What date is the festival?

6th,7th & 8th August 2021
2020 event (31st July, 1st & 2nd of August 2020) has now been rescheduled and all tickets roll over to gain entry to 2021 event

What time does the festival open?

Friday 6th August 2021 2pm

What time does the festival close?

Monday 8thAugust 2021 2am

When do I get my Tickets?

All ticket types will be sent via email.
You can also download your tickets from the successful order confirmation page.

Please contact [email protected] if you do not receive your tickets in your mailbox within 24 hours

Where is the festival?

Margate Soul Festival takes place at the venue of it origination, Olby’s Soul Cafe. Located In Margate Old Town. Our main stage activities take place at Margate Winter Gardens, which also is the location of The Redstripe Sunset Stage. Imperial Lounge and Bar makes up a third official venue for the festival.

During the day, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 6pm other activities take place for the local community in and around Margate Old Town.?

How can I get there?

All usual forms of transport provide access to the heart of our festival. Please use our route planner on the website, enter your location, select travel method then click get directions.

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

Thanet Has A Range Of Accommodation Available For Your Stay From B&B’s To 4 Star Hotels. Due To Popular Demand Hotels Closer To The Town Centre, Where We Are Based Are Usually Limited Or Completed Sold Out. The Towns Of Minster, Ramsgate & Broadstairs Offer Convenient 12-20 Minute Access To Margate.
Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable Are Within A 30/40 Minute Drive Of Our Location

Is there car parking?

You will find plenty of parking options in and around central Margate. The Lido & Dreamland Carparks offer Convenient Parking

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.

Please see our Disabled access policy here

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?

The location benefits from a wide range of cafes, bars restaurants and street food stalls. No food or drink can be taken into the main festival ticketed site.

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

Fold up chairs and blankets are permitted on the outdoor Sunset Stage, however if you do intend to bring them into 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?

The street activities around Margate Oldtown are open to all, The ticketed Sunset stage, 2pm – 10pm (subject to schedule), children 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.

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.



Who should I contact if I have a query?

In the first instance please email: [email protected] 

Our Office number is 0208 694 0551