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James added to the Dreamland Summer Series!







Saturday 24 July

Friday 30 July 

BILLY OCEAN + special guest Rebecca Ferguson
Sunday 22 August 

Plus more to be announced!


(02/06/21) This summer, one of Margate's most beloved landmarks will be transformed into the Dreamland Summer Serieswith a whole host of top names heading to the seaside resort!Runningall summer long, it's set to be the hottest spot in Kent with rock bandJamesjust added to the impressive list of headliners!

Opening the Summer Series will beOcean Colour Sceneon 24 July, whilst one of the UK's most successful solo artist of the past decadeFrank Turner & The Sleeping Soulsjoins us on 30 July. He is followed by British soul iconBilly Oceanon 22 August, withJamesadded to the stellar line up on Saturday 31 July.

Tickets for the James show go on sale on Friday 4 June at 10am Tickets for all other shows in the Summer Series are on sale now.

James- 31 July

Since their breakthrough single in 1991, Sit Down, James have released 15 studio albums, selling over 25 million copies in the process, and performed countless headline shows and festivals across the world. They continue to be a huge live draw, with a series of successful hit singles and albums. From ‘Sit Down' to ‘She's A Star', ‘Come Home', ‘Moving On' and ‘Laid' which has cemented their status as one the most iconic live British bands.

James are a jewel in the British music crown.‘"The truth is we felt we were built to last" - Tim Booth. 

Ocean Colour Scene -24 July

The band's rip-roaring live shows have long been one of the most extraordinary sights in modern rock - communal outpourings of hope and joy which boast the most life-affirming sing-a-longs you'll ever hear.

OCS remain one of the most successful -and most loved- bands of the modern era. Having spent six years fine-tuning their sound, they lit up the Britpop party, chalking up three Top 5 albums- 1996's Moseley Shoals, 1997's Marchin' Already and 1999's One From The Modern and a run of nine successive Top 20 single's including the immortal ‘The Riverboat Song' (in total they have seventeen Top 40 singles and six Top Ten singles).

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls- 30 July

Over the course of an astonishing career spanning 20 years + and counting - during which he has to date sold in excess 1 million records and played to over 2 million people - Frank Turner's popularity has grown with his artistry. From the ferocious, sweaty box venues of rock band Million Dead and starting from scratch with an acoustic guitar in pubs and bedrooms in 2005, to his name now routinely appearing in the largest font on ticket stubs that permit entry to such venues as Wembley Arena, The O2 or the Royal Albert Hall. In short, it has been a number of years now since the hard-core troubadour transformed himself from The Boy Who Surely Could Not, to The Man That Did. 

Billy Ocean + special guest Rebecca Ferguson- 22 August

One of the greatest singers of his generation, thanks to international hits such as 'When the Going Gets Tough...' and 'Caribbean Queen', Billy Ocean is a Grammy Award winner with worldwide sales of over 30 million. He hit the number one spot across three continents in the 70s and 80s, counting no fewer than six UK top 10 singles. ‘Caribbean Queen' stormed to number one on both the US singles chart and US R&B chart and is amongst Billy's six US top 10 singles. With top 10 albums the world over, Billy has notched up an impressive three Platinum albums (including two which are certified 2x Platinum).

2020 saw Billy celebrate his 70thbirthday, receive an MBE in the New Year Honours list and release his 11thstudio album ‘One World,' which was his first new material in 10 years. The album featured 12 new songs all co-written by Billy and saw him re-unite with producer Barry Eastmond who wrote and produced a number of Billy's biggest hits including ‘When The Going Gets Tough...' and ‘Love Zone.'

Dreamland Summer Social -running all summer long

In addition to top music, Dreamland is offering locals a place to meet outdoors in the sun, with theDreamland Summer Socialoffering the ultimate open-air pub experience, bringing together delicious street food, amazing live DJs and a variety of sports coverage on the large screen.

Dreamland's iconic Scenic Stage will be showing every one of England's European Championship football games - so whilst fans can't be at the match the seaside venue will have the next best thing to experience that big tournament atmosphere!

With food being served up by the epic Street Food Warehouse, the team will make ittheir mission to deliver an unforgettable experience with a mouth-watering street food selection including pizzas, burgers with a twist, vegan choices and everybody's seaside favourite, fish & chips!

Tables can be purchased in groups of up to six people,compliant with the latest government guidelines, so you can enjoy the best entertainment the summer season has to offer with friends and family.

To help everyone feel totally safe, the Summer Social will have well-spaced seating areas and provide a table service where all drinks can be ordered via smartphone.



Ocean Colour Scene                                                          Saturday 24 July

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls                                 Friday 30 July

James                                                                           Saturday 31 July

Billy Ocean & special guest Rebecca Ferguson.          Sunday 22 August


Tickets for James go on sale on Friday 4 June at 10am. To book tickets for this show and all other shows at the Dreamland Summer Series please visit:


To book a table at Dreamland Summer Social






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