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Posted on Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Iconic amusement park Dreamland in Margate opens its doors to a huge range of rock, pop and dance greats for a massive summer of outdoor music events. Look forward to enjoying unmissable headline performances from such esteemed acts as Jess Glynne, IDLES, James Arthur and more!

The Kentish landmark first opened in the 19th century and was later renamed Dreamland in 1920. The rides include the Scenic Railway wooden rollercoaster which is a Grade II listed building, and the site was redeveloped in 2015 with further improvements made two years later.

The recent years have seen the tourist attraction transformed into a concert venue. Previous spectacular shows have included such stars as Tom Jones, Biffy Clyro, McFly, Lucy Spraggan and james have all graced their Scenic Stage and 2024 is set to be an even bigger year.

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The chat-topping drum and bass group get ready to play a DJ set at Dreamland

Premier drum and bass band Rudimental will take over Dreamland for an evening of electrifying live music. The MOBO Award winners have dominated the charts with their Mercury-nominated debut No. 1 album Home and hits like "Bloodstream" and "Feel The Love". The decorated group won a BRIT Award for Best British Single with “Waiting All Night" and were shortlisted for Best New Act, and Best UK and Ireland Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Simple Minds

The post-punk pioneers enduring appeal never diminishes

Scottish art-rock band Simple Minds burst onto the scene in the 1980s, bridging the gap between critical acclaim and commercial success. Their impressive career earned them the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. They are best known for their smash hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)".

This summer, they will be joined by very special guests Del Amitri at Dreamland. Tickets are on sale now through Gigantic.

📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Thursday 20th June 2024: Simple Minds - Dreamland, Margate

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Craig David

Catch the Ibiza party vibes at Dreamland

Craig David first gained attention with his feature on the Artful Dodger single "Re-Rewind." This marked the beginning of his rise as the king of UK Garage, leading to over 15 million albums sold worldwide and hit singles like "Fill Me In" and "7 Days", both of which reached No. 1, along with "What's Your Flava?", "All the Way" and "Walking Away."

Craig David Presents TS5 began as an exclusive pre-party at his Miami penthouse. Now, the star brings the pool party vibe to Dreamland, spinning big tunes with sun-kissed feels on Friday 21st June 2024.

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Julian Marley & The Uprising

Reggae has never sound so good

Julian Marley stirs the soul with his evocative take on reggae music. His record releases include Lion in the Morning (1996), A Time & Place (2003), Awake (2009) and As I Am (2019). This year has seen the star win a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for Colors of Royal, written and recorded in collaboration with Antaeus.

See Julian Marley & The Uprising thrill audiences at Dreamland on Saturday 22nd June 2024.

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Sam Ryder

The new sound of pop-rock

Sam Ryder became a TikTok online sensation posting covers during the lockdown. His star has continued to rise, representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with "Space Man" as featured on his No. 1 debut album There's Nothing but Space, Man! Ryder was shortlisted for an Emmy with "Fought & Lost" featuring famed Queen guitarist Brian May and further hits include "Mountain" and "You're Christmas to Me".

📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Thursday 27th June 2024: Sam Ryder - Dreamland, Margate

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Deacon Blue

The world-renowned Glasgow pop-rock group hit the stage once again

Scottish pop-rock band Deacon Blue formed in 1985 and went on to see over six million albums worldwide. Their second LP, When the World Knows Your Name, topped the UK charts for two weeks in 1989. Hit singles include their Top 10 entry "Real Gone Kid" which was shortlisted for British Single of the Year by the British Phonographic Industry, "Dignity" and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" with a further nine titles breaking into the Top 40.

Deacon Blue’s summer shows include headline dates at Dreamland and Newmarket Racecourses.

📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Friday 28th June 2024: Deacon Blue - Dreamland, Margate
  •   Friday 16th August 2024: Deacon Blue - Newmarket Racecourses

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Jack Savoretti

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Folk-rock singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti crafts magnificent acoustic-driven anthems with real soul. The maestro released his No. 1 record Singing to Strangers in 2019 and is best known for the songs “Soldier’s Eyes”, “Canzoni Romantiche” and “Love is on the Line”.

This year has seen the release of his latest record Miss Italia, and he now looks ahead to a spectacular show at Dreamland. Don’t miss out, grab tickets with Gigantic!

