Step Away From The Computer #6: The Garden Party

THE GARDEN PARTY dares to be different. With its origins traced back to Sao Paolo guerrilla street artists and private parties, it’s finally going overground as a 2000-capacity antidote to festival behemoths like T in the Park. And it’s probably the only event in the world where the dancefloor is located on a tennis court. Game on!

Kelburn Castle, near Largs, Ayrshire.

Fascinating fact:
The Garden Party had to be cancelled last year because Strathclyde Police’s staffing bill would have been more than double the organisers’ production costs.


Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21.

Weather forecast:


Festival history:
This is its first year.

Total number of acts:

Cost of a ticket:

So each act is worth:

The AliensJames Yorkston & The Athletes.

Organiser’s propaganda:
“We aim to attract a certain type of festival goer: responsible, musically aware, free-spirited, fun-loving individuals who are looking for a fresh and inspiring musical experience.”

4The GillyflowersCountry Boy
(Village Stage, Sunday)
4James YorkstonA Calvinist Narrowly Avoids Pleasure
(Garden Stage, Saturday)
4The AliensRobot Man (Garden Stage, Sunday)
4Alex CornishThe King Of Hearts (Village Stage, Sunday)

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