The Marillion Weekend 2019 – UK will take place over 3 nights at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester.
The concerts will feature a different show every night and will be based around the concerts that are taking place at the Marillion Weekend 2019 - Netherlands.
The UK convention, however, will be different in that there are no structured outside activities planned apart from the evening concerts and we will not be providing any accommodation for attendees.
However, we plan to get some great support bands along so it WILL be 3 solid nights of great musical entertainment!
In 2019, Sunday night will feature the Happiness Is The Road album.
Are surprise nights!
As in previous conventions the set-list will be revealed on the night and is sure to delight...
Accommodation is NOT included in your ticket price but there are many fine places to stay in or around Leicester.
For Tourist information please click here:
At nine o’clock Saturday morning on 27th April 2019, we’re inviting Marillion fans to come to Victoria Park, Leicester, right next to De Montfort Hall, and join Mark Kelly and the Web UK in doing Parkrun. It’s three laps of Victoria Park totalling 5 km: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
We want to invite as many fans as possible to join us, whether participating in the run or cheering others along, and show them the spirit of Marillion fandom. We want people to turn up in their Marillion t-shirts (or, depending on the weather, hoodies!) and show their support for your fellow fans while having a great time.
What is Parkrun?
Parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, regardless of ability, are free, and safe and easy to take part in. There are over 500 events in the UK alone.
"I’m not sure it’s for people like me…"
Parkrun couldn’t be more for people like you if it tried. Don’t believe us? Check this out: CLICK HERE
How fast do I have to be?
Parkrunners run for their own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace. There are plenty of people that jog or walk Parkrun, and no one will be anything other than supportive of the fact you’ve come out and given it a go. However, please ensure that you’re fit to safely complete the 5k (3.1 miles) by running, jogging or walking before taking part.
The first person across the line is the ‘first finisher’ not the winner and you’ll never be last because there’s a tail-walker that has the job of being the final person over the line.
If anything comes close to the welcoming, inclusive atmosphere of a Marillion gig, then it’s Parkrun!
Even if you don’t want to do the course, you can still participate by volunteering to marshal or set up the course or a number of other jobs; experienced Parkrun volunteers will provide you with all the advice and guidance you’d need. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
And of course there’s nothing to stop you just turning up and supporting your fellow fans and Parkrunners with a wave and a cheer – it really means a lot!
Can I do something to get in practice?
Yes, absolutely! Probably the best thing you can do is a Couch to 5K programme. These take you from being a complete beginner, incapable of running five yards, to running a full 5 kilometers by getting you running ever increasing distances interspersed with walking via three weekly sessions. The whole programme typically takes about nine or ten weeks, so you’d need to start by the week commencing 11th February 2019 at the latest to be up to the distance by the Weekend.
The BBC’s Get Inspired has teamed up with Public Health England's One You campaign to produce a free Couch to 5K smartphone app which allows you to get advice and guidance from the celebrity of your choice as you run (they’ll tell you when to start running, when to stop and walk for a bit). Other Couch to 5K apps are available. Apple. Android.
What kit do I need?
If you’ve got trainers, you can do Parkrun. If you have gym or running kit, great, but people can run in whatever makes them comfortable. Just try and be appropriate for the weather conditions!
How does a Parkrun work?
You must register in advance. You cannot turn up on the day and register.
Simply visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/ and enter your details. The information requested is to enable Parkrun to register you and contact you with your result. They will also provide you with statistics that compare your performance to others of the same age grouping and gender.
When you register, you will receive a link to a page with a set of barcodes. You need to print these out and bring them with you – some people like to laminate them or you can buy wristbands with the barcodes printed on them. If you don’t bring them, you will not be able to get an official time for your Parkrun!
You turn up at the course at Victoria Park before the run starts – we’d recommend arriving between quarter to half an hour before – where there will be a short briefing for new runners to the course. This will tell you everything you need to know about the course. Then it’s the run itself. Some people will be looking to achieve their fastest time, some will want to get a bit of exercise and natter to their mates and for some just finishing will be a magnificent achievement – do what’s right for you.
When you finish, there will be a marked out ‘finishing cone’, where a timer will register when you cross the line and then you’ll be handed a small token which relates to your finishing position. You hand this and your barcode to a scanner, who will scan them then hand back your barcode.
Then all you have to do is get your breath back and grab a post-run beverage in the David Wilson Library, Leicester University campus, which opens at 9am.
After that, just wait for the organisers to compile the results, which will be emailed or sent by text message to you a few hours later.
Now you’re registered, so there’s nothing to stop you doing your next one. And your next one... And your next one…
The ticket cost is £135 (plus booking fee) for general / unreserved admission to all 3 nights.
PLEASE NOTE - A wristband will be issued on production of a valid ticket/order confirmation which then gives admittance all weekend.
Tickets can be exchanged at the Box Office for wristbands from 10am on Friday 26th April.
The whole weekend is general admission with balcony seating available on a first come, first served basis. You will be able to move freely between the seated area upstairs and the standing area downstairs.
MAXIMUM BOOKING OF 4 TICKETS PER PERSON.
Please note that any tickets that are found to have been purchased through secondary ticketing sites such as Viagogo will be voided and therefore entry prohibited.
You will also need to notify the venue (see above for contact information) with details of the new ticket holder. Please do not email the Marillion Weekend email address as we will be unable to help.ID MUST be shown that matches the name on the ticket.
Access for wheelchairs will be available.
Please contact the venue for further information or click here for details
The venue bars will be open until 1.00am on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April.
There will be a Real Ale bar in the venue's Garden Suite.
The Smoke Shack will also be serving hot food again in the Oval outside the venue.
The lovely local fans are setting up several social events and details will follow as soon as they are confirmed.
For more details check out the Marillion Weekend section of the Marillion Online Forums or the Marillion Weekend Facebook page.
We currently do not have any plans for this however the band may come and mingle after the concerts if time permits.
Friday 26th April
The Return Of The Whimsey 19:15
Venue bar open until 01:00
Saturday 27th April
Park Run with Mark Kelly 09.00
Venue bar open until 01:00
Sunday 28th AprilDoors 18:30
Children that have bought a ticket are allowed into the concert hall with an adult, but please bear in mind your child's ability to cope with the concert conditions.
It is advisable to bring suitable hearing protection for your children.
We want all our fans to enjoy the Weekend but it would be unfair to other fans if their listening pleasure is disturbed by intrusive behaviour, over-loud or crying children.