Margate Soul Festival is Kent’s signature soul music festival held in and around the picturesque Margate Harbour, with a large outdoor arena overlooking the sea at the rear of The Winter Gardens. It began in 2006 on the streets of Margate’s Old Town with a sound system and an intimate crowd of soulful music lovers and now in it’s 16th year it comfortably sits among one of Kent’s best summer events.

As the Margate renaissance continues, this year’s festival will offer a unique combination of ticketed large-scale outdoor live shows, free family-friendly street performances, DJ-led carnival street parties and the most eclectic mix of club nightlife.