Dreamland Margate announces electronic duo Groove Armada will play its Hall By The Sea
20th April 2018
Dreamland Margate today announces that Groove Armada will play the indoor Hall By The Sea venue at the amusement park on Friday 8th June.
For nearly two decades Groove Armada have been established as one of the planet’s best loved and biggest selling dance acts. They are rooted in dance music’s seminal movements, with Andy Cato taking in Castlemorton and the free party scene, and Tom Findlay regularly attending the Hacienda.
From big stages to basements, Groove Armada cross genres and styles and are famed for their hits ‘At The River’, ‘I See You Baby’ and ‘Superstylin’. Having remixed the likes of Paul Simon and London Grammar, and continuing to headline shows worldwide including Wild Life Ibiza, Elrow and more, plans are being hatched for the pair’s 21st anniversary.
Tom Ranger, Music Programmer at Dreamland said: “Following two sell-out Pete Tong dates and the upcoming George FitzGerald and Maribou State show next week, Hall by the Sea is attracting vast audiences and bringing great acts to Margate. Groove Armada will certainly bring a party to Dreamland!”
Presale tickets are available for Dreamland members on Friday 20th April from 10am. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Monday 23rd April via dreamland.co.uk and start from £20.
The beat goes on…upcoming music at Dreamland
27th April – George FitzGerald and Maribou State
4th May – Craig Charles and Don Letts
26th May – David Rodigan and Adrian Sherwood
26th May – Fleetmac Wood Presents: Rumours Rave
8th June – Groove Armada
9th June – Norman Jay MBE
22nd June – Pete Tong
29th June – Pete Tong
30th June – Levellers
28th July – Orbital
18th August – Sara Cox Presents: Just Can’t Get Enough 80s
25th August – Roni Size ‘New Forms’ Live
25th August – Ray Keith Presents: Roni Size Afterparty
One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland Margate is a world-class visitor attraction offering all the fun of a festival for the whole family. Located opposite the golden sands of rejuvenated Margate, visitors to Dreamland can enjoy vintage, family and thrill rides, pop-up entertainment, live music and art installations, alongside eclectic bars and street food.
Since re-opening in 2017 after significant investment, Dreamland has continued to deliver fun experiences with a twist of the unexpected, from hosting 15,000 people at the Demon Dayz music festival featuring Gorillaz to opening a range of exciting new rides throughout the 2018 season. Dreamland was also voted Runner-Up for Best Family Theme Park at the 2017 Family Traveller Awards. With fast road and rail links, you can visit Dreamland Margate in less than 90 minutes from London.
About Groove Armada
Andy Cato and Tom Findlay met in London in the mid 90s. Groove Armada started as a series of nights across London. It was to promote these nights that they started releasing 12s for East London pioneer 'Tummy Touch'.
An album made in a week, 'Northern Star', soon followed (which contained downbeat anthem 'At the River'), and from that came major label recognition. 'Vertigo' their first album on Jive sold over a million copies and four albums followed on SONY and BMG garnering Grammy and Brit Nominations and sold out gigs from Sydney to Moscow. A pioneering combination of performance and electronics, the GA live show evolved into one of the very best in dance music.
In 2010, the boys redefined the GA sound with Black Light, their 6th and best album which saw the song writing and musicianship that made their live shows so special, brought into the studio. The band toured this album across the globe bringing their 'live' career to a close with 2 memorable nights at Brixton Academy.
In 2012 the boys made the decision to return to their roots. Through live AV shows and a series of dancefloor EPs, GA marked a return to the DIY spirit of the warehouses where the project was first spawned. They began with a series of releases on London label Hypercolour Records, and followed up with EPs and remixes for the likes of Moda Black, Defected and Danse Club records.
GA returned to their We Love Space Terrace residency in 2013, DJ shows from Ushuaia to Jakarta and closed and hosted arenas at Beat-herder and Creamfields. For the run of special shows, the pair took control over every aspect of the show; from the sound to lighting and lasers and visuals from their custom built booth. 2014 saw the duo continue to explore the sound of their roots, with critically acclaimed debut release on Moda Black, and also appearances on Get Physical, Danse Club Records, Moon Dance and OM Records.