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eggy

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Doing both the 9th and 10th shows on the Eurostar from the UK

Ok, doing a bit of homework, is anyone else thinking about it?... Not booking anything till I have tickets mind. and I am happy to let someone drive and share costs lol.

Either Thursday evening or early Friday 9th July train to Brussells from St Pancras about £40 - then I think train from Brussells Zuid (midi where Eurostar arrives) to Leuven (about 25 mins) timetable on www.b-rail.be/main/E/ . Then according to the livenation ticket site they put on a shuttle service to the gig (and hopefully after back or will be a bit stuck!).

Then stay the night in Leuven, Saturday morning, get the train back to Brussells, Eurostar from Brussells to Lille (was £16.50 when I looked) Depart 11:29 - 12:02
00h33m

This is where I come unstuck but think a train is about 40 mins and 10 euros to arras - looked here http://www.voyages-sncf.c...llet-train - don't speak French but kind of self explanitory (I think), then I guess it'd have to be stay the night in Arras before getting back to Lille and Eurostar back to London. (about £40).

I've not even touched accomodations, that's enough pipe-dreams for one session!
Times etc would depend on start times of the gigs, couldn't see any information on them.

Edit - due to me being a moron and getting the dates the wrong way round, the trip would be the reverse of above! 9th = France 10th = Belgium!
[Edited 4/20/10 15:11pm]
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Reply #1 posted 04/20/10 2:41pm

LadyInWhite

eggy said:

Ok, doing a bit of homework, is anyone else thinking about it?... Not booking anything till I have tickets mind. and I am happy to let someone drive and share costs lol.

Either Thursday evening or early Friday 9th July train to Brussells from St Pancras about £40 - then I think train from Brussells Zuid (midi where Eurostar arrives) to Leuven (about 25 mins) timetable on www.b-rail.be/main/E/ . Then according to the livenation ticket site they put on a shuttle service to the gig (and hopefully after back or will be a bit stuck!).

Then stay the night in Leuven, Saturday morning, get the train back to Brussells, Eurostar from Brussells to Lille (was £16.50 when I looked) Depart 11:29 - 12:02
00h33m

This is where I come unstuck but think a train is about 40 mins and 10 euros to arras - looked here http://www.voyages-sncf.c...llet-train - don't speak French but kind of self explanitory (I think), then I guess it'd have to be stay the night in Arras before getting back to Lille and Eurostar back to London. (about £40).

I've not even touched accomodations, that's enough pipe-dreams for one session!
Times etc would depend on start times of the gigs, couldn't see any information on them.



Absolutely up for this, but aren't the gigs the other way around? Train all the way to Arras on Fri (via Lille), and back via Louvain?
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Reply #2 posted 04/20/10 2:46pm

ELEKTROMAN

eggy said:

Ok, doing a bit of homework, is anyone else thinking about it?... Not booking anything till I have tickets mind. and I am happy to let someone drive and share costs lol.

Either Thursday evening or early Friday 9th July train to Brussells from St Pancras about £40 - then I think train from Brussells Zuid (midi where Eurostar arrives) to Leuven (about 25 mins) timetable on www.b-rail.be/main/E/ . Then according to the livenation ticket site they put on a shuttle service to the gig (and hopefully after back or will be a bit stuck!).

Then stay the night in Leuven, Saturday morning, get the train back to Brussells, Eurostar from Brussells to Lille (was £16.50 when I looked) Depart 11:29 - 12:02
00h33m

This is where I come unstuck but think a train is about 40 mins and 10 euros to arras - looked here http://www.voyages-sncf.c...llet-train - don't speak French but kind of self explanitory (I think), then I guess it'd have to be stay the night in Arras before getting back to Lille and Eurostar back to London. (about £40).

I've not even touched accomodations, that's enough pipe-dreams for one session!
Times etc would depend on start times of the gigs, couldn't see any information on them.
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Reply #3 posted 04/20/10 2:46pm

ELEKTROMAN

eggy said:

Ok, doing a bit of homework, is anyone else thinking about it?... Not booking anything till I have tickets mind. and I am happy to let someone drive and share costs lol.

Either Thursday evening or early Friday 9th July train to Brussells from St Pancras about £40 - then I think train from Brussells Zuid (midi where Eurostar arrives) to Leuven (about 25 mins) timetable on www.b-rail.be/main/E/ . Then according to the livenation ticket site they put on a shuttle service to the gig (and hopefully after back or will be a bit stuck!).

Then stay the night in Leuven, Saturday morning, get the train back to Brussells, Eurostar from Brussells to Lille (was £16.50 when I looked) Depart 11:29 - 12:02
00h33m

This is where I come unstuck but think a train is about 40 mins and 10 euros to arras - looked here http://www.voyages-sncf.c...llet-train - don't speak French but kind of self explanitory (I think), then I guess it'd have to be stay the night in Arras before getting back to Lille and Eurostar back to London. (about £40).

