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Festival Guide: Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender 2020

Here's what fans need to know about the festival.

The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender returns! In 2020 the festival brings some of the world’s finest musical talent to the epic new setting of Dreamland Margate on 29 – 31 May.

What’s The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender then?

The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a celebration of all things funk and soul – from big brass sounds, Hip-Hop beats, Afrobeat, World, Disco, House, and much, much more.

Expect 2020’s festival to be full to the brim with its trademark secret parties, cabaret, disco yoga and the best in soul food and craft beer. A truly intimate festival, the event is created for an audience that loves music and good times. 

Where’s it happening?

In 2020 the festival will take place at Dreamland Margate. Dreamland is the beating heart of Margate and just a stone’s throw from the beach, with an amusement park that has vintage, family and thrill rides. It’s the perfect location to settle down for a few days and enjoy a superb seaside weekend to start the summer season, blending good times with unmissable musical talent. Plus it’s only just over an hour from London, and late-night coaches are available.

Who’s Playing?

Philadelphia power trio Sister Sledge headline on the Friday night, bringing with them classic tracks such as He’s The Greatest Dancer and We Are Family

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic take on headline duties on Saturday night for what is sure to be one crazy party. 

Bringing the festival to an almighty close will be Jamaican ska legends Toots and The Maytals. 

Find the full line-up below. 

Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender 2020 line-up

The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender 2020 will be headlined by Sister Sledge, George Clinton, and Toots and the Maytals 

The latest line-up announcement sees Arts Cool, Ashley Beedle, Ben Millar and more join the line-up. 


  • Sister Sledge 
  • Craig Charles 
  • Norman Jay MBE 
  • Crazy P Sound System 
  • Greg Wilson 
  • P.P. Arnold 
  • Some Voices 
  • Wrongtom 
  • Noble & Heath 
  • J-Felix 
  • Mr Thing 
  • English Disco Lovers 
  • Echo Juliet 


  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Ezra Collective
  • Roy Ayers
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Nubya Garcia
  • Amp Fiddler
  • Horse Meat Disco
  • Theon Cross
  • Jazzie B
  • Emma-Jean Thackray
  • Poly-Ritmo


  • Rodigan (Special 45s set)  
  • Toots and the Maytals
  • Trojan Soundsystem 
  • Hackney Colliery Band 
  • Too Many Zooz 
  • DJ Yoda 
  • Chali 2NA & Krafty Kuts 
  • Dat Brass 
  • Hannah Williams & The Affirmations 
  • Smoove & Turrell 
  • Reggae Roast 
  • Bryony Jarman-Pinto  

Also appearing over the weekend 

  • Acuña
  • Arts Cool
  • Ashley Beedle
  • Ben Millar
  • Coast Vinyl
  • Deptford Northern Soul Club
  • Disco Shed
  • Disco Stu
  • DJ Hooch
  • Elsewhere
  • Expensive S**t
  • Faversham Vinyl Soul Club
  • Feelings
  • Horatio Funk
  • Jo Wallace (Ramrock)
  • JWOC
  • Katie & Joe Yakul
  • Late Night Disco
  • Lazy Habits
  • Love Train SoundSystem
  • Margate Pride
  • Messin Around
  • Mister Shiver
  • Motown Jo
  • Nigel Watson
  • Oli Keens
  • POW – Power of Women
  • Quinn Oulton
  • Ramrock HiFi
  • Reggae Train
  • Ska n Mash
  • Skatards
  • Skatronics
  • Soul by the Sea
  • Soul Train Sounds
  • The Tropical Disco Hustle
  • Zeñel

Tickets for The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender are available now through Ticketweb.co.uk.

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