departure point £30
WAKEFIELD (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound £15
WARRINGTON Outside Town Hall Gates, Sankey Street nil
WATFORD London Gateway Services M1, southbound nil
WIGAN Orrell – outside The Mount (Premier Inn) Orrell Road by Jct 26 M6 nil
Winchester local National Express departure point £20
WOLVERHAMPTON (M6) Hilton Park Services M6, southbound nil
YORK By war Memorial Station Rise, York £20
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Wacken Departure Points

WACKEN OPEN AIR COACH DEPARTURE GUIDELINES 2024

departing 29 Jul 2024 returning 05 Aug 2024
Locality Departure Point Approx Dep Window Mode of Transport Supplement
BARNSLEY (M1) Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound Morning TOUR COACH £15
BIRMINGHAM International Railway Station NEC, Solihul Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
Bournemouth local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £35
Brighton local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £25
Bristol local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £35
Cardiff local National Express departure point Morning Nat Express £45
CARLISLE tba Morning TOUR COACH £30
DERBY (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
DOVER Eastern Dock Terminal Building, Dover Docks 22.00hrs TOUR COACH nil
Exeter local National Express departure point Morning Nat Express £45
GLASGOW O/side Central railway station, Gordon St, Glasgow Morning TOUR COACH £40
KNUTSFORD Knutsford Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LANCASTER tba Morning TOUR COACH £20
LEEDS O/side Queens Hotel, by railway station, Leeds Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LEICESTER (M1) Leicester Forest East Services, M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
LIVERPOOL Bus lay-by on Skelhorn Street, opp Lime Street Station Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
LONDON Outside Park Plaza Hotel, Wilton Road tba 18.00 – 19.00hrs TOUR COACH nil
LUTON Toddington Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
MAIDSTONE (M20) Maidstone Services, M20, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
MANCHESTER Britannia Hotel on corner of Chorlton St/Portland St. Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
MILTON KEYNES (M1) Newport Pagnell Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
NORTHAMPTON (M1) Northampton Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
NOTTINGHAM (M1) Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
Plymouth local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £50
Portsmouth local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £35
PRESTON Outside Holiday Inn, Carlisle Street Morning TOUR COACH nil
SHEFFIELD Outside Premier Inn, Meadowhall on Sheffield Road Afternoon TOUR COACH £15
Southampton local National Express departure point Afternoon Nat Express £35
STOKE (M6) Keele Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
WATFORD London Gateway Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR COACH nil
WOLVERHAMPTON (M6) Hilton Park Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR COACH nil
 TOUR COACH DEPARTURE TIME GUIDELINE 09.00-13.00hrs = Morning 13.00-17.30hrs = Afternoon 17.30-22.00hrs = Evening

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Hellfest Departure Points

HELLFEST
COACH DEPARTURE GUIDELINES 2024

departing
25 June 
returning
02 July
Locality Departure Point Approx
Dep Window
Mode
of Transport
Supplement
BARNSLEY
(M1)
Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
BIRMINGHAM International Railway Station NEC, Solihul Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
Bournemouth local National Express departure point 12.00-13.00hrs Nat
Express
£30
Brighton local National Express departure point 13.00-14.00hrs Nat
Express
£25
Bristol Outside Science Centre on Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB Afternoon Nat Express £35
Cardiff tba Afternoon Nat Express £45
CARLISLE Toby Carvery, Warwick Road, J43, M6 Morning TOUR
COACH
£30
DARLINGTON tba Morning TOUR
COACH
£30
DERBY
(M1)
Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
DOVER Eastern Dock Terminal Building, Dover Docks N/A nil
DUMFRIES Annandale Water Services A74(M), southbound Morning TOUR
COACH
£40
EDINBURGH tba Morning TOUR
COACH
£45
Exeter local National Express departure point 10.00-11.00hrs Nat
Express
£45
GLASGOW Outside Central Railway Station on Gordon Street, Galasgow Morning TOUR
COACH
£45
KNUTSFORD Knutsford Services M6, southbound Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
LANCASTER O/side Holiday Inn, A683, off J34, M6 Morning TOUR
COACH
£20
LEEDS O/side Queens Hotel, by railway station, Leeds Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
LEICESTER
(M1)
Leicester Forest East Services, M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
LIVERPOOL Bus lay-by on Skelhorn Street, opp Lime Street Station Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
LONDON Opp Wetherspoons (Willow Walk), Wilton Road, Victoria Station, London 17.00 – 18.00hrs TOUR
COACH
nil
LUTON Toddington Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
MAIDSTONE
(M20)
Maidstone Services, M20, southbound 22.30hrs TOUR
COACH
nil
MANCHESTER Britannia Hotel on corner of Chorlton St/Portland St. Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
MILTON
KEYNES (M1)
Newport Pagnell Services M1, southbound Evening TOUR
COACH
nil
NEWCASTLE tba Morning TOUR
COACH
£30
NORTHAMPTON
(M1)
Northampton Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
NOTTINGHAM
(M1)
Trowell Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
Plymouth local National Express departure point 10.00-12.00hrs Nat
Express
£50
Portsmouth local National
Express departure point
14.00-15.00hrs Nat
Express
£35
PRESTON Outside Holiday Inn, Carlisle Street Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
SANDBACH
(M6)
Sandbach Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
SHEFFIELD Outside Premier Inn, Meadowhall on Sheffield Road Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
Southampton local National Express departure point 14.00-15.00hrs Nat
Express
£35
ST
HELENS
Shell Garage, Haydock Island, A580 at J23, M6 Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
STOKE
(M6)
Keele Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
WAKEFIELD
(M1)
Woolley Edge Services M1 southbound Morning TOUR
COACH
nil
WATFORD London Gateway Services M1, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
WOLVERHAMPTON
(M6)
Hilton Park Services M6, southbound Afternoon TOUR
COACH
nil
 TOUR
COACH
 DEPARTURE TIME GUIDELINE
09.00-13.00hrs = Morning
13.00-17.30hrs = Afternoon
17.30-22.00hrs = Evening
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5 Principles of Argon Events
QUALITY

