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Festival Spotlight 2018 – best film, sport and music festivals in the USA

If you’re planning to make the most of festival season in the USA, ACS has you covered. Read on for our top picks for film, music and sports festivals in the USA for 2018.

FEI World Equestrian Games, 11-23 September 2018

Held every four years, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar. The event’s much-anticipated 2018 edition takes place in Tryon, Mill Spring in North Carolina, with equestrian enthusiasts from more than 70 countries competing. The event combines eight equestrian World Championship calibre events in one location. All FEI disciplines are included, as well as demonstrations and exhibitions.

With the privacy and comfort of travelling by private jet charter, you can arrive at Asheville Regional Airport feeling relaxed and well-rested. Your personal chauffeur will take you to your ultra-luxurious lodgings at the lakeside Rumbling Bald Resort, which is surrounded by the towering cliffs of Rumbling Bald Mountain. Following a round of golf on one of the resort’s two championship courses, you’ll take a guided tour of the area’s finest wineries before enjoying a private sunset dinner cruise on Lake Lure. The next day, your chauffeur will collect you from the hotel with your festival tickets.

Horse racing
Horse racing

Los Angeles Film Festival, 20-28 September 2018

The Los Angeles Film Festival attracts a who’s who of the filmmaking industry, as famous directors, actors and actresses make a glamorous entrance for their red carpet parade while the paparazzi snap away. This particular film festival showcases nearly 200 independent and international feature films, documentaries, short films, web series, music videos and episodic television. For the first time, this year the newly configured festival also adds VR and immersive storytelling to the screening.

ACS can arrange your VIP entry into the States with a luxury private jet flight to Mineta San Jose International Airport. Upon arrival, a limousine will be waiting to take you to the Clement Hotel while you sip Champagne and enjoy the ride. Enjoy a seasonal gourmet dinner before moving to the hotel’s scenic rooftop pool deck for a nightcap. The next day, your celebrity-style treatment continues with a VIP transfer to the film festival for a glitzy premiere.

United States Grand Prix, 19-21 October 2018

Held at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, the Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix is one of the most exhilarating races of the sporting season. Experience the nail-biting action for yourself with a tailor-made private jet package.

Fly by private aircraft into Austin–Bergstrom International Airport, where your personal driver will pick you up and drive you to the JW Marriott, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Austin. Then head to the trendy SoCo District, where you can shop for one-of-a-kind, vintage artwork and jewellery pieces from an eclectic array of boutiques. Alternatively, embark on a thrilling clay-shooting and horse-riding experience. Spend the afternoon winding down at the hotel’s rooftop pool overlooking the city, before getting ready for a night out at an acclaimed Texas-style barbecue restaurant.

Race day is the highlight of the trip and your Grand Prix experience includes everything to get the adrenaline pumping: privileged views, VIP hospitality and behind-the-scenes access. Tickets for the event range from approx. £357 in the Turn Grandstands to approx. £4,042 for the hottest ticket in town: the three-day luxury Paddock Club suite package. Tickets are available for purchase here.

A guitarist and drummer on stage at a music festival
A guitarist and drummer on stage at a music festival

Holy Ship! Electronic Dance Music Festival, 5-9 January 2019

One of the world’s most highly anticipated music festivals sees the Norwegian Epic set sail from Port Canaveral in Florida for a larger-than-life Caribbean music experience on the open sea. Holy Ship! takes music festivals to the next level with a lineup of legendary DJs spinning the decks in seven onboard venues. Passengers have access to a full-service spa, casino and delicious speciality restaurants – a true celebration of music and life.

After arriving in style by private jet charter, you will be chauffeured to a luxurious villa for a few days of R&R before setting sail. Enjoy an alfresco lunch prepared by a private chef, admiring spectacular views of the city. Florida's Fun Port is an exhilarating backdrop – and ACS can make your pre-cruise stay extra-special with a private helicopter tour. Your invigorating stay is topped-off with a relaxing personalised spa treatment to get you party-ready for the next few days at sea.

Sundance Film Festival, 24 January - 3 February 2019

The United States is home to the most prolific entertainment industry on the planet, so it’s no surprise it hosts some of the world’s best and most exclusive film festivals. The country’s largest independent film festival, Sundance, takes place at Park City in Utah and is a celebration of extraordinary talent in the film industry, screening new work from American and international independent filmmakers.

Fly in by private jet charter to Salt Lake City International Airport and transfer VIP-style to the upscale Deer Valley Resort, which sits amid magnificent mountain surroundings. A morning on the slopes awaits, followed by an afternoon of award-winning Alpine cuisine at Hirsch Restaurant. Round off your day with a facial, manicure and pedicure to look your best for your glamorous arrival at the film festival.

ACS can arrange bespoke flights from various locations to your preferred film, music or sports event in the USA. Contact us today and we’ll take care of every aspect of your travel arrangements so you can enjoy your experience in style.



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