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Rolling Stone Park sees FKP Scorpio export its successful hybrid rock festival/comfortable mini-break model to the south of Germany
By Jon Chapple on 07 Nov 2017
Promoter FKP Scorpio and Germany’s Rolling Stone magazine have announced the launch of Rolling Stone Park, an indoor festival to debut in southern Germany next autumn.
The new festival – a sister event to the Baltic-coast Rolling Stone Weekender event, also jointly produced by FKP and Rolling Stone – will take place in Germany’s biggest theme park, Europa-Park in Rust, Baden-Württemberg, on 16 and 17 November 2018.
More than 30 rock/guitar artists will perform over weekend on four stages in Confertainment, the park’s convention centre. Like Rolling Stone Weekender, Plage Noire and FKP’s other festivals at the Weissenhäuser Strand holiday park – and festivals staged at Butlins in the UK – all guests will stay on site, with tickets (starting at €189) inclusive of accommodation, breakfast and parking.
“In 2009 we organised the Rolling Stone Weekender on the Baltic Sea together for the first time together,” comments FKP Scorpio managing director Folkert Koopmans. “Back then, we had to convince the audience of the concept of a combining rock’n’roll with a short holiday. Nowadays, the festival sells out well in advance.
“With Europa-Park we have found the perfect location to bridge this gap”
“Similar events are missing in the south of Germany, and with Europa-Park we have found the perfect location to bridge this gap.”
In addition to music, Rolling Stone Park will include lectures, a record/CD fair, a concert poster exhibition and more in a complementary fringe programme.
Volker Schadt, Rolling Stone head of marketing, adds: “With Rolling Stone as Germany’s leader in music media and the Rolling Stone Weekender a multiple award-winning indoor festival, we are excited to be able to continue building on our successful cooperation.”
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