“The consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is our goal.”

Everybody has a voice…anybody can question the quality of any of our products, and the standard is very simple: Put yourself in the position of the consumer, and if you wouldn’t be happy with what you’re going to give them, don’t give it to them.

RESPONSIBILITY

We choose to be different from those organisations who grow to such a size where many levels of management dilute personal responsibility.

We like to be small, but at every level of our work you will find someone who is responsible, who knows their work and accepts their responsibility to exercise initiative and judgment and to make decisions as required.

MUTUALITY

“A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.”

You help your customer, by producing the product the customer wants. Your customer helps you, by buying your product.

EFFICIENCY

Our strength lies in our efficiency, the ability to organize and the attention to detail.

Through efficiency, our goal is always to ensure that our products and services are offered and delivered with convenience, enjoyment and safety to our customers and with the highest quality, at the least possible cost without sacrificing standards.

FREEDOM

We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to remain free. It means we don’t have to borrow to fuel our Business; our Products and Services to our customers.

Our freedom ensures there is a Company in Argon Events that may invest in its future, a Company that exists to serve those that would direct it.

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Rock Am Ring Hotel

For this year’s festival as usual we have booked the hotel Gasthause Weber.

The family run hotel is located in a small village close to the Nurburgring.

Journey time to the festival site, 5 minutes by coach, 20-25minutes on foot.

All rooms are fully ensuite with shower & WC, plus TV and radio.

The hotel has a bar that tends to stay open as long as you’re in it, and a nice restaurant.

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Hellfest Hotel Information

Hotel Locations

hotel-map-nantes
Our four hotels are highlighted in the map above. Nantes main Railway Station “Centre Gare” is represented by the solid pink block.
Ibis Styles Nantes Centre Gare is a two minute walk from the Station
Ibis Nantes Centre Gare Sud is a 6 minute walk from the Station
Ibis Nantes Centre Tour Bretagne is a 25 minute walk or 14 minutes by tram from the Station
Adagio Access Nantes Viarme Apartments are a 31 minute walk or 20 minutes by tram from the Station

Hotel One – Hotel IBIS Nantes Centre Tour Bretagne

For this year’s Festival we are delighted to be able to announce that we have once again secured rooms in the Hotel Ibis Nantes Centre Tour Bretagne, looking down over the City of Nantes. The hotel is a five minute taxi ride from the railway station (10 minute tram ride).

Being close to the City centre, there is of course no shortage of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. All rooms are air conditioned and fully en-suite with satellite TV, telephone and free Wi Fi.


Hotel Two – Hotel Ibis Styles Nantes Centre Gare

Formerly the Hotel Kyriad, The Hotel Ibis Styles Nantes Centre Gare is located opposite the north entrance of the main Gare du Nord station in Nantes and is absolutely ideal for people arriving on our Eurostar Package from London. Being by the station means that the hotel is less than a stones throw (more a lob) from the City’s shops, restaurants and bars.

The hotel offers soundproofed rooms with air-conditioning, plus Canal +, Satellite Television and Pay TV, mini-bar, telephone, computer socket, wireless internet access, trouser press, and hospitality tray (hot drinks and cakes provided). The en-suite bathrooms have bath/shower,or power shower and hair-dryer.


