Grime artist Big Narstie to headline the Scenic Stage as the Dreamland Block Party expands
- The first day of the summer holidays will see the Dreamland Block Party - a new event for young people, take place at the iconic amusement park with entertainment throughout the day and during the evening.
- Acts announced for the ticketed evening event include Big Narstie and Oxide & Neutrino, who will perform on the outdoor Scenic Stage.
24th May 2018
One of the UK’s most successful grime artists, Big Narstie, will headline Dreamland’s outdoor Scenic Stage on Saturday 21st July with a supporting line-up including classic garage act, Oxide & Neutrino and Jammz.
The start of the summer holidays will see the park transformed into a New York-style street party as the first ever Dreamland Block Party takes place. The event blends music, street style, dance and sports.
During the day
Professional BMX flatland rider and three-time Guinness World Record Holder Matti Hemmings will be presenting a BMX competition. Designer to the stars, Siobhan Hogan, will be fronting an interactive marketplace and there will be DJs and MCs playing funk and soul, rap and hip-hop.
B.supreme will be leading hip-hop dancing and Yo! Street Zone will be teaching football skills throughout the event. Pie Factory Music will also be hosting activities in song writing, recording and DJ workshops.
Also set to entertain the crowds and described as “London’s premiere hip-hop party” are The Doctor’s Orders, who will also be at the park for a feel-good history of hip-hop DJ set.With regular events at Fabric, East Village, The Jazz Café and Scala to name a few, their previous guests have included De La Soul and Jazzy Jeff.
All daytime activities are included within park entry.
In the evening, Tyrone Lindo, aka Big Narstie, takes to the outdoor Scenic Stage. Narstie has collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Professor Green and Coldplay and was awarded ‘Song of the Year’ by RWD magazine for ‘Brushman’. Known for his YouTube videos as well as his musical endeavours, Narstie has become one of the most successful English grime artists of contemporary times.
DJ and MC duo Oxide and Neutrino, perhaps best known for their hits ‘Bound 4 Da Reload’ and ‘No Good 4 Me’ will also take to the stage, as well as grime MC and record producer, Jammz.
Jess du Preez, Event Producer at Dreamland said: “The Dreamland Block Party is going to be a really diverse and exciting event, particularly for young people. We’ve got lots planned including sports, music and dance, and given that it’s the first day of the summer holidays, we’re expecting a great atmosphere!”
Tickets to the evening music event at the Dreamland Block Party go on sale on Friday 25th May via dreamland.co.uk. Discounts apply for members. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult during the day and evening events.
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.