Margate Soul Festival

Margate Soul Festival

OVER 50 DJ's - 40 HRS OF MUSIC - 7 VENUES 6 INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACTS - 4 STAGES
5th - 7th August 2016

5th - 7th August 2016

Margate Harbour UK
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10th BIRTHDAY BONANZA!

Event Date & Time

5 August 2016
@2.00 pm

Event Location

Margate, Kent, UK
CT9 1HX

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Margate Soul Festival is Kent’s signature soul music festival held in and around the picturesque Margate Harbour adjacent to the sands of Margate beach

MARGATE HARBOUR pLAYS HOST TO 3 INCREDIBLE DAYS OF NON-STOP MUSIC WITH MORE THAN 50 DJS
6 MAJOR LIVE ACTS 4 STAGES & 7 THEMED VENUES

Taking place annually on the first weekend of August each year, Margate Soul Festival offers a unique combination of Ticketed large-scale live shows, Free family friendly street performances, and the most eclectic mix of club Night life starting at 8pm. Spread across the harbour, 7 venues cater for a selection of musical tastes, each with their own special atmosphere, creating the best soul inspired festival in the country. 

COLLECTING YOUR WRISTBANDS
All ticket holders will need to exchange their tickets for  wristbands at the Margate Winter Gardens Box Office,  Fort Crescent CT9 1HX –  01843 292795, which will be open from:
 
Friday11am – 10pm
Saturday  – 11am – 11pm
Sunday11am – 6pm
 
Any tickets bought on the day can also be obtained from the Box office.

Important Information

EVENT PERFORMERS

Highlights


 

SATURDAY 6th AUGUST    JEAN CARN, SHIRLEY JONES (THE JONES GIRLS), BRITISH COLLECTIVE, JUNIOR GISCOMBE, OMAR, DON-E, NOEL MCKOY

 

SUNDAY 7TH AUGUST   KATHY SLEDGE, SOUL II SOUL, jazzie b & caron wheeler, SNOW BOY, CE CE PENISTON

 

FULL LINE-UP:

KATHY SLEDGE SOUL II SOUL CeCe PENISTON SHIRLEY JONES (THE JONES GIRLS) JEAN CARN SNOW BOY GORDON MAC RONNIE HEREL DJ BIGGER BOB MASTERS PATRICK FORGE BOB JONES CALVIN FRANCIS STRETCH TAYLOR MIKE VITTI MELVO BAPTISTE IAN READING MERV GRIFFITHS
PETE COLLINS TONY MATTHEWS FITZROY CJ CARLOS
RHYTHM DOC JONNY LAYTON GRUMPY GAVIN PAGE GINO
DARREN STEPHENSON & GEOFF ALLMAN BILL & GRANT
NEIL HANRATTY ANDY DAVIES ANDY JACKSON MICKY B CHRIS ALEXANDER SOUTH OF THE RIVER GRAHAM THE HAT  TERRY MATTHEWS RONI O’BRIEN PAUL FRENCH JAH B ROBBIE STYLES FROSTIE & TONY FERNANDEZ JASPER MUPPET EUAN BASS PENNY K TOM GLIDE MARK MESSENT MATT BIGG IAN HOLMES PAUL CLARK DERRICK PATTERSON

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YOUR TICKETS INCLUDE

Access to all participating venues. You will be required to present your weekend or day pass wristband.
Your wristband entitles the wearer to access the following event spaces.
OUTDOORS – Margate Winter Gardens Promenade  Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th August – from 3pm
Jean Carne – Snowboy & The Latin Section and Mi-Soul DJ’s CJ Carlos, Mastermind, Gordon Mac, Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, DJ Bigger, Patrick Forge & more.

INDOORS – The Main Arena  – Margate Winter GardensSaturday 6th – Sunday 7th August – from 7pm
Kathy Sledge – Soul II Soul – Shirley Jones (The Jones Girls) – Ce Ce Peniston – The British Collective featuring Don-e, Junior Giscombe, Noel McKoy and Omar, and Mi-Soul DJ’s CJ Carlos, Mastermind, Gordon Mac, Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, DJ Bigger and more to be announced.

DAY & NIGHTLIFE

Olby’s Soul Cafe 3 Rooms Inc The Black Cat Club and Main VenueFriday 5th – Sunday 7th August 2pm – 3am featuring resident, Mi-Soul and Zero Radio DJ’s.

The Lighthouse – Friday 5th – Sunday 7th 2pm – 1am various DJ’s from Stomp and Soul Power.

Imperial Lounge
– Friday 5th – Sunday 7th 8pm – 2am featuring resident & guest DJ’s playing Soulful house.

