Super Furry Animals and Wild Beasts lead By The Sea 2016 line-up

Jagwa Ma and Mystery Jets also set for Margate festival

Super Furry Animals and Wild Beasts are among the first names confirmed for this year’s By The Sea festival.

Celebrating its second year in 2016, the festival will return to Dreamland in Margate on the south coast for a two-day event between September 30 and October 1.

Joining headliners Super Furry Animals and Wild Beasts will be Mystery Jets, Jagwa Ma, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Ibbio Sound Machine, Anna Meredith, Let’s Eat Grandma, The Big Moon and Bill Ryder Jones.


Dreamland Margate provides a distinctive setting for live music, with last year’s headliners Foals and Hot Chip playing in rooms such as the Roller Room and The Ballroom. This time around, the event adds the spacious Hall By The Sea, which has seen performances from artists such as The Who, Rolling Stones, T-Rex and Hawkwind in the past.

Weekend tickets will be available from Thursday (May 5) priced at £67.50. This includes access to the restored, recreated and retro-fitted Dreamland amusement park across day and night.

By The Sea launched in 2015 with headline sets from Hot Chip and Foals.


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