By the Sea Festival to Take Over Dreamland Margate in September
Dreamland Margate was packed out recently as Gorillaz’ Demon Dayz festival sold out the entire site. Organisers of By the Sea Festival will be hoping for a similarly successful turn-out in September, as they take over the site with their event, from September 29th – October 1st.
2017 will be the festival’s third year, and the first time the event will be stretched over three days, having now been extended to pack in even more music.
Currently, three headliners have been announced who will be playing at the festival. Friday, September 29th sees Mancunian indie rockers, Everything Everything, arriving to the stage. The Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello award nominees have garnered critical acclaim for their three studio albums – Man Alive, Arc, and Get to Heaven – and they will undoubtedly be performing hits from all three during their appearance.
Saturday, September 30th, brings electronic act Metronomy to Dreamland. The band are well celebrated since the release of their debut album, Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe), and have enjoyed success with the four albums that followed.
Sunday, October 1st, will see the The Libertines (fronted once again by the intoxicating pairing of Pete Doherty and Carl Barât) joining the bill. The band should really need no introduction, having been featured in the musical press regularly since the inception of the band back in 1997. Controversy is never far away from the indie rockers, but the important thing is they really know how to start a riot, and their shows are always packed with energy.
There will be a full supporting line-up announced in due course. Tickets will be on general sale from Friday, June 16th, although residents of Margate can purchase tickets as of Wednesday, June 14th. All tickets (single day, two-day, and full weekend) are to be sold via the Dreamland website.
Author: Ste Knight