Ever want to go to Europe? Ever want to see 5 cities in ten days. Now throw in some major rock festivals and concerts and some personal time for exploring. On non-event days, you have the freedom to travel and explore at your pleasure. On event days, you have the option to mingle with the traveling group, or you may want to explore the scene on your own, at your will. This is what we are talking about. Are you up for it?
The Fly By The Seat Of Your Pants Tour is the perfect mix of whirlwind adventure and exploration for the rock-n-roll enthusiast. A jam-packed music-filled journey filled with many highlighted moments, hopping from country to country, to seek Europe’s “best of Summer 2015 music experiences” over the course of 12 days, 5 cities, 4 countries, 2 big concerts and 2 festivals. Travelers will have down days between events which to choose their own activities and destinations. On Event days your hosts will make sure your experience goes smoothy so you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. Europe is awash with festivals and concerts in the summer: from modern and alt rock to heavy metal.
- Return airfare from most international airports to Europe
- 7 nights of accommodation
- 1st-class Eurail Pass
- Return flight to/from Dublin from Brussels
- All festival passes
- All concert admissions
- Round-trip ground transportation to festival/concert from hotel
- Adventure guide (only on concert/festival days)
TOTAL: $4550 CAD + 5% sales tax (credit card, debit, money order and direct deposit)
Your trip will depart June 17 and arrive in Europe on the 18th. On June 18th, after nestling in your hotel, we will catch the Euro-rail to see an outdoor concert with AC/DC at the Jahnwiese soccer fields in Cologne, Germany June 19th. On June 20 and 21, we will hit the Graspop Music Festival in Dessel (Belguim) to see Alice Cooper, Slipknot, Godsmack, Scorpions, Faith No More, Judas Priest, Korn, Motorhead, Airbourne, Cradle of Filth, Papa Roach + more. Next, on June 22, we will fly to Dublin (Ireland) to see the legendary rock band, The Who, the following day on June 23 at the 3Arena. After a day off in Dublin on June 24, we will head to the Rock Werchter Music Festival in the village of Werchter in Belgium for a 2-night stay on June 25 and 26. We will witness the likes of Foo Fighters, Rise Against, Chemical Brothers, Florence and the Machine, Pharrel Wiliams, Elbow, Oscar And The Wolf, Rise Against, Ben Howard, Roison Murphy, alt-J, Of Monsters And Men, Death Cab For Cutie, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Balthazar, FKA Twigs + more. The adventure will then end on June 27, Departing homeward on June 28th. Each festival will be followed by a day off and are often travel days.
List of acts:
AC/DC THE WHO SCORPIONS FOO FIGHTERS SLIPKNOT JUDAS PRIEST ALICE COOPER MOTORHEAD RISE AGAINST PHARREL WILLIAMS CHEMICAL BROTHERS alt-j elbow florence and the machine ROISON MURPHY DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY CHRIS MURPHY AIRBOURNE FAITH NO MORE OF MONSTERS AND MEN FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE GODSMACK OSCAR AND THE WOLF CARIBOU HOT CHIP A DAY TO REMEMBER BALTHAZAR FKA TWIGS LAMB OF GOD HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD LOWER THAN ATLANTIS YEARS AND YEARS pAPA ROACH JUNGLE WITHIN TEMPTATION PARKWAY DRIVE HELLYEAH THE SWORD AT THE GATES ARCH ENEMY CRADLE OF FILTH CHILDREN OF BODOM KORPIKLAANI AMORPHIS SEPTIC FLESH SYLOSIS KWABS GAVIN JAMES BADBADNOTGOOD WINTERFYLLETH DEN SAAKALDTE KATAKLYSM
June 17 - Departure
June 18 – Arrival to Amsterdam
June 19 – AC/DC (Jahnwiese Soccer fields in Cologne, Germany)
June 20 – Day Off
June 21 – Graspop Music Festival (Dessel, Belgium): Alice Cooper, Slipknot, Godsmack, Scorpions, Faith No More, Judas Priest, Korn, Motorhead, Airbourne, Cradle of Filth, Papa Roach
June 22 – Travel Day to Dublin/Day Off
June 23 – The Who (3Arena in Dublin, Ireland)
June 24 - Day off in Dublin
June 25 - Rock Werchter Music Festival (Werchter, Belgium): Foo Fighters, Rise Against, Chemical Brothers,
June 26 – Rock Werchter Music Festival (Werchter, Belgium): Pharrell Williams, Alt-J, Of Monsters and Men
June 27 – Day off
June 28 – Return
Price $4,550.00 Cdn plus 5% sales tax
$1000 Deposit required April 15, 2015
Balance due on May 15, 2015
Tour will be confirmed April 20, 2015
Itinerary subject to change
YOUR ROCK-N-ROLL TOUR GUIDES
Here is MY story: Lawyer by day, rock-n-roll adventurer by night. Several years ago I began working and volunteering at festivals. In short time I began my own music production company Ghostfinger Productions. The idea for a music-oriented adventure tour occurred in the summer of 2011. A friend and I headed to Europe for some music festivals. 17 days, 10 cities, 5 countries, 4 festivals, and 3 concerts later; I had the best time of my life. Hotel, hostels and overnight trains, fancy restaurants and street vendor fair. Exhilarating, exasperating, the trip was truly an experience of a lifetime. Expect anything and everything to happen all the time, you are on the road. After I got home from Europe, I began to see how exceptional a time it had been. I am a veteran of hundreds of shows and festivals, both as a concert-goer and backstage, being on the road was a life-changing experience. Now I want to bring this experience to you. Together with Matt from High Tide we will remove the hassle and give you a worry free experience as you take flight across the cities of Europe in your pursuit for the ultimate rock and roll adventure .
I’m the CEO of High Tide Entertainment Ltd., and for over 12 years I have been promoting some of the biggest names in music, comedy and other forms of entertainment in Victoria, Vancouver Island, all over BC and many other provinces across Canada. With over 500 concerts under my belt being the main guy in charge “at the show”, I will have lots of stories of the rock-n-roll life to share on our adventure, we will talk story. I am a seasoned traveler and use to own a hiking and kayaking ecotour company, Canadian Wilderness Ecotours, in Victoria, BC for a few years that catered to people from all over the world. I was in charge of taking tourists on full day and overnight trips and I have guided over a hundred tours, so I know how to travel with a crowd and make sure they are in good hands. I’m funny, fun, compassionate, kind and street smart, but I don’t read many books. My positive outlook on life and having a good time will make you feel like you’re traveling with family. Having a good time but being professional about is my strength. Albert, your other guide, is a good friend of mine and together we are a great team, we have amazing synergy and we work very well together. Let us show you one of the most amazing times of your life. Oh, and I forgot to say, I dance with my shirt off, so I hope you’re ok with that. Don’t worry, I won’t give you a sweaty hug unless you really want one.
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