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 are confirmed as Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th July 2015.
Set in a 220 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 32,000 for each of the four days.
The Cat Empire, Public Service Broadcasting, Angus & Julia Stone, Temples, Bear's Den, Bernhoft, Palma Violets, Ibeyi, Say Lou Lou, Darwin Deez, Roots Manuva, The Acid, Hinds, Charlotte OC, Haelos, Gentleman's Dub Club, Paul Hartnoll, Zola Blood, Yak, Ekkah, The Magic Gang, Laurel, Kiko Bun, Little Barrie, FURS, Fickle Friends, Beaty Heart, Pluto Shervington, Eaves, Meanwhile, Kawehi, Lusts, Vessels, Black Honey, The Moon, Lola Colt, Beans on Toast, Will And The People, Gulf, Ben UFO/Joy Orbison, Richy Ahmed, Jungle, Kate Tempest, Caravan Palace, Marika Hackman, Jack Garratt, Flyte, Iyes, Jagaara, Elder Island, Menace Beach, The Mouse Outfit, Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, Gypsies of Bohemia, Broken Brass Ensemble, John Langhan, Stuff, Hermigervill, Smokey Joe and The Kid, DJ Chris Tofu, Wrong Tom, and DJ Parker. There are still more acts to be announced.
To see the stage splits as available see the Secret Garden Party line-up page.
Tickets sell out each year and this was no exception. The early bird offer has ended. Tickets were priced at £185. A teen ticket was priced at £140, children aged under 12 years can attend for free, a campervan pass was priced at £60, and dog passes (limited numbers) were also available. Prices do not include booking fees.
There were three types of instalment plans now available for adult tickets. You could pay one part now and the remainder anytime up until Friday 1st May 2015 (midnight). Or you can pay in three stages, where final payments are due 6th April or 6th May, depending on which payment option you prefer.
Please make a note of the payment dates. We will automatically let you know if a payment hasn’t gone through and you will have 7 days to correct it. Past this one-week warning, you will NOT be entitled to a refund and there will no longer be a festival ticket secured for you.
To improve and motivate the litter clear-up each and every ticket for the party this year will have £10 automatically added (excluding under 12’s). Everyone will be given a Litter Bond in addition to the normal festival wristband, plus TWO bin bags. The £10 will be redeemed when gardeners hand in their full bin bags, which can be given to members of the litter crew in the campsite hubs.
This year's theme has been announced as 'Childish Things'.
The number one rule is any idea must facilitate participation. To ensure that this principle is upheld, Secret Garden Party gives over half of all programming money back to the gardeners, in the form of arts and expression grants.
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, kids area, barefoot discos and twilight fire circle tales.
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.
The Action Camps are the life blood of Secret Garden Party. They are created by festival goers, for festival goers.
As an independent festival, bar sales keep the event alive so organisers limit the amount of alcohol you can bring. You may bring the following on first entry only...
EITHER: 12 cans beer / lager / cider per person
OR: 6 cans + 1 bottle of wine per person (decanted into plastic bottle).
More information will be here when available.
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