Secret Garden Party announces line-up
If the seemingly interminable British winter is enveloping you in melancholy, then why not start preparing for the annual two-weeks of summertime that you can look forward to at the end of July. Slap-bang in the middle of that sunkissed fortnight (on the 23rd – 26th July) is The Secret Garden Party, which is certainly one of our favourite UK festivals.
From humble beginnings in 2003, the Secret Garden Party is inspired by the original ethos of Glastonbury and Burning Man. There are all manner of workshops, art installations and activities, like the paint fight. They’ve even got hot-tubs.
The festival has just announced a killer line, to play over 14 music stages covering the 100 acre site in Cambridgeshire. This year, you can see the likes of Jungle and the frankly magnificent Kate Tempest joined by best friends of Something You Said, Angus and Julia Stone and heaps of other acts. Here’s the impressive list so far…
THE CAT EMPIRE – PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – ANGUS AND JULIA STONE – JUNGLE – KATE TEMPEST – CARAVAN PALACE – JACK GARRATT – MARIKA HACKMAN – JAGAARA FLYTE – ELDER ISLAND – MENACE BEACH – IYES – TEMPLES – BEARS DEN – BERNHOFT – PALMA VIOLETS – IBEYI – SAY LOU LOU – DARWIN DEEZ ROOTS MANUVA – THE ACID – HINDS – CHARLOTTE OC – HÆLOS – GENTLEMANS DUB CLUB – 8:58 (ORBITAL’S PAUL HARTNOLL) – ZOLA BLOOD – YAK – EKKAH – THE MAGIC GANG – LAUREL – KIKI BUN – LITTLE BARRIE – FURS – FICKLE FRIENDS – BEATY HEART PLUTO SHERVINGTON – EAVES – MEANWHILE – KAWEHI – LUSTS – VESSELS – BLACK HONEY – THE MOON – LOLA COLT – BEANS ON TOAST – WILL AND THE PEOPLE – GULF – BEN UFO/JOY ORBISON – RICHY AHMED
And then there’s the theme. Every year, SGP has a really great theme. This year, it’s ‘Childish Things.’ For more details about this theme, as well as ticket news, further line-up info and everything you need to know, head to www.secretgardenparty.com