Secret Garden Party reveal more acts, comedy & speakers

plus pop-up parties, and more

published: Wed 29th May 2013


Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2013
Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH, England MAP
£195 adult weekend
daily capacity: 32000
last updated: Mon 15th Jul 2013

Cherub, Natty, Serafina Steer, Making Marks, Pete Molinari, Misty Miller, Indiana, Wara, and Graveola have been announced for The Secret Garden Party held from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2013, and held at Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Secret Forum has also unveiled it's comedy and speakers line-up with Justin Moorhouse, Tom Deacon, Joel Dommett, Joey Page, Late Night Gimp Fight, Dick Biscuit, Private Eye, and Tim Fitzhigham confirmed for Thursday.

On Friday it's the turn of Sanderson Jones' Comedy Sale - the world's only 100% hand sold comedy show.

Talks and speakers over the weekend will discuss such issues as 'If we could eradicate all recreational drugs overnight, should we?' featuring ex-Government Drugs Czar, Professor David Nutt (Imperial College, London), Jamie Catto (One Giant Leap, founding member of Faithless), Mike Powers (author - Drugs 2.0) and Rachel Seifert (documentary film maker - Cocaine Unwrapped).

To explore this year's art & expression theme Secret Forum will host Bruce Hood (experimental psychologist); Jonathan Cainer (Daily Mail Astrologer); Chloe Rhodes (author, journalist); and Chris French (British Humanist Association) with the previously announced David Icke presenting a talk too.

An experimental interactive Town Hall meeting, will bring together figures from the coalface of UK Activism for an apathy-smashing discussion on how to change the world with Ed Howker & Shiv Malik (authors of the Jilted Generation); Trenton Oldfield (arrested for interrupting the Boat Race); Sophia Al-Maria (artist, writer, film-maker); David Babbs (of 38 Degrees, plus more TBA.

Also visiting the festival will be Ramita Navai, Danni Paffard - one of the key organisers of UKUncut, MoveYourMoney; Leila Dean - Greenpeace, most notorious for throwing green custard over Peter Mandelson; Cat Hobbs - runs We Own It, a new online anti-privatisation campaign; Ann Pettifog; and more to be announced.

Pop up parties confirmed include Sweaty Lingerie Party, Virgin Baptism, Bad Luck Ball, Eclipse Party, Apocalypso, Wonderland Collective & Happy Daze's glitter-filled party, White Mischief, Rebel Bingo, Disco Knights, Gypsy Disco, and Fleet Macwood.

They all join the previously announced Django Django, and Soulwax who will headline with The Strypes, Bastille, Big Youth, Wolf Alice, Childhood, Eliza and The Bear, Public Service Broadcasting, David Rodigan, Findlay, Mo, Roo Panes, Dan Croll, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Winston Francis, Skip 'Little Axe' McDonald, Son of Dave, Ava Leigh, The Family Rain, Ben Caplan, Deep Sea Arcade, Big Boy Bloater, Treetop Flyers, Annie Eve, The Ladykillers, Steve Hooker, Blackbombers, Eddy Temple Morris, James Lavelle, Embrace (DJ set), The Correspondents, Evil Nine, Loadstar, The Other Tribe, Serafina Steer, Clean Bandit, Sykur, Cherub, Little Comets, The Staves, John Newman, Nina Nesbitt, Sam Smith, Ruen Brothers, Janet Devlin, Saint Raymond, House Of Hats, Ben Smith Band, Shannon Wardrop, Krankbrother, Real Nice, Heavenly Jukebox, Kitch n Sync, Love Sick, Blonde Ambition, Samuel Potts, Amp+Deck, Jay Karim & Michael Palmer, Issac Ferry, and more.

For the full line-up details to-date please see here.

This year the Secret Garden will be asking festival to join in with exploring their affinity to the supernatural, the inexplicable and the irrational... to indulge the tussle between the left brain's sober analysis and the right's need to conjure it's own reality. The Garden Party relies on the audience participation to rejuvenate and regenerate each year.

As well as music there's loads of activities for kids and adults alike, and this event is more of a party experience with naked trampolining, mud wrestling, paint fights, giant parades, gifting ceremonies, dance off battles, badger dating, fire shows, Miss Behaves mess tent, theatre of dolls, human guess who, gentrified croquet, Miss Dance workshops, life drawing, aerial displays, death defying circus, spell casting, tax deductible theatre, gypsy disco, wood fired hot tubs and sauna, meditation with headspace, fine dining, black cat cabaret, poetry slam, debates and discussions, potion making, extreme science experiments, Pagoda, Yacht Club, ghost stories, apocalypse survival school, the kissing den, and a naked pool of wonder.

Early bird tickets are now on sale, last year tickets had sold out by April. Once again tickets for 2013 will be sold on a tiered ticket system. A set number of tickets will be sold in each tier, gradually increasing in price.

Adult Tier 1 Tickets: £137.50 - SOLD OUT
Adult Tier 2 Tickets: £155 - SOLD OUT
Adult Tier 3 Tickets: £165 - SOLD OUT
Adult Tier 4 Tickets: £185
Adult Tier 5 Tickets: £195
Teen Ticket (13 – 17 years): £130
Campervan: £60
Under 12's: £0
Family Camping Pass: £20

To buy tickets, click here.

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2013
Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH, England MAP
£195 adult weekend
daily capacity: 32000
last updated: Mon 15th Jul 2013

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