All the practical information you need for your time at Ethno England


2017 Dates

Friday 9th June – Afternoon arrival at Lower Farm, Ramsden
Saturday 10th to Friday 16th – Music-making!
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th – Tandem Festival weekend! Ethno participants are artists at the festival

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2017 Accommodation

We’ll be in the beautiful village of Ramsden, in the Cotswolds countryside near Oxford. The village is about 12 miles from Oxford, and we will be taking over an empty farm site, transforming barns and fields and woodland into a musical haven! Ethno participants will camp in the fields and rehearse in the barns, so dust off your sleeping bag, make sure your tent has all its pegs, and get ready for some countryside! Let us know if there’s anything you’re not sure about, we will try to help.



Tandem is a green, environmentally friendly festival. We believe in sustainable living, and this is an ethos we want to share with our audience. Last year we had people cycling to the festival from all over the UK and even as far as Belgium – this year we want to see more cyclists from further afield, including our Ethno participants! We’re offering travel discounts to encourage you to think about the environment when travelling to our Ethno camp. If you avoid aeroplanes and come by train, bus, or car-share, you’ll get 10% off your Ethno fee. If you cycle, you’ll get 35% off! We’ll reimburse you the discount on your arrival when we’ve seen proof of your transport.

Use this carbon calculator to work out the impact of your journey with different modes of transport:


Tandem Festival

Ethno England will be happening alongside the local Oxford summer festival, Tandem Festival. During the week there will also be festival volunteers around, setting up for the weekend and running free workshops in festival creation. Ethno participants can join in these workshops during the week if they choose.

When the annual festival begins on Friday afternoon Ethno will officially finish, but participants will stay for the festival as artists, with free camping and one free meal for the concert on Friday night. We’re also offering a limited number of performance slots at the festival for existing groups coming to the Ethno camp – please mention on your application if you are interested in participating!

Terms and conditions

  1. Applications close on Monday 15th May 2017.
  2. We have 20 spaces on this year’s Ethno England, and reserve the right to choose amongst applicants to get a good balance of instruments and experiences.
  3. Your place is only guaranteed once you have paid the participation fee.
  4. Fees (includes festival ticket worth £75, accommodation, tuition, and meals):
  5. €185 (£160) International participants
  6. €225 (£195) UK participants
  7. These prices are based on the currency exchange rate of 06/02/17

**10% discount for green travel (bus, train, car share), 35% discount for cycling more than 100 miles! Reimbursed on arrival.**

  1. If you cancel before 16th May 2017, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations up to 1st June 2017 will receive a partial refund of 50%. After 1st June, cancellations will not be refunded.

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