House of Fun Weekender

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The House Of Fun Weekender is a 3 day event, curated and headlined by British pop/ska band Madness.

Presenting bands chosen by the band, the aim of the line-up is to show the best in "British Exhilarating Eccentricity".


2012 line-up, news and rumours.

Acts for 2012 have yet to be confirmed

2011 line-up and pass highlights

2011 was the launch year, and along with Madness, other live acts included Rob Da Bank, Beardyman, Paul Heaton, Jaguar Skills, Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip plus many more.


The event will see the mighty Madness take over the Minehead resort of Butlins for three days of good old fashioned seafront entertainment.

The event is seen as a humble gathering for the salt-of-the-earth type British drinkers, with many a beer gut and diamond geezer to be spotted.

Location and travel

Resort Address: Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH

How to get to the resort:

By Car

Heading north the simplest route is to take the M5 to Taunton (Junction 25), then take the A358 and A39 to Minehead. Heading south on the M5 you can follow the signposts for the A39 from Junction 24. You can't miss us; we're just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre. Parking on Resorts is free. Plan your route on AA Route Planner.

By Coach

You will arrive at the Resort's main entrance. National Express coaches stop inside the main entrance. You can plan your journey with National Express

By Train

The nearest main line station to Minehead is Taunton. A bus transfer service is operated by Southern National between Taunton station and Minehead. This service is available at an additional cost. Plan your route on National Rail or contact Southern Rail on 01823 272033.

Food and Drink

There are a couple options here. Firstly if you have an apartment, they are self-catering so you always cook your own meals. Or, you can relax and enjoy the variety of bars and resturants the resort has to offer.