Margate’s Dreamland is set to host a UK first on Saturday 5th September when Hot Chip perform an exclusive, globally streamed, live gig dubbed ‘Streamland’, before a socially distanced audience. This show will be the one and only opportunity to watch the multi-talented multi-instrumentalists play live in 2020 and promises to set a new benchmark with high quality stream technology and spectacular festival stage production. The ‘festival set’ will be a one-off pay per view stream that is only available to watch live, never to be rebroadcast, so be sure to get your tickets and set up your perfect viewing spot from the comfort of your own home.
This special show will raise the bar for live streams. Dreamland’s epic open air Scenic Stage will come with the same gargantuan production you would normally expect at some of the world’s finest festivals. It will be a high definition audio visual treat filled with spectacular lighting and dynamic visuals that transport you right to the front and centre of the show, offering up a streaming experience like no other.
Hot Chip are the perfect headliners for such an event; magnificently unique with their effortless mix of floor-ready bangers, tenderly sung ballads and moving synth pop melodies. Their performance at Streamland will be a cosmic voyage through an iconic back catalogue plus their recent release ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’: Expect a full Hot Chip festival set. Critically acclaimed, commercially successful, as visually vital as they are sonically special, there is no band quite like them.
“To all the good people of Margate and around the world, we know it’s been a difficult year and you are starved of the sweet vibrations of live music. After all the cancellations, it’s become really important to us that we perform live and direct to our fans. We’ve teamed up with Streamland to play our only show this year – live with all the maximalist production of a full festival set. It’ll be streamed into your screens at high resolution. We’re pretty stoked about it and can’t wait for you to join us.” Hot Chip
The show consists of three broadcasts taking place at different times for different time zones; effectively a virtual 24 hour world tour. Streamland will also welcome a small, socially distanced audience, creating atmosphere and ambience and giving the band the opportunity to bounce off a live audience, adding another layer of authenticity.
Says event promoter Fred Letts from Percolate Live, “The new demand for live stream performance and the need for artists to continue to make a living during the Covid-19 era means we can really drive live streaming forward. Streamland is a sustainable mechanism for both artists and venues to generate income without the risks, overheads and safety implications that come with large scale music events at the moment. What’s important is that Streamland is an HD quality live stream with a festival stage show at the venue – a high-end production that’s been absent from so many live streamed gigs. This is a model that we want to roll out into more shows at Dreamland, Margate and other venues around the UK.”