Fancy some invigorating seaside air (plus a banging choon or two)? Course you do. So we say why not combine a brisk off-season visit to Thanet’s most famous resort with a proper night out – and then a windswept walk along the beach the next morning.
Most exciting for those of a certain age is seminal Brit electronic act Leftfield, who take the helm on the first Saturday in February. For the uninitiated, the band’s debut LP Leftism was a 1990s classic; in 2010 founder Neil Barnes rebooted the name – and now it’s business as usual. Support on the night comes from Gerald Simpson, aka A Guy Called Gerald, known for his hit Voodoo Ray (yes, the London pizzeria named themselves after it, too).
And it’s a chocka month generally in February at the venue. The day before Leftfield, Fri 1st, sees cult folk ledge Beans on Toast performing new album A Bird in The Hand, while a week later (9th Feb) is the raucous Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, who’ll be serving up their latest opus, End Of Suffering.
Elsewhere is a kids’ book festival (16th Feb) – if that’s more your thing – and indie club night Slacker (22nd Feb), which features lo-fi four-piece Magic Band on live duties. And that’s just for starters.
Main image: Pendulum, NYE. Photo: PR