The Secret Garden Party 2013
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Genres: Indie, Folk, Alternative, Electronic, Dubstep
Creativity, participation, exploration and adventure are the motivators for organisers and gardeners alike. The many installations are there to be played and engaged with, rather than observed. Play being the key word; behaving silly and getting messy are encouraged and expected rather than frowned upon.
The Secret Garden Party is pleased to announce its Art & Expression Theme for 2013 is
Ours is a rational world, where science and mechanics control much of how we live and think. Yet many of us feel an instinctive resistance to this world of reason, a primeval attraction to beliefs and actions without logic. Are you afraid of the number 13? Would you bury a broken mirror in the moonlight? Do these behaviors guide our fates, or are they superstitious nonsense?"
This year the Secret Garden will be asking all Gardeners to explore their affinity to the supernatural, the inexplicable and the irrational to indulge the tussle between the left brain's sober analysis and the right's need to conjure its own reality.
Leave reason at the Garden gates, search for the four-leaf clover along the path and see where lady luck takes you. Will you be saluting magpies or courting black cats, touching wood or spilling salt, crossing your fingers or breaking mirrors?
In 2013 we pay homage to the power of the number thirteen and laugh at ourselves a little.
The number one rule is that the party must facilitate participation. To ensure that this principle is upheld, Secret Garden Party gives over half of all programming money back to the gardeners, in the form of arts and expression grants. In 2012 the Secret Garden Party funded over 40 action camps, games and activities, over 50 art installations and hundreds of performers.
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History of The Secret Garden Party
The Secret Garden Party began in 2004 with 1000 people attending. Which then, simply comprised of one hand-built stage, two small bars, a naked stage manager and the organisers could be found swimming in the lake at dawn.
In 2005 the word had spread and 3000 people turned up, the same relaxed atmosphere remained. There was a feeling that people could do anything that they wanted; and people did. Dressed as Dictators people threw themselves over and into 6 ft (1.8 m) high pianos in the Suicide Olympics, and at 10am Monday the wild times were still rolling.
In 2006 the festival swelled to 6000. In September 2006 the Head Gardener and Team participated at Burning Man in the Nevada Desert. They took off their clothes, painted themselves blue and decided to begin a new phase of the Secret Garden Party.
Brave New Worlds was created. They introduced the Action Camps & Events, The Avant Garden and established the Annual Expression Theme designed to encourage vision and participation.
As 2007 was a revolution for the SGP, they felt it was appropriate to use 2008 to explore the dramatic transformations of Past, Present and Future, the great happenings that have created the world we inhabit today. The Expression Theme became Come The Revolutions. As an individual at the Secret Garden Party you have that rare opportunity to be and do anything you desire. Few people, few places and even fewer countries have this powerful freedom.
At the 2008 Secret Garden Party, a derelict tent from earlier on in the festival was found, and magically restored into a dance tent by a group of teenagers. It filled within seconds of the music being turned on, and was the last tent left open at the festival, as stated by a festival goer who called the radio channel Q103.