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The multiple MOBO winners are the essential summer experience 

JLS have had a phenomenally successful career, highlighted by their quadruple platinum self-titled debut album and chart-topping singles like "Beat Again", "Everybody in Love", "The Club Is Alive", "Love You More" and "She Makes Me Wanna."

This summer, JLS hit the road once again playing unmissable shows including a major date at Dreamland in Margate.

 📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Friday 28th June 2024: JLS - Newmarket Racecourses
  •   Sunday 30th June 2024: JLS - Gosforth Park, Newcastle
  •   Friday 5th July 2024: JLS - Warwick Castle
  •   Saturday 6th July 2024: JLS - Dreamland, Margate
  •   Tuesday 9th July 2024: JLS - Edinburgh Castle
  •   Sunday 14th July 2024: JLS - The Quarry, Shrewsbury
  •   Saturday 24th August 2024: JLS - Vivary Park, Taunton

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Richard Ashcroft

See one of the greatest British songwriters of all time at Dreamland

Indie icon Richard Ashcroft gained fame as the frontman of 90s Britpop stars The Verve, crafting monumental anthems like "Bitter Sweet Symphony" and the No. 1 hit "The Drugs Don't Work." The Ivor Novello-winning songwriter has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest British songwriters of his generation with platinum-selling albums Alone with Everybody and Keys to the World and anthems “A Song for the Lovers" and "Break the Night with Colour".

Ashcroft will be joined by special guests for his summer show at Dreamland on Friday 12th July 2024.

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The Bristol band celebrate trooping the charts at Margate

IDLES have collaborated with longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich to craft their fifth album Tangk. This record takes a more soulful direction than their previous work, with singer Joe Talbot exploring the nature of love and friendship whilst the band playfully experimented with a deconstructed take on post-punk.

This marks the beginning of a more mature phase for the outspoken positive punks which was a hit with critics and fans alike, hitting No. 1 upon release earlier this year. The call is raised for fans to flock to Dreamland this summer.

📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Saturday 20th July 2024: IDLES - Dreamland, Margate
  •   Monday 25th November 2024: IDLES - Rock City, Nottingham
  •   Tuesday 26th November 2024: IDLES - Rock City, Nottingham

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Jess Glynne

The Grammy-winning superstar announces summer shows

Jess Glynne rose to fame with her powerful vocals on Clean Bandit's euphoric hit "Rather Be" and Route 94's iconic club anthem "My Love." She has since released the chart-topping album I Cry When I Laugh, won a Grammy Award, and garnered nine BRIT Award nominations.

Experience the ultimate summer vibe with Glynne’s R&B-infused feel-good beats when she performs at Dreamland this summer.

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The Roots & De La Soul

The huge team-up at Dreamland this summer

Hip-hop legends The Roots and De La Soul have announced a huge co-headline show at Dreamland this summer. The major music event takes place on Friday 2nd August 2024 with tickets now on sale with Gigantic.

The Roots boast four Grammy wins and have been ranked seventh on ThoughCo’s list of the 25 Best Hip-Hop Groups of All-Time.

New York group De La Soul are renowned for evolving jazz-rap and expanding hip-hop into exciting new realms. They joined forces with Gorillaz for their Grammy-winning single "Feel Good Inc."

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For fans of hip-hop

Rapper Giggs (AKA Nathaniel Thompson) has risen from local Peckham hip-hop hero to becoming one of the biggest British stars on the scene. His breakthrough album Landlord peaked at No. 2 upon release and went on to reach silver certification. He has also broken the Top 10 with the Wamp 2 Dem mixtape and Big Bad... album. Grab your tickets for Giggs right now!

📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Saturday 3rd August 2024: Giggs - Dreamland, Margate

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Paloma Faith

The incredible cockney soul singer looks forward to a stunning show in Margate

Stoke Newington singer Paloma Faith saw her debut album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? certified double platinum thanks to the wildly popular singles "Stone Cold Sober", "New York" and "Upside Down". Faith matched the success with her second album Fall to Grace which featured her signature single "Picking Up the Pieces", plus her best-selling record A Perfect Contradiction.

Following the release of her critically acclaimed Top 10 album The Glorification of Sadness, she heads to Margate to play a hit-packed show at Dreamland. Hit the links to get your tickets.

