Dreamland is considered to be the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain: the site dates back to the British railway boom and the early 1870s when, in its original form, the ‘Hall by the Sea’ was operated by the circus tycoon, ‘Lord’ George Sanger. Renamed Dreamland in the 1920s, it was one of the top tourist attractions for Britain.
Reopening on 26th May 2017 after a protracted community campaign to save it in its original format, Dreamland has had a creative makeover following a £25 million investment. The park has meticulously renovated vintage rides, art installations, contemporary street food, unusual bars, a roller disco and diner, retro arcades and pop up entertainment. The site also now features a 15,000-capacity music venue set to host events such as the new Demon Dayz festival.
Van Damme were appointed to provide the audio and video cabling for the project, supplying a selection of audio multicores; 8 channel up to 48 channel on VDM multipins, 4 way video for MADI & Neutrik Speakons on 2 core 1.5mm for their speakers.
Nathan Hale, senior event and production manager at Dreamland Margate, said: “I had previously worked with Van Damme on both touring and recording projects. They’re a great team – extremely knowledgeable and professional. Once again they fulfilled their brief here at Dreamland and we were very happy with their work.”
Stuart Mumford, relationship development manager at Van Damme, said: “It was great to be involved in a project as extensive and varied as Dreamland. The new-look park looks set to be a great success and we’re happy Van Damme can be a part of it.”