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Here's our round-up of the Alice-in-Wonderland-esque Secret Garden Party festival, featuring Blondie, Mystery Jets, Leftfield, glitter, mud, nudity, Shitfaced Shakespeare and much, much more…
Written by Jessica Cook
The Secret Garden Party, illustrated by Sam Parr
A playground for all ages, The Secret Garden Party boasts a reputation as a festival where you can temporarily seek refuge from the hassles of real life and indulge in a few days of crazy creativity in a temporary community where a surprise lurks around every corner.
In my estimation, The Secret Garden Party is the closest you can ever get to Wonderland without reading Alice Through the Looking-Glass (It even has croquet). Held in the Cambridgeshire countryside just outside Huntingdon, this festival occurs on the grounds of Abbots Ripton Hall, home of Lord de Ramsey. These days the festival is a pretty badly kept secret and as many as 26,000 people attended this year, compared to the more petite 1000 or so that partied there back when it was begotten in 2004.
The grounds, as well as the festival goers, function as an impromptu art exhibit with fancy… read more