Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September, 2019

A Fun-Filled Weekend of Legendary Rock, Blues, and so much more…

The first ever Margate Rhythm & Rock weekender takes over the whole of the historic Winter Gardens for a three-day festival of great music. This is your chance to catch some fantastic live performances from acclaimed headliners as well as great unsung talent.

Among the legends appearing at Margate Rhythm & Rock are founding Dr Feelgood guitarist, Wilko Johnson and his band on Saturday; Newcastle-based folk-rock hit-makers, Lindisfarne (Friday); and ‘Come Up & See Me’, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, who close proceedings on Sunday.

Other classic acts include Dutch megastars Focus (‘Sylvia’, ‘Hocus Pocus’, etc); Folk-Punksters, The Men They Couldn’t Hang; and, on the 40th Anniversary of their hits, ‘Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick’, ‘What a Waste’, and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’, The Blockheads.

As the stages are indoors, bad weather cannot stop play, and the sound quality should be great. There will be no off-limits ‘luxury’ areas and no annoying sponsors. But we are planning plenty of real ales and ciders, oodles of great food, festival traders, and plenty of fun stuff.

Come and join us beside the seaside for the UK’s friendliest music festival.

Margate Winter Gardens

Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX

Friday 6th September, 2019

Doors open at 5pm / Live music from 6pm:

Lindisfarne + The Men They Couldn’t Hang + Wild Willie Barrett’s Roaring Touring +Rodney Slater’s Parrots play the music of Vivian Stanshall & The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band + Edward Tudorpole + Screaming Alley Cabaret + DJ Wendy May

Saturday 7th September, 2019

Doors open at 12 noon / Live Music from 1pm:

Wilko Johnson + Focus + Curved Air + Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band + Desmond Dekker’s Aces featuring Delroy Williams + Stray + Here & Now + The Members + George Shovlin & The Radars + Pearl Handled Revolver + The Milk Men + The Sharpeez + DJ Wendy May

Sunday 8th September, 2019

Doors open at 12 noon / Live Music from 1pm:

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel + The Blockheads + Man + Skinny Molly + John Otway Big Band + Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack + Captain Accident & The Disasters + The Radi8tors + Danny Giles Band + Hardwicke Circus + DJ Wendy May

Margate Rhythm & Rock 2019