NEWS: Leisure Festival in Margate adds to line-up including Mitski and Clairo.

Poster for Margates Leisure Festival

LEISURE has announced a host of new acts for their inaugural festival at Dreamland, Margate on 24 June. This is a boutique event run by passionate independent promoters Bird On The Wire and the ethos of the festival is to create an inclusive, inspiring and laid-back atmosphere, with artists split between two stages for a streamlined experience. The total capacity is 5000, utilising the outdoor Scenic Stage and the Hall by the Sea.  Amusement rides on site will be open, as well as the games arcade and roller disco. There will also be various after parties at this fully female festival.

Clairo brings her atmospheric and graceful bedroom-pop for her only UK performance this summer outside of Glastonbury, and Mitski whose album Laurel Hell was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim. This will follow her tour with Harry Styles and again is the only chance to catch her at a UK festival this summer apart from Glastonbury.

Further new additions to the bill include CMAT, the country-pop sensation from Dublin; Léa Sen whose sun-drenched avant-pop has made waves of late; and Margate’s own Social Singing Choir – a supremely talented local community group who have worked with Swim Deep and recently opened for Self Esteem.  

Other artists already announced include Soccer Mommy providing captivating and candid lyrical insightfulness; Nilüfer Yanya, and her own blend of refined indie-pop; North London duo Sorry with their unique and restless ode to city living; L’Rain giving us immersive experimentation and a glimpse into otherworldliness; and Melbourne’s hotly-tipped and buzzy HighSchool.

Tickets are on sale now, including a special group offer for 4 people, at just £170. Full ticket details here.

On LEISURE, Bird On The Wire say: 
We’re thrilled to finally return to Dreamland after such a brilliant day there in 2019. It’s a line-up that we feel passionately about and we couldn’t have hoped for a better headliner than Mitski for this first edition!

For more information on LEISURE please check out the website and facebook

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