Following a sensational first year that saw Foals and Hot Chip perform to sold-out crowds, By The Sea can now confirm that it will reprise its unique atmosphere on Friday 30th September – Saturday 1st October. The only UK festival that combines big name artists, the hottest rising bands and a unique environment in the iconic Dreamland Margate amusement park, By The Sea will be boosted with a bigger capacity and even more adventurous plans this time around.
Now added as a Saturday night headliner, Bat For Lashes, the Ivor Novello award-winning singer/songwriter. This coincides with the release of her critically acclaimed album, The Bride, released Friday July 1st.
This time around, the event adds the spacious Hall By The Sea (the historic setting of gigs from the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Who). Artsits confirmed so far include: the Super Furry Animals, Mercury-nominated indie band Wild Beasts and crowning UK indie-pop act, Mystery Jets.
All that plus Jagwar Ma, Joe Goddard, Ibibio Sound Machine, Anna Meredith, Let’s Eat Grandma, The Big Moon, Bill Ryder Jones and much more.
By The Sea at Dreamland Margate is a special event for fans, locals and artists alike, uniting both the town’s glorious past and its burgeoning future by combining new visionaries and contemporary talent with a venue with a celebrated heritage. This is the second chapter in what we hope will become a landmark event in the festival calendar.