I've not even touched accomodations, that's enough pipe-dreams for one session!
Times etc would depend on start times of the gigs, couldn't see any information on them.
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Reply #4 posted 04/20/10 2:47pm

ELEKTROMAN

do u r homework again.
He first play in arras and than in belgium smile))
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Reply #5 posted 04/20/10 3:10pm

eggy

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haha, what a moron I am lol! I looked up the dates about three times too!!

Well yes, the opposite way around then, same sites and I imagine cost applies!
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Reply #6 posted 04/20/10 10:12pm

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Check www.raileurope.co.uk for the non-Eurostar trains, e.g. Lille-Arras. That one for instance should be no more than £8.

Also, note that booking two separate tickets (London-Lille and Lille-Arras) is significantly cheaper than one ticket London-Arras, for some reason.
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/10 5:56am

polkadotbliss

lol

after that-not sure YOU should be organising..... wink

but seriously-im hoping (if i get decent tix) to do the Arras show only

from the UK-but deffo only the french show-then home
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Reply #8 posted 04/21/10 6:09am

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Bliss I was thining of doing the same thing, but the sheer size of arras is alittle off putting as I dont fancy standing around for hours then being squashed to death by 40,000 insane Prince fans! grandpa lol





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One minute they want peace……

Then do everything to make it go away. rolleyes
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Reply #9 posted 04/21/10 6:40am

eggy

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Any local know a usual start / finish time for the French and Belgium dates?

Be helpful with looking at trains.
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Reply #10 posted 04/21/10 6:48am

polkadotbliss

they'll be evening/night shows i imagine-so getting there around lunch/mid afternoon time should be cool.....

time for a couple of drinks and something nice to eat before the show....
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Reply #11 posted 04/21/10 6:50am

polkadotbliss

there's gonna be a golden circle isn't there?

i had g circle tix for croks park-so if there are again

heres hoping.....

i am off work april 26th wink
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Reply #12 posted 04/21/10 8:35am

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polkadotbliss said:

they'll be evening/night shows i imagine-so getting there around lunch/mid afternoon time should be cool.....

time for a couple of drinks and something nice to eat before the show....


Don't expect too much. Werchter is a small village and there are not many restaurants or lunch bars. You'll find a couple of pubs for sure with some of the finest beer in Europe. But during concerts the village is usually swamped with concert goers, many of them are very unrespectfull, so don't expect them to welcome you with open arms, aside from the eating and drinking facilities.

There are generally several food and drinks stalls at the entrance and inside, but prices are very steap.
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Reply #13 posted 04/21/10 11:50am

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Sounds great!! lol lol lol
Shut up already, damn.
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Reply #14 posted 04/21/10 4:21pm

catpark

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Sounds great!! lol lol lol

It does.

Still contemplating whether to go or not. Belgium is looking very tempting!
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Reply #15 posted 04/22/10 1:19am

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catpark said:

pepper7 said:

Sounds great!! lol lol lol

It does.

Still contemplating whether to go or not. Belgium is looking very tempting!


The more I read about them the more I want to go to ALL of them!!!

You up for it!!!!
Shut up already, damn.
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Reply #16 posted 04/22/10 3:39am

catpark

pepper7 said:

catpark said:


It does.

Still contemplating whether to go or not. Belgium is looking very tempting!


The more I read about them the more I want to go to ALL of them!!!

You up for it!!!!

We'll have to sit down and work out the cost before anything!!
I do love Europe and festivals hmmm
FUNKNROLL! dancing jig "February 2014, wow". 'dre. nod
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Reply #17 posted 04/22/10 6:52am

polkadotbliss

http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr..._Bataclan/

just to get us all a bit more excited

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Reply #18 posted 04/22/10 5:03pm

catpark

catpark said:

pepper7 said:



The more I read about them the more I want to go to ALL of them!!!

You up for it!!!!

We'll have to sit down and work out the cost before anything!!
I do love Europe and festivals hmmm

I've decided, fuck it I'm going! Belgium is only up the road from London(i had to re-check where it was on the world map falloff ) and its only a couple of hours train ride away!
FUNKNROLL! dancing jig "February 2014, wow". 'dre. nod
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Reply #19 posted 04/23/10 3:32am

catpark

catpark said:

catpark said:


We'll have to sit down and work out the cost before anything!!
I do love Europe and festivals hmmm

I've decided, fuck it I'm going! Belgium is only up the road from London(i had to re-check where it was on the world map falloff ) and its only a couple of hours train ride away!

Arras is looking tempting too hmmm lol
FUNKNROLL! dancing jig "February 2014, wow". 'dre. nod
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