African Drum Village

The first and only drum festival in Scotland

                            ADV 2016!
We are very pleased to announce that one of our special guests this year is the wonderful Billy Konate. Watch this space for more news!
Latest News - We are so excited to see the return of the Seckou Keita Quartet SKQ at African Drum Village this year. Seckou and his group are a delight to watch and hear and if you've missed previous tours I recommend you catch them at ADV.

On line ticket sales will be closed on Monday 8th August. If you want a ticket contact Steve on site - 07971535099

ADV 2016  10th to 14th August.

(Arrival after 2pm 10th, depart by 2.30pm 14th)

Scottish Outdoor Education Centre. 

 Belmont nr Meigle, 

Perthshire, Scotland

2016 ADV in its fabulous location in the heart of Scotland set in 100 acres of outstanding beauty.
It is a family friendly festival and designed for total beginners to advanced performers. Many many festival goers have said its the best festival in the world!...all we know's fun, friendly, exciting, exhausting!

So what are the new ideas?

Our aim is to give the best experience for the best value for money with the least amount of hassle.

Over the years the format of ADV had been stretched to its full potential and needed a new location and fresh format.

Our aim is to create a festival with the same energy and passion as the previous 10 years without the difficulties the festival faced in its previous location.

Here's the exciting part!
You will be able to choose your preferred method of accommodation:

Stay in the newly refurbished bunkhouses with plenty of showers and proper loos! Your bedding will be provided so you don't even have to bring a sleeping bag! or lug your camping equipment into your car, saving money and space for more fun stuff or car share.

Or bring your Campervan (limited space)
Or choose camping in a wonderful open flat easy access field close to plenty of proper showers and toilets! no chemical loos and long queues for showers.
There will be a very limited premium offer of single rooms with en-suite

If you can gather enough friends or family to sleep 12

you could book your own dorm for your party so you are all together for the duration.

And here's the best part!
All your meals are inclusive of the ticket price! read that correctly! 

No need to worry about keeping the milk cold, packing enough food, loading your car and trailer.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided where we can all sit together as one big community.

Your teas, coffee and squash will also be free! and available all day. The menu will cater for Veggies, gluten free and all Halal, even special diets can be catered for with notice.

So how much will all this cost we here you say?

  • Your choice of accommodation

  • All meals provided including tea, coffee, squash.

  • Bedding provided for bunk option

  • All workshops and evening entertainment

  • And as much fun as you can shake a stick at!


Adult £230 - all inclusive whether camping, camper-van or standard bunks.

5-12 years £50 and 13-16 years £75 - all inclusive, must be accommodated with parent or guardian.

Premium En-suite Single Rooms £275 (limited to 12 rooms)

Children up to 5 years old - free

All tickets are subject to a small paypal charge.

How to find ADV 

Belmont Centre, Meigle PH12 8TG


Belmont Centre, Meigle PH12 8TG

ADV team would like to thank each and every person who has attended this festival. We treasure your spirit and enthusiasm and loyalty. Thank you so much..Here's to 2016

We have had 11 incredible years of laughter, tears and friendship, incredible artists, like Famoudou Konate the Zawose family, Jally Kebba Suso, Seckou Keita, Nansady Keita, Chartwell Dutiro, Grassroots, Mocolou Sawane, Ali Bangoura, Baba Kone, Babacarr Dieng, Pap Dieng, Issa Sawane, Sens Sanga, Iya Sako, Koulaty Kabo, Ade Souso Wallace Anna Mudeka, Awa Goudiaby, Idrissa Camara, Malo Sonko, Karim Mbaye, Ibu, Denise Rowe, Baka Beyond, Samba Sene, Ben Laurence, Tanante, Kakasitsi, Mohamed Gueye, Andy McLaren plus an incredible crew of helpers not to mention Fabian and Heathers brilliant food. Apologies if I have missed your name..


African drum village in scotland, was amazing, great people, great teachers, great workshops, great performances- C.S

 It may be called African Drumming Village... but it is soooooo much more than just a week of drumming - F.M

 Im still very much trying to recover. What a fab time, I feel so lucky!!

 amazing time...with beautiful friends, old and new...seriously good music, dancing, singing, partying....... utterly excellent! :-)  - I.R

 Was just fantastic this year especially singing with Grassroots and Chartwell and Denise Rowe ;-)  - M.B

I now feel normal will take me the rest of the year to become abnormal ! E.F

 African Drum Village Was Grrreat! Abaraka, Jerejef, Ngiyabonga!

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Music by kind permission of Seckou Keita taken from the SKQ Album 'The silimbo passage' track info at

 Watch a short video about the festival made by Angus council in 2008