Munich/Le Castellet. MINI United time is here again!
The international community growing up around the British small car
brand is set to come together for the fourth running of a very special
open-air festival; MINI has announced the date and venue for what is
sure to be a spectacular event. MINI aficionados and music fans alike
should set aside the weekend of 11 – 13 May 2012 in their
diaries and programme the destination Le Castellet – or, more
precisely, the Circuit Paul Ricard – in France into their
sat-navs. Lying in wait for the MINI United 2012 crowd at the circuit,
which played host to Formula One races over several decades, will be a
top-class line-up featuring live music acts, motor sport, lifestyle
action and MINI Community activities.
Some 25,000 fans from more than 40 nations flocked to
Silverstone in England for the MINI United festival in 2009 to
celebrate not only the third Community catch-up but also the 50th
anniversary of the brand’s founding. However, the Circuit Paul
Ricard in Le Castellet offers enough space for even the Silverstone
masses to be exceeded in number. Indeed, the event programme is richer
in depth and variety than ever before. Live appearances by leading
lights of the international music and DJ scene, fun sporting
activities, stunt shows and driving experiences on the track,
exhibitions of accessories, current MINI and Classic Mini cars on
display, and the exclusive presentation of a new MINI model ensure an
attractive blend of al fresco party, shared experience and MINI action
in every shape and form.
An extensive entertainment programme for younger MINI fans is
guaranteed, as are a broad spread of culinary treats laid on by
various restaurants, bars and catering stations. Other essential
features of a MINI United festival are the MINI Club Area and Beauty
Parking, which serves as both a car park and stage for the more
strikingly styled members of the MINI fleet. Indeed, for the majority
of the fans at the fourth MINI United festival, driving to the venue
in their own MINI will be the perfect way of getting into the mood for
a weekend among the MINI Community.
Further information on MINI United 2012 is now available at
www.MINIspace.com/MINIunited. Regular updates on the
event programme, motor sport line-up and MINI Community will also be
posted on the site, as well as tips and links on the event location,
registration, ticket bookings and accommodation reservations in the
area around the venue.