Welcome to the Deep South USA newsletter for April 2014. We will bring you all the latest news on the southern US states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee as the official UK representatives.

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  • Sundance Festival at the O2
  • Hangout Music Fest, Alabama
  • Tour Operator of the Month
  • Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours
  • Neils Louisiana Roadtrip in 9-days
  • Mississippi Homecoming 2014 Celebrations

Sundance Festival at O2 London 25-27 April

The best of Sundance in London. Over 50 film and music events. 3 days. Under 1 roof. Be part of the action including new film Memphis.

Showing Friday 25 April 9:30pm and Saturday 26 April 11:45am

Memphis tells the story as a strange singer drifts through the mythic city of Memphis, surrounded by beautiful women, legendary musicians, a stone-cold hustler, a righteous preacher, and a wolf pack of kids. Under a canopy of ancient oak trees and burning spirituality, his doomed journey breaks from conformity and reaches out for glory.

Have you ever danced on the white-sandy beaches of Gulf Shores in Alabama?

Your chance to sway to the music is coming up May 16th to 18th at the annual Hangout Music Fest. This year’s event will be bigger and better with new additions like a sixth stage, a fashion village and even a beachside wedding chapel! Of course, there’s the festival’s main attraction, too! Headlining the music scene will be The Black Keys, The Killers and Outkast. There’s still time to get your tickets and find hot deals on Gulf Shores & Orange Beach condos and hotels by emailing

Ultraviolet Travel are an independent company specialising in North America destinations and can offer a wide selection of escorted tours through various suppliers as well as helping to design your ideal tailor-made self-drive itineraries. Their niche is in music tourism and they offer a growing range of music-themed holidays, cruises, city breaks, pilgrimages and experiences on our dedicated music travel website. Check out our Deep South USA pages detailing great offers to all 5 States and a comprehensive music lover’s guide to Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans.

Take a look at some of the great Deep South tours on offer and see the three special offers available.

Following the recent launch of Hunger Games: Catching Fire on DVD you can join movie fans for the ultimate Hunger Games™ Unofficial Fan Tours’, on either a Day Tour or Adventure Weekend.

Walk in the footsteps of your favourite characters by touring filming locations. Tours include film locations, tour guides, hands on activities, Archery Tag™ and photo opportunities. You’ll also be treated to a lunch featuring foods that your favourite characters would have eaten in The Hunger Games™ books and movies.

Adventure Weekends will begin April 2014. Reservations for spring and summer weekends are booking up fast - so book your tickets!

Neil from our Louisiana Office has just completed 9-days travelling from Shreveport to New Orleans.

Starting in Shreveport at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park, Neil then went on to visit the oldest city in Louisiana, Natchitoches. Then on to Lake Charles to sample some Tabasco and Rum (not together!). Along the Creole Nature Trail Neil found some rather fetching Mardi Gras outfits before sampling fantastic Louisiana food in Lafayette. He had his most Louisianan day in the State Capitol, Baton Rouge before arriving in New Orleans to celebrate St. Patricks Day and watch an NBA Basketball game.

Phew....what a trip! And you can read all about it on our blog, and maybe get some ideas for your own Louisiana Roadtrip!

Welcome to Mississippi Homecoming

It’s a non-stop, state-wide celebration of the people, the places, the music, arts, food and culture that make Mississippi unlike any other place on Earth.

If you love the blues, this is where it all began. If you love real southern cooking, this is where you need to be. If you love Mississippi's great writers, artists and actors – the creative ambassadors of real Southern culture – this is the place for you.

Watch every month for featured events with Mississippi’s biggest and best names in arts and entertainment.

This is Mississippi’s year to celebrate their creative heritage. Don’t miss a single moment - there's so much to celebrate, the party's going to last all year!