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Metallica Plays Antarctica, Ortelius Sails Fans to Concert

In Metallica's more than 30 years as a band, they've visited just about every corner of the earth . . . except for one: Antarctica. Yet this December, thanks to a unique event sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero, the legendary band will cross its final continent off its bucket list. Metallica will perform on December 8, 2013, near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini. The show will be held in a dome on the base, and will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification (another first for Metallica).

But not just anyone can buy a ticket for this entirely unique show... Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico are elligible to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise aboard the 106-guest Ortelius that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini for the Metallica concert. The show will also be streamed live for fans in those Latin American countries who are not selected for the cruise, and it will be filmed to share with everyone at a later date.

If you're a Metallica fan in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica or Mexico and would like to enter the contest, visit: http://www.coca-colazero.com.ar. Contest entry began on October 28th.

A bonus for the Carlini base, Coca-Cola Zero is donating equipment for the new laboratory at the Carlini base, which concentrates the largest number of Argentinean scientific investigations and international cooperation. Coca-Cola Zero will likewise contribute to disseminate the marvels of Antarctica through a documentary, and the entire “Música Zero” experience will be broadcasted during the event.

Antarctica is under the special stewardship of the Antarctic Treaty and various international forums which, among other aspects, contemplate the possibility of fostering cultural activities to create awareness on the importance of this continent, safeguard Antarctic biodiversity and as an example of international cooperation. “Música Zero” has complied with the Environmental Impact Assessment developed by the Environmental Management Program and Tourism of the Argentine National Antarctic Directorate (Dirección Nacional del Antártico, DNA) according to the guidelines of the Antarctic Protection Protocol (Madrid Protocol).

So Metallica fans, rest assured that you're beloved band will not be bursting the eardrums of any penguins during their Antarctica concert!

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