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LEISURE festival announce new names

LEISURE today announce a host of new acts for their inaugural festival, with newly-announced Clairo bringing her atmospheric and graceful bedroom-pop for her only UK performance this Summer outside of Glastonbury.

The event, taking place June 24th at DreamlandMargate features a slot from Mitski whose album Laurel Hell was released 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 – as is the case with Clairo, it’ll be the only chance to catch her at a UK festival this summer apart from Glastonbury.

Further new additions to the bill include CMAT, the country-pop sensation from Dublin; Léa Sen whose sun-drenched avant-pop has made waves of late; and Margate’s own Social Singing Choir – a supremely talented local community group who have worked with Swim Deep and recently opened for Self Esteem.  

Elsewhere on the bill, Soccer Mommy provides captivating and candid lyrical insightfulness on what will be her album release day; 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 fully female line-up. 

Tickets are on sale now, including a special group offer for 4 people, at just £170. Details here.

 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). The event promises to evoke everything that makes the British seaside great, a mere 90 minutes from London (with coach travel news to follow soon), it’ll be a unique day out unlike any other UK festival. 

LEISURE is a boutique event run by passionate independent promoters – a day of music and rides (with a sea view from the Ferris wheel!) set on the British seaside providing 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. 

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