Fancy something different? How about snail racing, plastic duck shooting, space-hopper racing, and DJs spinning tunes from a tree house? Welcome to the wacky world of The Secret Garden...
[r-zone1]Now in its second year, the three-day event is set to unfold across the forthcoming bank holiday weekend (27th-29th August) in the grounds of an old Georgian farm house in Huntington, Cambridgeshire. (Location to be revealed the week before the festival.)
Featuring its own lake, river, and landscaped garden, organisers are promising decadence, quirkiness, outright eclecticism, and some wacky goings on.
Fred Fellowes, The Secret Garden organiser, said: “In an age of festivals being sold on their line-up, special effects, and history, it’s time for something a little different.”
XFM’s Eddie Temple-Morris describes it as: “The last feel good festival of the summer.”
[l-zone2]There will be two main arenas, the Main Stage, featuring live acts including The Egg, The Loose Cannons, and The Beat, and the Stage Tree – a tree house set in an oak tree – where dozens of DJs, including the aptly named The Gardener, will play from.
As well as a diverse programme of music, there will be some bizarre, side-line pursuits, including anarchist sign design, mad fashion bitch’s dressing up stall, Del’s famous pub quiz, and some good old fashioned story telling.
But whatever you choose to do, you’d better be on top form, as the ’emotion police’ will be patrolling to ensure you’re having fun and showing the love!
There will be hot showers a plenty, scrumptious food, and real locals ales and cider. There are no day tickets available but camping is free and caravans and camper vans are welcome at no extra cost.