Dreamland announced as host venue for 2023 Margate Soul Festival

Margate Soul Festival was the last gig at the Winter Gardens before it closed Photo Frank Leppard

Dreamland has been announced as the main venue for this year’s Margate Soul Festival due to the continued closure of Margate Winter Gardens.

The annual festival, which is also being held at spots including Olby’s, the Imperial Bar and Sundeck, takes place from August 4-6.

The festival is now in its 21st year and is a massive date on the soul, funk and reggae music calendar.

Last year the festival, headlined by Emeli Sande , was the last show to be hosted at Margate Winter Gardens before the doors were closed and the building sealed up in preparation for surveys to determine its future.

The main gigs will now be held at Dreamland’s Hall By The Sea and Ballroom.

Organisers at Olby’s Creative Hub said: “2022 was a landmark year for several reasons, most memorable of which was our 20th-year celebration which was very special. Over 25,000 people, each day enjoying Soul music in the glorious sunshine on the streets and in the venues of Margate – phenomenal!

“But this is the time for pastures new. Following the closure of Margate Winter Gardens last year, we have worked tirelessly to secure new venues to host our live performances, club events and evolve the festival.”

Tickets, from £55, go on sale at 8am on February 24 when a number of the acts will also be announced.

Find more at: https://www.dreamland.co.uk/event/margate-soul-festival/

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