 Hotel Three (Apartments) – Adagio Access Apartments Viarme

Situated just 300 metres from the Ibis Hotel (above) on rue Russell, are the Adagio Access Apartments Viarme. At this establishment we have a number of 1-2 person studios for double or single use (no twins available).

These delightful one room facilities feature a sofa bed (to create room), en-suite WC with bathtub or shower, work station, flat screen TV, high speed internet connection and fully equipped kitchenette with microwave.

As with all our accommodation, breakfast is included, but please note that this is not strictly speaking a hotel, more a self catering facility. Therefore, whilst bed linen and towels are provided at the outset, these are not changed during your stay and there is no daily maid service (hooray, no knock on your door at stupid o’clock!!).


Hotel Four – Hotel Ibis Nantes Centre Gare Sud

Located in front of Château des Ducs de Bretagne, in the city centre, Ibis Nantes Centre Gare Sud is a 24-hour reception hotel with an International restaurant, a bar and a terrace. Free Wi-Fi access is provided and the SNCF Train Station is just 984 feet away.

The air-conditioned rooms at ibis Nantes Centre Gare Sud have a satellite, LCD TV and a telephone. The bathroom includes free toiletries. A buffet breakfast composed of sweet and savory dishes such as eggs, fruit salad, yogurts and juices is served every day.

Outside of regular breakfast hours guests can also enjoy a lighter option, available from 04:00. The property has an ibis Kitchen restaurant, which serves French à la carte dishes and tray meals.


 

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Train Times Nantes - Clisson
TRAIN TIMETABLE          Nantes – Clisson  (correct as at 14th May 2023 as published on SNCF website)
Thursday 15, Friday 16 June

Departs 09:13 – Arrives 09:42
29 minutes, 0 changesDeparts 10:56 – Arrives 11:23
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 11:09 – Arrives 11:27
18 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 11:33 – Arrives 11:49
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 12:13 – Arrives 12:42
29 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 12:35 – Arrives 12:51
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 12:39 – Arrives 13:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 12:59 – Arrives 13:15
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 13:13 – Arrives 13:42
29 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 13:39 – Arrives 14:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 15:13 – Arrives 15:42
29 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 15:35 – Arrives 15:51
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 15:47 – Arrives 16:03
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 16:13 – Arrives 16:42
29 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 16:35 – Arrives 16:51
16 minutes, 0 changes

 

Saturday 17 June

 Departs 09:35 – Arrives 09:51
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 09:39 – Arrives 10:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 10:09 – Arrives 10:24
15 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 11:08 – Arrives 11:25
17 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 11:39 – Arrives 12:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 12:39 – Arrives 13:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 12:59 – Arrives 13:15
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 13:39 – Arrives 14:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 14:08 – Arrives 14:23
15 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 15:35 – Arrives 16:03
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 16:08 – Arrives 16:23
15 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 16:39 – Arrives 17:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

 

Sunday 18 June


Departs
 09:39 – Arrives 10:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 10:35 – Arrives 10:51
16 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 11:39 – Arrives 12:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 13:08 – Arrives 13:23
15 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 14:39 – Arrives 15:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 16:08 – Arrives 16:23
15 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 16:39 – Arrives 17:07
28 minutes, 0 changes

 

Hellfest website states

“In Clisson station, shuttles will be available without reservation at each train arrival.”

TRAIN TIMETABLE          Clisson – Nantes  correct as at 14th May 2023 (as published on SNCF and Hellfest websites)
Friday 16, Saturday 17, & Sunday 18 June.

Departs 01:00 – Arrives 01:27
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 01:45 – Arrives 02:12
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 02:15 – Arrives 02:43
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 03:00 – Arrives 03:27
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 03:30 – Arrives 03:57
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 04:15 – Arrives 04:42
27 minutes, 0 changes

 

Monday 19 June

Departs 00:30 – Arrives 00:57
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 01:00 – Arrives 01:27
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 01:45 – Arrives 02:12
27 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 02:15 – Arrives 02:43
28 minutes, 0 changes

Departs 03:00 – Arrives 03:27
27 minutes, 0 changes

Hellfest website states

“At the end of Hellfest, shuttles will be available without reservation, for the return trip to the Clisson train station.”

