Secret Garden Party Sells Out, final tickets for Glade


Dearest Gardeners,

As spring slowly rolls into summer, the days get longer and warmer and the Garden looks more beautiful than ever, we come to you with some very exciting news. Secret Garden Party 2011 has SOLD OUT. Last year,
you asked us not to grow any bigger, and we listened. As a result, we sold all the tickets to the event in record time.

If you got your tickets in time, then we’ll see you in the garden. If not, you can join our ticket waiting list. There is the odd Gardener who for some reason or other can no longer make it to the party and need to sell their ticket. We are buying these tickets back, and issuing them out to those on the waiting list.

Read on for loads of exciting news about what’s in the garden this year, a VERY funky video from 2010 and a festival or two that you’ll find the Head Gardeners playing in over the next couple of months…

The Collo Silly Um

Dear oh dear Gardeners. It’s back; Bigger, Louder, Later…This year the Collo Silly Um goes through a new leap in its evolution, as it fast becomes the best venue on site. Run by SGP long time favorites BEARDED KITTEN you can expect all the lunacy of previous years, including hay bale towers to climb all over and an 8 metre truss – perfect for hanging Gardeners on bungee cords, dressed as babies and armed with giant bottles of milk.

But this is not all. With one of the biggest sound systems on site, when the sun goes down and the mud pit gets covered, the Collo Silly Um will become a giant outdoor dance floor. Keep your eyes on the website as the line up confirms, but already booked is the mighty BASS NECTAR who’ll be the decks… This is going to GO OFF…

The Glade 10th – 12th June

With one week to go, all the Head Gardeners are ecstatic about this festival. Rising from the ashes, this is the dance festival for the electronic music connoisseur. With headline sets from Trentemoller, Adam Beyer and Andrew Weatherall, with literally dozens of stages playing every type of electronic music imaginable, if you love your beats this is the festival for you. House, Techno, Psy Trance, Breaks, Progressive, D&B…it’s all there.

Oh, and did we mention the STUNNING new site? Set miles away from the nearest village and with the best licence available, Houghton Hall is a beautiful home for a beautiful show. With 8 days to go and a handful of tickets still available, if you want to be part of Glade 2.0 the time to act is NOW.

Or do two short shifts on the bar in exchange for your FREE Glade weekend ticket, drinks and food: Click here for more:

Soul Fire

We are now taking bookings for SGPs fine dining experience Soul Fire Restaurant. More than just a beautiful 3 course a la carte dinner, evenings in Soul Fire are a feast for the eyes and ears too. Incredible performance and beautiful live music supplement the incredible food. All lovers of life’s finer things must experience the Soul Fire Restaurant.

You can book a table for two, or a private dining yurt of up to 30; Soul Fire caterers for groups large and small. With two sittings a night, there’s plenty of time to plan your evening around the best festival dining experience you’re likely to find in a field anywhere.

And that’s before mentioning brunch. Think Eggs Benedict and elderflower champagne. There’s no need to book brunch, just drop in and grab a table for the tastiest (and most civilized) breakfast on site.


12th – 14th August

Here’s another festival the Head Gardeners will all be attending. On a site in Oxfordshire as beautiful as the Garden itself, Wilderness festival is a treat for the senses. Top quality music acts, beautiful healing areas, oodles of out door activities, lot’s for the kids to do, pampering galore – this is a perfect festival to round off the season. Come for a day or stay for the weekend, the choice is yours

Action Camps

With more Action Camps than we’ve ever had before, this year is going to see some of the best content supplied by YOU we’ve ever had. Returning this year are favorites Ass-trology – if you missed these guys last year then you must make it your mission to find them. It’s a bit like Mystic Meg is hosting the weirdest office party you’ve ever been to. Not for the faint hearted…

Escape to New York

Last time we told you about an exciting new project that The Head Gardener is pioneering with our cousins across the pond. In an attempt to plant and grow the same seed of radical self-expression that flourished so well in Cambridgeshire, Escape to New York is a taste of the English Countryside in the States.

E2NY’s exclusive travel partner Black Tomato has put together an amazing package deal including flights, transfers by road and sea plane, amazing accommodation and of course your event ticket. They’re even throwing in an exclusive pre-party in New York. This is the way to do international festivals Gardeners, we kid you not. Taking all the hassle out of getting to the party, Black Tomato have sorted it all out for you. For more on this perfect package, click HERE


Returning this year is the mighty collective ROBOTS>>> Making incredible installations from scrap, this year they are raising the bar. When you find them, and find them you will, you will see a MASSIVE favella village on stilts, that Gardeners will be able to climb in, on, threw and over. If you remember what they achieved last year, no doubt you’ll be as excited as we are to see what they achieve in the Garden this year…

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