DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, and singer Suggs from huge 70s and 80s Ska band Madness will be on Margate seafront in a retro Dreamland ice cream van today (January 20) giving away 100 tickets for a huge new festival at the park this Summer.
The pair are in town for the announcement of the two day Hi Tide festival which will have a massive 15,000 audience capacity and comes from the creators of the sell-out Demon Dayz Gorillaz gig in 2017.
Fatboy Slim and Madness headline the festival at Dreamland Margate July 4-5. It is being staged in association with Fifty Six Group.
As a highlight of Dreamland Margate’s 100th birthday celebrations, the event will see DJ Fatboy Slim bring his full stage extravaganza, plus supporting acts, to the park on July 4.
On July 5 purveyors of quality music since 1979, the legendary Madness, will bring the festival to a close with a full supporting bill.
Suggs and Fat Boy Slim will personally give away 100 weekend tickets and then will sell day tickets on a first come first served basis from the van between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
Tickets go on sale publicly at 9am on Friday, January 31.
Saturday or Sunday (individual day tickets) £72.50 each plus booking/transaction fees for priority entry on Saturday or Sunday inclusive of unlimited rides
Weekend tickets £130 plus booking/transaction fees for a priority entry weekend ticket (Saturday & Sunday) inclusive of unlimited rides
The supporting bill will be announced next week.
Find tickets, when released, at https://www.dreamland.co.uk/events/listings/eventdetail/10788/9/hi-tide
What’s the current capacity at Dreamland? By the Sea stopped using the venue due to capacity reductions. Have the operators learnt their lessons in respect of toilet /bar/food provision. Whilst its likely many will be relatively local visitors is their any advice / help being offered to those who may be seeking accomodation for the weekend. Fingers crossed it proves to be a well run sell out event.
Only £130 a ticket per person or £73 per person for one day. That’s right folks ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY POUNDS.
Guess that’s the locals fucked over again. Nice one dreamland.
It’s the going rate to be honest. I just googled Fatboy Slim live and you can see him (just him) on 31st Jan for £60.72. I then googled Madness and the cost to see them (just them) in Gloucestershire? £58.20. £73 (or £65 per day if you go both days) for a day-long festival featuring multiple artists, in 2020, is pretty good value to be honest.