Margate Mod & 60s Festival

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We are excited to announce the full line-up for 2017.

Our daytime events are on Margate seafront with a scooter run and comp, market, live bands and DJ’s.

All events take place in the Old Town on Margate seafront at OLBY’S Music Room and Dug Out Club – book your tickets now!
Full info on scooter run and comp, market, live bands and DJ’s here:

Hot News! 26-29 May – Whitsun 2017 – THE JAMES HUNTER SIX, THE PRETTY THINGS, BONGOLIAN, CAT BLACK, BEATNIKS & THE GALLERYS confirmed. Super guest DJ’s joining the NUT’s residents. Daytime events are on Margate seafront with scooter run and comp, market, live bands and DJ’s. Events take place around Olbys and Dug Out – book your digs now!

Great British Music & Culture return to the rejuvenated seaside town of Margate on the Kent coast Whitsun bank holiday. The fantastic OLBY’S Music Room venue houses three areas including a top Live Music & DJ Venue, Restaurant & the Dug Out room. Situated opposite the new Turner Arts centre in the heart of the old town surrounded by vintage shops, boutique hotels, family run cafes, restaurants, tea rooms and even an old sweet shop. Other attractions include the UK’s first ever fun fair, Dreamland which has recently reopened for the first time in over a decade. Margate also offers one of the best beaches in Britain and one of the few places you can watch the sun rise and set.

If that wasn’t enough to persuade you to plan a visit to the seaside we have put together a program that will be sure to thrill you over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend.

Over three evening and two daytime events we have put together a stellar program which has two DJ rooms and a fantastic live music set-up. Our daytime events are on the Piazza opposite the Westcoast and seafront with ample parking space for scooters. We will have a stage with live music and open decks DJ sessions, scooter comp, market, food and drinks at special prices for wristband holders. Check back once in a while as we add more to the program.


Trader enquiries please contact:
Open Decks DJ session enquiries: 

Visit Thanet Website

Premier Inn: 0871 527 8762
Travelodge: 0871 984 6341
Smiths Court Hotel: 01843 222310
Malvern Guest House: 01843 290192
Sherwood Hotel: 01843 223853
Burlington: 01843 292817


On Sunday 29th May THANET AREA SCOOTER SERVICES and the South Coast Pirates Scooter Club will take you around the cliff tops and bays to Broadstairs first for an ice cream at legendary Italian Gelato shop Morelli’s before heading onto Ramsgate, stopping at the harbour for a short refreshment break. We then head back across Manston airfield and into Margate and along the seafront, a really lovely ride for sure!


The Scooter Competition is sponsored by THANET AREA SCOOTER SERVICES and will take place at 3pm in the Piazza on Sunday 29 May 2016.

Shop online or visit the RAT RACE shop during the weekender on Margate High Street, just 2 minutes walk from the Westcoast.

OLDBY’S, Music Room, Mansion Street, Margate CT91HE
Whitsun Bank Holiday: 26-29 May 2017
See details at top of this post for details including Scooter Ride Outs!
Margate is two hours from London and its 6 airports: Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport, City Airport and London Southend Airport.

Margate’s railway station offers direct trains to Victoria and St Pancras International stations in London as well as Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International stations for travellers using the Eurostar service.
Click here for information on trains and timetables in Britain.

Margate is on a direct coach route to Victoria Coach Station in London for the National Express coach service. Many European students also arrive by Eurolines coach at Folkestone, which is just 45 minutes away from Margate.

Margate is easy to get to by car from the port of Dover (about 30 minutes) and also from London (about two hours).When leaving the port, turn left immediately and go up the road which goes above the port itself.Go straight on at the first two roundabouts, and then follow signs for Ramsgate. After about twenty minutes you have the option to follow signs for Margate. This will take you into the town centre. The complete journey should take 30 to 40 minutes.

There is a direct coach shuttle service between Margate and Gatwick and Heathrow airports. See connections4you for further details

Friday and Saturday: Mod & Sixties Club Classics
Sunday: Margate Got Soul Northern Soul allnighter.
A special early bird deal is available for weekend tickets @ £35 until 13 March.
Discounts on multi purchase Buy 4 = £150 or Buy 10=£360
Day Wristbands (Friday £20/ Saturday £10/ Sunday £10)


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