The Secret Garden Party add loads of new acts

inc Horace Andy + Dub Asante, Dreadzone, Fionn Regan, & Animal Kingdom

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 15th Apr 2010

The Secret Garden Party 2010 - Dreadzone
Photo credit: Karen Williams

The Secret Garden Party 2010

Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July 2010
East Anglia - full venue information will be released nearer the time., England
adult weekend £142
Daily capacity: 26,000

Horace Andy and Dub Asante Band, Dreadzone, Animal Kingdom are amongst the massive list of new confirmations for this summer's The Secret Garden Party.


Fionn Regan
The latest additions in full are Horace Andy and Dub Asante Band, Caravan Palace, Dreadzone, Animal Kingdom, Sarah Blasko, Fionn Regan, Eliza Doolittle, Goldheart Assembly, Naive New Beaters, Hoodlums, Summer Camp, Darwin Deez, Hybrid, Fenech Soler, and Freestylers DJs with Tenor Fly and MC Sir Real.

They will be joined by Example, Killa Kela, Losers, Doorly, Jakwob, Eddy Temple Morris, MC Manners, Mano De Dios, Samuel Chase , Will And The People, and Lissie.

Performing over the weekend will also be Cloud Control, The Loose Cannons, High Rankin, Burn The Negative, Tommy Sparks, Killaflaw, King Cannibal, Goldierocks, Black Daniel, Marques Toliver, Beans on Toast, The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Ed Sheeran, Adelaide's Cape , Ethan Ash, Big Hand, Matt Gresham, Ryan Keen , Dave Peers, and Ivan Campo.

Heading for the The Secret Garden will also be Joe Echo, Paul Liddell, Matthew P, Charlene Soraia, Jodie May Seymour, ute, Michael Kiwanuka, The Golden Filter, The Guilty Ones, Stac, Big 10, Wellsley, Jay Leighton, Passenger, Jon Bilbrough, Alexander Wolfe, Ben Howard, Chris Bob, Park Bench Poet, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer.

Also confirmed for the East Anglian bash which happens from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July are Trio Manouche, Dekker & Johan, Hitchcock, Si Begg, Stereo:Type, Othello Woolf, Mr. Fogg, Nick Luscombe, Pixelfist, Subsource, Kids On Bridges, Matt Horne, Monkeysuit DJs, Envy, SkisM , Ed Cosens, 2 Bit Thugs, Mr Sushi, Sunta Templeton, Nursery Of Naughtiness, Echaskech, Firas, G.e.R.M., and Rock Da World. Completing the line-up are The Violet May, Claire Sturgess, 10 Rapid, Cakeboy & Doublethink, Type Two Error, Sounds Familiar Quiz, MC Quizzical, Johnny Pluse, Murkage Cartel, The Slips, Idiotech, Udy, Eskimo Twins, Dan O'Connell, Ela Caspian, Shoplifters, Helmholtz Resonators, Rubicks, Christian Nash, Humanizer, Max Touhy, Dotjr, and James Yuill.

They join headliners Gorillaz Sound System featuring music of Gorillaz mixed and remixed with a visual display, plus Mercury Rev, Marina & The Diamonds, Skatalites, The Jessie Rose Trip, The Whip, Kate Walsh, David Rodigan, Belleruche, Golden Filter, Apples, Kid Bombardos, Charli XCX, Death Metal Disco, 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.


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