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Secret Garden Party 2015

22 July 2015, 14:30 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

"I'm still convinced it's a figment of my imagination." Secret Garden Party's Chief Gardener/Founder Freddie Fellowes.

A fitting comment for a festival that feels centred on the very premise of turning imagination into reality. An incredible place where the real and unreal merge, a place where, this year, Childish Things are being celebrated. A child's imagination is a fascinating thing, and so easy to lose as we get older, which is perhaps why it also feels wonderfly fitting that when we ask Freddie what the hardest thing he's had to deal with over the years is, he replies "Growing up." If that's the case, we pray a childlike imagination remains - routed into the vibrant heart and magical fringes of their sprawling garden, providing the perfect playground for "professional party goers with a purpose."

As for what Secret Garden Party is all about, Fellowes says. "It was the outdoor raves that inspired the garden party. Well, inspired and made us want to create something different. At the heart it is about exploring and getting involved. It’s changed in every which way you could imagine over the years, except its intention and it's never the same event twice."

Those outdoor raves take hold in the late night DJs and endless dancefloors, but an incredible live music line-up can also be found. Secret Garden Party's adventurous spirit brings with it a fascination with the new which also means there is a real focus on discovering and celebrating new bands. We've picked some of the acts we've most looking forward to seeing this weekend below, and share in Fellowes sentiment that all the best moments, "fingers crossed they are ahead of us."


Our favourite Spaniards are making their way to the Garden with their infectious garage pop and ludicruously fun live shows.


Spatial, bubbling electronics perfect for those blissed out moments from London three-piece Haelos.

Elder Island

We're not just picking them because they have a track called "Garden." Elder Island's soulful, modern experiements have produced some of the most compelling, nuanced and fresh sounding pop of late.


French/Cuban twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz talents and delicate vocals combine to create this quietly irresistible pop - one that takes its vibrant queues from jazz, latin and world music.

Marika Hackman

Released earlier this year, Marika Hackman's debut album We Slept at Last is a wondrous collection of fierce atmospherics and fragile folk pop. Spellbinding.


Heavenly Recordings latest addition offers up beautiful mass of tangled acoustic guitar strings and wistful vocals.

The Big Moon

Sweet, lovelorn pop delivered by brash guitars and the dark, snarling voices of The Big Moon's Juliette, Soph, Celia and Fern.


Pyschadelic sunshine synths, strutting bass hooks and hazy female harmonies guarenteed to shake the hangover out of your bones and welcome you to the bright day

Secret Garden Party kicks off today! Keep your eyes peeled to Best Fit for more coverage of the festival throughout the weekend.

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