One of Sydney’s most beloved small festivals, Secret Garden is only a few weeks away, and it’s time to start getting read. Now in its eighth glorious year, organisers have announced the annual Friday night fancy dress theme: SPACE COWBOY PARTY.
What that might entail is anybody’s guess. Aliens, sheriffs, outlaws and intergalactic space commanders meet head to head in a glorious battle that’ll go down in history as one of the biggest, not to mention brightest.
For me, the first thing that came to mind was Joss Whedon’s incredible short-lived space-western series Firefly, and that Doctor Who episode where the Doctor, Amy and Rory take on an alien cowboy outlaw in a rundown Western town. But that’s enough of my dorkiness for one article.
This year, Secret Garden announced that they’re making serious changes, having added on an entire extra day to the traditionally one-day camping affair. Punters will get the chance to catch 50 bands and DJs, 30 actors and plenty more across the weekend – including a “very busy” kissing booth!
Renowned for its easygoing vibe, its ‘small festival’ attitude and of course, some incredibly impressive costumes, the 2016 edition is sure to be the best one yet.
Secret Garden takes place from February 26 – 28, 2016. Grab your tickets and more information right here.