In this world on online streaming events, more and more bands are finding ways to get in touch with fans. Marillion have joined the fray with their 2020 Couch Convention, a 3 day event taking place on Sept 4th-6th. A full schedule will be posted at www.couchconvention.com. The band shared this message on their Facebook page:
We are pleased to announce the first (and hopefully only) Marillion Couch Convention 2020.
While the world is slowly opening back up and live concerts seem a long way off, we thought we’d cheer everyone, including ourselves up with a Marillion Weekend in your very own home!
On the weekend 4th/5th/6th September 2020, we are inviting you to join us at our online Weekend with all the fun and games of our usual Marillion Weekends, but all virtual and for FREE.
On each of the evenings, we will be streaming a full concert film on our YouTube channel, and we are hoping fans around the world will gather and watch together.
The band will be watching along with you while we watch “as one”.
We will also be replicating other Marillion Weekend experiences during the day on Saturday and Sunday: hosting quizzes, Instagram chats, Twitter Q & As, “aftershow” parties and lots of other fun stuff.
There will be a lot of opportunities for you to interact with the band and chances to win some great prizes.
Our worldwide fanclubs will also be getting involved and some will be running their own online events – these will be added to the schedule as it evolves.
If in your country lockdown regulations have eased, and it safe to do so, you could consider meeting up with friends to share the occasion. We also appreciate that everyone is on different time zones, and our evening shows may well be morning or afternoon for some of you, but we hope there will be chances for everyone to have some fun over the course of the weekend.
We have created a range of “at home” merchandise which we will be putting up for pre-order in the next couple of weeks. This includes a t-shirt, event laminate, confetti, beer and wine glasses and even a Marillion BBQ apron!
And no queuing ????
This is your early “save the date” warning.
We’ll give you more details as we go. Hope to “see” you there.
h, Ian, Mark, Pete and Steve”