Secret Garden Party

Don't Stop The Party - The Aftermath Of SGP

Sam Way | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sam Way

Festivals like SGP - Bestival and Shambala to name a few of my other favourites - have so much attention to detail not only in the programing of the artists but throughout entire experience. They are magical landscapes of fun, colour and sound that momentarily take you away from whatever the real world means to you; they are sheer escapism.

Working Together to Prevent Sexual Assault at Festivals

Joanna Fellowes | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Joanna Fellowes

I feel the unsavoury topic of sexual assaults at festivals needs to be addressed. Talking about sexual assault brings the same challenges, of awareness and communication, both inside and outside the boundaries of a festival - it ranges anywhere from taboo (I can only imagine how many incidents go unreported) to sensationalist, scaremongering headlines. I'm conscious that by sticking my head above the parapet I risk offending - but in the spirit of The Secret Garden Party and what we hope it stands for, writing this is a risk worth taking.

What We Learned At The Secret Garden Party 2014

Sarah Bee | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Bee

31) Spitfires with fireworks coming off their wings that loop in the sky to form a GIANT HEART from their trails as the light fades from the sky: actual best thing ever. 32) A tiny flying-machine thing sprinkling blue lights over your head like something out of WALL-E, blimey, I mean, look at that.

Secret Garden Party 2013 Review - Or How I Learned to Ditch the Timetable

Jody Thompson | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Why is SGP so special? For those who don't know, it's a lovingly-crafted, brand and sponsorship-free, four day music and art-fuelled idyll in beautifully-landscaped grounds in Cambridgeshire.

Secret Garden Party 2013 Review: Relaxed Vibe Causes Problems for Partygoers

Octavia Sheepshanks | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Octavia Sheepshanks

The Secret Garden Party festival's main selling point is not the music. Most people purchase their tickets before the headliners are even announced, a...

The Making of a Band: Strangefruit

Larry Jaffee | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

The fruits' dreamy sound is a far cry from the reckless abandon that Perrett Bros. briefly unleashed in 2004 as part of mercurial Pete Doherty's then brand-new Babyshambles. The benevolent svengali behind Strangefruit is an American named Bob Tulipan, a music biz veteran.

Eight Amazing UK Festivals You Haven't Heard Of | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Wellies at the ready: it's nearly festival season. Whether you fancy a hip happening the Highlands, a DJ set in Wales or niche nighttime fun in Northampton, here are just eight of my favourite lesser-known festivals; and I think some of them may surprise you.

Building the Crest of a Wave: A Decade in Festivals

Jim Whewell | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jim Whewell

A chance encounter with a university reject who could sell sand to the peoples of Arabia, known in my industry as 'a promoter', led me incrementally into the world of festival organization. Its been a long trip (sometimes literally), and this opportunity to blog gives me a chance to recall some of the highlights and explain why festivals are less a job, more a crusade...

Curating a House of Rope at the Secret Garden Party

Tess Acheson | Posted 27.01.2013 | Home
Tess Acheson

Rosie's ever whirling and occupied mind was, in many ways, the epicenter of this project. She is clearly a curatorial force when it comes to performance and her attention to detail, to atmosphere and to immersive-ness was truly inspiring.

The 'Nu' Wave of Festivals...

Georgia LA | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Georgia LA

Festivals. It's what we do best. A chance for us Brits to display our eccentricity come rain or shine - and we really don't mind rain.

Never Mind the London 2012 Games - Why Secret Garden Party Also Showed the Best of British

Jody Thompson | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

The one thing that has made me just as proud to be British and love this year and country just as much as the Olympics is not necessarily on the UK's widescreen red-white-'n'-blue radar. It's a little festival called Secret Garden Party.

That Ginger Kid on the Loop Pedal is Very Good!

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Veronica Montgomery

Famous last words from Jay Carter of Newrising, when they were booked to play David Goo's open mic night at the Cross Kings in Kings Cross back in 2009. Fast forward three years and this 21-year-old, who is indeed drenched in talent has been a constant feature in the charts since last September.

GUIDE: Top 10 British Music Festivals Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

The kingpin of festivals Glastonbury is cancelled this summer and Diamond Jubilee and Olympic-themed events are dominating the headlines, but that's n...

The Gambles of Curating Art for Festivals

Tess Acheson | Posted 25.06.2012 | Home
Tess Acheson

Oh to go into a gallery and just pick a piece of work, to look at it in all its fully realised 3D glory and say, "Yes, you are just what you say you are on the tin, I'll have you." I deal with proposals from artists and art collectives who want funding to realise dream builds.

Bestival? More like Worstival: A Statement, an Apology and a Vow

Eddy Temple-Morris | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Eddy Temple-Morris

I used to love Bestival. So much. The first couple of years, before it was expanded, were an utter delight. I had one of my favourite gigs ever, in the Secret Disco, coming on after Sean Rowley's Guilty Pleasures...Quickly, however, the rot set in.

Out In The Wilderness

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

There is something peculiarly British about our love of festivals. Whilst European and American equivalents continue to flourish, the British are almost protective of their festival culture. We are joyous about our weekends of merriment, in which we forge transient friendships and resurrect long forgotten communities.

Just say YES

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

Another festival, another corporate cluster bomb. Or not, as I discovered at the Secret Garden Party.

Why The Secret Garden Party Made Me Proud To Feel English... Finally!

Jolyon Rubinstein | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jolyon Rubinstein

This weekend has once again made me proud to be English. To be part of a country where people flock to safe havens of alternative culture. Where performance, music, poetry, environmentalism, art, design and love abound.