Dreamland Margate announces Scissor Sisters’ Ana Matronic will DJ its Sunset Session with Margate Pride
23rd May 2018
In celebration of Margate Pride, which takes place in the town on Saturday 11th August, Dreamland Margate today announces the line-up for a Sunset Session that will take place on the evening of the event.
Ana Matronic will play a headline DJ set on the park’s outdoor Scenic Stage. Matronic has made a profession out of soundtracking the good times in life; whether it’s onstage as a member of pop phenomenon Scissor Sisters or on air as Radio 2’s Doyenne of Disco, she has made a name for herself by curating an eclectic musical journey.
Also taking to the stage for the Sunset Session with Margate Pride will be Betsy. Described by the Sunday Times as an “incandescent new talent”, Betsy has a force-of-nature voice and has been working with the likes of Joe Goddard of Hot Chip.
Margate Pride is a culture-rich contemporary Pride. It’s a celebration of all of Thanet’s queerness and LGBTQI life and is a chance for everyone to celebrate liberation. This year will celebrate alternative culture, community activism and local and international talent.
Rebecca Ellis, Senior Creative Producer at Dreamland Margate said: “Here at Dreamland we’re thrilled to be working with Margate Pride again. Our Sunset Sessions are incredibly popular, so it’s great to be able to join forces with such a brilliant community event in this way. The park recently received an award for ‘Best Event Venue over 1000 capacity’, which is a fantastic achievement for the team and we’re looking forward to programming many more large-scale events in 2018!”
Tickets for the Sunset Session with Margate Pride start from £5.00 plus booking fee and go on sale on Wednesday 23rd May via dreamland.co.uk. Members receive discounted entry.
Notes to editors
The beat goes on…upcoming music at Dreamland
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 (sold out)
23rd June – Gaz Coombes
29th June – Pete Tong (sold out)
30th June – Levellers
7th July – Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor ft. Dawn Penn
20th July – Hawkwind
28th July – Orbital
4th August – Trojan Sound System with Jerry Dammers of The Specials. Dawn Penn and Jazzie B from Soul 2 Soul
11th August – Ana Matronic and Betsy with Margate Pride
18th August – Sara Cox Presents: Just Can’t Get Enough 80s
24th August – The Rifles
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 and was awarded bronze for Best Event Venue over 1,000 attendees at the National Venue Awards in 2018. With fast road and rail links, you can visit Dreamland Margate in less than 90 minutes from London.