Margate Soul Festival

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The UK’s most anticipated Soul Festival is back. Margate Soul Festival takes place on Friday 5th August to Sunday the 7th of August 2022, bringing together an exciting international line up over 3 days.

Margate Soul Festival is the UK’s signature soul event held annually on the first weekend of August. It began in 2002 on Fort Hill (Carnival Corner) with Eli, Olby’s, a sound system, local guest DJs and an intimate crowd of music lovers. It is unique, being the only town centre festival in the UK, offering both ticketed and non ticketed events attracting over 20,000 per day to it’s variety of stages.

Over the years it has grown steadily, until in 2015, when the partnership with Gordon Mac and the team at Mi-Soul Radio turned into into a worldwide phenomenon, attracting festival goers from across Europe

Our main outdoor arena ‘The Redstripe Sunset Stage’ overlooking the sea, provides the backdrop to 2 days of live music, DJ’s and dancing, whilst The Margate Winter Gardens and Olby’s Soul Cafe offer 6 rooms of music for thousands of happy people throughout the weekend. And the free stages dotted around the Old Town give it a unique feel.

The 2022 Festival will distill 20 years of soul and sunshine, in a regenerated Margate, and we will do everything to make it the best yet – a very special Margate Soul Town weekend experience.

Friday 5th Aug

Melba Moore


Saturday 5th Aug

Ten City

Julie McKnight

Juliette Roberts

Sunday 6th Aug

Emeli Sande

The Brand New Heavies

Loose Ends

Carroll Thompson


Ticket Information: VIP £175 | Weekend Ticket £99 | Friday Day Pass £45 | Saturday Day Pass £55 | Sunday Day Pass £55. For Group Bookings of 10+ £891 Booking fees apply

● Turner Contemporary VIP Reception Event
● Olby’s Soul Café,
● Margate Winter Gardens,
● Sunset Stage,
● Imperial Bar
● Lighthouse Bar

Please visit the local travel and tourism website for Thanet here

Unfortunately we do not offer camping for this event but you can find local camping facilities within 15 minutes drive of the action here


The main festival site is located here Event Location

Margate Winter Gardens Fort Crescent, Fort Lower Promenade Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX

for directions please visit our website

Margate offers a plethora of fantastic eateries and bars which surround the festival site. We add to this by providing an eclectic mix of other offers that compliment what is already available from the businesses.

Margate Soul Festival is a town festival which, for 2022, takes place across 3 venues across the town.

Please be aware that each venue has varied levels of disabled facilities and accessibility.

We do our best to make Margate Soul Festival one of the most accessible festivals possible and it's important you tell us what your needs are so that we can make sure we can meet them.

To apply for our access scheme first purchase a standard ticket. Once you have purchased your ticket we ask you to complete and submit an access requirements application form

Please ensure that you have booked your tickets and received confirmation before requesting a form


You can request a form here


Name Distance Prices From
Smiths Court 0.8 ml £40.00 Book
The Crescent Victoria Hotel 0.8 ml £63.00 Book
The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill 0.8 ml £35.00 Book
Travelodge Margate Westwood 1.5 ml £199.00 Book
Botany Bay Hotel 2.1 ml £70.00 Book
South Lodge 2.6 ml £84.00 Book
Royal Albion Hotel 2.7 ml £59.50 Book
Bleak House 2.8 ml £135.00 Book
Comfort Inn Ramsgate 3.4 ml £50.00 Book
Royal Harbour Hotel 3.6 ml £30.00 Book
The Lodge at Prince s Golf Club 6.6 ml £65.00 Book
Crown Inn 7.0 ml £60.00 Book
The Bell Hotel 7.5 ml £70.00 Book

Olby's Soul Cafe, 3-5 King Street Margate, Margate, CT91DD