Taking place on 30 September and 1 October, it’ll be bringing some of the UK’s top talent to Kent’s favourite seaside spot.
Expect classic headlining sets from the likes of Welsh heavyweights Super Furry Animals and Bat For Lashes alongside outlandish electronics of Scottish out-there composer Anna Meredith, Ibibio Sound Machine and Let's Eat Grandma.
All housed in the town’s Dreamland pleasure complex, it promises an action packed weekend of fairground mayhem and cracking tunes.
Here’s a taster of the artists Daniel’s most excited to catch…
Super Furry Animals - The Man Don't Give a Fuck
Welsh psych rock band's eternal end-of-night anthem should perhaps be this year’s Rage Against the Machine style protest Christmas number one.
Bat For Lashes - I Do
I Do opens Natasha Khan's triumph of a new album The Bride, a conceptual LP about a wedding day tragedy. Delighted to have her as one of our headliners this year.
Wolf Alice - Giant Peach
Pouncing in at the most explosive end of Wolf Alice's impressively diverse sonic spectrum, 'Giant Peach' tells a tale of hometown disillusionment over the most brilliantly bombastic riffs around. It even won Track of the Year at this year's NME Awards, if you need further proof.
Jagwar Ma - Man I Need
A psych beast of a dancefloor filler, Man I Need is a whirling desert-party of a calling card from this excellent Aussie band.
Wild Beasts - Big Cat
Lead single from the fantastic new album from this national treasure of searching-souls, finding them in their most funky form to date.
Anna Meredith - Nautilus
Genre busting ear busting dancefloor busting simple beauty from Moshi Moshi's Anna Meredith, like Carl Craig in charge of an orchestra the size and strength of an army
Mystery Jets – Telomere
Everyone's favourite Eel Pie Islanders have always been able to write a perfectly hooky pop song, but on the sprawling semi-prog slow build of 2016 single 'Telomere' they proved that they could also do epic.
Meilyr Jones - Refugees
the simplest of the songs on his debut solo album 2013, just voice and piano, but still the sophistication and songwriting talent shines through. one of the greatest performers you will see this year and any other
Joe Goddard - Apple Bobbing
Joe Goddard released an fruit-based album called Harvest Festival in 2009 which still sounds as fresh as the song titles suggest. this one is a joyful beauty.
Meatraffle – The Horseshoe
Clattering oi pop song with the makings of a genuine anthem among the new agit-punk crowd doing whatever-the-hell-they-please down in South East London, pleasingly obnoxious and crowdsurf-tastic.
For more info on By The Sea, please visit http://www.bytheseafestival.com/