Whether you are one of those who left all their inhibitions at the gate or just went along to people watch, this bizarre and magical festival that pops up in Abbots Ripton for a long weekend each year is the perfect place to forget about the world outside. Where else can you see pig racing, mud wrestling and naked trampolining all in one day? Where else can you have a paint fight with thousands of other festival goers before jumping in the lake to remove the evidence? This years fancy dress theme, superstition, brought those dressed as magpies, black cats, and even a few Stevie Wonders to the festival. Even the lost property tent was a cheerful place, with every successfully returned item signalled by a cry of we have a winner swiftly followed by a chorus of hoorays. Its surely the reason this four-day party is so popular, despite a lack of big names in its varied and eclectic mixture of musical acts which is the bread and butter of most UK festivals of a similar size. Thats not to say that Faithless, Bastille and Regina Spektor are not capable of drawing the crowds. Thousands danced through a torrential downpour on Saturday night to 2ManyDJs and Faithless sets followed by fireworks and the ceremonial burning of the half-sunken pirate ship in the middle of the festival lake, where many had danced during the day. And there was a seemingly endless mass who sat singing their hearts out as the light faded on Sunday and left Regina Spektor glowing in gold on stage. But with hot tubs, croquet, dance-offs and giant games of Guess Who, there is so much more to enjoy at the Secret Garden Party than the names that top the bill. With its 10th anniversary next year, the festival set up by Fred Fellowes (in his dads garden), will hope for a sell out this year the attendance was 29,000 and tickets were still available on the gate. Some people missed out.