Celebrating its tenth year this weekend, three-day music and arts festival Secret Garden Party has become one of the most sacred dates in London’s hedonistic handbook. Set around a lake in a quiet part of Huntingdon in Cambridge, it draws young, colourful and up-for-it crowds out of the city in droves. They’re rewarded with one of the most visually arresting festival sites imaginable – expect everything from a coliseum made of hay bales (otherwise known as the ‘colli-silly-um’) to a gay bar-cum-launderette dedicated to rinsing you right out.
Tickets are still available for this year’s throwdown, which sees sets from 2manydjs, much-touted mod kids The Strypes, Django Django and Bastille. It also boasts a world-beating array of DJ talent performing on a beautiful lake-side stage known as the Pagoda. Chart-topping brothers in bass Disclosure curate Saturday’s sets (which include turns from Skream, Artwork and Zed Bias) while modern house kings Jamie Jones and madcap genius Seth Troxler will be bringing the Ibiza-vibes.
Since the theme at this year’s SGP is based around ‘superstition’, here are a few spooked songs to get you in the mood: