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Dreamland 100: Hi Tide music festival featuring Fatboy Slim and Suggs will be held in Margate

A new two-day music festival featuring Fatboy Slim and Madness will be part of Dreamland's 100th birthday celebrations this year.

The Margate attraction's newest addition to its line-up was launched by the DJ, aka Norman Cook, with Suggs from Madness this week by giving out free tickets.

HiTide launch at Dreamland with Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) and Madness front man Suggs Picture: Matt Kent
HiTide launch at Dreamland with Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) and Madness front man Suggs Picture: Matt Kent

The new two-day festival on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5, is brought to the site by Fifty Six Group, creators of the sell-out Demon Dayz with Gorillaz which took place at Dreamland in 2017.

It will have two separate stages across the 15,000 capacity amusement park, with live artists, DJs as well as the rides on site.

On the Saturday, Fatboy Slim will bring his full DJ stage extravaganza to Margate, plus a full supporting bill.

While on the Sunday, Madness will bring the festival to a close with a full supporting bill.

Dreamland chief executive Eddie Kemsley said: “This is a going to be phenomenal event for Dreamland, and for the people of Kent. We are thrilled to present not one but two incredible headline artists over one epic weekend at our beautiful park in our centenary year. We can’t think of a better birthday party.

Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) and Madness front man Suggs gave out free tickets to the festival, from an ice cream van Picture: Matt Kent
Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) and Madness front man Suggs gave out free tickets to the festival, from an ice cream van Picture: Matt Kent

“We really pleased to be working with Fifty Six Group again, and to build on the amazing success of Demon Dayz. It’s going to be a big year for Margate.”

Mags Revell from Fifty Six Group said: “After Demon Dayz we really saw there was a need to bring a major festival to Margate. Hi Tide will become a yearly event that we hope will be taken into the hearts of the local community and in turn they will help us create its personality as it grows.”

The festival will be one of the headlines events marking Dreamland’s 100th anniversary in 2020.

Dreamland in Margate is 100 this year
Dreamland in Margate is 100 this year

A day admission ticket gives festivalgoers access to the whole site with unlimited rides, plus all the bands and artists for the entire day.Each day is a separate ticket, with the option of purchasing a weekend pass.

Saturday or Sunday (individual day tickets) cost £72.50 each plus a booking fee for ‘priority entry’ on Saturday or Sunday with unlimited rides, while weekend tickets cost £130 plus a booking fee for ‘priority entry’ with unlimited rides.

Tickets go on sale at hi-tidefestival.com at 9am on Friday, January 31.

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