Secret Garden Party (the latest)

Ok, it’s not so secret anymore but The Secret Garden Party is still going to be one hell of a party and you won’t ever forget it. On the 23rd-26th of July in Cambridgeshire, this year’s theme is ‘Childish Things’, giving all the adults a chance to remember why we call those years the best days of our lives. So think back to your old toy box, pick a character and enter the 100-acre party.

The line up this year should’ve been kept quieter as it’s as good as the first time the tooth fairy brings you a one pound coin and has sold the place out. On The Great Stage, which is next to a great, big lake (!) are the modern soul pair, Jungle and English rock band Temples will be providing music for you to head bang to your hearts desire. On the Where The Wild Things Are stage (yes, this festival is all about stages) which is in a cradle of tree trunks and branches, Norwegian singer Bernhoft will beat box, sing and play the guitar and also British folk singer, Beans On Toast (how awesome is that name? I do love beans on toast…) he deals with the world of politics, drugs and love. I’m sure each of us can relate to one of those topics, or all.Like I mentioned, stages and each areas are a big deal at The Secret Garden Party. It’s as if each section tells a story. Like The Labyrinth, the go-to place for everything dance. Or try The Rhumba Rum Bar for all your steamiest vibes of the tropic under one canvas. Head to the Living Room, not your living room- I don’t think we’d all fit, a tent at TSGP for all things acoustic. Whatever you fancy, mum and dad won’t be there to guide you but there will be a place for every taste.


If you feel a bit lost like Alice when pitching up your tent, don’t worry. The Secret Garden Party offers boutique camping. Comfort and stress free is the top priority, included are luxury toilets, showers, treatments such as facials and manicures. Each room is designed beautifully and is definitely more suited to Queen Cinderella to the Cinders you see fetching the stepmother breakfast.

Full of sandwiches and lemonade (with an added spirit I’m sure), pretend you’re one of the famous five when you go here because it’s going to be enchanting. Unfortunately the event is sold out but don’t cry a river, there’s still a chance over on http://secretgardenparty.twick, so keep an eye out.


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