Organisers of the annual Secret Garden Party have confirmed a retro ‘Childish Things’ theme for next year’s event.

Set to take place on 23rd-26th July, Secret Garden Party 2015 made the announcement moments ago, saying:

“So now our childhood has become romanticised by memorabilia and tat (hands up who owns a Thundercats t-shirt or a Bagpuss plushie?) and it seems present childhoods are now being rated, reposted and liked (or unliked) as all the best ‘toys’ are experienced, virtually through screens… As well as its innate qualities being confounded; childlike wonder is something we yearn for yet rarely see. Yet we are all ashamed when accused of childlike behaviour.

Join us this summer as we’ve decided it’s time to get those Childish Things out of the box again and embrace them as this year’s theme. Escape the world that wants us to grow-up (and behave); and explore what we all left behind.

It was a time when the right side of your brain was in control and magic seemed possible. The stories were wild, the adventures epic and the most important question was “what’s for tea?” (and we all knew how to find out the answer to that). Living viscerally and getting involved (in everything) was second nature in those feral/free/savage and uncharted times.

So in July we will create for you a 100-acre toy box of a party, complete with jelly, ice cream and sprinkles, so you can release and realise your inner child.”

Tickets for Secret Garden Party 2015 are on sale now (direct from SeeTickets, here), with line-up announcements set to be drip-fed over the coming months. This year’s event saw a mammoth line-up, including Little Dragon, Fat Freddys Drop, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Morcheeba, Bipolar Sunshine and more.

Check the full ‘Childish Things’ theme announcement in the image below… not sure about you but we’re getting giddy with excitement already:

Secret Garden Party 2015 theme toy child