Please arrive with plenty of time to avoid queues!


Where is The Margate Summer Series

The Margate Summer Series takes place at Dreamland, Margate – Marine Terrace, CT9 1XJ


Show timings

Opening Times (subject to change)

  • Bryan Adams – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Madness – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Limp Bizkit – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Simple Minds – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Jack Savoretti – 17:30 – 22:30
  • JLS – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Richard Ashcroft – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Nile Rodgers & CHIC – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Manic Street Preachers & Suede – 17:30 – 22:30
  • IDLES – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Jess Glynne – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Craig David – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Paloma Faith – 17:30 – 22:30
  • DJ Spoony – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Busted – 17:30 – 22:30
  • Becky Hill – 17:30 – 22:30

Please follow our Instagram here for up-to-date set times and information.

We really recommend you arrive early – we have amazing bands and fantastic food on our site that will make for a memorable afternoon and evening out! Final entry times will be confirmed closer to the show.

Please arrive in good time as late customers may be turned away.


How to get to Margate Summer Series

By Train:
From London: Frequent departures from Victoria Station, St Pancras International and Charing Cross. Trains take around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

From Margate Train Station:
A five minute walk to Dreamland.

By Car:
Excellent road links with the M20 and M2 motorways close-by providing easy links from London.

The Dreamland Car Park is located on Belgrave Road, CT9 1XG.
Arlington Car Park is located on All Saints Avenue, CT9 5QH.

By Bus:
Stagecoach offer frequent bus services between Dreamland, Thanet and Canterbury.
National Express also have various stops in Margate and a national network of coach services.


Are there any After Parties?

Yes, the following afterparties have been confirmed:

14th of Jun – Madness After Party – Ska Rocksteady Party with Don Letts
15th of Jun – Limp Bizkit After Party – Encore Margate x Totally Wired – Rock and Metal Classics
6th of Jul – JLS After Party – Encore Margate – Pop Party Classics
12th of Jul – Richard Ashcroft After Party – Encore Margate – 90s Indie Classics
13th of Jul – Nile Rodgers & CHIC After Party – Horse Meat Disco + plus special guests
19th of Jul – Manic Street Preachers & Suede After Party – Encore Margate – Indie Party Classics
20th of Jul – IDLES After Party – Encore Margate x Totally Wired – Punk Rock Party
26th of Jul – Jess Glynne After Party – Encore Margate – Pop Party Classics
2nd of Aug – Craig David TS5 After Party – Encore Margate – Pop Party Classics
23rd of Aug – Busted After Party – Encore Margate – Naughty’s Party Classics
30th of Aug – DJ Spoony After Party – Sincere – UK Garage Club Night – Artists TBC
31st of Aug – Becky Hill After Party – Encore Margate – Dance Pop Classics

You can find tickets for the after parties via Ticketmaster!


Can I leave the site and come back in?

No. Unfortunately, re-admission is not allowed.


What can and can’t I bring to the festival

What you should / can bring:

  • Valid ID / proof of age
  • You can bring in a sealed 500ml water bottle or empty water bottle. Any unsealed bottle or bottle over 500ml will be poured out at the door.
  • You can bring a small bag no larger that 21cm x 30cm x 10cm – the size of a A4 piece paper

Do not bring

  • We have a zero tolerance Drug policy with searching / sniffer dogs at the entrance. Anyone found with any illegal substances will not be allowed in and passed over to the police.
  • No beverages or food, aside from water, are allowed to be brought into the site.
  • No buggies & pushchairs are allowed on site, if this means you can no longer attend please contact your ticket provider for a refund.
  • No camping chairs are permitted on site – there is seating on the accessible platform exclusive to those with disabilities
  • Anything that can we used as a weapon are strictly prohibited, such as knifes. Anyone found with weapons will be passed over to the police.

There are no cloakroom facilities & staff are not permitted to store, hold or look after items.

