Marillion delay international Weekends until 2022

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Marillion have announced they are delaying their award-winning Weekends until 2022. However the band are still hoping to proceed with a UK weekend, which is scheduled to take place at Leicester from April 30 to May 2 2021.

In a statement, the band say: "After many discussions, we have taken the painful decision to delay them until 2022 (with the exception of the UK - more on that later). 

"With so many fans travelling from all over the world to take part in these events, we decided that we should wait until life has settled down, airlines are flying again and, hopefully, the world is healthy. To say we are disappointed is an understatement but it seems like the only sensible course of action.  

"2022 is also the 20th anniversary of our first ever Marillion Weekend [which took place at Pontins in Brean Sands in Somerset] so we will have plans to make them even bigger and better than ever! All being well, we will hold them at Port Zelande, Lodz, Leicester, Stockholm. Montreal and Lisbon.  

"For 2021 we have decided to retain the Leicester Weekend that we have booked for 30th April - 2nd May as a kind of celebration.  

"We will reassess the situation next January with the De Montfort Hall and if we all feel it’s safe to proceed, then we will put the tickets on sale. For those who would not be able to attend this, we will also look at live-streaming the whole event on a pay-per-view basis so that no one misses out.

"Obviously the situation remains fluid and this is the best indication we can give for now. We are talking with our agents and promoters about a possible run of gigs in October/November/December 2021 (which might coincide with the release of our new album - let’s see) and we will announce these shows as and when it's legal, do-able, and most of all, safe.

"We hope that you understand the decisions that we have made and that things may still change."

Marillion have been using their lockdown time to work on the follow-up to 2016's FEAR, as well as record two lockdown videos, for Easter and Made Again. Made Again 2020 is now available to buy from Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.


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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.