It will soon be time for the 3rd Status Quo Fan Club Convention which will take place between the 27th and 30th September 2019 at Butlin’s in Minehead (where Rick Parfitt first met the rest of the band and recognised as the ‘home’ of Status Quo).
The 2nd Convention in 2017 built on the success of the inaugural 2015 event and was a massive success as confirmed by the comments received from some of the people who attended – click here to read some of these – and we want to make the next one even better!
We have put together a fantastic line-up of bands for the event – some who have played before at the convention and some new. Head over to the Band’s page for a list of the confirmed bands.
FTMO… are pleased to confirm that Alan Lancaster will once again be joining us at Convention 2019 PLUS we are also excited that Rick Parfitt Jnr will also return, this time will his own band AND we will be welcoming the director of Hello Quo, Alan G Parker, who will be taking part in a Q&A session
** PLEASE ONLY BOOK ACCOMMODATION VIA THE FAN CLUB SITE **
You will not be registered for convention if you do not book through the Fan Club link and you will not receive your wristbands. Butlin’s need to know exact numbers attending convention. We have secured some fantastic accommodation rates. Not all types of accommodation are available to us for this weekend as the resort is open to other guests. We have reserved a wide variety of accommodation.
Access to the 2019 Status Quo Fan Club Convention is only available to guests who have booked accommodation at Butlin’s, Minehead by using the official link – Butlin’s Accommodation or by calling 0330 100 9334 (press option 2) and quote reference STATQ.
If you are reserving by phone please make sure you quote STATQ and ask for your booking confirmation number, the one that begins with MH so you can book your tickets.
Please only book using this link, otherwise your booking will not be added to the convention booking system.
The cost of accommodation, which is payable to Butlin’s, is given below. A non-refundable deposit of £30 per person is required at time the time of booking, the balance can be paid monthly, or you can pay all in one go. Payment is due in full in August 2019.
This is the list of accommodation that is currently available. Butlin’s will update their accommodation table in due course.
|Gold Apartment 2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4)||£305|
|Park View Chalet (Sleeps 4)||£340|
|Silver Apartment 2 bedroom (Sleeps 4)||£260|
|Silver Bungalow (Sleeps 6)||£505|
|Silver Room 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)||£125|
|Silver Room 2 bedroom (Sleeps 4)||£227|
|Standard Room 2 bedroom (Sleeps 4)||£216|
|Gold Apartment 3 Bedroom (sleeps 6)||£465|
|Gold Apartment 4 bedroom (sleeps 8)||£543|
|Lake View Chalet (Sleeps 4)||£370|
Butlin’s is open to members of the public who will also be booking for the weekend.
The cost of tickets for the 2019 Status Quo Fan Club Convention, which is payable to FTMO… is £80 for the entire event including all the bands. This cost includes a £2.50 booking fee to cover all administration charges/PayPal fees etc. Under 14s tickets are £5 when booked with a full price adult ticket. Refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled.
How to Book Accommodation and Convention Tickets
To book your tickets for the 2019 Convention you must first book your accommodation with Butlin’s. This can only be done by following this link – Butlin’s Accommodation. Please note – only accommodation bookings made from this link will be accepted when booking your convention tickets and the MH reference number will be checked prior to convention tickets being issued. All tickets will be issued at least 7 days before the event. See 2019 Convention FAQs for more details.
Once you have booked your accommodation you can then book your tickets to gain entrance to the 2019 Convention. To do this please follow this link – Tickets. Please ensure you give the correct Butlin’s Booking Reference number – this begins with MH######. You need to provide this reference along with the full name of each person you are booking a ticket for.
Free Exclusive Convention T-Shirt only for FTMO… members
If you are an FTMO… member at the time of booking you can reserve an exclusive, free 2019 Convention T-Shirt. Please provide the size required. Provided you continue to be an FTMO… member at the time of the convention you will be able to collect your free T-Shirt when you enter the event.
Ticket orders to include the free t-shirt must be made by the 30th June 2019
If you are not a member of FTMO… , or you are booking additional tickets for non-members please indicate this instead of a size by selecting ‘Not an FTMO… member’.
If you would like to join FTMO… please follow this link Join FTMO…
Payment for Convention Tickets
Once you have completed the information requested, please select ‘Add to Cart’ and proceed to payment. Payment can be via PayPal, debit / credit card or cheque.
You are welcome to arrive on site from mid-day. Proceed first to Guest Services to check-in. You will be able to access your accommodation from 3pm and 4pm depending on what accommodation you have booked.
Early birds can meet in the Sun & Moon pub from mid-day for pre-convention drinks – see you in the bar!
REDs will open at 5pm when you will be able to collect your wrist bands. FTMO… members can gain entry from 4pm. Please note there will be a charge for replacing lost wristbands. The wristband must be worn at all times to gain entry. FTMO… members will be able to collect their free T-shirt from the merchandise stall located in REDs.
We anticipate that the first band will be on 7pm.
All timings are subject to change.
Coaches to Butlin’s
Special coaches to Butlin’s, Minehead will be available on Friday 27th September 2019 from Bristol Bus Station, Bristol Temple Meads Train Station and Bristol Airport with the return on Monday 30th September. For more details, follow this link – Butlin’s Coaches
Frequently Asked Questions
We have an FAQ page for the 2019 Convention which we will continue to add to right up until the event. Please check here before contacting Butlin’s or FTMO… with any questions as hopefully the answer is already there for you. Follow this link: 2019 Convention FAQ’s