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Keep your cool and cruise to European music festivals with DFDS Seaways

Kick back and relax in the bar, fill up on top notch food and make the most of en suite cabins as you head to some of Europe’s top music festivals this summer.

Cruising overnight from Newcastle or Harwich, what better way to travel? You can take your car or minibus meaning there are no luggage restrictions so just pack-up your boot with a tent, sleeping bags and food and drive onboard. Then relax, knowing that you don’t have to rely on public transport or a hire car at the other side.

Check out DFDS Seaways pick of this year’s European music festivals:

Pink Pop, Netherlands - depart Newcastle 9 June, from £455 return (car plus four adults) The Netherlands’ most famous open-air festival and Europe’s longest-running uninterrupted outdoor pop festival PINKPOP takes place in the city of Landgraaf, 134 miles south of Amsterdam. Line up includes Foo Fighters, Coldplay and King of Leon. Day tickets cost €75 or weekend including camping costs €150. Find out more at www.pinkpop.nl and book your ferry crossing at www.dfds.co.uk.  

• 2 hours 20 drive time from Amsterdam port
• Depart Newcastle 9 June
• From £455 return for a car plus four people

Dance Valley, Amsterdam - depart Newcastle 5 August, from £88pp return (foot passenger based on four sharing a cabin)

Dance Valley known as the Woodstock of dance is an annual dance music festival held in the summer in Spaarnwoude, a district of Amsterdam on 6 August 2011. Day tickets cost €69. Find out more at www.dancevalley.com and book your ferry crossing at www.dfds.co.uk.  

• Depart Newcastle 5 August
• From £88pp return for a foot passenger (based on 4 sharing a cabin)
• Includes return coach transfers to Amsterdam city centre

Rock Werchter, Belgium – depart Newcastle 29 June, from £525 return (car plus four adults) Rock Werchter is one of the five biggest annual rock music festivals in Europe with 80,000 from across Europe attending. It’s a four day event from Thursday 30 June - Sunday 3 Jul 2011 in Leuven, Belgium. This year’s line up includes Kings of Leon, Coldplay and Iron Maiden. Day Tickets cost €76 and weekend camping tickets €213. Find out more at www.rockwerchter.be/nl and book your ferry crossing at www.dfds.co.uk.

• 2 hours 30 minutes drive time from Amsterdam
• Depart Newcastle 28 June
• From £525 return for a car plus four adults

Dour festival, Belgium – depart Newcastle 13 July, from £484 return (car plus four adults) Dour Festival takes place in Dour, Belgium over four days from Thursday 14 July – Sunday 17 July. The festival's acts come from a wide range of genres, such as electro and rock to Drum and Bass, and Reggae. Headliners include House of Pain, Anthrax and Gallows. Weekend camping tickets cost €110. Find out more at www.dourfestival.be and book your ferry crossing at www.dfds.co.uk.  

• 3 hours drive from Amsterdam
• Depart Newcastle 13 July
• From £484 return for a car plus four adults

Rock am Ring, Germany – depart Newcastle 2 June, from £436 return (car plus four adults) Rock am Ring takes place at the Nürburgring racetrack in the west of Germany from Friday 3 June – Sunday 5 June. The line up includes Kings of Leon, Coldplay and System of a Down. Weekend camping tickets cost €160. Find out more at www.rock-am-ring.com and book your ferry crossing at www.dfds.co.uk.

• 3 hours 30 minutes from Amsterdam
• Depart Newcastle 2 June
• From £436 return for a car plus four adults

Hurricane Festival 2011 – depart Newcastle 16 June, from £446 return (car plus four adults) The Hurricane Festival takes place in Scheebel, Germany from Friday 17 June – Sunday 19 June. The line up includes Foo Fighters, Blink-182 and Arcade Fire. Weekend camping tickets cost €110. Find out more at www.hurricane.de and book your ferry crossing at www.dfds.co.uk.  

• 3 hours and 30 minutes drive from Amsterdam
• Depart Newcastle Thursday 16 June
• From £446 return for a car plus four adults

To book your ferry crossing visit www.dfds.co.uk or call 0871 882 0885

Prices are correct at time of issue, 4 April 2011. Prices are subject to availability and are based on 4 sharing a 4-berth inside cabin and carriage of a car (where stated).

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Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown

Notes to editors

DFDS is one of Europe’s largest ferry companies, operating both consumer and freight routes between England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania.

DFDS Seaways holds the prestigious title of Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator 2010 awarded by The World Travel Awards for the fourth year in a row.

In the UK, the company operates passenger services on routes from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Harwich to Esbjerg and Dover to Dunkirk.

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