All You Need To Know
We are passionate about music, dance, performance art and interactive theatre. Our lineup has been carefully curated to take you on some wild adventures through our forest.
We are a festival for mates, by mates.
22 + 23 FEB 2019
Secret Garden is a huge costume feast. We are a refuge for people who want to wear whatever they like
Friday theme: we’ll let you know soon
Saturday theme: a fancy dress free for all
(Indian headdress + black face are banned.)
The Secret Garden team is made up of curators, musicians, actors, performance artists, prop designers, drag queens, artists and architects. We have all bonded over our mutual love of over-the-top parties.
The Fizzy Stuff
Bar profits go to charity. Craft beer is $7, champagne is a little more. We have a mixture of full and mid strength bars.
11 years ago we (a group of friends) decided to put on a huge over-the-top party for us and our mates. In our first ever meeting, we decided on five things that would be at the core of what Secret Garden is;
/ Announce the line up after we have sold out, so everyone comes for the festival, not just to see one or two bands. This creates a sensational party atmosphere
/ Program a line up of artist who will each bring the house down. An eclectic, unpretentious lineup, curated for people who love discovering new things
/ Hand over each nook of the forest to our most creative friends and give them freedom to do whatever they like (we now have 150 friends who put on the most outrageous party their creative brains can dream up)
/ Two days of full fancy dress
/ Encourage everyone to participate, not just spectate (you will most likely get roped into things like singing Disney Karaoke or sitting in our applause section clapping in Gardeners as they arrive)
/ If we make a profit, give it away to charity (over the years we have given almost $500,000 to charity)
11 years on and this is very much the essence of the festival; we are just much better at it. We have also picked up a bunch of awards along the way too
We hope Gardeners leave Secret Garden with renewed sense of love for the world and all the party piglets in it. We can’t wait for you to get here
We are now running regular shuttle buses from Campbelltown station. With limited parking and RBT/MDTs at the exit, buses are the way to travel. Buses will be brought through an express entry, so you won’t have to wait in a queue. $24 return trip.
We need to cap the number of cars, so we charge for parking to encourage carpooling. $23 for cars, $35 for RVs and vans (no cars in the van area). Tickets will be checked at the gate this year and no door sales.
1300 438 849