Dreamland announces By The Sea headliners – and Kent residents can buy their tickets first

Dreamland Margate  has announced more huge music news following last weekend’s sold out Demon Dayz festival.

Back for its third year at Dreamland, By The Sea festival will take place on Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October, being a three-day event for the first time.

This year’s event follows two sold out years which featured a brace of memorable performances from Foals, Hot Chip, Wolf Alice, Super Furry Animals, Bat For Lashes, Wild Beasts as well as newer stars Loyle Carner, The Big Moon, Jagwar Ma, Let’s Eat Grandma, Teleman, Sink The Pink, Blaenavon, plus many more.

The acts

Headlining on the Friday night is Everything Everything. Over the course of three albums, the quartet have risen from a cult underground favourite to become one of the nation’s biggest and most uncompromising bands. Along the way, they’ve been nominated for three Ivor Novellos and the Mercury Prize, and are about to embark upon a sold-out tour.

With a string of rare yet consistently sold-out shows under their belt since the album release; By The Sea will present Metronomy with a chance to play to an intimate crowd on Saturday 30 September.

Bringing the festival to a close on Sunday night will be The Libertines. With a discography full of iconic anthems and the compelling connections between frontmen Carl Barât and Peter Doherty, the band need no introduction and promises a set of perfect festival material.

A full supporting cast of artists and DJs will be announced soon.

Fringe Programme

By The Sea’s fringe programme will also spill across Margate during the weekend. Guests can start the day with a bracing swim at the Walpole Bay tidal pool or breakfast with DJs at Cliff’s before heading to the old town for some intimate acoustic performances at the Margate Museum or cocktails and live music on the beach at Nayland Rocks. After-parties will also run late into the night at a variety of local haunts


Tickets go on general sale this Friday (June 16) at 9am. Single-day, two-day and full weekend tickets will be available via dreamland.co.uk.

There will also be a presale for Kent residents on Wednesday (June 14) at 9am. Via http://bit.ly/BTS17KentSale