Secret Garden Party to return after five years
- Credit: Andrew Whitton
The Secret Garden Party is making a return in summer 2022, after a five-year hiatus.
Following recent rumors and conjecture on social media the multi award-winning event is due to return next July 21 to 24.
The event that set the creative benchmark for festivals everywhere will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary year.
Founder Freddie Fellowes said: “20 years ago, I started out with a set of ideas as to what makes a good party as well as the most perfect venue for it.
“Much has changed since our first Garden Party, when there was nothing else like it in the UK: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter had yet to be invented and no one knew what a boutique festival was, let alone Glamping.
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“Since then, the Garden Party has defined and redefined outdoor events in the UK and we have done so as a collective of truly independent outsiders.
“We have never compromised our principles and we never will. SGP has always been a beacon of what you can do within those terms and, as imitation (being the sincerest form of flattery) proves, it has set the bar for everyone else going forward.
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“It was exactly because of those principles, and the love of those who have made the Garden Party what it is, that we closed our doors in 2017.
“But things have changed since then, and in ways we never foresaw.
“To take the luxury of being able to create and curate a party such as the SGP for granted, after the last few years, would be a crime indeed.
“At the risk of being done for plagiarism; we are stardust, we are golden, we are billion-year-old carbon and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
From humble beginnings back in 2003, as a gathering with a few hundred friends in a field somewhere in Cambridgeshire, the passionately independent Secret Garden Party grew organically over the years right up until 2017, which is when it closed its doors for what was believed to be the last time.
The Garden Party’s beautiful dreamlike aspect, fun-loving outlook, much-loved eccentricity, and meticulous attention to detail helped inspire and enable a generation of creative artists, musicians and performers, whilst embracing the core values of friendship, participation and ownership with its audience.
Its legacy was the setting for a collection of wonderful and funny memories, lifelong friendships and numerous and successful creative endeavours it inspired and incubated.
For access to all ticket options pre-registration opens 00:00 BST, Wednesday September 1 from www.secretgardenparty.com
Anyone wishing to attend must apply through this process. Once accepted applicants can then purchase tickets from 6am on Monday September 27.