The Secret Garden Party is YOUR party. It is a moment in the year when you can connect to your creative powers, explore your wildest fantasies and meet thousands of people who all want to meet you. It is a magical gathering that exists for only four days – away from cities and schedules, brands and boundaries – founded on participation and with the potential to change your life.
It is a festival of the arts… where everyone is the artist.
Come Play With Us This Summer
The Secret Garden Party is thrilled to present a cornucopia of indulgent fun and games this summer, which includes everything from naked trampolining to casting spells or debating with David Icke. Acknowledge those deeply-held superstitions and myths, break free, have fun together, abandon yourself to the Garden’s offering and emerge….. liberated.
Here is a random list of what this magical experience offers to those of a friendly heart and an open mind:-
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, naked pool of wonder
MORE LIVE MUSIC & DANCING ADDED:
THE GREAT STAGE:
LITTLE COMETS – THE STAVES
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE STAGE:
JOHN NEWMAN – NINA NESBITT
TEMPLE OF BOOM:
SAM SMITH – THE RUEN BROTHERS
THE LIVING ROOM
Kick off your worries, abandon your shoes, get cosy, get up close and personal. The Living Room is the place for those extra special stripped-back sets, playing host to those magical and memorable moments when you experience something truly intimate and truly great. Every year a few acts from the Great Stage are invited to unplug and play too. Added to their already stunning line-up this year is:
JANET DEVLIN – THE STAVES – SAINT RAYMOND
HOUSE OF HATS – BEN SMITH BAND – SHANNON WARDROP
THE LAKE STAGE
Located in the centre of the lake with the Secret Installation is the sound system guaranteed to set the dance floor on fire… quite literally.
KRANKBROTHER – REAL NICE – HEAVENLY SOCIAL JUKEBOX
KITCH 'N' SYNC RECORDS – LOVE SICK with BLONDE AMBITION
SAMUEL POTTS – AMP + DECK (DJ set)
JAY KARIM & MICHAEL PALMER (Big In Japan) – ISSAC FERRY
Dance battles, group games, big tunes, and party times…
Back to make you bump, grind, move, shake, laugh and cry your way through four days of relentless dance battles, group games and tomfoolery on a grandiose scale as we all, once again, grace the most entertaining boxing-ring since Stallone took on Mr T in Rocky III.
This summer we tip our hats toward ancient societies that have been shrouded in secrecy and silly handshakes for centuries. So don your ceremonial robes and get ready to see The Knights Templar throw down against Opus Dei, Mensa backflip over The Freemasons and Girl Guides shoot Ping-Pong balls at Scouts.
FRIDAY AFTER-HOURS SESSION: THE ITCHY & SKRATCHY SHOW FEATURING…
VENT – MC MASH CLAN – ITCHY & SKRATCHY DJS – MOULDY SOUL – HIDDEN RIDDEM
SATURDAY AFTER-HOURS SESSION: THE GHETTO FUNK ALLSTARS FEATURING…
JFB – BSIDE – RUSS CUBAN – TOO MANY TS – STREETWISE
HOSTED BY PROFIT: RESIDENT DANCE-OFF DJS – PYTHAGORAS – KB & AIRAYD – CAT CAT CAT – FRUITY DE LA MERE – FREAKY DIMITRI – PRAWN T CRACKER
PLUS DANCE-OFF FRIENDS: THE ASBO DISCO – SKELLY MAN – T-SEX – FRENIC – 7 DEADLY – BREAKS (4-DECK BREAKS MIX WITH KB & AIRAYD)
PRESENTED BY YOUR HOSTS
MC GOBBLEJOB, MR GOATIVATOR & FAT MOUSE
That¹s right Gardeners: It¹s time for the Illuminati Party (but don¹t you dare tell anyone)
Continental Drifts and The World’s Tallest DJ bring you one of the strongest ever line-ups of Antique Beats; a smorgasbord of electro blues, the sounds of the Delta mashed up and shaken down. Electro Swing, Brass Bands reworked,Mississippi Big Breaks; an out-and-out Gypsy Soundclash. Get your footwork fancy with all-day dance styles and teaching from Rhumba to Russia – plus aerial assault, death-defying circus and cabaret creations all day and ALL OF THE NIGHT!
FEAST OF FOOLS
"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." – Katharine Hepburn
This summer it’s The Right Royal Knees-Up Tour, celebrating 25 years of dance parties.
T’was 25 years ago this summer when we waited by our phones for the word…
That a party was gonna happen… sometime… somewhere… tonight…with…
THE OLD SCHOOL BRIGHTON BEACH MASSIVE – DJ’S FROM DR.ATOMIC – SLACK & POSITIVE SOUNDS INCL SIMON ATKINSON – FOOLISH FELIX, DIZZY D – JUSTIN ROBERTSON of the legendary LIONROCK – RUSS CUBAN from the CUBAN BROTHERS NOEL WATSON of DELERIUM & TRIP.
When the sun sinks and the shadows grow long, the glitter sparks, the beat goes on. Magic Hour in the garden. There are so many late night places to play this year. Running later than late we have The Drop, The Oddball Dancehall – whose exterior will be festooned in LED’s, the Badger Amphitheatre and Main Stage, the Temple of Boom, plus the re-established late night bar at The Forum – not to mention Small World and the Village Hall.
SOUL FIRE FINE DINING RESTAURANT
The infamous and unprecedented Garden restaurant returns this year, celebrating its fifth anniversary with some extra special chefs. Fine dining in the middle of a field with your loved ones. Booking for Sunday Roast and à La Carte.
Expect a huge array of award-winning stalls with all dietary needs catered for – gluten, wheat, dairy intolerant; vegetarian, vegan and halal; meat and fish. Sample the Ghurkhas’ own Nepalese cauliflower curry or beef khursani. There are delicious tagines, roast dinners, handmade chocolate and Guinness ice cream, the Flaming Cactus’ award-winning tamales, handmade pies, Texan BBQs, stone-oven flatbreads or game sausages and much much more. For bookings: http://store.
In 2013 the Secret Sanctuary will once again spread its love, calming energy and healing vibrations with the Gardeners. This summer it will play host to the Sui-shi lounge, apothecary bar, sundown yoga, morning meditation, swimming, acupuncture, Balinese day beds, reflexology, Acro yoga, Bamboo lanterns, lakeside cocktails, reiki, bugbar soundsystem, solar showers, boating, twilight tunes and massage for the ultimate journey of relaxation, with their team of highly qualified therapists, guaranteeing to ease your body, mind and soul.
Explore touch with the myriad of wonderful healers who are on hand to rub away any aches and pains. If you are unsure how the Sanctuary can help then you can ask the experts. Their team of helpful receptionists will be on hand to help explain all the healing techniques on offer, take bookings and ensure that you are booked in with the right person to suit. The healers can bring you up, bring you down, rejuvenate your body and mind and soothe your soul. The demand is always really high for treatments as exhausted gardeners need re-charging, so please don’t leave it until Sunday to book in.