ABOUT & ETHOS
‘Tandem is a real cross-cultural celebration, where a new sound/instrument/language is brought to the stage every set’ – Nightshift Magazine
‘A bit dance, a bit world and a lot of party’ – E-festivals
Tandem is a three day festival bringing you different worlds of music, art, dance, workshops, food and eco-friendliness. We’re back for our fifth edition from 21st-23rd June at the beautiful Lower Farm in Oxfordshire. Our volunteer-powered festival celebrates culture and inspires change: what’s good for your ears, eyes and dancing shoes can be good for the planet too!
A huge programme of music will be at the centre of the Tandem experience, from funk to a full size orchestra, balkan beats to late night DJs, plus resident musicians from around the globe sharing the sounds of their cultures.
The festival will also be packed with dance, storytelling, crafts and workshops to introduce you to everything from yoga to bitcoin to feminism for dads. There are loads of new family activities this year with arts, activities and unamplified stages for little ears. Come and enjoy the space to be creative and experience something different!
Eco-friendliness and inclusivity are at the heart of our festival. We work community groups, artists and researchers to engage audiences with environmental and social issues. We incentivise low-carbon transport to the festival, avoid non-recyclable waste, upcycle everything we can and only serve veggie/vegan ethically and locally sourced food. The site is step-free and family-friendly with unisex and accessible toilets. Get in touch if you have any queries. Read more here: Environmental Policy TF18
Tandem Festival is part of Tandem Collective, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that engages and empowers new audiences to tackle environmental and social issues through music and the arts. Its current projects include Tandem Festival, Ethno England, InTandem Publications, Tandem Skills Camp and InTandem with… More here.
At the festival’s last edition, we brought together over 50 community groups delivering talks, workshops & films that presented eco-friendliness in a way that’s engaging, fun & relevant. Check out our festival impact infographic for more detail on our achievements.