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It all began one special day in August 1980 at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England. Seven Metal Bands and thousands of rabid fans converged on the soggy turf of Donington Park and became part of rock history as a legendary event was born…the Monsters of Rock. Fast forward to 2011 – the tradition of the Monsters of Rock is reborn, this time in the Bahamas aboard a luxury cruise ship, showcasing the greatest floating 80s Heavy Metal festival to ever sail the seven seas.
Today, the Monsters of Rock Cruise announced a star-studded lineup of Heavy Metal Bands for this inaugural 2012 cruise, featuring some of the greatest Hard Rock artists of the 80s era. Artists include Cinderella, Tesla, Kix, Stryper, Y &T, UFO, Lynch Mob, Firehouse, Black ’N Blue, Bang Tango, Faster Pussycat, Keel, XYZ, John Corabi, Eric Martin of “Mr. Big”, the Atomic Punks and more to be announced. This historic cruise journey will visit Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas, sailing the emerald waters of the Bahamas in this unprecedented Heavy Metal festival at sea.
For one all-inclusive price, fans will enjoy a myriad of special Heavy Metal concerts, events and activities, designed to please the most discerning rock & roll metal-head. While the music is the centerpiece, this is more than a “Concert Cruise” event…it is a Hard Rock fantasy camp created for an interactive experience between artists and fans. The fun will begin the moment passengers begin to board the beautiful MSC Poesia, meeting new friends poolside during the kickoff Sailaway Concert.
In addition, guests will experience inviting Music Venues & Events, featuring artists performing all day and night on the Main Stage plus the Monster’s Coffee Shop, Back-Alley Stage and the Pool Deck Showcase for partying under the stars. Fans are also encouraged to bring along their own guitar to participate in the Monster’s Amateur Jam to play out their Heavy Metal fantasy.
This will set the tone for the next three days, as other over-the-top special events, including the Monsters Rock & Roll Prom 1989, “So You Think You Can Shred” Amateur Guitar God Competition, Shotgun Wedding Vow Renewal, Artist Meet & Greets, Book Signings and more provide a wide array of entertainment options. As an added bonus, TV personality Eddie Trunk from VH1’s That Metal Show will moderate up close and personal Q & As with featured artists in Rock ‘N Roll War Stories.
The Monsters of Rock Cruise is a playground for the serious Heavy Metal fan where music and a luxury cruise hook up for the vacation of a lifetime. Early Booking Rates for the cruise are available until September 30, 2011, starting at $849 per person (double occupancy). Tickets for the Monsters of Rock Cruise will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be available at http://www.MonstersOfRockCruise.com.