TICKETS

MSF VIP PACKAGE – FULL WEEKEND – £80.00
STANDARD TICKET – FULL WEEKEND – £60
DAY PASS SATURDAY – £40
DAY PASS SUNDAY – £35

FOOD N DRINKS

Margate has a plethora of cafes bars and restaurants situated within our site location, however in addition to this we have invited an eclectic mix of food, drink and family friendly concessions to ensure as much choice as possible is available to our visitors.

SHUTTLE

A free shuttle service that will run between Ramsgate & Minster, see below Event Facilities for details

INCREDIBLE PEOPLE

Come and celebrate with us our 10th year, meet new people and be part of the fun loving soulful presence

Outdoor Stages

FREE ACCESS OUTDOOR STAGES – Sat 6th & Sun 7th 12pm – 6pm

The Piazza – Zero Radio stage.
Market Place – Mi-Soul and Revenge of the Soulboy hosted by Bob Masters together with Abi Clarke, Terry Jones, Melvo Baptiste and Dr Bob Jones, Gordon Mac and Ronnie Herel.
Fort Hill – Micky B’s original Carnival Soul Sounds

All live artists will perform in our ticketed spaces only

TICKETED OUTDOOR STAGE

New Sunset Stage –  overlooking the sea behind the Winter Gardens – see the exciting line-up on the Events page

Festival Opening Hours

5th – 7th August 2016

Friday 2pm – 3am
Saturday 12pm – 4am
Sunday 12pm – 3am
The Management reserve the right to refuse admission please read our entry policy

Visit Margate

Margate is awash with boutique shops selling vintage collectibles and retro goods, where pop up stalls, micro bars and brewers add to the ever changing face of the Old Town. The Turner Gallery adds award winning design to the backdrop of the Harbour and it’s breathtaking sunsets. 

Rules & Safety

Margate Soul Festival is expecting thousands of visitors over the festival weekend. During your stay in the town please be aware of those who live nearby, and help us to keep it clean and protect the environment.

 

 PERSONAL SAFETY PDF

Food & Beverages

Margate has a plethora of cafes bars and restaurants situated within our site location, however in addition to this we have invited an eclectic mix of food, drink and family friendly concessions to ensure as much choice as possible is available to our visitors.

Dress Code

 

There is no Dress Code

Comfortable or Dress to Impress it’s totally up to you

Shuttles and Parking

Margate Soul Festival are providing a free shuttle service running between Ramsgate & Minster.

BOOGIE BUS PICK UP LOCATIONS & TIMES

Route 1 Ramsgate 

1. Premier Inn

2. Comfort Inn

3. Canterbury Bell (Margate Rd) 

4. Travel Lodge (Westwood Cross)

5. Margate Piazza

6. Winter Garden Main Venue car park (turnaround point)

 

 Route 2 Minster  

1. Premier Inn

2. Holiday Inn

3. Two Chimneys Holiday Park (Birchington)

4. Margate Piazza

5. Winter Garden Main Venue car park (turnaround point)

Outbound into Margate

11am

1pm

3.30pm

8.30pm

9.30pm

10.30pm

Return to Accommodation

6pm

7pm

12.30am

1.30am

2.30am

3.30am

These will be provide bay branded ‘Carol Peters’ Coaches

TIMES TO BE DETAILED IN OUR EVENT PROGRAMME

 To enjoy the Margate Soul Festival fully, we would recommend leaving your car behind but if you choose to drive, there are plenty of parking options in and around central Margate.

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Accomodation

Thanet has a range of accommodation available, from B&B to 4 star. within 15 minutes drive of central Margate. early booking is essential, so please click the images for availability.

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Admission

MSF VIP PACKAGE – FULL WEEKEND – £80.00
For that ultimate soul festival experience:

Your Vip Package will Include:

  • Access to the Outdoor Arena VIP Bar with inclusive welcome cocktail
  • Queue Jump entry across all venues
  • Access to the Winter Gardens VIP Bar & Balcony
  • Access to our exclusive VIP Garden Bar located at the Crescent Victoria Hotel opposite the Wintergardens
  • VIP Lanyard

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TICKETED FESTIVAL ARENA

Margate Soul Festival will take place at Margate Winter Gardens housing 2 Stages, the main Indoor stage and our outdoor promenade sunset stage (new for 2016), VIP and event bars and an eclectic mix of stalls. from 3pm Saturday & Sunday (license granted). Hosted by Mi-Soul this will feature live performances on Saturday 6th August, from 2 of Philadelphia soul’s finest, Jean Carne and Shirley Jones & The British Collective, followed on Sunday 7th August by Snowboy & The Latin Section, Ce Ce Peniston, Kathy Sledge & Soul II Soul.
Purchase Tickets

Pricing

GROUP BOOKINGS 10 OR MORE PERSONS – PLEASE CALL 01843 292795

 

From £35 - £60

STANDARD TICKET – FULL WEEKEND – £60
Access to all ticketed arenas indoors and out throughout the whole weekend Friday to Sunday Inclusive of closing parties.

