We’re delighted to announce our lineup for the 2016 Secret Garden Party festival! Inspired by this year’s galactic theme, we’ve invited space scientists, astrophysicists, filmmakers, beatboxers and out-of-this-world thinkers to grace the stage of the Guerilla Science tent on 21-24 July…   

Image: Samantha Milligan / Fanatic 2015

Image: Samantha Milligan / Fanatic 2015

Thursday

16:00 – Maynard’s Mini Zoo

Get hands on with life in cold-blood. Handle chameleons and snakes and discover their science superhero powers.

17:00 – Turn on, tune in and drop out

Lie back and watch space art films with live music from micro-orchestra Darkroom and special guest Elif Yalvaç.

18:00 – Space pub quiz

Pit your science facts against fiction, find out how astronauts pee in microgravity and other weird and wonderful oddities along the way.

23:00 – Travelling Observatory

Peer through telescopes and observe a meteor shower as it happens.

Friday

10:00 Wake up to space yoga

Stretch like an astronaut and find out from the UK Space Agency’s Microgravity Manager the benefits of yoga training.

11:00 Maynard’s Mini Zoo

Our official tent opening! Get hands on with life in cold-blood. Handle chameleons and snakes and discover their science superhero powers.

12:00 Mind-blowing debate – Where do we come from?

Step boldly into the frontiers of dark matter and get tied up in string theory and supersymmetry.

13:00 – Cosmic Lunchbox

Tour a kitchen of the future, take the doughnut challenge and find out how algae is the next generation of superfood.

14:00 – Drugs pub quiz

Test your Breaking Bad knowledge of psychedelics and mind altering drugs in quick fire group rounds.

15:00 – Life on Mars

Become a pioneer and set up the first human colony to grow embryos in this fast paced game.

16:00 – Trip the light fantastic

K! E! C! Get fast and furious with our neuro-scientific drugs assault course.

17:00 – Mutant Circus

Roll up, roll up! Find out why our roaming mutant fruitflies are the unsung heroes of science and space travel.

18:00 – Lust, Sex and Brains

Put on a blindfold and delve under the covers of the mind to reveal fifty shades of passion-inducing food.

Image: Nick Caro / Fanatic 2015

Image: Nick Caro / Fanatic 2015

Saturday

11:00 – Wake up to space yoga

Stretch like an astronaut and find out from the UK Space Agency’s Microgravity Manager the benefits of yoga training.

12:00 – Mind-blowing Debate – Is there anyone out there?

Find out how exploring other life forms and the mental health of astronauts is one of the biggest challenges for space missions.

13:00 – Cosmic Lunchbox

Sow the seeds for a futuristic garden, grow plants without soil and harvest carrots for maximum crunchiness.

14:00 – Lust, Sex and Brains

Put on a blindfold and delve under the covers of the mind to reveal fifty shades of passion-inducing food.

15:00 – Trip the light fantastic

K! E! C! Get fast and furious with our neuroscientific drugs assault course.

16:00 – Life on Mars

Explore a mysterious meteorite and make new friends with Martians in this fast paced game.

17:00 – Mutant Circus

Roll up, roll up! Find out why our roaming mutant fruitflies are the unsung heroes of science and space travel.

18:15 – Big Data

Join writer, presenter and comedian Timandra Harkness in a one-woman show to find out if size really matters?

Image: Danny North / Fanatic 2015

Image: Danny North / Fanatic 2015

Sunday

11:00 – Turn on, tune in and drop out

Lie back and watch space art films with an ambient soundtrack by micro-orchestra Darkroom.

12:00 – Mind-blowing Debate – How will we survive when our sun dies?

What can we learn from supernovae explosions and will we ever become immortal?

13:00 – Cosmic Lunchbox

Step into a laboratory to grow your own meat and find out if animals could be reared on the moon.

14:00 – Lust, Sex and Brains

Put on a blindfold and delve under the covers of the mind to reveal fifty shades of passion-inducing food.

15:00 – Life on Mars

Grow old on Mars and see if your body has changed, meet your twin from Earth and find out if they would recognise you?

16:00 – Space scents

Sniff out the different smells of the planets and discover the effects of the cosmos on your olfactory system.

17:00 – Space pub quiz

Pit your science facts against fiction, find out how astronauts pee in microgravity and other weird and wonderful oddities along the way.

18:00 – Bellatrix beatboxing champion

Live beatboxing performance with a double bass blowing the roof off the tent and meet a voice expert to hear about the anatomy of vocal chords.