alt-J gig moved from Dreamland to Margate Winter Gardens ‘due to high demand and capacity constraints’

PUBLISHED: 11:11 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:40 14 July 2017




Tickets previously booked for the September 5 performance are valid for the new venue

Increased demand for tickets and capacity constraints at Dreamland have forced bosses to move a high-profile gig to the nearby Winter Gardens in Margate.

Popular three piece, alt-J, were due to play at the revamped leisure complex on September 5 but the venue has now been switched.

All tickets previously booked are valid for the new Winter Gardens performance and fans are advised to contact their booking agent for more details.

A spokesperson told us: “Dreamland along with the promoter have taken the decision to move the event due to the high demand and because of the capacity constraints of the venue.”

It comes as a blow to the theme park which also announced earlier this week its centrepiece rollercoaster, the Scenic Railway, will be out of action for five days later this month as it undergoes essential scheduled maintenance.

alt-J are an alternative band from the UK, formed in 2008 by four friends who met at Leeds University.

Having forged their own unique sound combining elements of electronic, folk and guitar music, the band recorded and released their debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’ in 2012.

Critically lauded, the band have won the Mercury Music Prize, an Ivor Novello ‘Album Award’ for songwriting and three BRIT award nominations.

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