Music & Mayhem
25th May - 15th September 2019
Exhibition free to enter and open weekends 11am – 5pm between 25th May and 15th September. Located on the main concourse next to the Ballroom
A new exhibition 'Music & Mayhem' follows the history of music at Dreamland from its origins as a music hall, through the years to the swinging 60s, mods and rockers era to the current day.
The venue, which was originally called the Hall by the Sea, has attracted music fans from all over the South East and further. It has seen some of the most iconic bands and singers, including Ted Heath and his Big Band, Bill Haley and his Comets, Geno Washington, Desmond Decker, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Lulu, Roy Orbison, The Kinks and many more.
Music has influenced youth culture through the years, the most notorious of which was the Mods and Rockers who famously clashed on the streets of Margate. This has been reflected in the exhibition.