Gorillaz Sound System, and Mercury Rev for The Secret Garden Party

plus Marina And The Diamonds, Skatalites, The Whip, and more

published: Wed 24th Feb 2010

Mercury Rev

Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July 2010
East Anglia - full venue information will be released nearer the time., England
adult weekend £142
daily capacity: 26000
last updated: Tue 20th Jul 2010

Gorillaz Sound System, Mercury Rev, and Marina And The Diamonds top the first acts to be announced for this summer's The Secret Garden Party.

Mercury Rev
Headlining this year will be the multi-sense experience of the Gorillaz Sound System featuring music of Gorillaz mixed and remixed with a visual display. Joining them on the Great Stage line-up will be Mercury Rev, Marina And The Diamonds, Skatalites, The Jessie Rose Trip, The Whip, Kate Walsh, David Rodigan, and Belleruche.

Also confirmed for the East Anglian bash which happens from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July will be The Golden Filter, Apples, Kid Bombardos, Charli XCX, Death Metal Disco Scene, Pearl and the Puppets, The Crookes, and Panda Su.

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.

Tickets are priced at £142 for an adult for the four days. The price includes parking, and camping. A teen ticket (13-17 years old) is priced at £110, child aged under 12 tickets are free, and campervan tickets are priced at £45. There was also a deposit scheme where festival goers could pay 50% of the ticket price for 2010 now and the remainder by 1st March. To buy tickets click here.

This year's theme will be 'Fact or Fiction' with the festival exploring the theories, fantasies, mysteries, legends, visions and illusions that create a rich world between reality and fiction. With inspiration taken from Heath Robinson, Escher, and Dali, as well as inventors and scientist who changed the way we view the world.

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 and the delights (if your pockets are deep enough!) of the Bellboy-served boutique camp ground. New for 2010 is the Forest, an area of woodland dedicated to acoustic music, barefoot discos and twilight fire circle tales.

Phoenix

Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July 2010
East Anglia - full venue information will be released nearer the time., England
adult weekend £142
daily capacity: 26000
last updated: Tue 20th Jul 2010


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