line-up announced for House Of Fun

joining Madness at Minehead Butlins Weekender in November

published: Mon 15th Aug 2011

Paul Heaton

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2011
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH, England MAP
from £149 per person (based on four people sharing)
daily capacity: 6500
last updated: Thu 10th Nov 2011

The line-up has been announced for the Madness curated indoor festival - The House of Fun Weekender which will be held from Friday 25th until Sunday 27th November 2011 at Butlins Resort, Minehead, in Somerset.

Paul Heaton
Joining the Camden Nutty Boys over the weekend will be Beardyman, Paul Heaton, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, The Cuban Brothers, The Whip, The Correspondents, Man Like Me (live), Missing Andy, The Milk, Barry Peters, Brassroots, and Wagon Tales.

Taking to the decks over the weekend will be Jerry Dammers (DJ set) with Dennis Alcapone, Roger Beaujolais, Harry Brown, and Damian Hand, plus Rob da Bank, Mr Scruff - keep it unreal, Norman Jay, Jaguar Skills, Andrew Weatherall, Craig Charles funk and soul show, Greg Wilson, Don Letts, Toddla T & MC Serocee, Doorly, Justin Robertson, and Marc Roberts.

Comedy acts confirmed are Bob Mills, Ben Norris, Nick Wilty, Marcus Birdman, Al Barrie, Gordon Southern, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Smiley, Junior Simpson, and Abandoman.

Madness said of the event. "Life is a series of beautiful moments, this weekend is a moment in time where you can, we hope take some beautiful moments home with you. Please endeavour to introduce yourself to as many as possible, make new friends, dance, sing, laugh, give support, create joy, be decent, spread the love and most of all enjoy yourselves as much as you think is possible, you know it makes sense."

With their tenth album currently in the works, Madness will be playing a career-spanning extravaganza over the weekend, with a few extra-special surprises up their sleeves.

The Irish Bar will host odd-ball merriment from Squeaky Hill and sing-along japes with Rockaoke all weekend long. There's also the Bowling Disco, a special Madness Pool Competition, and darts with legendary darts players Wayne Mardle & Peter Manley.

Event curators Madness will perform a one-off gig at Butlins in a standing indoor arena that holds 6,500 for music lovers.

Room Only accommodation offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. Self Catering accommodation offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. Tickets are selling fast, and Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 berth rooms, and Self Catering accommodation is also available in 4, 6, and 7 berths.

Butlins Minehead looks out across a sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include a cinema, Splash Water World - a sub-tropical environment that has a wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride - Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade.

Tickets are priced from £149 per person (based on 4 people sharing a silver self-catering apartment) for the full 3 night break, including accommodation, ticket to the main event, and access to all the venues for the entire weekend. To buy tickets, click here.

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2011
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH, England MAP
from £149 per person (based on four people sharing)
daily capacity: 6500
last updated: Thu 10th Nov 2011


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