 
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Hellfest Band Information

Bands Line-up

ABBATH, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, AGRESSOR, AMON AMARTH, ANTHRAX, ARTHEMIS, ASPHYX, ATREYU, AUDREY HORNE, AUGUST BURNS RED, AURA NOIR, BAD RELIGION, BLACK SABBATH, BLIND GUARDIAN, BRING ME THE HORIZON, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BURY TOMORROW, CATTLE DECAPITATION, CONVERGE, CORROSIVE ELEMENTS, CRUACHAN, DARK FUNERAL, DEICIDE, DELAIN, DISTURBED, DOWN, DRAGONFORCE, DROPKICK MURPHYS, DROWNED, EMPYRIUM, ENSLAVED, ENTOMBED A.D., ENTRAILS, FALLUJAH, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, FOREIGNER, GHOST, GLENN HUGHES, GOJIRA, GRAND MAGUS, GUTTERDAMMERUNG, HALESTORM, HATEBREED, HAVOK, INQUISITION, INSOMNIUM, JANE’S ADDICTION, JOE SATRIANI, KAMPFAR, KATATONIA, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KING DIAMOND, KORN, KORPIKLAANI, LE BAL DES ENRAGES, LOUDNESS, LUDWIG VON 88, MAGMA, MARDUK, MASS HYSTERIA, MEGADETH, MELVINS, MGLA, MOONSORROW, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NASHVILLE PUSSY, NIGHTMARE, NO ONE IS INNOCENT, ORPHANED LAND, OVERKILL, PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL, RAMMSTEIN, RAVENEYE, REFUSED, RIVAL SONS, SACRED REICH, SADIST, SHINEDOWN, SICK OF IT ALL, SIXX AM, SKELETAL REMAINS, SLAYER, SUNN O, TAAKE, TARJA, TERRORIZER, TESTAMENT, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, THE OFFSPRING, THE SHRINE, THE SKULL, THY ART IS MURDER, TREMONTI, TURBONEGRO, TWISTED SISTER, UNDEAD PROPHECIES, UNSANE, VADER, VOLBEAT, WITHIN TEMPTATION

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Rock AM Ring Band Information

Current Line-up

Alligatoah, Amon Amarth, Architects, August Burns Red, Beach Slang, Biffy Clyro, Billy Talent, Birdy Nam Nam, Black Sabbath, Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Chefboss, DCVDNS, Deftones, Disturbed, Fettes Brot, Foals, Frittenbude, Graveyard, Halestorm, Heaven Shall Burn, Heisskalt, Issues, Johnossi, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lexy K-Paul, Major Lazer, Milliarden, Of Mice Men, Olson, ONE OK ROCK, Panic! At The Disco, RAF Camora, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rival Sons, Rudimental, Schnipo Schranke, SDP, Shinedown, Sixx:A.M., Skillet, Tenacious D, TesseracT, The 1975, The Amity Affliction, The Struts, Trivium, Volbeat, Walk The Moon, We Came As Romans, While She Sleeps, Wirt

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Graspop Metal Meeting Hotel Information

New for 2024, the delightful Hotel 46 outside Eindhoven

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Graspop Metal Meeting Information

The information below has been selected directly from the official Graspop Metal Meeting site.

It contains answers to many of the questions you might like to ask about the Festival.

For more info please go directly to the festival website.

Festival Site & 24-hour Zone

Lodged in between the festival arena and the campsite there is a large 24h ZONE with booze tents, toilet blocks, an info stand, token stands, police post; a restaurant and lots of side animation. And when the guitar violence has died down, the Metaldome will host the after party till the break of dawn.

The 24h zone is open around the clock (or just-about anyway). The 24h zone is closed between 5 and 7 am to get things ready for the rest of the festival day.

The festival site opens its doors every day on 10am en closes after the last performance.

Food & drinks

Across the entire festival grounds you will find food stands offering French fries, pastas, pizza, Mexican food, pita, waffles, ice cream, sandwiches, fruit, etc. There’s something to suit all tastes! All you vegetarians out there have not been forgotten. There are stands with fruit, vegetarian pastas, noodles with vegetables, etc.

The bars are located in the centre of the festival grounds so you never have to walk very far if you want a drink. Graspop Metal Meeting wouldn’t be a genuine Belgian festival without our traditional Belgian beer! The BELGIAN BEER CAFE,in the 24h zone, is open for business throughout the festival.

Graspop Metal Meeting supports the ‘Respect16‘ campaign of the Belgian Brewers.

Food and drinks are paid with GMM tokens. A GMM token pays for soft drinks, cold beers, French fries, pizza, pasta… in short, everything that qualifies as food and drink. One Graspop token will cost 2.25 euros in the festival arena.

Graspop tokens are available from the token stands in both the festival arena and the 24h zone. You will also be able to buy the tokens from vending machines, so the choice is yours. Graspop tokens are also available in pre-sale. You can buy the so-called BOOZEBAGS.

Recycling

On the festival grounds and the campsite a special collection point will be installed for the recycling of empty drink cups.

Collect 24 cups and get a free drink token or… collect 50 drink cups and make your choice from a collection of fun gadgets.

