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Jun

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!

Location:
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.

Date:

Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21.

Weather forecast:
Saturday

Sunday

Festival history:
This is its first year.

Total number of acts:
51

Cost of a ticket:
£72

So each act is worth:
£1.41

Big-hitters:
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.”

Must-hear:
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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