Category: Ticketing


Music fans will have a unique opportunity to see one of the legends of British rock music up close and personal when the Strawbs take to the stage in the Centre Spot at Crabble next month.

The special one-off gig at the home of Dover Athletic on Sunday, October 15th, is part of the European leg of their ‘Hero & Heroine’ tour.

The album of the same name has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘one of the 50 greatest progressive rock albums of all time’ and it is the band’s biggest seller worldwide.

They have sold three million albums worldwide, including Bursting At The Seams,’ ‘Grave New World,’ and the beloved ‘Hero and Heroine,’ since their formation in 1967.

Founder member Dave Cousins, who has been described by All Music Guide as ‘the most talented Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of England’, is also a personal friend of Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter.

The band, who are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands such as Yes, King Crimson, and The Moody Blues, actually started out 50 years ago as a bluegrass-based trio called the Strawberry Hill Boys.

That same year, the group — now rechristened the Strawbs, and doing repertory well beyond the bounds of bluegrass music.

In 1969, the Strawbs were signed to A&M Records and cut their first album, the acoustic-textured ‘Strawbs,’ that same year.

Since then, the band went on to have seven consecutive albums in the Billboard Top 200 in the United States.

The current Strawbs line-up comprises of Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s.

They will be joined by keyboard virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona, a band whose mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music has endeared them to audiences across Europe and North America for the last 25 years.

This performance promises to be a remarkable evening spanning Progressive Rock and English Folk across the decades – do NOT miss out!

There will a limited release of tickets for this intimate night.

Tickets are £16 and are available from the reception at Crabble Stadium (open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm) AND online from the DAFC Direct


We have confirmed details of our pre-season schedule, which begins on 11th July.

Highlights include visits to Crabble by Charlton Athletic and Gillingham.

Whites will start their pre-season campaign away at Deal Town on Tuesday July 11th.

We then welcome three Football League sides to Crabble, starting with League One side Gillingham FC on Saturday July 15th.

Tuesday July 18th sees Charlton Athletic come calling before and the final pre-season game sees Margate visit us on Saturday July 29th.

There are two ticket structures for this years home pre-season games, which are outlined below:

As always, under 11s are FREE.

Concessions are £5 for each game, while Adults will pay either £10 or £5 depending on the opposition.

And remember, season ticket holders will enter all friendlies at home for FREE.

If you’ve not yet picked up your 2017-18 season ticket, you can do so now at


Tuesday 11th July  –  Away to Deal Town 1930, Kick-off

Saturday 15th July – Home to Gillingham, Kick-off 1500
(Adults £10, Concessions £5, Under 11s Free with paying Adult.  Included with Season ticket )

Tuesday 18th July –  Home to Charlton Athletic, Kick-off 1945
(Adults £10, Concessions £5, Under 11s Free with paying Adult.  Included with Season ticket )

Saturday 22nd July – Away to Folkestone Invicta, Kick-off 1500

Tuesday 25th July – Home to Welling United, Kick-off 1945
(£5 FOR ALL, Under 11s Free with paying Adult.  Included with Season Ticket)

Saturday 29th July – Home to Margate, Kick-off 1400
(£5 FOR ALL, Under 11s Free with paying Adult. Included with Season Ticket)


Dover Athletic have released their admission and season ticket prices for next season.

For the first time in two years there will be an increase on gate prices – £2.

But yet again, early bird season tickets, which include all National League home games, pre-season games as well as giving the holder priority for cup tickets, are frozen and present excellent value.

Chairman Jim Parmenter said: “After two years of prices remaining the same we have had to take the unfortunate decision to increase gate prices.

“However, we have frozen season tickets for all adult and over 60s and have greatly reduced the cost for under 18s.

“The strategy has been designed to help more families and young people make Crabble a regular day out, while ensuring season ticket holders are not adversely effected by the rises.”

To make Crabble an attractive option for the younger generation, under-18s can now purchase an early bird ticket for £30 for the entire season.

This represents fantastic value and is designed to allow more families and young people to see their local club.

Under 11s will continue to be free on the gate.

Prices are:

Pay on the gate

Adult £17
Over 60 £14
Under 18 £8

Season ticket prices (Early Bird)

Adult £315
Over 60 £255
Under 18s £30

Season ticket prices (after 30th June)

Adult £340
Over 60 £280
Under 18s £50

All tickets can be purchased by post (paying by cheque) AND at the club reception or by telephone using a Debit or Credit card (fee may apply).

You can apply for a season ticket HERE

Tickets are on sale now, with the early bird offer being available until 30th June.

All tickets will be dispatched during the first week of July.


DOVER Athletic have reduced the admission price for the Kent Reliance Senior Cup quarter-final clash with VCD Athletic next Monday (February 6).

The club has cut the price down to just £5 for all, while under-11s get into Crabble for free, to allow as many fans and members of the community as possible to come and see the game against the Ryman League North club.

Boss Chris Kinnear’s side won 1-0 at Ryman League, Division 1 South side Herne Bay thanks to Tyrone Marsh’s first half goal earlier this month to earn the home tie.

VCD beat Gillingham 3-2 in the last round.

The game kicks-off at 7.45pm.