first names revealed for The Secret Garden Party

Edward Sharpe, KT Tunstall, Little Roy, & more join Orbital

published: Wed 8th Feb 2012

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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

Headliners Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, as well as KT Tunstall, and Little Roy, top the first acts to be announced as joining Saturday night headliners Orbital on the line-up for this year's The Secret Garden Party 2012.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Also announced are 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, and Juan Zelada.

The initial music line up for its 10th birthday celebrations also includes 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, Ruby and the Rib Cage, The Electric Swing Circus, Steve Smyth, Jake Bugg, Grass House, Flap!, The Ladykillers, The Caezars, Brother & Bones, Pine Hill Haints, Suburban Drifts, and Warehouse Republic.

The garden will once again play host to an abundance of new dramatic and innovative artworks by a huge range of rising installation artists from all over the world. Returning garden favourites include OneTaste, Wormfood's Valley of the Antics, The Crossroads, The Artful Badgers, The Feast of Fools, Bearded Kitten's infamous Collo-Silly-Um, Where the Wild Things Are, The Pagoda, The Living Room, Small World, Tax Deductible's Never-Ever Land Theatre and of course, the Dance Off. The Remix Bubble will be coming back even bigger and better as 'The Temple of Boom' and the Pirate Technic's crew are already working hard on their most ambitious creation yet for the lake stage.

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.

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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