The Secret Garden Party – The Grand Finale

Think an explosion of unicorns, spirituality and an all round explosion of cupcakes and glitter. The team at Secret Garden claim this year’s bash to be ‘anywhere you want it to be’. If you’re searching for something different this summer, a more deeper, and inner experience if you will, then look no further than Secret Garden’s final blow out. Taking place Thursday 20th of July until Sunday 23rd just outside the English market town of Huntington, this delightful date is slap bang in the middle of summer, allowing you to be fulfilled with excitement for the first half and have a rebirth of spiritual energy the second.

Line up

Enjoy unique and artful sounds from headliners such as Devon born group Metronomy, Crystal Fighters, a US breakthrough electronic and folk group. Toots & The Maytals, a Jamaican reggae group and Canadian female artist Peaches. The full list of artists can be found here http://www.secretgardenparty.c om/line-up/. SGP has in fact been a well known early festival that has unleashed many of today’s modern acts including Ed Shereen and Florence.  Be present of stars in the making with this rare and handpicked bunch of delights.


This is without a doubt Licklist’s win over, SGP’s areas! If you’re wondering what we mean just check out the many different sanctuaries you can find this year http://www.secretgardenparty.c om/who-is-where/.  What’s great about this one is that it’s been carefully designed with individuality and built up with a variety of delightful retreat areas where you can ‘find yourself’, if you don ‘t find  it one then move onto the next because there’s plenty to choose from. Let yourself go in the 247 playroom otherwise known as the Labyrinth. If dance music is your cup of tea then get yourself to ‘The Drop’ and enjoy the sounds of techno and house royalty. For a more soothing set of sounds to calm the soul then trust in the ‘Pagoda’ a calming setting where it’s stage floats above the famous lake to get into your inner being.  End your days in the Lost Horizon, a hidden oasis with plunge pools, saunas and even naked yoga if you’re really feeling like being at one with never know what a few vodka and elderflower cordials will do.  

Tickets and Transport

To be a part of SGP you need to purchase a full weekend ticket, day tickets are not available. Once they have you, they need you to stay. Weekend tickets start at £102 and are available on many deposit payment options including a five part payment scheme. Click here for further ticket details. Getting to this beautiful countryside retreat isn’t as difficult as you may think. Huntington is just an hour away from London’s Kings Cross and trains run every half hour. Once there you can step on board SGP’s Big Red Bus which is a shuttle service directly to the site for just £5. The festival is also partnered with Big Green Coach which operates from many destinations and has the exclusive benefit of green traveller card that gives you discounts on food and drink.

Sleeping arrangements

Think ‘Boutique, Boutique, Boutique’.  There are many different camping options to suite a range of budgets. Visit their website for a full list of options but we’re just whiz you through with a luxurious our highlights which include the Bell Tents, enjoy a luxurious night sleep in fresh white bed linen, fluffy pillows and Indian flooring. There are also the stylish suite huts that will sure make you feel regenerated with memory foam mattresses, digital TV, kettle and your own on suite toilet and shower. And yes, they even flush so you don’t have to worry about avoiding those questionable looking exotic food stalls.

For a much more in depth persuasion tool why not check out last year’s galleries. Our photographer was able to catch all those weird and wonderful moments ret-garden-party/galleries.  Working out exactly what this event is really about is like working out how Trump managed to gain presidency, a question we’re be asking ourselves for many decades to come.  So let’s take a step into the unknown and jump on board the mystery slide to SGP. Don’t forget, being it’s last one after fifteen years, it’s guaranteed to have some surprise gifts in store.


Namaste, Licklist Team