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14 July 2014

This year 'Legends of Rock - The Originals' will be headlined by none other than Black Star Riders. The band will be performing songs from their recent acclaimed album 'All Hell Breaks Loose' alongside classic Thin Lizzy tracks.

Classic Rock Tours have been putting on festivals since 2005 which have attracted thousands of music folk of all ages in both Europe & the UK including the legendary Rhodes Rock in Greece. Now in their ninth year they're offering the best winter weekend line up around.

So far confirmed for the festival are Black Star Riders, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Snakecharmer, Alabama 3, The Quireboys, Tygers of Pan Tang, Uli Jon Roth, Voodoo Six, The Blockheads, Pat McManus Band, Martin Turner (plays music of Wishbone Ash), The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn, Bernie Torme and many more. Legends of Rock The Originals Festival is sure to be one of the highlights of 2014.

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The legendary Krusher Joule will be co-hosting the event with Mike Belgrave, and between set entertainment is provided by Gary Rokjok Lewis and the Hells Bells Rock Disco.

A family run concern, Classic Rock Tours runs a think tank of 20 regulars when deciding bands and events. It truly is "hand made by rockers".

The festival will be held at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth's only 5 Star Holiday and Touring Park. They have a Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award. Practical Caravan Top 100 Family Parks recommended, five pennants AA Holiday Centre, and are a member of The British Holiday Parks Association. They have also won the Hoseason's Best Holiday Park in the East of England Award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 - this is voted for by the customer.

52,000 holidaymakers stay with them each year. They have approximately 430 Holiday homes (including 48 apartments) plus pitches with full hook up for fans bringing their own tourers & also plenty of room for camping with toilet & shower blocks close by.

Accommodation and Tickets:
Ticket Only : £119 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £129.
Own Tents or Tourers £129 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £139.
On Site Accommodation from £129 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £159.
Prices are per person.

Deposit payable on booking £50 per person, balance due September 2014.

At the optional Thursday opening night party there is a fantastic line up of Classic Rock Tours house bands - Walkway, Buster James, StoneWire & Four Wheel Drive - playing their own original material + some classic covers thrown in for good measure, from 8pm-2am. To add this storming 4th night is just £30 per person extra including accommodation & tickets or just £10 for gig ticket only.

Accommodation can be booked now & if more guests are added later in the same holiday home the booking can be amended to reduce the price accordingly to reflect the higher number of guests. The more in a home the cheaper it gets!

All homes have full self-catering facilities & there are restaurant & takeaway outlets on site too & an indoor heated swimming pool .

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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