Hipsville Festival set to roll into Margate

Hipsville Festival Photo Jeff Pitcher

By Dan Thompson

The annual Hipsville festival rolls into Margate again this Friday (April 28), for three days of retro rock ‘n’ roll fun.

This year’s event is titled Hipsville 3000AD A Go Go, and has a Judge Dredd-inspired science fiction theme. It kicks off with a Dystopian Dance Party at The Lido on Friday evening, with DJs, live bands, and go go dancers.

TiKiViLLE, Hipsville’s exotic tiki party, takes over The Lighthouse Bar on the Harbour Arm on Saturday afternoon, with a rooftop set from The Atom Jacks at 3pm. Admission to TiKiViLLE is free.

On Sunday, there’s an afternoon vintage market at The Lido from noon. Twenty stallholders from across the UK will be selling vintage clothes, homeware, memorabilia, records and more. Admission to the market is also free.

Photo Jeff Pitcher

Bands across the weekend include Th’ Losin Streaks, a US band making an exclusive debut UK show, The Fadeaways from Japan, Battlestag Galactica, and Senior Class.

“The rest of the country may be a barren wasteland, but the throbbing metropolis of Marg-8 remains a place ruled by drokkin’ rock and roll, eye-popping lights, and all-night dancefloor action!” organisers say, “Expect future shockin’ rockin’ and rollin’, Dredd-ful DJs, and go-go dancers to restore your faith in humanity!”

For more information about bands, DJs, and go go dancers, or to book tickets, visit www.hipsville.co.uk.


  1. These acts are no more “rock and roll” than Bucks Fizz and Ted Bovis from Hi-De-Hi.

    Peter Checksfield (author of ‘Jerry Lee Lewis – Breathless!’)

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