The first wave of artists for a seaside series of summer concerts has been revealed.
The latest names to be announced for next year’s Margate Summer Series include Craig David and Nile Rodgers and Chic.
The Margate Summer Series, which this year featured headline performances from chart-topping artists such as Tom Jones, McFly and Olly Murs, returns from Friday, July 5.
The series will open with singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti, who is known for his acoustic folk singles including Soldiers Eyes, Candlelight and When We Were Lovers.
The following day, on Saturday, July 6, boyband JLS will be performing their greatest hits as part of their reunion tour.
The four-piece group of Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes and JB Gill rose to fame after competing on the X Factor in 2008 and topped the chart with their first two singles Beat Again and Everybody in Love.
Grammy Award-winning artist Nile Rodgers and disco band Chic will be bringing their ‘70s anthems to the seaside venue on Saturday, July 13.
The group, who performed at this year’s Rochester Castle Concerts, are known for their pioneering funk and soul tunes such as Le Freak, Everybody Dance and Good Times.
They will be supported by Kitchen Disco queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor and DJ collective Horse Meat Disco.
On Friday, July 26, Hold My Hand singer Jess Glynne will be performing a headline show, which will include some of her most well-known tunes as well as new material from her upcoming third album.
Craig David, who became a household name in the ‘00s thanks to his garage and house music, is bringing his TS5 party back to the open-air venue on Friday, August 2.
He will return to his DJ roots for the set, which will feature RnB, garage and house hits from his summer shows at destinations such as Ibiza and Miami.
Pop rock trio Busted, who have recently completed a sell-out 20th anniversary tour at arenas around the county, will be playing at Dreamland on Friday, August 23.
The group, who released huge hits such as What I Go To School For, Year 3000 and Air Hostess before their split in 2005, reunited in 2015 and will be bringing their high-energy set to Kent fans next summer.
Tickets to all Margate Summer Series concerts are available to book online here.
Rob Waller, founder and programmer of the Margate Summer Series, said: “We cannot wait to bring the Margate Summer Series back for 2024, and we’re delighted to announce the first wave of artists for next year.
“We have been so overwhelmed by the response to us launching the series – the support from the public and local people has been incredible. Margate is a very special town and Dreamland is the most brilliant setting for artists and revellers alike.
“With a capacity of up to 7,500, it has an intimate feel in comparison to a typical arena show for many of these artists. We couldn’t be more excited about what will be our most exciting and diverse line-up yet. Margate – get ready to party!”