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The Secret Garden Party

Listed under Music Festivals in South East England, United Kingdom.

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This festival claims to be 'a nihilistic escape from the daily drudge of normality', and to invite you into 'the world of Eden and Babylon'.  That roughly means they've built two hedonistic arenas in a huge landscaped garden by the side of a picturesque lake, and are expecting you to bring your creativity and ideas as well as your enthusiasm to this not for profit, non sponsored event.  One stage is more dance-y and the other more chill-y and there are smaller artily decorated satellite stages if you want to hear something a bit more unusual.  

It's not too heady for kids though, children are welcome, as long as they're not too offended by mud wrestling, bubble wrap popping, sock wrestling, silent disco, maypole dancing, karaoke, body painting and the odd skinny dipper.  If they need counselling after seeing something untoward they can get help from the Bad Advice Bears – not.  Leave them in the kids play area if they're not.  

In 2009 the festival was fronted by Jarvis Cocker.  

The Secret Garden Party Website.

Written by  Ame P. Oliver.

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