The Gathering is the ultimate weekend for any Alarm Fan…
The Gathering originated in Rhyl, North Wales in 1992, when Mike Peters turned the idea of touring on its head, inviting the Alarm community to go on tour themselves, whilst he remained at home. This unique idea caught on amongst the Alarm family and after 3 years, the event had outgrown itself and moved on to Llandudno and Venue Cymru. Alarm fans from across the world caught news of this incredible weekend, packing their suitcase to go on tour themselves. With over 1500 people pouring into North Wales, the Gathering was moved to Pontins, Prestatyn, where for four years, the accommodation and concerts were staged on one site. Three years ago, the Gathering was moved back to Llandudno and the impressive Arena venue, perfectly situated for a 3 day weekend of Alarm rock and roll. The Gathering weekend continues to flourish and next year will expand to 4 days, taking an Alarm fan on an incredible journey from Thursday to Sun. You can arrive early if you wish and enjoy the relaxed pre show on Thurs night, taking the strain our of your journey or arrive on Fri, in time for a weekend of jam-packed Alarm events, including acoustic and electric shows, signing sessions and on Sun, if you choose to stay, the Love Hope Strength walk along the beach, set against the beautiful backdrop of Llandudno and giving you the opportunity to meet Mike and have your photo taken with him to mark the end of an unforgettable weekend of music and friendship.
For those of you who gathered, take a trip down memory lane and relive your memories. For those of you didn’t Gather, take a trip and soak up the flavours and maybe one day, you can join us.
The Gathering 2019 Weekend takes place on Feb 1/2/3 2019. Ticket information will go on sale on Feb 25th 2018.
Many Thanks to our photographer Stuart Ling who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend.
Thursday: Smiley and James Pre-Gathering Show
Friday: Mike Peters presents The Eye of the Hurricane
Saturday Daytime: Mastermind, Mike Peters address, Reception
Saturday Night: The Alarm and Aftershow
Sunday: Walkathon and Signing Session