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Fat Freddy’s Drop

New Zealand’s finest dub, reggae and techno fusion outfit heads to the UK

Genre-blending band Fat Freddy’s Drop tap into a wide sphere of sound, electrifying audiences with their combo of dub, jazz and reggae rhymes with techno beats. After gaining international attention with "Midnight Marauders", the septet released their debut LP Based on a True Story which saw them win Best Album and Best Group amongst other accolades at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2005.

Fat Freddy’s Drop continue to be a huge draw, constantly impressing with each show and every new release including their latest offering Wairunga. Don’t miss out, book tickets for their Dreamland show with Gigantic.

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The ultimate pop-punk boy band play Dreamland in August

James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson combined to become Busted in 2000. The trio immediately attracted a loyal following thanks to their energetic onstage presence and catchy hook-laden singles "What I Go to School For", "Year 3000" and their first No. 1 "You Said No".

The pop-punk trio released multi-platinum titles Busted and A Present for Everyone, selling more than 5 million records worldwide and winning two BRIT Awards before entering a hiatus to pursue other projects.

Busted returned last year with Greatest Hits 2.0 which saw the boys revisit and rework all your favourite anthems. The reformed band are ready to take over the world once again, and tickets are available for their Dreamland headline show on Friday 23rd August 2024.

📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Thursday 4th July 2024: Busted - East Brighton Park
  •   Friday 19th July 2024: Busted - Newmarket Racecourses
  •   Saturday 20th July 2024: Busted - Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton Le Willows
  •   Friday 23rd August 2024: Busted - Dreamland, Margate
  •   Monday 26th August 2024: Busted - LIVE IN SOMERSET 2024 - Vivary Park, Taunton
  •   Thursday 29th August 2024: Busted - Hitchin Priory

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James Arthur

The chart-topping pop star arrives at Dreamland this summer

The X Factor winner James Arthur is one of the greatest British pop acts of his generation. After shooting to No. 1 with his 4x platinum cover of Shontelle's "Impossible", the star released his Top 10 self-titled hit debut album including the high-energy single "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You".

Arthur‘s continued rise has been unstoppable, topping the charts with his second album Back from the Edge and its lead single "Say You Won't Let Go", plus this year’s awesome album Bitter Sweet Love. We can’t wait to see the singer play a seaside show at Dreamland.

📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Saturday 8th June 2024: James Arthur - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
  •   Thursday 18th July 2024: James Arthur - Singleton Park, Swansea
  •   Friday 2nd August 2024: James Arthur - Newmarket Racecourses
  •   Sunday 25th August 2024: James Arthur - Dreamland, Margate

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DJ Spoony

A huge night of UK-garage on the southeast coast

Hackney-born UK-Garage legend DJ Spoony (AKA Johnathan Joseph) helped elevate the genre from the underground to become a mainstream phenomenon. Teaming up with Mikee B and Timmi Magic, the trio became the Dreem Team and popularised their pioneering sound on the pirate radio station London Underground in the 90s.

DJ Spoony was first embraced by Kiss 100, then BBC Radio 1 and later BBC Radio 5 Live, proving his vast appeal. He released his Garage Classical album in 2019 and held DJ residencies in top clubs in Ibiza and Ayia Napa for over a decade.

See DJ Spoony joined by such esteemed acts as So Solid Crew and Heartless Crew at Dreamland. If you love the garage beats, you won’t want to miss this show!

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Becky Hill

The chart-topping star heads to Dreamland this summer

Dance-pop star Becky Hill has risen from being a contestant on The Voice UK to global fame. After hitting No. 1 after lending her vocals to Oliver Heldens for "Gecko (Overdrive)", Hill went on to team up with David Guetta on "Remember", winning British Song of the Year and Best Dance Act at the 2022 BRIT Awards. She would again win the Best Dance trophy the following year.

Hill broke the Top 10 with her gold-selling debut album Only Honest on the Weekend and has just dropped her second offering Believe Me Now? which she shows off at Dreamland this summer.

 📆 Tour Dates:

  •   Friday 9th August 2024: Becky Hill - Newmarket Racecourses
  •   Saturday 24th August 2024: Becky Hill - Alexandra Head at Cardiff Bay,
  •   Saturday 31st August 2024: Becky Hill - Dreamland, Margate
  •   Sunday 1st September 2024: Becky Hill - Dreamland, Margate

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