Port Zelande

We know a lot of you are planning get togethers in your cottages, but there will also be a welcome party where you can get together, meet new people and just generally relax and have fun!

Times of all events will be printed in your welcome brochure but the details of this welcome party are below - we know you need warning for the fancy dress part.

In the Market Dome (where the supermarket is) - just quiet drinks and chat.

In the Adventure Factory - an 80's disco with a fancy dress party - the theme is TBA.

There will be prizes given out for the best costumes.


Is a surprise night! As at previous conventions the setlist will be revealed on the night and is sure to delight...


Is a surprise night! As at previous conventions the setlist will be revealed on the night and is sure to delight...


Is a surprise night! As at previous conventions the setlist will be revealed on the night and is sure to delight...




As the signing and photos sessions at the previous Weekends were such a great success we have decided to run the competitions again for 2023.

Prior to 2009 we had long signing sessions which involved lots of queuing for you and repetitive strain injury for the band!

Consequently the band said they wanted to be able to give their very best for the performances in the evening but at the same time not sacrifice the chance to meet with 'The Family' so we changed things a little to ensure that happens.

In previous signing sessions part of what made the process take so long is having items signed AND your photo taken with the band. We realised that some of you only wanted one of these options too. We are also aware that many of you have had the opportunity to have items signed or photos taken on previous occasions and would probably like to give those who haven't a fairer chance of being able to this time.

Therefore we will be running draws to win a place in a more personal signing session or to have your photo taken with the band by a professional photographer.

To be eligible to win a place (for your entire party if there are more than one of you in your booking) you need to send an email with either the word PHOTO or SIGNING in the SUBJECT and your Primary Booking Contact Name and Booking Ref No, email address, no of people in your party and country in the TEXT body to convention@marillionweekend.com

Please send your entry from 1 December 2022.

Closing date 1 February 2023. All winners will be notified via email by 26 February 2023.


The ever popular Marillion Quiz will take place on Saturday Afternoon.

The winning team will receive their trophy from the band on stage on the Sunday afternoon!!

There will also be a Question and Answer session where selected questions from you will be answered on stage by the band.

Full details of all activities and a schedule will be in the Welcome Brochure provided on arrival.


The band will be supporting a charity for the 2023 Weekend.

Details are currently TBC.


We will be bringing the majority of our online catalogue PLUS the usual range of new merchandise to debut at the Weekend.

Merchandise from Support Bands will also be available through the shop if they choose to provide it.

We expect to have credit/debit card facilities available. Payment in cash will be in Euros and card payments will be taken in Euros too.

Opening hours and location will be printed in your Brochure which will be in your Welcome envelope that you collect at Check-in.


As there is no on-site stage/venue large enough for the concerts, we will be erecting a purpose-built concert arena next to the CenterParcs village as in previous Weekends here.

It will only be a few minutes walk from your cottage and is heated.

Bar refreshments will be available.


If you wish to have a seat in the unreserved grandstand seating area towards the rear of the concert hall then this will cost £30 per person for a seat on all 3 nights.

Wristbands to allow access for this seating will only be available to buy from a dedicated desk in the Adventure Factory on Friday at 11 am. (Cash in Euros only at day exchange rate).

It is expected these will sell out very quickly.


There will be clearly marked special viewing areas. These will have strict access only by special wristband. Access to these areas will be limited to those with genuine need plus ONE additional guest as a carer only.

Priority will be given to wheelchair users. There will be a platform solely for the use of wheelchairs plus one carer only.

There will also be a special viewing area in the main grandstand for the registered disabled.

You must contact us before 28 January 2023 to be registered for a special access wristband for this area and with any details of what we can do to help you.

We will require full details of your disability and any necessary certificates or proof of need.

Special cases may be made for circumstances that arise after this date, but you must contact us immediately should your situation change.

Please note that these areas are strictly for wheelchairs and the registered disabled (plus one carer) not for those who just have a bad back or aching body part!

For those of you who prefer to sit, you can purchase seats in the grandstand - see above.



The band will be on site and available most of the weekend to mingle and sign impromptu autographs (although we ask for you to please respect their privacy when they are dining).


You are welcome to bring your camera phone into the venue, but please try not to hold your phone up all night taking photos - live the moment and enjoy the music !

Please do not film any of the show and would especially ask that you don't upload clips to YouTube or post clips / stream the shows live on Facebook.

Video cameras and recording equipment will not be allowed into the venue.


All children are allowed into the concert hall, 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, overloud or crying children.


In accordance with Dutch Law there will be NO smoking allowed inside all public areas of CenterParcs.


You will be required to wear a wristband to aid our security during the full period of this event.

No abuse of Marillion Weekend crew or staff, or Center Parcs staff will be tolerated. Anyone caught infringing on this policy will be asked to leave immediately with no refund or other compensation provided.

There is a strict "no drugs" policy enforced on the site. Anyone infringing on this policy will be asked to leave immediately with no refund or other compensation provided.