Festivals: By The Sea Coming This Weekend – Plus Festival Playlist From Marika Hackman

By The Sea festival returns bigger and better than ever this weekend, running from Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October at Dreamland and Winter Gardens, Margate

Now expanded to a third day for the first time in its history, By The Sea is set to be headlined by The Libertines, Metronomy and Everything Everything

In addition, By The Sea boasts an incredible supporting cast of artists and DJs, including…

British Sea Power | Marika Hackman | Sweet Baboo | Dutch Uncles | Rozi Plain | Deep Throat Choir | Seamus Fogarty | Wesley Gonzalez | Shame | Martin Creed | Gang | Blaenavon | Denai Moore | Dream Wife | Flamingods | Greco-Roman Soundsystem | AlaskaAlaska | Annie Hart | Steve Davis | Girl Ray | HMLTD | Trudy And The Romance | Barbarossa | Snapped Ankles | The Rhythm Method | Jen Cloher | Scotti Brains |

What’s more, to get you in the mood for this weekend’s antics, we’re delighted to bring you a Festival Playlist courtesy of the wonderful Marika Hackman, featuring her favourites tracks inspired by the sea…

For the third year running, By The Sea will base most of its activities at the iconic Dreamland amusement park in Margate – a town that continues to enjoy a rejuvenation inspired by a growing local cultural industry. Dreamland’s storied history stretches back to the 19th Century in the golden age of the British seaside town. Previously Dreamland has been the backdrop for unforgettable live performances by the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones and T-Rex – a tradition that continues today with By The Sea

By The Sea’s fringe programme will also spill across Margate during the weekend. Guests can start the day with a bracing swim at the Walpole Bay tidal pool or breakfast with DJs at Cliff’s before heading to the old town for some intimate acoustic performances at the Margate Museum or cocktails and live music on the beach at Nayland Rocks. After-parties will also run late into the night at a variety of local haunts

For more info, head over to www.bytheseafestival.com