Secret Garden Party is not so secret any more. What started out as a saucy shindizzle of 1000 people in the grounds of a grand Georgian farmhouse seven years ago, is now a world famous music festival, boasting over 15 stages, renowned international talent, interactive creative experiences and unique expressions of contemporary art – frequented by over 26,000 life-loving revellers.
This year’s long awaited event takes place in leafy Cambridgeshire from Thursday 21st– Sunday 24th July and is perfectly located on the picturesque banks of a large, shimmering lake – bordered by lush open fields and scenic woodland glades. Headliners include French synth-pop duo Air, Canadian DJ legend Caribou and Scottish rock band Primal Scream – all set to perform to a beautifully bohemian crowd of flamboyantly dressed frolickers, united by their love of good music and fun times. Other acts set to evoke optimum levels of mass merriment are the sultry singer Shura, Maribou State, Lissie, Milky Chance, La Femme and errybody’s favourite house DJ – Jackmaster.
Happy campers can choose from a massive range of field stations available – from luxury gypsy caravans to inviting tipis or yurts, ideal for couples, groups of buddies or families. Boutique customers can be silently smug in the knowledge that they are only ‘one small step,’ away from their accommodation – straight to the pumping heart of all the action.
Party people in search of soul-soothing relaxation can soothe weary bodies in the famous Secret Garden Party woodland hot tubs – or take it one step further and lounge about in the UK’s only double decker hot tub bus before getting their feisty festival hair did at Blue Tit – the on-site cult indie hair salon.
Beloved for a plethora of unique creative shenanigans, Secret Garden Party never fails to impress with its vast variety of artistic activities that boggle the mind and entertain the senses. This year’s arts and expression theme – ‘The Gardeners Guide to the Galaxy,’ is set to impress with the help of Guerrilla Science – a team of zany neuroscientists, extra-terrestrial experts, astrophysicists…and giant mutant flies (you better believe it).
Fancy a spot of space yoga, a drugs assault course or an interactive speed sensory dating exploration of love, neuroscience and the senses? Keen to cuddle a live chameleon, snake or tarantula? Always wanted to know what it’s like to book a skiing holiday to Pluto? All is possible at this year’s Secret Garden Party – a festival unlike any other, where anything is possible and everyone is on an unyielding mission to celebrate life – in the most fabulous, eccentric way possible.
Secret Garden Party, Thursday 21st– Sunday 24th July, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH