The magical Secret Garden Party festival is set to return after a five-year hiatus this July 21 – 24, for its 20th Anniversary. To celebrate the return of this creative and anarchic festival that opens its arms to, and creates a safe space for everyone, an eye-opening and hugely entertaining brand-new feature-length documentary, That Was A Serious Party, receives its first screening to audiences during the event on July 21, and arrives on digital platforms on July 25, courtesy of Bohemia Media.
SGP is the largest independent event in the UK. It was the first to introduce drugs testing, first to call for a safe sexual practices charter, first to have 360-degree welfare provision, and is a long-term supporter of the charity CALM which offers help to men in crisis bar. A love letter to an iconic festival, the documentary celebrates its origins and its accepting culture. Here is a festival that champions the individual and gives them space to dance and let loose. That Was A Serious Party tells not just the story of this unique festival, but also loudly celebrates its attendees – everyone and anyone who can be who they are or who they want to be in a safe environment.