The Secret Garden Party

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Drama, Music
Location of Festival Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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Festival Description

The independent festival is a magical adventure that needs to be experienced. The Secret Garden offers a range of arts, music, workshops, speakers and theatre. Festival goers can enjoy Boutique camping, trading vendors, and the opportunity to fully engage your creativity in a unique and open atmosphere…

Festival Dates July 25 - 28, 2013
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Festival Events:

Feast of Fools 2013:
  • FEAST OF FOOLS are celebrating 25 years since the Summer Of Love with an Acid House Special. 1988 was a unique time that changed the fabric of society forever. Featuring a line-up of legends straight from the era, they will celebrate one of the most monumental movements in UK history, a time that has shaped the way we party today. With a line-up which includes the Brighton Beach Massive, Sugarlump Sound System, Terry Francis, Russ Cuban, Justin Robertson and more… you know it’s gonna be real. For additional information visit!/the-secret-garden-party/stages-venues/feast-of-fools/
Treat yourself… 2013:
  • Calling the sunset Glitterati…. The SECRET SALON awaits, a haven for luxurious ladies and refined gents. Come and be pampered, primped, preened and buffed. A range of services are available – from hair straightening/curling to make-overs, waxing and threading to body painting. Read more HERE.!/the-secret-garden-party/salons-emporiums/
  • As day turns to night, the glittery Gardeners begin to GLOW… Let’s LIGHT UP THE GARDEN this year. EL Wire, glow in the dark face paint, flashing lights, shiny disco lights, neon lights, UV. Let’s keep the fires burning. Fireworks lighting up the skies, starlight, seeing stars, shooting stars, super stars…
Sacred space with lanterns 2013:
  • Every evening at dusk a team of Temple Guardians and Gardeners will climb the Temple and begin to light hanging lanterns that are suspended within the central void. Each lantern is an illustration of a memory or moment that burns through the night. The Temple is a sacred space within the Garden and cannot be defined by any one reason or meaning. It is a respite from the party, a place of contemplation, of memory, of grief, of happiness: it can be all things to all people. The lanterns represent each and every personal moment in The Temple and can denote any meaning: it is for everyone to take a moment and consciously think about what surrounds them. We are asking you to bring a light and hang it in the temple.
Music lineup 2013:
  • The full lineup can be found at the festival’s web site at!/the-secret-garden-party/stages-venues/small-world-solar-stage/


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Social networks:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter!/SecretGardenHQ
  • YouTube


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Lake in afternoon light, Photo by Andrew Whitton
    • Painted pyramid, Photo by Danny North
    • Bubbles, Photo by Danny North
    • Marionettes, Photo by Danny North
    • Yes, Photo by Nick Caro
    • Pieminister container
    • Pieminister savory pies
    • Pieminister Banner
    • Pieminister pies to go — providing wholesome and delectable offerings to festival-goers
Boutique Camping 2013:
  • Book tipis, squrts, luxury yurts and gypsy wagons available. For more information visit;=1


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