SIP FESTIVAL 2014
Imagine an island… Far away from the bustling streets and noise…
Members only networking event
The Secret Island Party is the perfect opportunity for the Hushup members to meet together and enjoy this private networking event of the soul, body and mind. We are providing the opportunity for our members to learn new skills and experience a different way of life on our Secret Island Paradise Festival Retreat. Join in with our community spirit, and be a part of the family.
Please note that any illegal behavior at all, including but not limited to illegal substance abuse and unruly behavior, shall not be tolerated at our peaceful retreat. We welcome the support of our local police officers, both uniformed and non-uniformed, who may visit the site from time to time and we appreciate their efforts in ensuring everyone is safe and acting responsibly.
We have a large number of staff and a dedicated health and safety team should you require any assistance. In case of any emergency please let a member of staff know and we will provide immediate assistance. Due to the remote location of the Island, we have a speedboat on standby should anyone need to be rushed ashore! At the same time we would like to remind you that swimming is strictly forbidden for your own safety.
We hope you enjoy and cherish our members only private event – The Secret Island Party!
We will pirate our SIPPERS by moonlight across the high seas to a secret island filled with enchantment and wonder. Upon mooring on our deserted beach, our guests will be spirited through softly-lit rice paddies until they reach the heart of our hidden, magical world.
This year’s theme is ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves’, and we will showcase original artists creating Interactive Art Installations that do not merely provide a backdrop, but encompass our entire event and create a dreamscape that is truly interactive. Fancy Dress in tone with the theme is encouraged, are you a Romani gypsy, an island bound Pirate or an Artful Dodger cockney pick pocket? Prizes for best dressed during the weekend will be picked and presented via social media.
Secret Island Party is a whole weekend of art, music and performance on one balmy Hong Kong Island where you’ll find creativity flowing over and into the shores around you.. With popularity growing it seems the secret really is out, but do you know what the real secret is? Nestled in amongst the foothills of tropical jungle, this natural enclosure, with its own isolated beach area, OUR very own Secret paradise, surely this Secret is one to be shared?
We recruit a mixture of dancers/circusperformers/actors/DJ’s/Bands/Drummers that will bring our wonderland alive. Fall down the rabbit-hole and join the wild, nomadic characters that will inhabit our island for just one evening… Meet the day-glo Faery Queen, the Gypsy Pirates who rave by firelight and the shadowy Thieves who wile away in the dark corners of the dancefloor …
Our official line-up will be announced very soon.. here is an idea of what you can expect this year…
LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING with music from Gypsy Style, Reggae beats, Rock and Roll, Blues and Rockabilly to a Hip Hop Boo Bop. Watch out for our AFTER DARK DEBAUCHERY with local DJ’s inspired to get your feet stomping and your hips dropping, with an eclectic mix of House, Techno, Electro, Drum AND Bass. Find Theatrical additions with ROAMING ACTORS, an incredible Shadow Puppet Theatre show, Open-air Cinema and more. WELLBEING AND CRATFS will host crafty activities for all ages including puppet and lantern making workshops. As a health and wellbeing focused event we bring classes and workshops to promote stress relief and create a higher level of natural energy through forms such Yoga, Meditation and Ecstatic dance.
Your ticket includes access to the event ONLY, please bring festival pocket money for food, drinks, clothing, etc. There are no ATM’s on site!
Please arrive to board your ferry 15 minutes before designated departure time to avoid delays or missed ferry. Please check our terms and conditions, No Illegal Substances, No Glass and No outside alcohol will be permitted on site.
No Refund, No Exchange.
Secret Island Party is a two day, all night, music, art and performance, camping festival in Hong Kong. All you need for SIP is a little trust and a sense of adventure.
Island Opening Hours
The party starts at 11am on Saturday 18th October. The last DJ will play at 9pm on Sunday 19th October. The music will stop at 6am on Sunday morning, starting again at 10am Sunday morning.
The secret’s out! All of our Private Ferries are fully booked, so unless you have a ticket you’ll need to make your own way to the Secret Island Party!
1) Take the public ferry to Cheung Chau Island from Pier 5 at Central Pier.
2) Once at Cheung Chau, head to the right and go to the small water pier.
3) From here take a water taxi (Sampan) which costs anywhere from $80-$150 per boat (not per person).
4) Your destination is Tai Long Wah.
We encourage all Sippers to get Creative and join in with the theme. This Party is themed around Gypsies, Thieves and Tramps, watch out for stranded Pirates, enchanting fortune tellers and pesky thieves.
New this year we have an incredible Shadow Puppet Theatre Jam with Live music. We will have the usual Interactive Art, Live Music, DJ’s, Workshops, light shows, Chill Out Spaces, Installations, Meditation, Yoga, Silent Cinema, and more. Our full line up will be released very soon.
We will be playing music right through till dawn for all you hardcore Sippers. We do however encourage all Sippers to get some rest and recharge because Sunday is set to be quite a treat, morning meditation, yoga and crafting starting at 11am you really don’t want to be flaking out from sleep deprivation. Sleep = More Sip Fun!!
Tickets are available online from Hushup and also through Ticket Flap and EventBright.
If you prefer paper to plastic, we are now welcoming guests to purchase tickets in cash at our office location:
Unit 3b, Luen Wai Commercial Building 93-97 Des Voeux Road West Shueng Wan
Remember tickets do not include food and drinks so bring plenty of Island funds as this remote location does not have an ATM machine or take cards of any kind.
Full Weekend: 750
Information and directions for access will be provided when tickets are purchased. Don’t worry we are whisking you away to paradise, but you can access and leave the site whenever you like. We have 24 hour water taxi’s on standby and boats coming from Central to make journeys even easier.
Camping and Accommodations
We encourage all Sippers to camp, adding to the community feel. You can hire tents from us but please pre book via the website, confirm and pay before the event. Each tent sleeps 2 to 3 people and is 160 hkd (please allow for a $100 deposit as many people left their tents in May and some were damaged) including Yoga Mats but you must bring your own sleeping bag or Blanket. Camping will be on the Farm and Compost toilets built for your midnight needs. Shower rooms also available onsite. B&B available on neighboring island – please email email@example.com for details.
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