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

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2018 Dates

Friday 15th June – Afternoon arrival at Lower Farm, Ramsden
Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd June – Workshops, rehearsals, jamming…
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June – Tandem Festival weekend! Ethno and Folkatron participants are artists at the festival.

**Tandem Festival ends at 5pm on Sun 24th, and we will be part of the last performance of the whole festival. So, if you don’t want to miss out, make sure you don’t need to leave before 5.30pm!**

Monday 25th – Friday 29th June –  TBC ETHNO UK TOUR 2018!?

2 years after the referendum, and 9 months before Brexit might become a reality, we want to take the Ethno band around the British Isles in celebration of global culture and international welcome, showing the UK what global culture can bring and showing visitors that there is still a warm welcome for you here!

We’re still working on it, so this might not happen, but if you want the possibility of joining, don’t book your ticket home just yet and keep that extra week free for now..!

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2018 Accommodation

We’re on the same site as 2017, 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!

In previous years, participants have camped under the stars in the meadows. This year we are trying to arrange an alternative to camping, as we know this is a barrier to some participants. We will update this section soon!

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Travel

Tandem is an 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 and Folkatron participants! We’re offering travel discounts to encourage you to think about the environment when travelling to our Ethno/Folkatron camp. If you avoid aeroplanes and come by train, bus, or car-share, you’ll get 10% off your Ethno/Folkatron 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: www.theconvergingworld.org/carbon_calculator

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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 and Folkatron participants will stay for the festival as artists, with free camping and artist meal tickets. We’re also offering a limited number of performance slots at the festival for existing groups coming to the Ethno/Folkatron camp – please mention on your application if you are interested in participating!

Terms and conditions – Ethno England

  1. Applications close on Monday 28th May 2018.
  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.
    1. We will not accept a very large group from one country, to ensure there’s a range of cultures represented.
  3. Your place is only guaranteed once you have paid the participation fee.
  4. Fees (includes festival ticket worth £85, accommodation, tuition, and meals, based on the currency exchange rate of 31/01/18):
    1. €180 (£160) International participants
    2. €220 (£195) UK participants

      **10% discount for green travel (bus, train, car share), 35% discount for cycling more than 100 miles! Reimbursed on arrival.**
  5. If you cancel before 1st May 2018, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations up to 1st June 2018 will receive a partial refund of 50%. After 1st June, cancellations will not be refunded.


Terms and conditions – Folkatron

  1. Applications close on Monday 28th May 2018.
  2. We have 10 spaces on this year’s Folkatron, 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 £85, accommodation, tuition, equipment and studio access, and meals, based on the currency exchange rate of 31/01/18):
    1. €215 (£190) International participants
    2. €265 (£235) UK participants

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

  5. If you cancel before 1st May 2018, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations up to 1st June 2018 will receive a partial refund of 50%. After 1st June, cancellations will not be refunded.
  6. All tracks produced as part of the Folkatron workshops and activities will be the intellectual property of Upcycled Sounds Ltd.


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