Fashion guru Gok Wan to DJ at Dreamland Variety Show

Gok Wan photo by Ghetto-Shiz via Wikimedia Commons

TV fashion guru Gok Wan will be DJ-ing at Dreamland.

The presenter will be in the line-up for the second instalment of the park’s new Variety Show on 10 August.

With a headline DJ set from stylist and presenter Gok Wan, the rainbow-themed event will also feature performances from comedian Jack Rooke, Sink The Pink’s dancing drag queens, singer Marie White, drag lip synching champion Grace Shush and Margate Choir – who will lead mass karaoke fun.

Also set to perform are The Rainbow Stilt Walkers and drag king Benjamin Butch. There will be performance art from Pink Suits, music from Lunatraktors and Margate Pride’s very own Amy Zing will be DJing.

Variety will combine popular culture, inspiration from nostalgic Saturday night TV gameshows and cabaret for a mix of guilty pleasures and performance. Each event will be themed and feature a line-up of entertainment; with performance artists, comedy, musicians, poets, dancers, circus, interactive activities and more!

Photo Jason Pay

Margate Pride, which takes place the next day on 11 August, is the charity partner for the second Dreamland Variety Show and will benefit from fundraising at the event. All guests are invited to join in with the rainbow theme at the Variety, with prizes for the best and worst dressed.

Dreamland’s food court will be transformed with cabaret seating for the shows. Tickets are priced from £5 for general standing admission. Unreserved cabaret seated tickets are priced at £25 and include a drink voucher, meal voucher, free entry to the park during the day and an unlimited ride wristband.

Discounts apply for Dreamland members who will have access to limited priority seating. Tickets go on sale tomorrow ( Friday, June 15) at 10am and will be available via

Brigitte Aphrodite 

The first variety show in on July 27 from 7.30pm and features punk poet, musician, writer, theatre-maker and feminist showgirl Brigitte Aphrodite.

Each Dreamland Variety will have a charity partner that benefits from fundraising at the events. The first will be Oasis Domestic Abuse Service in Margate. The first show will have a tropical theme.

The second variety show  will have a rainbow theme for Margate Pride, and the final show on August 24 will have a silver theme with charity partner Thanet Volunteer Bureau, who will be fundraising for their Silver Sundays event in October.

Jess Du Preez, event producer at Dreamland, said: “Dreamland’s Variety Show is the first event of its kind at the park and will be a great way to spend Friday evenings in summer! Each show will have a very eclectic line-up and with a whole host of entertainers heading to Dreamland, it’s going to be a lot of fun!”