The Secret Garden Party 2012

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2012
Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH, England MAP
£195 adult weekend, teen (13 - 17) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 26000
last updated: Fri 1st Jun 2012

The Correspondents

A crazy festival party where everyone joins in and brimming with ideas and creativity that takes place at Mill Hill Field, at Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire. This is a festival without sponsorship and offers an eclectic musical mix. The dates for this year are confirmed as Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2012.

David Rodigan
Set in a 10 acre landscaped garden, bordering a river and lake, The Secret Garden is a garden-party-gone-crazy. As well as music there's loads of activities for kids and adults alike, and it is more of a party experience. The festival has been granted a permanent licence with a capacity of up to 26,000 for each of the four days.

Line-up

Orbital, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros headline, with KT Tunstall, Little Roy, Caravan Palace, Little Dragon, Alabama Shakes, Tim Minchin, Lamb, Derrick Morgan & Dennis Alcapone, Holly Golightly, Charlene Soraia, Mamas Gun, Passenger, Leddra Chapman, Rachel Sermanni, Jacques Lu Cont, Utah Saints, Tricka Technology (Krafty Kuts, A Skillz & Dynamite MC), Adam F, Scroobius Pip, Niki & The Dove, Danny Byrd & MC Risky, Mistabishi, Herve, Adam Freeland, Mixhell, Jon Carter, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Eddy Temple Morris & Majestic, Jamie Catto, Kassidy, Willy Moon, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, The Dirty Gentlemen, Dylan LeBlanc, Bastille, Parma Violets, Summer Camp, DJ Randy Groover, Joe Robbins, Robin Ince, Josie Long, The Jim Jones Revue, King Charles, Jenny O, The Duke Spirit, Vintage Trouble, Ellen and the Escapades, Mad Dog Mcrea, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets

Early bird tickets have sold out. Tickets for the Secret Garden Party 2012 were being sold on a tiered system. A set number of tickets will are sold in each tier, gradually increasing in price. All tickets have been sold out since mid-April, the fastest sell out yet. A dog pass is also free, and dogs must also have a ticket.

There is also a deposit scheme in operation. This allows a reserved ticket for a deposit of £50; the balance to be paid by 13 June 2012.

Ticket Prices:

Adult Tier 1 Tickets: £137.50 SOLD OUT
Adult Tier 2 Tickets: £155 SOLD OUT
Adult Tier 3 Tickets: £165 SOLD OUT
Adult Tier 4 Tickets: £185 SOLD OUT
Adult Tier 5 Tickets: £195 On Sale No
Teen Ticket (13 – 17 years): £130 SOLD OUT
Campervan: £60
Under 12's: £0
Family Camping Pass: £20

To buy tickets click here.

Theme

This year's theme is "Standing On Ceremony". In 2012 the Arts & Expression theme comes as the festival celebrates its 10th Birthday, and uses that starting point to explore those ceremonies, rituals, initiations, anniversaries and carnivals that bind us together, that emphasize matter over mind, that emphasise our true gifts as humans: social existence.

Other activities

As well as music there's loads of activities for kids and adults alike, and this event is more of a party experience Parades, Art tents, Walkabout Theatre & Theatre workshops, Big Wheel Rides, Boat Rides, Swimming, Treasure Hunts, Bands in trees, a festival-wide train service, open mic stages and as always, participatory games of all descriptions.

The festival offers restaurants, food talks, cocktail bars, ale tents, massages, barefoot discos and twilight fire circle tales.

On site

The festival is spread out over two sides of a lake with a large main stage area, 'The Great Stage' and then smaller tent venues dotted around, like 'Where the Wild Things Are', 'The Living Room', and 'Small World' which all have artistic décor. The happenings on the main stage side are generally more dancey and louder, and the other side has a more acoustic and chilled vibe.

Kids' area

First appearing in 2010 the kids area is an entire land for young gardeners, featuring Egg Hunts, Fancy Dress, Discos, Kite Flying, Circus shows & workshops, Jewelry Making and Karaoke.

Action camps

The Action Camps are the life blood of Secret Garden Party. They are created by festival goers, for festival goers.

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site (Saturday 2)

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2012
Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH, England MAP
£195 adult weekend, teen (13 - 17) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 26000
last updated: Fri 1st Jun 2012


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