What date is the festival?

5th,6th & 7th August 2022 

2020 event (31st July, 1st & 2nd of August 2020) has now been rescheduled and all tickets roll over to gain entry to 2022 event

2021 event (6th, 7th, 8th of August 2021) has now been rescheduled and all tickets roll over to gain entry to 2022 event

How do I get in?

All ticket holders will need to exchange their tickets for wristbands at the Margate Winter Gardens Box Office, Fort Crescent CT9 1HX

Friday – 11:30am – 10pm
Saturday – 11:30am – 10pm
Sunday – 11:30am – 6pm

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes you can purchase tickets on the day on this website

What time does the festival open?

Winter Gardens Stages

Friday 5th August 2022 19:00 – 02:00

Saturday 6th August 14:00 – 03:00

Sunday 7th August 14:00 – 23:00

Olby’s Soul Cafe

Friday 5th August 2022 14:00 – 03:00

Saturday 6th August 14:00 – 03:00

Sunday 7th August 14:00 – 02:00 Monday 8th August

Turner Contemporary VIP Reception 

Friday 5th August 2022 18:00 – 22:00


What time does the festival close?

Monday 8th August 2022 2am at Olby’s Soul Cafe

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 its 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 Lighthouse Bar makes up a third & fourth official venues for the festival with more venues being added for or 20th year

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