News about The Secret Garden Party 2015

If there is anything that will get you through the dark, cold and wet winter, then it’s the thought of going to The Secret Garden Party next summer. It may seem a long time away but that just gives you plenty of time to think of your outfit for next year’s theme…childish things

See below for details on this and much more

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23rd-26 July 2015
http://www.secretgardenparty.com

THEME FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED/ NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE
AWARDS NEWS/ GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN/ BOUTIQUE CAMPING ON SALE

The Secret Garden Party is very pleased to announce the launch of its new website today, illustrated by Dave Little http://www.secretgardenparty.com and its theme for 2015 which will be, ‘Childish Things.’
The Secret Garden Party has also been shortlisted for ‘Best Medium Festival’ and ‘Extra-Festival Activity’ awards at the forthcoming UK Festival Awards. It won Best Medium Festival’ at the UK’s Live Music Business Awards last month.

In addition, grant applications are now open for creative submissions and luxury camping is now on sale.
Details and Notes to Editors below….

‘Childish Things’ theme…
Head Gardener, Fred Fellowes explains the thinking behind the ‘Childish Things’ theme for 2015……

‘Why are we encouraged so much to grow up and leave, what adults call, the best days of our lives? Not that we needed that much encouragement; we spent our time hurtling towards the ‘next stage’, determined to be bigger, more grown up, older, more mature and tall enough to take the ride. And what have we found? Certainly not all of the freedoms we thought we would.

“WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I SPOKE AS A CHILD, I UNDERSTOOD AS A CHILD, I THOUGHT AS A CHILD: BUT WHEN I BECAME A MAN, I PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS.” Corinthians 13:11

Join us this summer as we’ve decided it’s time to get those ‘Childish Things’ out of the box again and embrace them as this year’s theme. Escape the world that wants us to grow-up (and behave); and explore what we all left behind. Next July we will create for you a 100-acre toy box of a party, complete with jelly, ice cream and sprinkles, so you can release and realise your inner child. Remember youth is wasted on the young; so here’s your second shot at it.’

Festival Awards…..

The Secret Garden Party is thrilled to be again nominated as finalists at 2014’s UK Festival Awards in the ‘Best Medium Festival’ category (15-40,000 capacity) and in the ‘Extra-Festival Activity Award’ category.
The winners will be announced at the live ceremony at the Roundhouse, London on December 1st. http://www.festivalawards.com

Last month, The Secret Garden Party won ‘Best Medium Festival’ 2014 at the Live Music Business Awards, and its ‘Falling Stars’ display, a magical cascade of 800 LED helicopters released over the crowd and conceived by the New Substance team, won ‘Best Event Branding’ (non-commercial) at the Festival Suppliers Awards, an ceremony that recognises those unsung heroes of event production.

Get Involved. Grants applications open….

Each and every year SGP offers grants to people with the best creative ideas. It could be an art piece, a penguin detective agency, or even a naked late night dance party. SGP pours nearly half of the programming money into contributions that come from this source. More info on the website or email grants@secretgardenparty.com

Boutique Camping now on sale…..
Boutique camping goes on sale today, so fast track yourself into the field of dreams.
Boutique camping customers have their own direct road onto the site, leading to a private car park. After being majicked into the heart of the action, you will be in the beatific arms of boutique bellboys and barrow girls, who are on hand to collect luggage and convey it with care to chi chi abodes. There’s a huge range of options from luxury gypsy caravans to beautiful tipis or yurts, ideal for couples, sharers or families. Once booked in with friendly boutique managers and receptionists, boutique customers have just a moment’s hop, skip and a glitter-fuelled jump from their accommodation straight to the throbbing heart of the party. http://store.secretgardenparty.com

Bathing Under The Sky……

Everyone at a busy action-packed party weekend requires those valued moments of reflection and relaxation and this summer the Secret Garden Party is offering even more luxurious ways to spend that essential down time. Here is early news on how to pamper yourself … http://www.bathingunderthesky.com/festivals/sgp2015

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