By The Sea returns on 29 September - 1 October 2017 at Margate's Dreamland.

Dreamland Margate is considered to be the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain: the site of Dreamland (as it was re-named in 1920) dates back to the British railway boom and the early 1870s when, in its original form, the ‘Hall by the Sea’ was operated by the circus tycoon, ‘Lord’ George Sanger.
Following a £25 million investment from Arrowgrass Capital Parners, Dreamland reopened in May 2017. The park has been re-landscaped and has meticulously restored vintage rides, world-class entertainment spaces, modern interactive art installations, contemporary street food, eclectic bars, live entertainment, with a backdrop of Margate beach. It is less than 90 minutes from London by train with Margate Station only a 5-minute walk away.


By The Sea returns on 29 September - 1 October 2017. On-sale from 9am on Friday 16th June. 


23:00 finish

02:00 finish with after-party
Headliners finished by 23:00

22.15 finish
(pls note - last London train back 22.43)


By The Sea Festival takes place at Dreamland in Margate, Kent.

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

Dreamland’s entrance is on Hall By The Sea Road, just to the side of the cinema.


Marine Terrace


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


There will be disabled platforms at both stages