group playing at Tandem Festival


musician playing guitar


The Tandem 2018 line up is coming soon!

Last year featured everything from funk and electro to solo Bach, swinging ceilidhs to late night DJs, and global folk musicians sharing the sounds of their cultures.

Tandem’s music team spend the year seeking out unique music from all over the world as well as the best of our local scene. We carefully balance acoustic and amplified stages to bring you an unforgettable listening experience.

As well as music, the festival will be packed with dance, storytelling, film, talks, crafts and spaces to be creative for all ages. Each year we also have a large programme of workshops to introduce audiences to topics from laughter yoga and massage to woodwork and feminism for dads. 


Yoga lesson


Wood cutting workshop

Drawing workshop




Click to see our full 2017 programme.



The Turbans – Megan Henwood – Dutone – Me & My Friends

Art Theefe – Balloon Ascents – Ben Avison – Bossaphoniks – Confluence performance – Crownhill Choir & Mizike – Ditte Elly – Edward Pope – Ethno England – Faceometer Folktone-  Haula Nakakembo – Jack & the Arrows – James Bell & The Half Moon All Stars –  Kourelou – Les Freres – Chapalo  -Limpopo Groove – Matt Chanarin – Midori Jaeger – Moon Beams – Mponendis – Nightscapes DJ – Òkina – Rachel Ruscombe King – Rosie Caldecott – Seby Ntege -Sinfonia Gaia – Sounds like Katia – Steph West – Tandem Ceilidh Scratch Band – Tribe of Tinkers – Thidius

Workshops & Wellbeing

Adventures in Light and Shadow from The Ministry of Imagination – African Dancing from AfroFusion Rhythm – Apple Cart – Capoeira – Circus Skills – DIY Bike Repair Session from Broken Spoke – Experimental Drawing from OVADA – Face-painting – Get Up and Dance Crew – Wytham Wood Walks – Good Wood Workshop and Bean Bag Making from Bicester Green – Make Your Own Dreamcatcher – Mending and Making and Screen Printing from Lisa Made It – Participatory Filming from InsightShare – Sound Salvage from Re-Resonate – Story-Telling – Tandem Poster Collage Workshop – Tandem Story Quilt – Stitched Stories – Traditional Song from Shooting Roots – Upcycled Growing from Community Action Groups – Wandering Feet: for under 6s, and ages 7 to 11 – Willow Weaving – World Music from Confluence Collective


Building a Home for £5,000 – Change the Culture Not the Climate from The Buzz Tour – Feminism 101 – Film Screenings: “Leave to Remain”; “Seeds of Change”; “The City Dark” – Find Your Inner Clown – Creative Careers – Honey Extraction and Bee Talk – Stories from Palestine – Year of the Soil from Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World




Sam Lee – Moulettes – Firefly Burning

Alamakota – Art Theefe – Bambino Dell’Oro – Barney Morse Brown – Capucine – Claire LeMaster – Count Drachma – Crows – Ed Pope – Ena Luis – Faceometer – Firefly Burning – Jack Durtnall – James Bell – James Daubenay – Jessica Law – Laura Theis – Lewis Newcombe – Jones Mages – Matt Chanarin – Moogieman – Namaste Parnell – Rachel Ruscombe – King Richard – Neuberg – Robot Swans  – Sam Taplin – Scarlett in the Wilderness – Sharon Lewis – Sheelanagig – Sophie Ter Schure – Steph West – Tamara & The Martyrs


African Dancing from AfroFusion Rhythm – Conscious Speed-Dating – DIY Wormeries from Community Action Groups- Drop-in Drawing – Drop-in Woolwork from Oxford Community Love Blanket – Get Up and Dance Crew – Good Wood Workshop from Bicester Green – Hedgepig Naturals – Hobo Tree: Spoon Carving – Low-carbon cooking: The Nature Effect with Abundance Oxford – Roundhouse Choir – Story-Telling Arts – Beyond Pages – Upcycling Oxford – Upside-down Vegetables from Community Action Groups- Wildflower Walks 


Ancient Grains – Basic Income – Oxford Behind the Brands from Oxfam – Dirty Fuels and Tar Sands from UK Tar Sands Network – Divestment Campaigns – Meditation in Daily Life from Inner Space Oxford – Our Land, Our Food from Community Food Now! – Communities Food Growers’ Network – Permaculture Principles – Reading the Woods: History and Ecology in Wytham Woods – Starting with Justice from New Economics Foundation – Upcycled Fashion Revolution – Campaign Urban “City Block” Permaculture Design – Use your Voice: Confident Communication from Community Action Groups


Yoga with the Prison Phoenix Trust – Acupuncture with Oxford Community Health Hub – Yoga and Meditation with Neville Dowley – Massage and Reiki with Paola Bisicchia