Lamb, Caravan Palace, Tim Minchin, for The Secret Garden Party

Jacques Lu Conte, Utah Saints, Krafty Kuts & A Skillz, & many more

published: Tue 13th Mar 2012

Lamb

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

Lamb, Tim Minchin, Caravan Palace, Little Dragon, Alabama Shakes, Jacques Lu Cont, and Utah Saints are some of the latest acts announced for this year's 'Standing on Ceremony' themed The Secret Garden Party 2012.

Lamb
Added to the main stage line-ups are Caravan Palace, Little Dragon, Alabama Shakes, Tim Minchin, Lamb, Derrick Morgan & Dennis Alcapone, Holly Golightly, Jodie Marie, Citizens!, Marques Toliver, BIGKids, Kate Jackson, We Were Evergreen, Tom Williams & The Boat, Professor Penguin, Kirsty Almeida, Poppy & the Jezebels, and Bird Radio.

The Living Room will host Charlene Soraia, Mamas Gun, Passenger, Leddra Chapman, Rachel Sermanni, Ethan Ash, Ryan Keen , Sam Gray, Ecki, Tom Copson, Animal Kingdom, The Willows, Dan Clews, Bo Tomas, Cozi, Leo Altareli, Jay Leighton, Lee Mitchell, Evi Vine, Fair & Square, Isobel Anderson, Jodie May, Ellie Lawson, Paul Goodwin, Annie Dressner, Will Robert, and The Shellac Collective.

The Temple Of Boom curater Eddy Temple-Morris has selected a line-up of 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, High Rankin, True Tiger, RackNRuin, Monkey Mafia, DJ TC, Shock One, Freq Nasty, Wilkinson, Eddy Temple Morris & Majestic, Losers, Ayah Marar, Russ Cuban, Cut La Roc, David Dunne, Akira Kiteshi, SkisM , Rednek, Caan, Engine-Earz Experiment, Maribou State, C.R.S.T, Baxta, Afghan Headspin, Pathaan, Effect Mode & Illaman, 2 Bit Thugs, Hiatus And Shura, Kry Wolf, Steve E Something, Disqo Conqrette, Swifty B, Feeling Gloomy, and Rawkus Noise, with MCs: Majestic, Krafty MC, Illaman, Bad Manners, MC Gaika.

Also announced for the Fo:rem this summer is Jamie Catto, Robin Ince, Josie Long, Aleks Krotoski, Chris Hatherill, Ann Daniels, and Benjamin Morris. Plus talks, spoken word performance and workshops hosted by Liars League, BERG, Super/Collider, Literary Death Match, Elephant, The Lost Lectures, Fast Future and PLEB.

The Never Ever Land Theatre Tent curated by Tax Deductible Theatre Company will host Shitfaced Shakespeare, Bow Jangles, Colossal Crumbs, Goodyearian National Theatre Company, Huru Dance, Little Bulb Theatre, and Victorian Tiny Wallops.

Plus year opening at midnight will be the 'Nocturnium for Lost Children' a haunted den of debauchery, featuring award-winning burlesque act Femme Ferale, music from King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band and La Mort Subite, amongst many others.

Young gardeners should look out for Sky Blue Theatre Company's theatrical workshops, which they will be running for children of all ages in the Never Ever Land Theatre Tent. The Flying Seagulls Circus will be offering 'laughter therapy', circus skills and other crazy games at Kids Camp. There's also the chance to take part in the multi-coloured glittery Candy Floss Olympics with The Secret Micronation of Candy Queens, join a drumming circle, learn capoeira, explore the music maze, screen print a T-shirt, create a headdress, write a story with Writers Ink Suitcase Stories, make a pizza or watch a puppet show with The Italian Job. To end the day there's a time to relax under the stars with Ready Steady Science at a storytelling workshop. And for the really young gardeners Kids Camp will be running multi-sensory workshops too.

The dates for this year are confirmed as Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2012. Set in a 10 acre landscaped garden at Mill Hill Field, Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire, and 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.

These latest additions join Orbital, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros headlining with KT Tunstall, Little Roy, The Jim Jones Revue, King Charles, Jenny O, The Duke Spirit, Vintage Trouble, SoKo, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny, Hyde & Beast, North Mississippi Allstars, Casiokids, Pearl And The Beard, Violet, Laurel Collective, Zulu Winter, Baxter Dury, Karima Francis, Juan Zelada, Scanners, Ellen and the Escapades, The Legendary Tigerman, Mad Dog Mcrea, Louise and The Pins, Dollar Bill, The Jessie Rose Trip, L.A. Salami, ahab, Beans on Toast, and more For the line-up details as available please click here.
Early bird tickets have sold out. Tickets for the Secret Garden Party 2012 are now being sold on a tiered system. A set number of tickets will are sold in each tier, gradually increasing in price. Tier one and Tier two have already sold out so gardeners are encouraged to buy now at Tier Three Price. 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:

An adult ticket is priced at £185
Teen Ticket (13 – 17 years): £130
Campervan: £60
Under 12's: £0
Family Camping Pass: £20

To buy tickets click here.

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.

This year the theme will be Arts & Expression 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.


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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