Air to headline The Secret Garden Party

leading 2nd wave of acts including Milky Chance, Shura, The Temper Trap, Submotion Orchestra, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 22nd Feb 2016

The Secret Garden Party 2016 - Air
Photo credit: Tim Smith

The Secret Garden Party 2016

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July 2016
Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH, England MAP
£180 adult weekend (+booking fee)
Daily capacity: 32,000

Air will join the previously announced Caribou, and Primal Scream as headliners at 'The Gardeners Guide To The Galaxy' themed The Secret Garden Party which happens from  Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July 2016 at Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Also added to the line-up over the weekend are Milky Chance, Shura, The Temper Trap, Submotion Orchestra, Band Of Skulls, Andreya Triana, Field Music, Izzy Bizu, La Femme, Hot Since 82, Teleman, Money, Dua Lipa, Billie Marten, Beardyman, Rosie Lowe, Little Comets, Jackmaster, Bicep, Haelos, Swim Deep, Midland, David Rodigan, The Japanese House, NZCA/Lines, Meilyr Jones, Barns Courtney, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Skints, Slutface, Louis Berry, Shannon Saunders, Postaal, Starling, Love Ssega, Seramic, Amber Arcades, Babeheaven, Beans on Toast, Pleasure Beach, The Wholls, exmagician, Strong Asian Mothers, Man & The Echo, Lail Arad, Haus, Earl Kioko, Broadway Sounds, Zuri Aura, All The People, The Defekters, Earl Okin, The Meow Meows, Jamie Joseph, and Aisha Badru.

The first acts confirmed included Lissie, Maribou State, Rae Morris, Petite Meller, C Duncan, Rationale, SG Lewis, Stealing Sheep, Formation, Zibra, Pure Bathing Culture, Oscar, Weaves, Kudu Blue, and The Age Of L.U.N.A..

As well as 15 live music stages & 6 DJ stages Gardeners can expect Vogon poetry readings & spoken word, robo copout,  cosmic knitting, mutation station, art constellations, cosmonaut displays, astronaut training, mermaid school, guerilla science, virtual reality, paint fights, floating dance floors, laser wars, regression sessions space safari, 24 hour pub, 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.

Potential participants who possess required artistic flair and inventive skills are reminded that applications for the Secret Garden Party’s creative and field activities close at midnight this Sunday 31st January.

To help those Gardeners, who prefer to spread the cost of their tickets, there are two types of instalment plans now available for adult tickets.There's also a coach deposit scheme - pay just £10 now to secure coach travel. Coaches operated from 19 locations direct to the Official coach park destination.

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Tickets sell out each year and expect this year to be no exception.  Tickets are priced at £180. A teen ticket is priced at £135, children aged under 12 years can attend for free, a campervan pass is priced at £60, and dog passes (limited numbers) were also available. Prices do not include booking fees.

Since it's beginning in 2003, the Secret Garden Party has grown organically with an ethos of fun, friendliness, creativity and participation. Inspired by the original ethos of Glastonbury and Burning Man. The Secret Garden Party's, founder Head Gardener, aka Fred Fellowes, has succeeded in placing his own particular and idiosyncratic stamp on this event, making it quite unlike anywhere else in existence. His vision, commitment and enthusiasm conitnue to bring artistic communities together.

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