Secret Garden Festival 2016 Expands To Two Full Days, Announces On-Sale Date

UPDATE 08/01/15: Secret Garden has unveiled the theme for its Friday night shenanigans, and it’s none other than ‘Space Cowboy Party’, which means the festival’s first night will be an extraterrestrial one in the wild, wild west — we’re thinking metallic cowboy hats, ray-gun holsters, vest and chaps.

The not-so-secret Secret Garden Festival is taking things up a notch in 2016 by expanding to over two full days of tunes, art and garden-y fun.

Organisers have decided to keep the festival’s capacity limited, but are giving punters a bit more time to enjoy themselves in 2016, instead of holding them back to only a day and a night of festival shenanigans.

Now in its eighth year, Secret Garden is set to take place over Friday, 26th and Saturday, 27th February 2016 in a “top-secret” location (aka Downes Dairy Farm, an hour from Sydney).

Last year’s Secret Garden Lineup featured the likes of Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, Remi, The Griswolds, Client Liaison, Velociraptor, Steve Smyth and Gang Of Youths. Next year’s lineup and activities are still under wraps, but we’re being told to brace for “glitter, music, dance, alfresco showers, surprises, friends and fancy dress”.

Once again, Secret Garden is promising to donate proceeds from tickets and bar sales to charity in 2016, having already donated over $200,000 to Oxfam, The Boys & Girls Brigade and the Sarah Hilt Foundation.

Tickets to Secret Garden 2016 go on sale Wednesday, 11th November, with pre-sale tickets also up for grabs at the brand-new Secret Garden website.

Catch some choice photos of this year’s Secret Garden event alongside next year’s dates and ticket details, below.

UPDATE 09/02/16: Secret Garden festival have just released a line-up teaser ahead of a full announcement, with a handful of artists being offered to whet our appetites ahead of the festival. See the first few acts below.

Gallery: Secret Garden 2015 / Photos: Hayley Gibney-Palmer

Secret Garden Festival 2016


Bad // Dreams

Dorsal Fins

Hayden James

Haitus Kaiyote


Roland Tings

Sampa The Great


The Meeting Tree

World Champion

+ more to be announced

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th February

Location TBA (one hour from Sydney)

Tickets: Oztix

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