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The Funk and Soul Weekender adds new names to May’s line up

The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender returns! In 2020 we bring the party to Margate with some of the world’s finest musical talent to the epic new setting of Dreamland!

The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender is heading to one of the most exciting seaside towns in the country – enjoy an incredible line-up of world-class musicians at the world-famous Dreamland in Margate with its free vintage rides, street food, art, our disco-yoga sessions (get in fast it’s booked up super quickly) and even a fully functioning Roller Disco with some very special guests playing!

Recently added is one of the world’s greatest reggae, roots, ska and soul artists Toots & The Maytals who will take to the stage as part of his last tour!

Heading up the bill are party-starting acts including disco legends Sister Sledge, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic’s final ever tour, BBC 6 Music tastemaker Gilles Peterson, and the group at the centre of the UK jazz renaissance Ezra Collective. Plus many more incredible acts!

Expect to be dancing into the early hours with some of the finest selectors and artists from across the world including the pulsating Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, soul-jazz great Roy Ayers, BBC 6 Music’s very own Craig Charles, Good Times head honcho Norman Jay MBE and more very special talents!

Dreamland is the beating heart of Margate and just a stone’s throw from the beach, with a vintage amusement park with family and thrill rides. It’s the perfect venue to settle down for a few days and enjoy the perfect weekend, blending good times with unmissable talent! Margate dubbed ‘Hackney-on-Sea’ in reference to its renaissance as an artist and musician hub! It is the perfect place for the festival which blends cutting edge sonic exploration with some out-and-out legends in the game.

Expect the festival to be full to the brim with its trademark secret parties, cabaret, disco yoga and the best in soul food and craft beer.

A truly intimate festival, created for an audience that loves music and good times.

Line up:​

Sister Sledge / Gilles Peterson / ​George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (Farewell Tour) / ​Ezra Collective / Craig Charles / Roy Ayers / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Crazy P Sound System / Norman Jay / Amp Fiddler / DJ Yoda / Greg Wilson / Trojan Sound System / Chali 2na / Krafty Kuts / Dat Brass / Hannah Williams and The Affirmations / J Felix / Mr Thing / Wrongtom / Deptford Northern Soul Club / English Disco Lovers

Date: ​29 / 30 / 31 May 2020
Times: ​12pm (midday) – 11pm plus afterparties

​Dreamland Margate – 49-51, Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ
Age Limit: ​18+
Tickets: ​Weekend tickets from £89.00 & Day Tickets from £29 https://www.funkandsoulweekender.com/
Tickets for Sunday featuring Toots & The Maytals onsale: ​11am 07/02/20

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