The line-up looks like a who’s who of today’s top sonic tastemakers: Jackmaster, Seth Troxler, Bonobo, Eats Everything, Ben UFO, Gerd Janson, Midland, John Talabot, Craig Richards, and Joy Orbison. Other fantastic disco stalwarts include: Crazy P, Berlin’s Salon Zur Wilden Renate, and Greg Wilson among the 200-strong line-up.
Other highlights this year include the return of the Secret Island boat party, curated by Love International’s Dave Harvey, a ten-hour party by online electronic music magazine and ticketing agency Resident Advisor. The legendary boat parties, two a day, have sold out as have on-site apartments, but there are still plenty of glamping Shikar tents, podpads, and DIY camping available.
The beauty of Garden is that it’s small compared to other festivals, fewer than 3,000 people, making it easy to manoeuvre back and forth between stages, the beach, your apartment and the boat parties. The festival is encased in a cove-like atmosphere, caressing the music into a cozy shindig, with a forest to shade you from the sweltering Mediterranean sunshine. Within 15 minutes’ walk is the fishing village of Tisno, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and sizzling steaks.
This year may be the end for the Garden but in its place will be another event, specific details yet to be announced.