Gok Wan to DJ at Dreamland as the amusement park announces the line-up for its second Variety Show
- The second Dreamland Variety will be headlined by Gok Wan and have a rainbow theme as the event kick starts the Margate Pride weekend
- Inspired by classic Saturday night TV shows, each Dreamland Variety will feature family entertainment and performances.
- The trio of live themed events will take place on the outdoor Scenic Stage across evenings this summer on 27 July, 10 and 24 August.
14 June 2018
Unlike any other variety show, Dreamland Variety will combine popular culture, inspiration from nostalgic Saturday night TV gameshows and cabaret for the ultimate mix of guilty pleasures and performance. Each event will be themed and feature a spectacular line-up of entertainment; with performance artists, comedy, musicians, poets, dancers, circus, interactive activities and more!
Jess Du Preez, Event Producer at Dreamland said: “Dreamland’s Variety Show is the first event of its kind at the park and will be a great way to spend Friday evenings in summer! Each show will have a very eclectic line-up and with a whole host of entertainers heading to Dreamland, it’s going to be a lot of fun!”
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About Dreamland Variety Show One
Hosted by punk poet, musician, writer, theatre-maker and feminist showgirl Brigitte Aphrodite, the first Dreamland Variety on July 27th will feature an all-female line-up. Acts for the first show include musical headliners, garage duo Sweet Female Attitude – famed for their hit single “Flowers”. They will be joined by ‘Funny Women’ award winner Jayde Adams, 5-piece dance troupe Figs in Wigs, beat boxer Grace Savage, poetry with Jade Anouka, dancing hula-hoopers The Majorettes, a DJ set from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gemma Cairney, live artists Hunt and Darton and Margate’s Social Singing Choir – who will be leading a massaoke!
Each Dreamland Variety will have a charity partner that benefits from fundraising at the events. The first will be Oasis Domestic Abuse Service in Margate. To support this charity, the first show will have a tropical theme. All guests are invited to dress up, with prizes for the best and worst dressed.
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.