THE SECRET GARDEN PARTY
21ST - 24TH JULY
‘There is no festival on Earth quite like Secret Garden Party’ Rockfeedback
Shortlisted : UK Festival Awards 2010:
MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS
MYSTERY JETS – BLONDIE
I AM KLOOT – TRIBES – MATT & KIM –
SMOKE FAIRIES – CW STONEKING –
JOANA AND THE WOLF - SKIP MCDONALD - BONES
– MIDDLEMAN – THE HALL OF MIRRORS –
MIRACULOUS MULE – THE SHOESTRUNG
NERO (DJ Set) - SUB FOCUS (DJ Set) + MC I.D. -
THE WHIP - ANDY C – MISTAJAM – JAMES -
THE JAPANESE POPSTARS - BROOKES BROTHERS
- DUB PISTOLS (DJ) - ALEX METRIC - EDDY TM
- PUNKS JUMP UP - THE SHOES - TC -
FLUX PAVILION - TINASHE - DC BREAKS -
DOCTOR P - STATELESS - BAG RAIDERS -
BARE NOIZE -DANSETTE JUNIOR - DELTA HEAVY -
RONNIE JOYCE - DJ DJANGO
Neil Barnes of headliners Leftfield is looking forward to playing: ‘It’s great opportunity for us to play at the Secret Garden Party. I’ve heard a lot about it We are all very excited in the band. The sound will be pumping as you would expect By the time we come off stage I don’t think you will be able to keep this festival a secret anymore.’
Well known for championing new artists before any other festival the Gardeners are tipping Londoners Tribes and New York’s Matt & Kim among many others forbig things in 2012. Eddy Temple Morris has also booked some hotly-tipped acts this year including Japanese Popstars.
With 12 stages, 360 artists and over 50 djs, the music programme this year promises to be the most wide-reaching yet For those wanting to discover the next big thing and enjoy an eclectic mix of exciting musical performances SGP 2011 is definitely going to hit the spot. More to be announced soon.
In other news, here are some of the other activities currently underway for 2011:
The Action Camps are the life blood of Secret Garden Party. They are created by you, for you. We have had a record amount of applications this year; some bold, some understated, but all of them dreamed up and designed by your fellow gardeners. This year, some of the best Action Camps from 2010 have grown into fully-fledged venues, making to make way for new Gardeners and new ideas to grow.
Art and Installations
The Burning Man Project has shown us the way when it comes to installation art: free it from the gallery and make it as interactive as possible. In 2010, we embraced this concept whole-heartedly, and brought some ofthe finest contemporary artists from around the Globe. We brought towering robots to the Garden, street art from Europe, Shrines from San Francisco, huge kinetic cocktail making sculptures and Cartoon
Confessionals from the one and only Tony Husband. This year, we’ve raised the bar. Giant floating islands that defy the laws of physics, tunneled labyrinths, flocked trees, a return of the ROBOTS>>>> crew and much much more.. As ever, every corner of the Garden will be alive with interactive art for you to get involved with and be wowed by.
Art boats / vehicles
Art boats and Art Vehicles are mutant locomotives that can both aid you in your journey or be your journey’s end. They travel around the lake or the fields, looking for passengers and mischief. Some will play music, some will serve a cheeky beverage or two, but all are guaranteed to entertain.
After expanding our theatre content in 2010, we have decided to up the ante this year. True to our word, our beloved Feast of Fools stage, the Supernatural Badger Woodland and Tax Deductable’s incredible Never-Ever Land Theatre will all remain in their permanent homes at this year’s festival. Be sure to explore their programmes in the ‘Artists and Arenas’ section of the web site.
But there is more; hidden amongst the trees, dotted amongst the flowers and bursting from the blind spots will be hundreds of walk about performers, making sure The Garden remains as surreal and fantastical as it has always been.
After its resounding debut in 2009, Soul Fire has grown from strength to strength. It is back in 2011 to
provide you with the best fine dining experience in a festival field. Oozing indulgence, the menu has once
again been painstakingly pored over to ensure you are offered an exquisite choice of hearty, healthy and
delicious dishes prepared from the finest locally and ethically sourced ingredients. Set in sumptuous
surroundings, diners will be able to enjoy not only the finest food on site, but also a full service bar.
It’s not all about eating however – during the day at The Soul Space, practitioners of varying professions will be on hand to share their knowledge with a full programme of talks and workshops, ranging from morning yoga and song to talks on raw food and nutrition. In the evening, The Space will come alive with music and dance, providing fantastic entertainment for you to enjoy as you dine.
Boutique customers have just a moment’s stroll from their accommodation and straight into the heart of the
festival. There is a range of options available, ranging from traditional yurts, tipis and bell tents to most fantastic and unique accommodation, including kabins and kacoons.
Other facilities include toilets and showers for exclusive use to boutique campers, private parking and entrance, boutique barrow boys and butlers and a goodie pack for each camper. For those wanting some
serious pampering, The Boutique Sanctuary is open from Friday-Sunday with various treatments available from massages to facials, manicures to pedicures