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Secret Garden Party reveals 2017 theme

Plus AIF Conference awards SGP Act of Independence Award.

Secret Garden Party (credit: Andrew Whitton)

Gardeners, you can now officially get started for next year’s festivities at The Secret Garden Party as the festival organisers have revealed that 2017’s theme will be, drum roll please, Sweet Dreams! Expect a VIP treatment as SGP will give you a glimpse of what fame and fortune really feels like with added lols and silliness.

The time has come for you to know what you will be in SGP’s Strictly X Factor Love Island I’m a Kardashian #get-me-out-of-here social, instant, online world!

Additionally Secret Garden Party has also been awarded the Act of Independence at AIF Conference in Cardiff. Whether channelled through its distinctive themes or its confrontation of social issues, Secret Garden Party’s ethos and spirit of independence has always been to encourage a free-thinking and forward-thinking community. So organisers are genuinely gratified to receive recognition for this pioneering work on drug testing – the first public testing facility in the UK.

Paul Reed, General Manager of the AIF said:

There was a very strong shortlist for the inaugural ‘Act of Independence’ award and the result is some well -deserved recognition for an initiative that was both preventative and proactive, focusing on harm reduction, promoting safer drug use and helping people to make informed choices. It was achieved following years of hard work behind the scenes engaging the various agencies involved so congratulation to Secret Garden Party and The Loop for their perseverance and pioneering work in this area. We hope to see MAST testing become rapidly widespread at festivals, and AIF are working closely with The Loop and the organisers of Secret Garden Party to develop best practice and national guidelines for drug use and health and safety services at festivals

The Secret Garden Party takes place between 20th and 23rd July in Huntingdon. 

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