Secret Garden Party is set to go out with a blast this July 20th-23rd, as the final SGP takes place in Mill Hill Field, Cambridgeshire.
If there was ever a better ethos for a festival for its party-goers than Secret Garden Party’s, then let us know. We are so sad to hear that 2017 will be its last ‘hurrah,’ but the festival has promised to go out with a bang, remaining true to the values they had when they started as ‘500 friends gathering at the bottom of a garden’. The festival is dedicated to you, and you only, so you’re going to want to come and celebrate with everyone this year to see it off (not to mention the fact that there’s an incredible line up, and loads to do and see).
Founder, Freddie Fellowes stays true to the garden’s roots, asserting that they have, “never compromised our principles and never will. SGP has set a bar for everyone else going forward.” The festival always has a theme, and this year its focussed all around the current digital age we live in with a slight satirical take inviting you to join them in their own sensationalised storm. With eight stages, featuring different styles and genres of music, there’s sure to be something for every type of music lover, and a games arena for the active ones amongst you as well as collaborative art projects and a kid’s area if you want to bring the whole family. There’s also a huge range of ways you can camp, whether you want to opt for one of their boutique camping options or knuckle down and go it old school in a pitch up tent – there’s options for everyone.
This year’s headliners include Metronomy, Crystal Fighters, Toots & The Maytals, Eats Everything, Jack Master, Soul Clap and Craig Richards, and we are loving the range of musicians that have been confirmed, from Wild Beasts, Waze & Odyssey and Kate Nash, through to Fickle Friends, Tom Grennan and Will Joseph Cook.
Crystal Fighters will be blasting out tunes such as their new single, ‘In Your Arms‘ following their successful US tour, and are sure to draw in fans of their dance and synth lyrical music. One of the best parts about Secret Garden Party’s line-up is that it avoids the mainstream, calling in raw and truly talented artists no matter the genre, maintaining their ethos of staying true to their individuality. Tunbridge Wells native, Will Joseph Cook is one of these upcoming talented artists that will be featured this July, bringing his pop-folk style sounds to the stage following the recent release of his quirky music video and single, ‘Beach (I Wanna Make You Mine)‘.
Check out Secret Garden Party’s website for more details, tickets and nitty gritty specifics, including the full line-up.
Words: Julia Cohen
Photo: Secret Garden Party 2016 (c) Giles Smith / Fanatic 2016