Great Stage / Where The Wild Things Are / The Crossroads
Little Dragon – Alabama Shakes – Tim Minchin
Lamb – Derrick Morgan & Dennis Alcapone
Holly Golightly – Jodie Marie – Citizens!
Marques Toliver – BIGkids – Kate Jackson
We Were Evergreen – Tom Williams and The Boat
Professor Penguin – Kirsty Almeida
Poppy & The Jezebels – Bird Radio
The Living Room
Charlene Soraia – Mamas Gun
Passenger – Leddra Chapman
Rachel Sermanni – Ethan Ash – Ryan Keen
Sam Gray – Ecki – Tom Copson – Animal Kingdom
The Willows – Dan Clews – Bo Tomas – Cozi
Leo Altareli – Jay Leighton – Lee Mitchell – Evi Vine
Fair & Square – Isobel Anderson – Jodie May
Ellie Lawson – Paul Goodwin – Annie Dressner
Will Robert – Shellac Collective DJS
The Temple Of Boom
(Home of all things BASS – curated by Eddy Temple-Morris)
Jacques Lu Conte – Utah Saints
Krafty Kuts & A Skillz with Dynamite MC
Adam F – Scroobius Pip (LIVE) – Niki & The Dove (LIVE) – Danny Byrd & MC Risky
Mistabishi (LIVE) – Herve – Adam Freeland – Mixhell (LIVE)
Jon Carter – Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – High Rankin (LIVE)
True Tiger – Rack & Ruin – Monkey Mafia (LIVE) – TC (LIVE)
Shock One – Freq Nasty – Wilkinson – EddyTM & Majestic
Losers (LIVE) – Ayah Marar (LIVE) – Russ Cuban – Cut La Roc
David Dunne – Akira Kiteshi – SkisM – Rednek – Caan (LIVE)
Engine Earz Experiment (LIVE) – Maribou State – C.R.S.T – Baxta
Afghan Headspin – Pathaan – Effect Mode & Illaman (LIVE)
2 Bit Thugs – Hiatus And Shura – Kry Wolf – Steve E Something
Disqo Conqrette – Swifty B – Feeling Gloomy – Rawkus Noize
MCs: Majestic, Krafty MC, Illaman, Bad Manners, MC Gaika
They will be joining…
Edward Sharpe &
The Magnetic Zeros
KT Tunstall – Little Roy
The Jim Jones Revue – King Charles
Jenny O – The Duke Spirit – Vintage Trouble – Soko
Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny
Hyde & Beast – North Mississippi Allstars Duo
Casio Kids – Pearl and The Beard – Violet – Laurel Collective
Zulu Winter – Baxter Dury – Karima Francis – Juan Zelada
Scanners – Ellen & The Escapades – Legendary Tigerman
Mad Dog Mcrea – Louise and The Pins – Dollar Bill – The Jessie Rose Trip
L.A. Salami – Ahab – Beans on Toast – Ruby & The Rib Cage
Electric Swing Circus – Steve Smyth – Jake Bugg – Grass House
Flap! – The Ladykillers – The Caezars – Brother & Bones
The Pine Hill Haints – Suburban Dirts – Warehouse Republic
The Fo:rem, the garden’s popular intellectual platform, has also announced some really exciting names in the fields of science, philosophy, technology and literature that will be enriching gardeners this summer. This summer’s line-up of movers & shakers includes Jamie Catto, Robin Ince, Josie Long, Aleks Krotoski, Chris Hatherill, Ann Daniels and Benjamin Morris. We are also told that we can expect mind-bending talks, spoken word performance and workshops hosted by Liars League, BERG, Super/Collider, Literary Death Match, Elephant, The Lost Lectures, Fast Future and PLEB.
The Never Ever Land Theatre and Nocturnium for Lost Children
As with everything at the party, gardeners can expect oodles of participation, interaction, simulation and sheer silliness. And the Never Ever Land Theatre Tent is of course no exception. The Troubadours of Tax Deductible Theatre Company have confirmed a delectable line-up of performance to suit every palate. Gardeners can look forward to hilarious, rock n’ roll performances from Shitfaced Shakespeare, mind-blowing bowing from the all-singing, all-dancing string quartet Bow Jangles, surrealist puppetry by Colossal Crumbs and the Goodyearian National Theatre Company will be back to bemuse and baffle audiences with their nation customs and dances. There will be psychedelic dancing by Huru Dance, big surprises from Little Bulb Theatre, mischievous revelry from the naughty, natty Victorian Tiny Wallops and of course the in-house reprobates Tax Deductible Theatre Company will be offering delightfully shambolic comedy hours.
And when the theatre closes its doors after dark, the fun does not stop. Opening at midnight the 'Nocturnium for Lost Children' will be a haunted den of debauchery, featuring award-winning burlesque act Femme Ferale, music from King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band and La Mort Subite …amongst many others.
A few favourite picks for Family Gardeners…
There will be plenty of fun, games and activities for young gardeners too. Look out for Sky Blue Theatre Company’s theatrical workshops, which they will be running for children of all ages in the Never Ever Land Theatre Tent. Join The Flying Seagulls Circus for some ‘laughter therapy’, circus skills and other crazy games at Kids Camp. Where young gardeners can also take part in the multi-coloured glittery Candy Floss Olympics with The Secret Micronation of Candy Queens, join a drumming circle, learn capoeira, explore the music maze, screen print a t-shirt, create a headdress, write a story with Writers Ink Suitcase Stories, make a pizza or watch a puppet show with The Italian Job. And after all that, families can relax under the stars with Ready Steady Science at a storytelling workshop. And for the really young gardeners Kids Camp will be running multi-sensory workshops too.
Soul Fire Restaurant
The garden’s sensual food sanctuary, the Soul Fire Restaurant is now taking bookings for The Secret Garden Party 2012. Returning for its fourth year, this is the perfect place to relax, connect with friends and replenish a famished soul during the party. Housed in a cosy hub of deliciously dressed yurts, Soul Fire provides a retreat where you can eat and be merry. Live music will play all day and evening guests will be treated to fabulous performances.
To view the full menu and book your dining experience, click HERE.
Theme: Standing on Ceremony
The real power of the party is not just about what you are watching or doing, but the fact that you are watching and doing it together. This year, as The Garden celebrates her 10th Birthday, we explore those ceremonies, rituals, initiations, anniversaries and carnivals that bind us together, that emphasise matter over mind, that emphasise our true gifts as humans: social existence.
Tickets available HERE
Boutique camping available HERE