Margate Soul Festival is an organically grown community event, which has established itself over the past 12 years as the Number 1 event of Thanet, attracting visitors from all over the globe.
As the renaissance of Margate continues, we continue to experience increased visitor numbers to the area, which in return puts a strain on local resources and infrastructure.
To support and encourage the continued growth and attractiveness of town's, Margate Soul Festival has secured, through Stagecoach South East the proposal to run an extended service of the Thanet Loop, operating for 24 hours a day for over the 3 days of the festival, clockwise and anti-clockwise.
This is the first time in history that this extended service has been offered and brings benefits to Margate Soul Festival and Thanet as a whole, enabling us all to take advantage of the opportunities that this will open up.
As the numbers increase, accommodation in Margate becomes more difficult to find.
The 24 hour loop service would motivate visitors to stay a short distance away in places such as Broadstairs or Ramsgate. The service would also appeal to the people of Thanet, increasing movement of residents and promoting the towns to more people.
Special weekend tickets would be available, enabling unlimited travel across the 3 days and nights for only £12.
Your funds will go towards the costs of running this extended night service.
The service will operate on a half-hourly basis in both directions throughout the night for all three nights, finishing at 04:00hrs on Monday 6th August and re-routed via The Winter Gardens and Margate Harbour from 22:00hrs - 04-00hrs each night.
All funds received will contribute to the service even if full target is not met.