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McVention 2018 – In Memory of Rick Parfitt OBE – Glasgow, 12th & 13th October

Written by John Deaux

There is just 6 months to go until McVention 2018 & things at McVention HQ are are as busy as ever to ensure that we make this a weekend to remember, and most importantly, a fitting tribute to Rick Parfitt OBE who has just reached number 4 in the UK album chart with his posthumous solo album, ‘Over And Out’.

LESS THAN 100 TICKETS REMAINING!

Following the recent venue upgrade to the Classic Grand, we now have less than 100 tickets remaining in this MEGA 500 capacity venue for McVention 2018, with still 6 months to go until the event! It is strongly advised that fans wanting to attend book their tickets NOW to ensure that you do not miss out on the ULTIMATE Status Quo fan party!

10 REASONS TO COME TO MCVENTION 2018!

CLICK HERE to read our top ten picks of why YOU should be at McVention 2018! From the stunning art deco venue, to the legendary Mike Read hosting, and the iconic city of Glasgow, there really aren’t any reasons why NOT to come to McVention 2018!

RICK’S 70TH BIRTHDAY!

Friday 12th October 2018 will mark what would have been Rick Parfitt’s 70th birthday, and we will celebrate that exactly how he would have wanted us to, by rocking out to the fantastic music he & Status Quo brought into the world!

GUARANTEED £1,000 RAISIED FOR CHARITY!

McVention organisers Jay Fitzpatrick & Aidan Johnson are thrilled to announce that we can guarantee a minimum £1,000 donation to the Shona Smile Foundation. We hope to raise more money at the event through merchandise sales, an auction, and a raffle that will be taking place exclusively at McVention 2018.

To read more about the charity, or to donate, CLICK HERE.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?

If you haven’t yet got your tickets for McVention 2018, CLICK HERE to secure your ticket for the Status Quo fan party of the year, and join us as we celebrate the music of the greatest rock band EVER, and raise money for a fantastic charity. We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow later this year!
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VENUE CHANGE DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND
Due to an incredible demand in sales for McVention 2018, event organisers Jay Fitzpatrick & Aidan Johnson have decided to change venue from Ivory Blacks to the larger Classic Grand in Glasgow!

Jay said: “When I set about organising McVention 2018 with Aidan, I had no idea how big the demand for tickets would be, so it is an absolute thrill that we’ve managed to already sell over 250 tickets, and guarantee a minimum of £1,000 to the Shona Smile Foundation.”

Aidan said: “We felt that it would be unfair for fans to miss out on this year’s event, especially with it being a special celebration on what would have been Rick Parfitt’s 70th birthday. We have an awesome line-up for the weekend, and I would not want anyone to miss out on what will be without a doubt a very memorable event, which will celebrate the music of the mighty Quo!”

The new venue is just a 3 minute walk from Ivory Blacks, so this venue change should not effect anyone’s transport or accommodation arrangements for the event.

All original tickets are still valid for the new venue. For all queries regarding tickets, please email aidan@aidanjohnson.co.uk.

FRIDAY 12th & SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 2018

CLASSIC GRAND, 18 JAMAICA STREET, GLASGOW, G1 4QD

TICKETS £40 + £3 BOOKING FEE

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

We are very excited to announce the full lineup for the twelfth McVention! This event is in memory of Rick Parfitt OBE who would’ve been celebrating his 70th Birthday on Friday 12th October!

This is the biggest Scottish Quo convention that has ever taken place, with 8 of Europe’s finest Status Quo tributes on the bill, plus an AC/DC tribute to pay homage to Malcolm Young who sadly passed away last week.

FRIDAY: Baz Barry’s Spare Parts, Dog Of Two Head, Quo-No UK, Ma Kelly’s Boys

SATURDAY: Sound Of Status, State Of Quo, On The Level, Heavy Traffic, Her Way To Hell

PLUS Exclusive Merchandise, Competitions, Raffle & Auction!

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MIKE READ TO HOST MCVENTION 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that BBC broadcasting legend Mike Read will be hosting McVention 2018! In addition to presenting on BBC Radio 1 from 1978 to 1991, Mike has also presented several TV shows including Top Of The Pops, Saturday Superstore and Pop Quiz. Be sure to welcome Mike into the Quo army with open arms for this special weekend!

‘HER WAY TO HELL’ – FEMALE FRONTED AC/DC TRIBUTE

This AC/DC tribute will be sure to have you shakin’ all night long as they play the hits of a band that have sold over 200 million records worldwide! Expect to hear anthems such as ‘Highway To Hell’, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, ‘Back In Black’ and ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ as ‘Her Way To Hell’ take us on a nostalgic journey of the career of the legendary Aussie rockers and pay tribute to Malcolm Young who recently passed away.

STATE OF QUO

Recently described as “The UK’s Premier Quo Tribute” by Rhino himself, State Of Quo are one of the most popular and longest running tribute acts in the world. Anyone who has seem them will tell you that State Of Quo never fail to bring the house down, with setlists the represent classic ’70s albums, in addition to more recent material from ‘Heavy Traffic’ and
‘Quid Pro Quo’.

HEAVY TRAFFIC TO PLAY PARFITT TRACKS!

Following the recent announcement of Rick Parfitt’s solo album ‘Over And Out’, it is with great pleasure that we can announce ‘Heavy Traffic’ will be showcasing a selection of these songs during their set on the Saturday night!

EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FOR MCVENTION 2018!

Predatür frontman Baz Barry and his band will be headlining the Friday night, which will be Rick Parfitt’s 70th birthday! Also the former frontman for John Coghlan’s Quo, Baz and his band will be playing a selection of early Quo material from 1968 to 1974! This is exclusive to McVention 2018 so be sure to get your tickets so you don’t miss out!

SOUND OF STATUS

Following their outstanding performance at the 2017 FTMO Convention, Sound Of Status will be returning to the UK for McVention in 2018 where in addition to playing classic Quo tracks, they’ll also be playing original material from their new album ‘Rough Business’! They have blown away everyone who’s had the privalege of seeing them live, so this is a must see performance at McVention 2018!

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John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

Some have even said that his favourite artist is Chesney Hawke

All we know is he is the ultimate bargain hunter & his skin, a hazy shade of winter

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