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LEISURE festival announce: Mitski, Nilüfer Yanya, Soccer Mommy + more

Today, Bird On The Wire announce their return to DreamlandMargate for LEISURE Festival: a day of new music on the picturesque English seaside. Mitski will headline the event with more names soon to be added to the bill. Tickets will be priced between £35 and £45 and will go on sale Friday 18th March at 10am.

Mitski released her new album Laurel Hell earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim, with The Guardian calling her “The best young songwriter in the US.” LEISURE will follow Mitski’s tour with Harry Styles and is one of only two UK festival appearances this summer, along with Glastonbury. 

Elsewhere on the bill, Soccer Mommy provides captivating and candid lyrical insightfulness; Nilüfer Yanya, hot on the heels of lauded new album Painless promises her own blend of refined indie-pop; North London duo Sorry offer their unique and restless ode to city living; L’Rain will give us immersive experimentation and a glimpse into otherworldliness; and Melbourne’s hotly-tipped and buzzy HighSchool complete the first batch of names. 

Following the success of BOTW’s 10-year anniversary event held in Margate in 2019 with Mac DeMarco headlining, LEISURE is set to become a staple in the gig goer’s diary. The total capacity of the event is 5000, utilising the outdoor Scenic Stage and the Hall by the Sea.  Amusement rides on site will be open, as well as the games arcade and roller disco. There will also be various after parties (more details on those to follow soon). 

LEISURE is a boutique event run by passionate independent promoters – a day of music and rides on the
British seaside and a unique opportunity for artists to play a significant yet bespoke festival. The ethos of the festival is to create an inclusive, inspiring and laid-back atmosphere, with artists split between two stages for a streamlined experience. While Margate, with its close proximity to London and thriving arts and music scene, provides the perfect backdrop to a festival that aims to move away from the frenetic pace associated with some day festivals. 

On LEISURE, Bird On The Wire say: “We’re thrilled to finally return to Dreamland after such a brilliant day there in 2019. It’s a line-up that we feel passionately about and we couldn’t have hoped for a better headliner than Mitski for this first edition!

Watch this space for more info on LEISURE Festival in the coming months.

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