Volkswagen Beetle Sunshine Tour on 18th August 2012 to see congregation of Beetle fans: 1000 Kilometer bis zum Meer (1000 kilometres to the sea)
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Volkswagen Beetle Sunshine Tour on 18th August 2012 to see congregation of Beetle fans: 1000 Kilometer bis zum Meer (1000 kilometres to the sea)

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The eighth Beetle Sunshine Tour commences on August 18, 2012 at Lübeck. This coming together of Beetle fans from all across Europe will be exceptionally noteworthy as Volkswagen Sound Foundation will be presenting band Luxuslärm. This German pop group played the song “1000 kilometers bis zum Meer” or 1000 kilometers to the sea a popular song which will be the motto of the eighth Beetle Sunshine Tour.

This is an annual event wherein Beetle fans from all across Europe arrive at the shores of the Baltic Sea near Travemünde. Over 2000 visitors are expected to congregate making this the largest private gathering of Beetle fans worldwide.

Volkswagen Sound Foundation will be presenting Luxuslärm” and also opening act of “NEOH” once again as they have been doing for the past 15 years by encouraging young and aspiring musicians. Besides sponsoring this event, the company will also be showcasing their new Beetle Fender Edition with a 400 watt sound system which is brought out by Volkswagen along with Fender guitar. 2012 Beetle Sport with R Line package will also share stage. The model is expected to be introduced by late summer.

News release: 1,000 Kilometres to the Sea: Beetle Fans from all over Europe get together on the Baltic Sea beach

The eighth Beetle Sunshine Tour starts in Lübeck on 18 August

Volkswagen Sound Foundation presents band Luxuslärm

With their song “1000 Kilometer bis zum Meer (1000 kilometres to the sea)”, the German pop rock group “Luxuslärm” played into the top 10 radio charts all across Germany. On 18 August, the band from Iserlohn is providing the motto for the eighth Beetle Sunshine Tour with the selfsame title. Once a year, the fans of all “round” Volkswagens (Käfer, New Beetle and Beetle) from all over Europe arrive at the shores of the Baltic Sea near Travemünde. With more than 2,000 visitors, the Sunshine Tour is the largest private gathering of Beetle friends worldwide.

“Luxuslärm” as well as the opening act of “NEOH” will be presented by Volkswagen Sound Foundation, which has been promoting young musicians for 15 years. On a second stage, an automobile duo is having its grand debut: The new Beetle Fender Edition with its 400-Watt sound system, created in cooperation with the Fender guitar and amplifier brand, as well as the Beetle Sport with R-Line packages by Volkswagen R GmbH, which will be a new addition to the Beetle programme with 19-inch wheels, among other things, as of late summer.

The Beetle Sunshine Tour begins at the Volkswagen Center in Lübeck (start on 18 August at 12 noon) and goes to Brügmanngarten in Travemünde, where the programme kicks off at 2:00 p.m. Käfer, New Beetle and Beetle drivers who are interested can secure a starting position at: www.beetle-sunshinetour.de.