SOUL FIRE @SECRET GARDEN PARTY FESTIVAL (January 2009 – July 2015)
Producer and Manager
The Secret Garden Party is one of the UK’s most established festivals and has been at the vanguard of forming festival culture over the last 12 years. What started as a small birthday party for friends has evolved into a world renowned sell out show, which pushes every creative boundary and puts on the best party in the UK every year.
Jenna has been involved with SGP since the early days, and has produced different elements of the show every year for the past 10 years. This playground was really where she cut her teeth in the festival industry. In 2008 she was Assistant Production Manager for the festival, and between 2009-2011 she produced and ran the healing area and world music stage, which attracted artists from around the world. From 2011-2013 she produced and ran the very hedonistic Black Cat Bar where Jarvis Cocker played a secret gig back to back with Too Many DJs…a career highlight.
In 2009 she also started the first ever festival restaurant - Soul Fire, which continued running until 2015 (7 years). Each year she evolved the restaurant through designing everything from the space and aesthetic to the food and drink menus. She managed up to a £35k budget and 200 crew, and was the POC for health and safety, welfare, sound (licensing) and security. Sadly Jenna’s vision to produce gatherings on a more global level has meant she has had to step away from her involvement...but SGP will always have a place in her heart.
Photo by Danny North.