Enter a Different World at the Secret Garden Party

by Jack Guy

Sep 14, 2015

Secret Garden Party, United Kingdom © Angel Ganev | Flickr

Trends / Unique Itineraries & Tours

This English summer festival has grown rapidly in the past few years, but still manages to retain its charm despite a hugely increased number of attendees.

 

2 Secret Garden Party, United Kingdom © Angel Ganev | Flickr

© Angel Ganev | Flickr

 

Secret Garden Party takes place in the rolling fields of Cambridgeshire. The venue is just a short train ride away from the clogged streets of London, but it certainly feels as though it’s in a different world. The organizers made a name for themselves through their imaginative use of the natural features of the festival site, and the attention to detail is truly impressive.

 

Stages dot the banks of a river, which opens out into a lake in which revelers party on a floating stage reached by gondola. On the Sunday night, the stage is set alight after a spectacular fireworks display which marks the last throes of an amazing experience. Make sure to explore the woods, where a series of ropes let you swing through the trees like monkeys, and try to find the entrance to the Rabbit Hole, a secret stage hidden away from prying eyes.

 

Secret Garden Party, United Kingdom © Erin Resso | Flickr

© Erin Resso | Flickr

 

At every turn there are art installations which keep visitors stimulated as they meander between stages. The music policy is varied, with an emphasis on unique, interesting acts rather than well-known headliners. The best way to enjoy Secret Garden Party is not to worry about which artist is playing where and when, but rather to simply let the festival show you a good time.

 

Dates for the 2016 edition have already been confirmed, so book July 21–24 off from work if you want to experience one of the more intriguing festivals of the British summer.

 

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