DAY PASS SATURDAY – £40
Access to all ticketed arenas indoors and out including Margate Winter Gardens

DAY PASS SUNDAY – £35
Access to all ticketed arenas indoors and out including closing party

Purchase Tickets

£80

MSF VIP PACKAGE – FULL WEEKEND – £80.00 (SOLD OUT)

Your Vip Package will Include:
Access to the Outdoor Arena VIP Bar with inclusive welcome cocktail
Access to the Winter Gardens VIP Bar & Balcony
Access to our exclusive VIP Garden Bar located at the Crescent Victoria Hotel opposite the
Winter Gardens
VIP Lanyard

Purchase Tickets

Sponsors

Partner

Mi-Soul is a soul music platform, which has been broadcasting for over 3 years, online through our website www.mi-soul.com and mobile phone apps, from a fully equipped studio based in the Stephen Lawrence Trust building. A team of over 60 DJs, the most experienced, credible and passionate in the industry, have been presenting a wide range of ‘soulful’ music 24/7. Since the 27th June 2015, Mi-Soul launched on DAB Radio across London

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FESTIVAL CONTRIBUTORS

Essex based Zero Radio headed by Merv Griffiths and Ian Reading have been a part of Margate Soul Festival since 2012 and have been instrumental in its growth to date. Join them in the new arena and at Westcoast Bar over the duration of the weekend.

Frequently asked questions about the Margate Soul Festival 2016

What date is the festival?

5th – 7th August 2016

Where is the festival

Margate Soul Festival, during the day, takes place around the streets of Margate Harbour and seafront. Then from 8pm we take over multiple bars and venues surrounding the creative quarter, known as Margate Old Town, through to 3am & 4am next day.

How can I get there?

Please use our route planner on the website, enter your location, select travel method then click get directions

Is there car parking?

You will find plenty of parking options in and around central Margate.

What time does the festival open?

Friday 5th August 2016 2pm

What time does the festival close?

Sunday 7th August 2016 3am

Where can I find information on Hotels, B&Bs etc?

Thanet has a range of accommodation available for your stay from B&B to 4 star. Many within 15 minutes drive of central Margate. See accommodation Event Facilities

Are there any facilities for the disabled?

The accessible facilities onsite are for festival goers with permanent disabilities or impairments as stated in the Equality Act 2010. Broken legs, recent injuries or pregnancy do not qualify for these facilities.

Site Layout and Ground Conditions

It is accessible to visitors with mobility impairments as the site is mainly level access with a few slight inclines.

 

Are dogs allowed on site?

With the exception of guide dogs, no animals are allowed on the ticketed festival arena sites..

Can I bring my own food and drink?

If you are glamping you can bring your own food and drink into the glamping site only. No food or drink can be taken into the main festival ticketed site, but don’t worry we have lots of great food and drink bars.

Can I bring chairs, blankets and gazebos into the main festival site?

Fold up chairs and blankets are permitted, however if you intend to bring them into the arena we request that they are not used in the space between the stage and the mix tower.  

Note: Gazebos and large parasol type umbrellas are not permitted as they restrict other festival goers’ views.

Can I bring my camera?

You may bring a “domestic” camera however anything deemed professional (i.e. with detachable lenses etc.) is prohibited unless authorised by management in the ticketed areas.

Are children allowed?

On our free to access sites children / families are welcome as long as the accompanying adult (s) remain in full supervision of the children. This will be monitored by our stewards and security and any breaches to these conditions may result in you being asked to leave the site.

In our ticketed event arena a child or children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 yrs or older Id must be provided and both must be in possession of a valid pass or will be refused entry to the ticketed event space. Once inside the event space the child(ren) must remain under the supervision of an adult at all times. In the interests of safety and security,

Margate Soul Festival reserves the right, in its absolute discretion to change the age restrictions referred to in this condition, without any prior notification.

Is there anything I shouldn't bring to the Margate Soul festival?

Illegal Drugs.

The sale or use of legal highs is also banned within the festival ticketed areas.

Please keep valuables safe.

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Event Location

  • Event Location
    Margate Winter Gardens Fort Crescent, Fort Lower Promenade Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX
  • Call Us
    020 8694 0551
  • Email Us
    info@margatesoulfestival.co.uk

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