By The Sea returns on 28 - 30 September 2018 at various venues in Margate.


Limited early bird tickets go on sale on Friday 8 December.

Get tickets here.


Access to the theme park rides at Dreamland is not included in 2018 ticket prices.
Discounted rise wristbands will be available here in Summer 2018.


Main Stages Doors Open at

Friday - 5pm
Saturday - 5pm
Sunday - 4pm


Friday - 11pm
Saturday - 2am
Sunday - 10pm



By The Sea Festival takes place at various venues in Margate, Kent. Details of our 2018 venues will be announced ASAP.

Margate is just 90 minutes from London by train with frequent services operating from Victoria, St Pancras and Liverpool Street.


Margate has a limited number of available beds so please book early if you want to stay for the whole weekend as they will get snapped up. Ramsgate and Broadstairs are a short cab ride away so are good alternative options. If you have missed out on accommodation keep checking here for updates as we're currently investigating other local options.



The Sands
Cliftonville Townhouse
Botany Bay Hotel
Palm Court Hotel
Premier Inn
Crescent Victoria
Walpole Bay Hotel

Also nearby -

Albion House, Ramsgate
Premier Inn Manston
Holiday Inn Express Manston
Comfort Inn Ramsgate


Margate Airbnb holiday lets are available for By The Sea Festival. Accommodation includes short let apartments and rooms available in local homes.
For enquiries please e-mail / 07534901419


We want By The Sea to be a festival for everyone so we will do everything we can to make sure that everyone who wants to come has an incredible day/weekend. 

There will be disabled platforms at all stages. Complimentary PA tickets are available. We are currently confirming all of our venues for 2018 and will provide more info on accessibility ASAP. If you have any questions in the mean time, get in touch with the contact details below.

For more info, please email us at or send us a tweet to @BytheseaUK.


If you have any questions, want to suggest a band to play the festival or just fancy a chat, drop us a line at or send us a tweet to @BytheseaUK.