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Secret Garden Party Announces Theme for 2015!

by Jennye Garibaldi Thu November 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

'Tis the season for festival announcements!

The Secret Garden Party has just released a brand spankin' new website (illustrated by Dave Little) and their theme for 2015: 'Childish Things.' Head Gardener, Fred Fellowes explains the thinking behind the theme:

"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. 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."

Take the creative, DIY artistic element of Burning Man, slim it down, costume it up, set it in the lush English countryside and you've got the Secret Garden Party. Now add an extra dose of childlike wonder and shenanigans on all that, and you've got what's shaping up to be one of the best festivals of 2015!