Line-Up

Sam Redmore

Driven by support from the likes of Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson, Quantic, Rob Da Bank, Nightmares On Wax, Huey Morgan, Don Letts, The Nextmen, Lauren Laverne, Danny Krivit and more, Sam has built a name for himself over the last few years for crafting a slew of sure-fire soul-drenched remixes and reworks.

The Allergies live

Bringing funk and feel-good hip-hop to the masses The Allergies live band is formed of a crack team of vocalists, rappers, and musicians. Andy Cooper, of underground LA rap legends Ugly Duckling, became their powerhouse front man. Soul-sensation Marietta Smith, the deadly diva. And Dub FX’s sax star Mr. Woodnote, their master of the badass […]

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

George Edward Clinton is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. His Parliament-Funkadelic collective developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelic culture, and surreal humour.

Sister Sledge

We are Family! Get lost in music with the Queens of the Disco Era. The Grammy-nominated icons of soul bring a party like no other with colossal hits spanning a 40-year career.

David Rodigan

David Michael Rodigan MBE is a British radio DJ who also performs as a disc jockey. Known for his selections of reggae and dancehall music, he has played on stations including Radio London, Capital 95.8, Kiss 100, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BFBS Radio.

Gilles Peterson

Tastemaker supreme Gilles Peterson is quite simply one of the World’s finest selectors. The Brownswood Records founder and BBC 6 music presenter has been at the top of the game for over 20 years and is not slowing down!

Craig Charles

One of BBC Music’s most recognisable selectors, from the cobbles of Coronation Street to the beaches of Margate. Flavoursome funk hits the seaside as the legendary Craig Charles brings his trunk of funk to Dreamland.

Norman Jay

Norman Jay is unquestionably one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today. Co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISS FM, Jay fostered the ‘Rare Groove’ scene pushing the boundaries of the UK’s emerging club culture.

Roy Ayers

A true icon of jazz and funk. It’s fair to say that everybody with ears knows the seminal track ‘Everybody loves the sunshine, we can’t wait to groove to it as the sun goes down by the seaside.’

The Skatonics

The Skatonics came crashing onto the scene in 2007, and since then have performed to the ever growing enthusiastic Ska followers at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.

Echo Juliet

Echo Juliet has spent over ten years immersed in music, booking one of the UK’s biggest jazz festivals. She brings that knowledge to the decks with soulful jazz, funk and disco from around the world, weaving in uplifting afro and latin grooves.

Nigel Watson

Soul DJ Nigel Watson.

Ska N Mash

DJ specialising in Ska, Reggae, 2-tone, Dubwise, Motown, Soul, Mod, Indie and Punk.

Friends of the Festival

Partners

Margate Pride

Faversham Soul Club

Soul Train Sounds

Soul By The Sea

Disco Stu

Late Night Disco