19 July 2020
Couch Convention 2020 Events Update

What a great response to our Couch Convention idea! (please click here to visit www.couchconvention.com).

Thank you for all of your merchandise pre-orders so far (deadline July 19th).

As we are still writing the next album and there are no gigs on the horizon for a long time, it is much appreciated. We’re really pleased with the designs. (please click here to see the full range of merchandise).

To give you a better idea of what’s going to be happening during the Couch Convention, here are a few of the activities we are planning:


3 nights of gigs streamed to You Tube, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Marbles in The Park, All One Tonight, Brave Live.

Introductions from the band each night.

After-show discos on the Friday night.

Friday night support act - a combination of bands who have submitted entries in the past to 'Support The Band'.

Saturday night support act - a combination of videos of Marillion band members solo projects.

Sunday night support act - 'An Audience With Marillion' - hosted lived on Zoom and streamed to You Tube. This will be hosted by Jerry Ewing and Prog Magazine.


Auction of posters from the Racket Club attic.

Live Marillion Quiz with Mark Kelly.

Bass Masterclass with Pete.

Drum Q&A with Ian.

Live Corona Diary Podcast with Steve h and Ant Short.

Online fun dog show on Marillion 'When I Meet Dog' Facebook group:) With prizes!

Steve Rothery online cocktail making.

Website treasure hunt around the site and store with prizes.

One band member to 'tweet' along with the concert on one of the nights TBC.

Virtual Marillion Museum.

Worldwide fanclub Q&As.

Virtual Fun Run with Mark Kelly.

Ability to purchase a "paid for" video message from a band member.

Encourage people to take photos of their Couch Convention setup (banners, cushions etc) with

Encourage people to dress up on the Saturday as if attending RAH and upload photos with prizes
Prize for best photo of 'confetti at home' moment.

Win a virtual coffee with each member of the band (5 winners).

Win your photo with the band via Zoom (10 winners).

Premiere of one track from Friends From The Orchestra Cardiff 2019 film on You Tube Premiere of
two extra tracks on the Marillion streaming site (VOD) for subscribers only.

And more will be added, but we hope this gives you the flavour of the weekend!

A full schedule of timed events will be posted over the next few weeks.

h, ian, mark, pete and steve