You’ll be helping to keep the festival site clean while enjoying a free beer!

Toilets

The toilet facilities are non-paying and are scattered across the festival grounds.

Please respect our toilet facilities and keep them clean.

There are also accessible toilets for wheelchair users.

Urinating is only allowed in the designated toilet areas.

The water from the wash basins at the festival grounds is drinkable!

Cash points

There’s a cash dispenser in the centre of Dessel. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to simply bring enough cash for the entire weekend.

Lockers

Graspop Metal Meeting continues to improve the quality of the festival for the visitors. Also this year, we are providing optimal protection, so that you can keep your possessions under lock and key for one day, or for the entire duration of the festival. More info to follow!

Info Point & police post

Looking for information on the train schedule, the shuttle service, the line-up, the emergency services…? The info team will assist you to the best of their ability! If you’ve lost something (or perhaps even someone), report it to the info desk! All items in the lost and found bag are taken to the police post at the end of each festival day.
Theft, material damage, loss of property … report it to the police post at the 24h-zone.

Do’s and Dont’s

When you enter the festival grounds you may be searched. If you refuse, you will not be allowed to enter. TV recordings will be made during the festival. There is every chance that you will be filmed.

DON’T

Things that are not welcome include: drinks and food, tin, plastic and glass containers, sticks, pointed objects or other potentially dangerous objects sharp objects, film/audio/photo cameras, drugs, folding chairs, flagpoles, parasols, non-retractable umbrella’s with pins.

Pets are not allowed; it goes without saying that guide dogs for the visually impaired are allowed on the festival site.

Crowd-surfing is no longer tolerated at the festival; this security measure is absolutely indispensable if we are to guarantee fan safety

On and around the festival ground (this means on campsites and the public road as well) it is strictly forbidden to hand out flyers or any other type of promotional material. For other festivals, we have foreseen big bill boards all over the festival ground.

These posters should be sent to us beforehand. For more information, contact info@graspop.be

DO

Small cameras for the purpos of taking pictures, sandwiches, retractable umbrellas without pin (no parasols), plastic and blankets to sit or lie on, sun lotion and small backpack.

The Campsite

Bathing

3 large bathing house consisting of toilets, showers and washbasins.

A shower costs 1 Graspop token.

The water from the wash basins campsite is drinkable!

There’s also a adapted toilet and shower.

Graspop Express Shop

You’ll find a Festival Express Shop on the camping grounds. The shop sells food, care products, camping supplies, cold drinks, … at supermarket prices! In short, anything you forgot to bring you can buy here!

The camp site is divided into different zones by means of special tape. All tents must be set up in the proper spots. Between the zones, fire lanes have been foreseen. These need to remain clear at all times. Tents in the fire lane will be removed immediately

Festival-goers who refuse to respect the rules and who endanger the safety of others will be removed from the festival grounds without delay and will be banned for the remainder of the festival.

DON’T

Glass, campfires, torches, candles, fireworks, fire spitting, large barbecues with gas cylinders, fuel powered devices (petrol, petroleum, oil, gas, etc.), weapons and dangerous objects, spirits, drugs, pets, party tents, power supplies, power generators, sound equipment and beer dispensing equipment, wheel barrows, shopping carts.
Commercial activities and handing out flyers or any other promotional material is strictly forbidden.

DO:

Small barbecues* and camping gas* (blue canisters) for single use, cans, beer and softdrinks (max. 24 cans of 33cl per person, or equivalent), guide dogs for the visually impaired, sunshades. *In case of extreme heat, this equipment is not allowed. Thanks for your understanding.

NOTE

It is illegal to bring gas canisters on to the coach, these can be purchased in Dessel or at the Camp shop.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Band Information

Latest Line-up

Abbath, Amon Amarth, Arcturus, August Burns Red, Black Sabbath, Borknagar, Bullet For My Valentine, Bury Tomorrow, Dirkschneider, Dark Funeral, Delain, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Grand Magus, Iron Maiden, King diamond, La Muerte, Legion of the Damned, Loudness, Monuments, Moonspell, Myrkur, Oomph!, Overkill, Sacred Reich, Satyricon, Slaves, Testament, The Algorithm, The Midnight Ghost Train, Trivium, Twisted sister, Virgin Steele, Volbeat

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Brutal Assault Band Line-up

Latest Line-up:

ABORTED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANGELCORPSE, ARCH ENEMY, ARCHGOAT, BIRDFLESH, BURY TOMORROW, CORONER, DARK FUNERAL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, DESTRUCTION, DEVILDRIVER, DISAVOWED, ELECTRIC WIZARD, ESKIMO CALLBOY, EXODUS, GRUESOME, HYPNO5E,IMMOLATION, INSOMNIUM, IRON REAGAN, LEPROUS, MINISTRY, MOONSPELL, NILE, OBITUARY, OMNIUM, GATHERUM, PARKWAY DRIVE,SATYRICON, SEPTICFLESH, SIGH, TAAKE, TERROR, TEXTURES, THE ALGORITHM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TRIBULATION, VALKYRJA, VEKTORWHIPLASH

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Brutal Assault Hotel Information

We are delighted to be able to offer you the fabulous 3 star Hotel Alessandria for your stay.

