Preview: Secret Garden Party 2016


Secret Garden Party returns to Cambridge this year between the 21st and 24th July. Now in its twelfth year, SGP is based in the grounds of a Georgian Farm House. This differs from many other large music festivals across the UK, with no massive headliners the festival makes its name from different quirky bands alongside a massive range of other events going on within the festival itself.

This is a festival not just about the music; there is so much more on offer. You can take part in a paint fight, get involved in the arts garden, ride in the boats on the lake, get involved in some guerrilla science or spend some time in the spiritual playground.

There is, however, a pretty decent line-up to go alongside all of this; Caribou, AIR and Primal Scream are the three artists to top the bill, ably supported by Milky Chance, Rae Morris, Beardyman and the sweet sounds of Temper Trap. There are of course many other small indie bands you won’t have possibly heard of before, but is that not what a festival is all about, discovering new bands? If you like a band enough, surely you will pay to go and see them on tour, but at a festival like this, you get the opportunity to discover someone new for yourself.

With weekend tickets still available for £180 (with many different help pay schemes available), what better way to spend your summer days than under the July sun, enjoying one of the best medium-sized festivals the UK summer has to offer.

Further information on the line-up, tickets and venue can be found via the Secret Garden Party website via this link.


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