Secret Garden Party - The Folk Lodge

Secret Garden Party - The Folk Lodge
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 13:00 - Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 23:59

The Secret Garden

Good Things happen in the Secret Garden.

Join us is our bespoke and unique Timber Frame Barn venue The Folk Lodge at Secret Garden Party. There's so much going on.

Commissioned and designed by creative minds from Cut A Shine and Secret Garden, we present a unique venue, The Travelling Barn, a huge traditional and authentic timber framed barn venue over 20 meters long and 14 meters wide. Seeing is believing.

Join us at the festival in this unique space for tons of live bands, ales and ciders, and the famous Roller Hoedown!

Friday Night is SHORE LEAVE!

Shiver Me Timbers ! The Folk Lodge is proud to be staging the best nautical party in the country... SHORE LEAVE !!!

Straight outta the port o' London, these burly legal sailor boys n gals really know how to throw a party and do it selling out every month in the capital. A celebration to the golden age of sail, this is a dress up drinking n dancin rum do with chanson, weimar and russian polkas and aul bawdy drinkin songs from every port!

" We sail tonight for Singapore.....! "

It's not just another gypsy folk thing....oh no..This is lower deck of the Titanic, Limehouse Docks and hot hot sunshine tiki sailor jerry action all in one place!  Girls come pull a sailor, take away a classic portrait from their postcard booth, or get yerselves a fake tattoo by the infamous Johnny DeMonique,...all whilst getting rowdy in song, dance and romance!

There's be tug o war competitions, a dress up stall and a house band of very merry men playing accordions, fiddles, banjos and an all manner of wonderful bawdy behaviour!

*LIVE* !

THE CITY SHANTY BAND - SGP's favourite sons...this eleven men strong acapella shanty band dont mess around when they sing their hearts out about the toils n trubbles of livin in thee aul concrete jungle...With a new Ep out and an exciting year ahead, they are excited as hell to be playing at SGP where they went down an absolute storm last year...Never been to sea in their lives, they have an uncanny knack of showing it! They're funny, they're bawdy fellas, young dumb and full o rum!  Dont miss it!

GORGEOUS GEORGE - Can only be described as one of the most exciting live and recording acts to have emerged from London in recent times. Their original and complete unique blend of eastern european folk musics with a distinctly youthful South London wisp has been leaving audiences with their jaws dropped for just under a year now. They deliver hilarious tales of frighteningly believable and relative characters that make  listening tothem feel like one big fly on the wall documentary in a council estate, married with a musical skill, knowledge and stage presence which is rarely, if ever, seen in a band so young and new. Basically THEY ARE SHORE LEAVE AND THEY ARE PARTY!


Spinning the plates and bringing about the best party thats gonna happen on Friday night!!!! Expect a rogue playlist featurin the Pogues, Waits, Dubliners, Cave, Sondheim, Piaf, Brel, Kabaret, Zorba the Greek, Weill, Brecht, Tango's, Waltzes, Barrelhouse, Bavarian Beer Hall songs, and So so much more!

Saturday Night is Hoedown Night featuring

The Roller Hoedown 1pm - 6pm
Cut A Shine Electric + The Loose Moose String Band + Kidnap Alice + The Monster Ceilidh Band + Viper Central + The McRae Sisters + Stompin' Dave