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Brutal Assault Information

Festival Ground

Welcome inside of the Old army fortress in Josefov near Jaromer (approx. 130km east of Prague)!

The festival itself will happen directly inside of the 18th century fortress that has its very unique atmosphere and history and makes Brutal Assault festival a very special one.

The festival takes place in the old fortress, both stages are situated on a main square.

Surrounding streets are used for additional services including more than 30 food kiosks. Carnivores, vegetarians, vegans – we will feed everybody!

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There are also 4 big beer stands and even some more places where fine Czech beer is served. Five beer brands will be served this year as well as various shots, drinks, lemonades etc.

We will keep the two-scenes model that will be placed next to each other and the live production will run continuously (so they won’t play at the same time but once a band on scene one finishes, another band on scene two will start within a few minutes).

Natural stand

Do not forget to check out the “Natural stand” with a unique front view on both scenes from an 8 m high walls. Really impressive views, especially after dark.

A natural uphill, partially offering seating capacities. You can also use our “walking beer” service or delivered beer.

Green meadow – chill out

Whenever you find the music noise too loud, there is nothing better than visit our chill out zine called „Green meadow“. Only a 3 minute walk from the noisy environment and you are in a quite place where you can relax and get ready for the next attack on your ears.

The “Green meadow” offers besides chill out also a monster “Metal Market” with more than 50 stalls and also a “Horror Cinema house”, where you can watch the most bloody horrors of the film history all day long.

The “Meet and Greet” stand is one of the most popular places on the “Green meadow” where you can get your heroes signed anywhere you can only think (including boots:-)), take a picture with band members or just to shake a hand with the artists.

Camp Site

The festival camp site is situated on a grassy meadow about 300 m downhill of the main festival gate.

VIP Camp

The “VIP Camp” offers a non-stop guarded camping. Other services are also included: tiolettes, depository, the “Natural stand” 3-day free pass, one-time shower coupon etc.

Parking

No parking is allowed on the camp site due to the capacity reasons. Please use the designed parking places in the Josefov’s streets orguarded parking situated close to the camp site entrance.

Festival Ground Map

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Wacken Hotel Information

As usual we have managed to secure the popular City Hotel Monopol Reeperbahn 48-52, 20359 Hamburg, our base from the very first trip back in 1999, in the very heart of the world famous Reeperbahn.

 

All rooms are equipped with bath/shower/toilet, a make-up/shaving mirror, CableTV/Radio with remote control. A modern telefonstation with plugins for internet connection with your laptop computer.

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Wacken Information

The information below has been selected directly from the official Wacken site and somewhat condensed for your convenience. It contains answers to many of the questions you might like to ask about the Festival. For the full version please go directly to the festival website.

Campsite and facilities

In order to access the Wacken campsite you must have a valid 3 day ticket. This is exchanged for a wristband on entry, enabling you to leave and return to both campsite and festival site for the duration of the Festival.

Each area within the campsite is numbered and has its own checkpoint with drinks & food, toilets, showers, a supermarket, information checkpoint and water. You can bring food and drink to the camping area including canned beer but please do not take glass bottles.

The Festival Site

Cameras

Normal photo cameras or digital cameras are allowed on the festival area. Video cameras are prohibited!
For safety reasons you are only allowed to bring Tetrapaks with non-alcoholic substances to the festival area. Each person is allowed to bring one 1,5 l TetraPak.

Before entering the festival area, bags will be checked for any kind of weapons, sharp objects in general, video cameras and boxes and other containers, which are not allowed (e.g. perfume bottles, cans, and bottles in general). These properties will be confiscated. Neither cans nor bottles are allowed in the festival area.

