15th April 2010
The Secret Garden Party confirm a huge list of new acts for their Fact or Fiction Extravaganza
Horace Andy & Dub Asante, Dreadzone, Fionn Regan, Goldheart Assembly and Fenech Soler among the latest acts confirmedHeadlining the festival this year will be the multi-sense experience of the Gorillaz Sounds System (DVJ), a multi-sense experience, featuring the music of Gorillaz mixed and remixed by DJ Kofi, with a full visual display by official G.S.S. VJ Roland. G.S.S. percussionist Remi adds another layer to the DJ performance with a variety of live instruments, while Pauli bangs the drums, no mean feat. It’s sure to be a truly unique experience – and all sanctioned by none other than Gorillaz bass-slayer Murdoc Niccals himself.
Joining the Gorillaz Sound System is Marina & The Diamonds, with one of few festival appearances, an act tipped by almost every new music pundit from corner to corner of Britain. Mercury Rev, the critically acclaimed winner of NME best album, will make an incredibly rare appearance at a UK festival. They will be joined by some of the preeminent new, established and leftfield artists from across genres and disciplines… creating one of the most exciting and eclectic music bills the Secret Garden Party has ever programmed.
The Party is once again set to undergo a transformation, with this years theme unveiled as Fact or Fiction, tearing down the boundaries between the two assumptions. In 2010 The Secret Garden Party will be prizing open the chinks in man’s most carefully constructed edifice; Reality. The Garden will be exploring the theories, fantasies, mysteries, legends, visions and illusions that have created a rich world between Fact and Fiction.
For artists they take inspiration from Heath Robinson, Escher and Dali; from authors and poets they look to H G Wells, Lewis Carol and Coleridge; for inventors and scientists, figures such Da Vinci, the Wright Brothers and pioneering astrophysicists.
The Secret Garden Party has always been a place where fantastical happenings take place… this year they venture beyond the boundaries of reality more than ever.
Tickets for 2010 are on sale priced at £142 + booking fee. That includes camping, parking, fun, frolics plus all the other hidden extras that usually lurk within a ticket price. Campervans however will be charged an additional £50 for the duration (they take up a lot of space). Teen tickets for 13-17 year olds will be £115 plus booking fee, and as per, under 13’s get in free, but will still need to secure a ticket.
The Secret Garden Party takes place from 22-25th July 2010 at Mill Hill Field, Huntingdon