margate dreamland

Music lovers are invited to soak up the British summertime at Dreamland Margate’s ‘Sunset Sessions’, a series of alfresco gigs and DJ sets at the iconic Victorian seaside amusement park.

The newly imagined park – which reopened following a £25 million investment in May 2017, will provide a truly unique backdrop for the free summertime gigs with an array of seaside street food, restored 1930s vintage rides, beautifully landscaped gardens and art installations.

trojan sound system at Margate
Founded in 1968, they were one of many labels in the United Kingdom that fed the ska, rock steady and reggae craze sweeping the country. It’s time to escape the rat race, dust off the braces, polish the boots and moonstomp down to Dreamland for a slice of real Jamaican sounds.

The eclectic lineup includes reggae favourites, Trojan Sound System, and world-renowned Sister Bliss from Faithless DJ set. Music acts also include Sam and The Womp, The Dub Pistols, Jenova Collective and an indie DJ battle with The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess versus Blur’s Dave Rowntree. With over 50 years of musical heritage dating back to legendary performances from The Who and Rolling Stones, Dreamland is a fitting music destination to be hosting this impressive line-up. 

Faithless Dj at Margate
As one-third of Faithless, Sister Bliss is part of one of the most successful electronic acts with a career spanning 20 years, including 7 albums (two at number 1), and six top 10 singles. To date, Faithless have sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide and have played live to millions across the world.

Alongside the live music, visitors can also sit back and relax with a delicious sundowner cocktail at The Slide Bar, or they can venture on up to the Tree Top Bar to enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the sunset over Margate’s famous coastline.  

The live music will be free for all to enjoy on Fridays and Saturdays evenings from 7pm until 10pm. While the park will offer unlimited ride wristbands at £12.50 for big kids (over 1.25m) and £9.00 for little kids (under 1.25m).

To sign up and secure a place at one of these exclusive alfresco events visit

Sunset Sessions key dates for your diary:

Bring Your Own Brass – 4th August

Trojan Sound System – 5th August

Perhaps Contraption – 11th August

Faithless DJ set ft. Sister Bliss – 12th August

Jenova Collective – 18th August

Soho Radio – 19th August

Sam and The Womp – 25th August

Dub Pistols – 1st September

Dave Rowntree v Tim Burgess – 2nd September