Security

The following goods have to be confiscated, you can pay to put them in the locker trucks (only on the new event area at the medieval market; not on the camping parking area!):

  1. Knifes and anything similar to a knife (nail files, screw driver, combs with stem, knuckleduster, as well as drinking horns)
  2. Any objects made out of glass (including perfume bottles)
  3. Plastic bottles and canisters (Attention: Original W:O:A- beakers are allowed; they are available in sizes from 0,3 l to 1l)
  4. Any kind of cans (beverage can, hairspray, deodorant, etc)
  5. Pepper spray, tear gas, nerve gas
  6. Video cameras (Attention: Any kind of photo cameras and digital cameras are allowed!)
  7. Walkman, cassette deck etc.
  8. Studded wristbands, studded necklace and belts with sticking out spikes, longer than 1,5 cm
  9. Chains (bicycle or motorbike chains etc.- Attention: wallet chains are allowed!) Projectile belts are not allowed!
  10. Flagpoles and sticks are not allowed (Official W:O:A flags with poles are allowed!)
  11. Any kind of pyrotechnical goods. These are also not allowed on the camping ground!!! Just like in the rest of Germany at any time except New Years Eve! Offenders will be ejected from the festival and camping ground.
  12. Bottles with refundable deposit, Food and Tetrapaks up to 1,5l with non-alcoholic liquid are allowed, along with food, drink & life’s Essentials

Food & Drink

There are booths spread all over the festival & camping area, where you can get real beer and whiskey (e.g. Becks, Becks Gold) for realistic prices. You can also find the W:O:A beer garden (Biergarten) on the festival area. All the drinks you buy on the Festival will be given to you in our W:O:A beakers (0,4 l. & 0,3l. pledge/piece 1€).

Showers

There are five big checkpoints (Shower camp) with showers, lavatories and clean flush lavatories (2,50€ for using). Just like last year, you can get original W:O:A towels and bath sheets, which you can buy at these lavatory checkpoints and at one of the merchandise booths. An information checkpoint and a supermarket are arranged at each shower camp.

Super-Market, you can get the following goods at the W:O:A supermarkets: Fresh bread rolls and a festival newspaper, cigarettes, American Spirit, margarine, soluble coffee, marmalade, Nutella, orange juice, different kinds of pretzel sticks, sausages, marble cake, muffins, Haribo Colorado and Gummi Bears, mustard, ketchup, cacao, long life milk with 1,5% fat, Maggi ravioli, pea soup, green bean hotpot, sandwiches, coffee, cream for the coffee, toast, mineral water- 1,5 l with sparkling, mineral water- 1,5 l without sparkling, ice tea, disposable coca cola 1,5l, Energy drinks, Becks can sixpack, ice cubes, crushed- ice, Wacken beer, shots of Feigling, Jägermeister and Dirty Harry, Jägermeister, Oldesloer Korn, Wodka Gorbatschow, at a reduced rate Vodka, Jack Daniels 0,7 l, Sangria 1 l, Ballantines, Strongbow Cidre 0,33 l, Met, campingarticles, condoms, shampoo, suntan lotion, sanitary towels, tampons, disposable shaver, tooth brushes, tooth paste, earplugs, toilet paper double- ply, lighter, batteries (baby, mono, AA, AAA), flash lights, gas for a camping stove, disposable grill, coal briquettes for a grill, beakers, knives, forks and spoons made out of plastic, disposable plates, meat for the grill, bratwurst, cold meat and cheese.

Toilets

Clean flush lavatories are available in the shower camps (0,50€ including the ability to use the group sink) and on the festival area, as well as the SANI- toilets on the whole area (for free). Special Lady- Toilets are located on the festival area and are also free of cost. Mobile toilets are arranged all over the camping area.

Information, Cash, Medical, Safety Deposits & Telephones

W:O:A Info Office

The office in Wacken is where you can get all the information about Wacken. If you have any questions the staff are there to help you. They can help you with lost properties, telephone/fax, running order, ground maps, Meet & Greet, first aid and many more things. You can also recharge your mobile phones there (bring your charger!). This is a supplement to the Info-office at the ribbon container.

Address:
W:O:A Office, Hauptstr. 82, 25596
Wacken Phone: +49 (0) 4827 998 599.

W:O:A METAL GUARD / W:O:A STEWARD

Be nice with these persons. Without them, it wouldn’t be possible to have a festival! Treat them with respect, then they will do the same! In case of a problem, please give notice at the information- point or talk directly to the police! Every single W:O:A- Metal- Guard has got his own identification- number

Meeting Point

The meeting point is located directly at the ribbon container on the new event area.

Pharmacy Emergency Service, if you need something from the pharmacy, please contact the emergency service of the Duhorn Pharmacy in Wacken (http://www.duhorn-apotheke.de).

Address:
Hauptstraße 44, 25596 Wacken.

Hours of opening:
Monday – Friday: 08.00 a.m.- 08.00 p.m.
Saturday 08.00 a.m.- 06.00 p.m.
Phone: +049 (0) 4827/998618

Police

Whenever you have questions, the police will help you. Don’t panic, they are easy going and cooperative. The police checkpoint is located at the main entrance to the festival area.

