Legendary DJ Pete Tong to play Dreamland’s Hall by the Sea
27 March 2018
Dreamland Margate announces today that DJ Pete Tong will play its biggest indoor venue, Hall by the Sea, on 29th June.
As the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete Tong has held a commanding presence over the dance music industry for more than two decades. With an unparalleled ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation and while he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon.
The Essential Mix continues to be the Holy Grail of mix shows, while Tong’s Essential Selection is still the best place to premiere a new record. He is currently championing three premier residencies in Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas. He has achieved global renown through world-class parties as well as dedicated stages at festivals like Creamfields, TomorrowWorld, and SW4.
Tong’s show at Dreamland Margate follows recent announcements of Gilles Peterson (who plays this Friday 30th March), a co-headlined show with George FitzGerald and Maribou State, and Fleetmac Wood’s ‘Rumours Rave’ – all of which are set to take to the Hall by the Sea stage in the coming months.
Limited Dreamland members tickets are on sale now and are priced at £12.50 plus booking fee. Tickets will go on general sale at 10am via dreamland.co.uk/events on Wednesday 28th March, priced at £17.50 plus booking fee. On the door, tickets will be £22.50.
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About Pete Tong
As a music producer, Tong has led an esteemed career over the years with notable releases on Pets Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom Records and more. His compilations have garnered critical acclaim--most notably 2013’s 60-track anthology, The Pete Tong Collection. More recently, he’s debuted on Suara with deep house anthem “The Bumps” alongside John Monkman, while also curating All Gone Ibiza 2014 alongside Tensnake for Defected as part of his All Gone Pete Tong compilation series.
On the business side, Tong continues to be a prominent force in both the booking and A&R worlds. In 2008, he co-founded WME’s electronic music division alongside Joel Zimmerman, helping to turn the venture into one of the most powerful booking agencies in the world. He’s also relaunched his label FFRR, reclaiming his reputation for A&R and signing acts like Oliver Heldens, The Magician, Blonde and The Disciples. On top of this, Tong is responsible for founding The International Music Summit, which holds major events in Ibiza, Los Angeles and Singapore. Now in its 6th year, the event is viewed in the industry as The Premier Platform for Thought Leadership in Electronic Music.
Over the years, he’s played a crucial role in breaking new artists and changing the way people think about electronic music. With his new-found home in Los Angeles, the British icon is looking to revolutionize the perception of dance music in America.
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. dreamland.co.uk