The Secret Garden Party 2024

The Secret Garden Party 2024 - Secret Garden Party
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The Secret Garden Party 2024

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2024
Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH, England MAP
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Daily capacity: 20,000
Last updated: Mon 1st Jul 2024

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 25-28 July 2024

This is a festival without sponsorship and offers an eclectic musical mix  which returned in 2022 l

around the festival site (paint fight): The Secret Garden Party 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.


This year, ths festival is removing the main stage in an attempt to "go back to its Roots", moving away from bigger headliners.

Acts announced so far include UNKLE, Crystal Fighters, Angelica Garcia, Beans on Toast, Brittany Davis, Big Special, Dr Meaker, Technobrass, Aine Deane, Alchemy Vibrations, Alma Twist, Casey Lowry, Dutch Criminal Record, and many more,

For the details announced so far including stage splits, please see our line-up page.

As well as multiple live music stages & 6 DJ stages Gardeners can expect paint fights, floating dance floors, 24-hour woodland parties, boating lake & bathing, sanctuary & hot tubs, massage area, live theatre & comedy, exotic life drawing, the get high high jump, organic food stalls, the forum, camp fire tales from the outer limits, mud wrestling, dance-offs, kids’ area, fine dining, little gay brother bar, and science meets fiction.


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Tickets are on sale on a tiered system and are currently priced at £245.


The Arts & Expression theme for next year's The Secret Garden Party has not yet been announced.

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.

With the theme announced SGP is now asking for next year’s creative wonders to apply to help in creating next year's experience. Since launching the Grants Programme in the Garden, there’s been an explosion of creative work adorning the site with imaginative installations year on year. Artists, Designers & the wildly creative, be a part of this credible arts collective. With commissions, grants and development funds available contact:

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, 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.

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.

Action camps

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

Alcohol policy

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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