Prohibited items onsite

  • Aerosols
  • Air Horns
  • Alcohol
  • Bags over A4 Size
  • Blowtorches
  • Cameras
  • Cans
  • Chairs
  • Chinese Lanterns
  • Drone
  • Firearms/Weapons/Sharps
  • Flag Poles
  • Flares/Distress Flares
  • Food
  • Gas Canisters/Cylinders
  • Glass
  • Hammers
  • Illegal Substances (Drugs)
  • Illegal Items
  • Laser Pens/Laser Equipment
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Professional Recording Equipment
  • Projectiles
  • Smoke Bombs/Canisters
  • Soft Drinks
  • Sound System
  • Spray Cans
  • Umbrellas

Accessible Tickets

Customers with Access requirements are very welcome to all Margate Summer Series events.

By purchasing an Accessible ticket, you confirm that you or a member of your party has Access requirements. Proof of these will need to be provided.

Available facilities include an Accessible Viewing Platform, Accessible Toilets, lowered bars and a separate, Accessible Entrance. We also provide free Personal Assistance Tickets.


Please note that spaces on the Accessible Viewing Platform are limited and only for customers that would otherwise be unable to come – please do not take away spots from those who need them the most! The accessible viewing platform strictly operates on a +1 basis.


Whilst decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, evidence that is usually accepted include:

  • PIP (Personal independence payment)
  • DLA – care and/or mobility
  • Letter from a medical professional
  • D/deaf or blind registration
  • Nimbus/Access Cards (with +1 Icon for PA tickets)

Please note that our Access Facilities are unable to cater to temporary impairments (i.e. broken bones or healing wounds). Pregnancy does also not qualify for the use of our Access Facilities.

If you need to bring medication into the site with you, please bring this in its original packaging and take a copy of a medical/doctor’s prescription with you. There will also be a fridge on-site for medication that needs to be refrigerated.

Please customerservices@dreamland.co.uk if you require assistance (please note all requests subject to availability and we expect the allocation to sell out quickly online).

Accessible tickets are available via AXS on each event’s ticketing page. There are two ticket types:

“General Admission Accessible + Companion”: This ticket gives access to the general admission area. When these tickets are purchased, they also include a complimentary ticket for a personal assistant / companion. These tickets do not give access to seating, or the accessible platform area.

“Accessible Platform + Companion”: This ticket gives access to the accessible viewing platform and includes a complimentary ticket for a personal assistant / companion. There is space on the platform for wheelchairs and some seating is also provided.

For any BSL requirements, please contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the event.


VIP information

VIP tickets give exclusive access to:

  • Access to Platform Area and possible use of VIP huts and outdoor terrace with excellent view of the stage. Please note, this is a standing event.
  • Express Queuing – separate entry lane for VIP customers!
  • VIP Toilets
  • Access to exclusive VIP bar area

Please note, food and drink will be charged separately at the event and are not included with this ticket.



The Margate Summer Series is a standing event. There is some picnic bench seating in the VIP area, available for VIP ticket holders only.


Can I bring food and drink

Please note that no outside food or drink is permitted inside the venue. We will have food vendors and bars available to serve you throughout the night. If you have a medical reason to carry food or drink with you, please notify a member of staff and they will assist you.


Can I leaving the event and re-entering

There is no re-entry to the site once you have entered the event. Please make sure you have everything you need with you. If you need to re-enter the event for exceptional circumstances please ask a member of our security or event management team.


Age Restrictions

  • 13th of Jun – Bryan Adams: All Ages
  • 14th of Jun – Madness: 14+
  • 15th of Jun – Limp Bizkit: 16+
  • 20th of Jun – Simple Minds: All Ages
  • 5th of Jul – Jack Savoretti: All Ages
  • 6th of Jul – JLS: All Ages
  • 13th of Jul – Nile Rodgers & CHIC: All Ages
  • 19th of Jul – Manic Street Preachers & Suede: All Ages
  • 20th of Jul – IDLES: 18+
  • 26th of Jul – Jess Glynne: All Ages
  • 2nd of Aug – Craig David TS5: 14+
  • 23rd of Aug – Busted: All Ages
  • 30th of Aug – DJ Spoony: 16+
  • 31st of Aug – Becky Hill: All Ages

Contactless Payment

This show will be fully contactless. All merchandise, food and drink, and other vendors will only accept payment through card or a mobile device. Please ensure you are prepared with one of these methods, as no cash will be accepted on site.


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Ticketing Queries

For any ticketing queries, please contact your ticketing provider directly.