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The Secret Garden Party HQ are urging all Gardeners who love the party to book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets in tiers 1 & 2 have already SOLD OUT and there are a limited of number of tickets left is tiers 3, 4 & 5. Once these tickets are gone, there is no way into the Garden; there will not be any extra tickets available for 2013. Like Bestival, SGP offer a deposit scheme which allows you to spread the cost of the ticket over two instalments – every little helps!

Here’s a taster of SGP’s line-up …

Great Stage/ Where the wild things are/ Crossroads

Soulwax, Django Django, Bastille, The Strypes, Big Youth, Wolf Alic, Childhood, Eliza and the Bear, Public Service Broadcasting, Rodigan, Findlay, Mo, Roo Panes, Dan Croll, Lee Fiels & The Expressions, Winston Francis, Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald, Son of Dave, Ava Leigh, The Family Rain, Ben Caplan, Deep Dea Arcade, Big Boy Bloater, Treetop Fliters, Annie Eve, The Ladykillers, Steve Nooker, Blackbombers.

The Temple of Boom

James Lavelle (Special Unkie DJ Set), Embrace, The Correspondents, Evil Nine, Loadstar, The Other Tribe, Wilkinson, Foamo, Never Say Die Allstars, Josh Butler

And many more to be announced…

What’s new for 2013?

The Secret Garden Party has announced some new and exciting things for the Garden in 2013. The Garden’s favourite stages returning for 2013 include the spellbinding Where the Wild Things Are, a mysterious, twisted area entangled in the finest new music; The Living Room – this will be home to intimate acoustic sets from some of the best singer/ songwriters in the land. The Rumba Rum Bar, back by popular demand to bring you lashings of Ska, Latino and Reggae, and the scandalous Crossroads, showcasing the best rhythm & blues, soul and Americana, will once again be unleashing it’s voodoo magic on Gardeners this summer. This year’s theme, ‘superstition’ brings the Black Cat Bar, which will be offering up the very finest of cabaret & cocktails, into the seductive spotlight. The reviving Sanctuary area will itself be reimagined and revived this year. As well as offering a whole host of therapies and massage, Gardeners will be able to immerse themselves into a beautiful world of chill out vibes, rhythms and sunset sessions.

Each year the Secret Garden Party’s intellectual platform, Secret Forum, plays host to some of the greatest minds and speakers in the country. This year we are very proud to announce just a few of the brilliant thinkers who will be enriching and stimulating Gardeners this summer David Icke, Jonathan Cainer, Prof David Nutt, The British Humanist Association, Reverend Billy Talen & The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir and more to be announced soon.

One of the garden’s wonders is the Secret Emporium – it’s The Secret Garden Party’s favourite place to acquire off the hook incredible, costume inspired fashion and accessories. The Secret Emporium has been invited to stage a 10-DAY POP UP at Boxpark Shoreditch, 15th – 24th March. Twenty of the very best independent designers have been especially chosen to showcase their new collections. The pop-up will take place in a hand-curated space hosted by Secret Emporium across 3 adjoining retail units. There could not be a more perfect opportunity to seek out those stunning, one-off pieces in preparation for the party this summer – if you want to get your SGP festival purchases before you go this is a perfect opportunity to get some unique items.

Secret Emporium

Wilderness is back for its 3rd season of arts and escapades in the glorious landscapes of Cornbury Park, 8 – 10th August. Continuing with its unique programme of time-honoured arts, this summer’s line-up includes some of the most respected visionaries in music, food, theatre, late night revelry and outdoor pursuits. The festival has also been extended to 4 days, opening on Thursday, giving everyone more time to indulge in its majestic surroundings. For more info on Wilderness’s line-up and tickets head to their website.

Let us know your highlights of Secret Garden Party 2012…

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