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Mac DeMarco reveals stage times and afterparty details for Margate all-dayer


With just under two weeks to go until Mac DeMarco… Will See You Now, the all day event he is planning in Margate, the musician has unveiled the stage times for the party.

The unique one-day event co-curated by DeMarco and London promoters Bird On The Wire takes place on Saturday 29th June, 2019, at Dreamland in Margate. While DeMarco headlines the event, he will be joined by the likes of Aldous Harding, Yellow Days, Tirzah, Thurston Moore, Amyl and The Sniffers, Kirin J Callinan, Girl Ray and Blueprint Blue on the bill.

In addition, to celebrate this big day at Margate’s iconic amusement park, which Mac DeMarco headlines and has co-curated the line-up for, Dreamland goes ‘Mac to the start’ with DJs spinning tracks from Mac’s first ever decade: his birth year 1990 until 2000. Expect music from 90’s finest: Alanis Morrisette, TLC, Mariah Carey, The Breeders, Aaliyah, Suede, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Weezer and lots more. DJs will include bands from the day’s line-up and Bird On The Wire friends! What was the park’s Roller Disco by day, turns into the festival’s exclusive afterparty by night – commencing at 10pm, after live music has finished. All festival ticket buyers are invited but capacity is limited.

Not only will there be a jam-packed day of music but attendees will also have access to all amusements rides on offer, an all-day roller disco and a carefully selected number of food and drink stalls.

Tickets have been on sale for £36, or if you want all-day access to the rides, you can pay a very reasonable £41. The event is also planning to run official coach return travel to London.

In other DeMarco-related news, the indie slacker has been talking about his last decade in the music industry. 

Having recent launched his own record label, DeMarco has been reflecting on past decisions and where he could have improved as a ‘DIY’ musician. While sitting down in a new interview with Billboardthe DeMarco was quick to offer out some advice to aspiring musicians in terms of the business side of the industry and warned them away from the ‘360 deal’ at all costs.

For those that might be unaware, a 360 is a business relationship between an artist and a music industry company. Basically, the company offering the 360 deal agrees to provide financial and other support for the artist, which includes direct advances, support in marketing, promotion, touring and other areas. In return though, the artist must agree to give the company a percentage of an increased number of their revenue streams, often including sales of recorded music, live performances, publishing and more.

Focusing heavily on this business deal, DeMarco said: “Do not sign a 360 deal. I don’t care how much money they’re offering you, don’t [take it]. It’s an awful, awful idea. It’s a long time, a really long time. And they own your image.”

He added: “They take money from your merch on tour — nobody should touch that. I didn’t know that some bands don’t own their merch, which to me is like — straight up, you’re being robbed. You can make money selling merch at shows, so it’s good if you own it. Thumbs up, bonus for you. Do not give anybody that merch money, or your show money.

“They’re not on the stage, and they’re probably not even in the city [you’re playing]. Forget about it.”

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