Cash point

You can find four cashpoints at the festival fore court near the beer garden and one at the W:O:A office, plus two in the centre of Wacken. The neighbour villages Holstenniendorf, Vaale and Scheenefeld have got cash points as well.

Exchange / Bank / Cashpoint, to keep you from long walks to one of the banks in Wacken, we give you the opportunity to get your money right at the festival area. Once again we have installed several cash points, which were allocated from the local Sparkassen. Four of them are located on the forecourt of the festival area near the beer garden (Biergarten) and one near the W:O:A Information Office.

First aid, you can find First aid at the DRK- booth (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz- German Red Cross) next to the main entrance of the festival area. Please keep the emergency exits for the DRK free!

Information boards

We will install Info- Boards at different places on the W:O:A area, so you can find your way on the grounds. On these boards, you can accept the camping- sites, festival area maps, opening hours and running order. The boards will also give you an overview over different street signs you should look out for (e.g. camping ground etc.).

Information point

The Information point is located at the new event area near the medieval market near the ribbon container. You can make phone calls there, get information about the shuttle- service or the timetables for trains, or take a look at the current running order, as well as times for the signing sessions, at the Meet & Greet point. This, as previously mentioned, is in addition to the one at the Siloturm in Wacken.

Postcards

You can get at the Information checkpoint and at the W:O:A office.

Post office

The Post office is located in the Edeka- Markt in Wacken in the business park.

Lockers

The locker trucks are now arranged on the new event area near the medieval market.

Telephones

We will install phones on the festival forecourt next to the police camp. Furthermore we have telephones at the Wacken office, so you can call your friends and family at home. One phone box is located directly in Wacken.

Lost & Found

All lost and confiscated property will be put in storage in the lost property office in Schenefeld (Fundbüro Amt Schenefeld).

Phone: + 49 (0) 4892 – 8089 0
Fax: + 49 (0) 4892 80 89 44
E-Mail: info@amt-schenefeld.de

Lost property office, if you lose or find something, please contact the information checkpoint during the festival.

After the festival, you can hand things in at the W:O:A Office or pick them up there. Property, which you didn’t pick up will be given to the lost property office in Schenefeld (Fundbüro Amt Schenefeld).

Phone: + 49 (0) 4892 – 8089 0

Disabled Access

In contrast to the last years, in 2009 we won’t have a certain ground for disabled , which is defined well in advance. This happens because of the experiences, we had to make in the past. Over and over again, people, who do not belong to this audience, crowded these defined areas.

We offer you another service instead: Everyone with a handicap (at least 50%) contact the presenter of the festival at an early stage. The persons will get a written certification (pass- Passierschein), which says, that they are allowed to camp on a separate ground (e.g. area P), including the special service, which is necessary in these cases (e.g. handicapped accessible toilets, paved paths, closeness to the festival area, first aid at the Red Cross, etc)

To get the written certification, we only need this information:

Furthermore we have two wheelchair- platforms at the FOHs. Festival guests, who have to put pharmaceuticals in storage at the DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz- German Red Cross) or need any other help at the face, please contact nils.sahnwaldt@drk-kaltenkirchen.de
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Programmes

In this programme, you can find all the important information about bands, who performs when on which stage, ground maps, surveys, Meet & Greet schedule, Warm up & after Show Parties among others. The service charge of 1€ finances WET-Stage (Wacken-Evolution-Tent). The programme is available at different checkpoints on the festival area.

Violence

We don’t want any kind of violence at the W:O:A! In case of damage at the fencing, the marquees and tents, or any other equipment of the organizer or other institutions, which support the festival, the person(s) in charge will be send off the festival and camping ground and a criminal prosecution will occur. We want a wicked, peaceful Metal week, just like the years before!

Full Metal Bag

The Full Metal Bag should be seen as a present and does not deal with the service due of 20,00€, which is already contained in the ticket price.

You can take a look at the current content here. The release takes place at the ribbon- container and at the bus stop. (Festival maps)

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Wacken Band Information

Latest Line-up:

Alcest, Arch Enemy, Axel Rudi Pell, Blind Guardian, Borknagar, Bullets For My Valentine, Callejon, Dagoba, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Dragonforce, Einherjer, Eluveitie, Entombed, Eskimo Cowboy, Foreigner, Henry Rollins (Spoken Word), Ihsahn, Iron Maiden, Kylesa, Legion Of The Damned, Michael Monroe, Ministry, Orden Ogan, Orphaned Land, Parkway Drive, Pyogenesis, Steel Panther, Therion, Unisonic

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