This year’s Gathering 2020 has now SOLD OUT.
The Gathering 2020 promises to be one of the most anticipated events of recent Alarm times, and on the opening night of Friday January 31st, Mike Peters will take attendees on an evening of high musical drama by performing Stream [Hurricane of Change] with a full ensemble of musicians and actors in a daring, immersive, theatrical rock music concert environment that will also involve the participation of every member of the audience.
LOW TICKET WARNING…. the last few remaining weekend passes are available here.
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On a night that marks the first Alarm event of a new decade, a night that will also see Great Britain leave the European Economic Union, Mike Peters is inviting all who are coming to Venue Cymru, Llandudno, for The Gathering 2020, to dress for the occasion and become part of the show.
Male audience members are being encouraged to dress in black and white and wear either dark suits and / or jackets mixed with white shirts / black tie and or just plain black or white T-shirts. Peaked caps and hats are also welcomed.
Female audience members are also being invited to wear Black and White and if possible, dress in long white or black dresses.
Just by being there, every member of the audience will be involved and play a part in the dynamic of the show (there is no obligation to follow the dress code either).
Mike Peters is attempting to create a truly unique event that (set against the backdrop of Britain leaving the EU), will charge the songs of Eye of the Hurricane and Change, to create an unforgettable night for one and all.
Throughout the performance, Mike Peters will be joined by long time thespian, friend and Alarm fan – Sean Jones of Blood Brothers / Macbeth fame, who will take on the role of The Narrator and direct the Stream [Hurricane of Change] storyline in between the musical perform
ances of Mike Peters and the Hurricane of Change band – a powerful musical ensemble consisting of Mike Peters (Guitar, harmonica and vocals), Smiley (Drums), James Stevenson (Guitar), Jules Peters (Keys) and George Williams (producer of Stream), on Bass Guitar. Original Alarm founding member Dave Sharp will also play a part in proceedings as will TV / radio personality and Sigma Tour host Gareth ‘Gaz Top’ Jones.
Following the performance of Stream [Hurricane of Change], Mike Peters will take to the stage for Act Three : Electric Folklore and perform an electro-acoustic set based on requests taken from audience members. Paper placards and pens will be provided for fans to write out the song title they want to hear, that can be held up inside the venue up so that Mike Peters can consider the request for inclusion.
The Saturday morning convention has a real treat in store for this years Gatherers, with a Secret Cinema style presentation of a never before seen film that is a ‘must see’ for all Mike Peters and The Alarm fans.
The ever popular Alarm Mastermind will take place at midday with knowledgeable host Richard ‘Modnus Modnussen’ Jones (who was at the very first ever Alarm concert in 1981), and who is always prepared to test the audience with some interesting facts, amazing spot prizes and illuminating questions that can task even the most ardent of fans.
At 2pm on Saturday February 1st, Mike Peters himself will take to the convention stage to reveal the mystery behind the June 5th 2021 SAVE THE DATE post, a date that has perplexed Alarm fans all over the world since it was first posted to The Alarm website three years ago. What can it be? Whatever it is, this is an announcement that must not be missed!
Saturday night at The Gathering 2020 gets underway with an intimate reception the 300 fans who bought their tickets early, before general admission begins at 1900 hours. Dave Sharp will take to the Gathering stage at 2000 and will no doubt create a beautiful set of poetic acoustic balladry, before the main event of the weekend gets underway at 2100 when Mike Peters will lead The Alarm on to the Gathering stage to present an uncompromising set of forward facing music and song.
The Aftershow begins as soon as the last guitar chord has been played and everyone in attendance comes together to celebrate in a way that only The Gathering (an event that has now been running for 28 years), can do.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020……. BRING IT ON………
The Gathering 2020 Event Itinerary.
FRIDAY 31st JANUARY:
Venue Cymru – Main Auditorium
1900 – Doors (The Arena)
1900 – Stream Film Presentation
1930 – Event induction by Sean Jones and Gareth ‘Gaz Top’ Jones
1945 – Performance – STREAM [Hurricane of Change]
MIKE PETERS AND THE HURRICANE OF CHANGE Performing ’STREAM’
PERFORMANCE CAST [IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE]
First Voice and Narration – Sean Jones (Blood Brothers, Macbeth).
Second Voice, Electro-Acoustic Guitar and Harmonica – Mike Peters
Drums and Third Voice – Smiley
Bass Guitar and Fourth Voice – George Williams
Piano and Fifth Voice – Jules Jones Peters
Guitar and Sixth Voice – James Stevenson
Acoustic Guitar and Seventh Voice – Dave Sharp
Announcer – Gareth Jones
Rebecca Rioters, Workers and Parliamentarians – Cast and Crew
Eighth Voice – Audience Members
1945 – ACT ONE – MIKE PETERS AND THE HURRICANE OF CHANGE Performing ’DOWNSTREAM’
2045 – Interval
2100 – ACT TWO – MIKE PETERS AND THE HURRICANE OF CHANGE Performing ’UPSTREAM’
2200 – ACT THREE – MIKE PETERS – ELECTRIC FOLKLORE – PERFORMING AUDIENCE REQUESTS
2300 – 0100 21st Century Nightclub
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY : DAYTIME CONVENTION [Sponsored by Auden Guitars]
Venue Cymru – Main Auditorium
1000 – Doors
1000 -1200 21st Century Film – SECRET CINEMA
A secret screening of a life saving show that fans will only have ever seen in theatre.
1200 – 1400 Alarm Mastermind with Modnuss Modnusson
Enter a team into the 25th Anniversary of The Alarm Mastermind Competition and test your understanding of all things Alarm related.
Unique Collectors Item Giveaways, Spot Prizes and special appearances will occur throughout the afternoon.
1400 – 1500 A New Decade Keynote Address from Mike Peters
Join Mike Peters for a very special announcement and unveiling of the mystery Save The Date of June 5th which first appeared on thealarm.com three and a half years ago.. Not to be missed!!!!
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
Venue Cymru – The Arena
1800 – Exclusive Pre-show reception in The Arena for first 300 ticket buyers
1900 – Doors
1900 – Film review of 2019 plus soundtrack
2000 – Very Special Guest – Dave Sharp
2100 – THE ALARM IN CONCERT
2300 – THE AFTERSHOW
Join all the musicians, crew and band members in the 21st Century Nightclub for a late night party and alt-disco.
SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY : MORNING
Venue Cymru – Main Auditorium
1030 – Doors
1100 – Love Hope Strength Walkathon Event
Snowdonia Rocks Weekender 2020 Official Launch with Mike & Jules Peters
Sahara Rocks 2020 Presentation with LHS’s Kirsty Thomson
Walkathon to the Pier and back led by Mike & Jules Peters
Mike Peters to perform acoustic set at the end of the pier.
Signing and Photo Session in LHS Lounge.
NB: PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR JUNE 5TH 2021