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 is...it'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.
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.
So how much will all this cost we here you say?
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
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 ....it will take me the rest of the year to become abnormal ! E.F
African Drum Village Was Grrreat! Abaraka, Jerejef, Ngiyabonga!
Watch a short video about the festival made by Angus council in 2008
Iya Sako Djembe and dundun teacher
Moctar Sawane Serouba, Djembe, Dundun teacher
BiTilo Serouba group
Samba Sene Senegalese artist
Saskia Watkin African Dance teacher
Forest at ADV
Starshade at ADV
Bruce N'cube Song, Dance, Nyunga Nyunga
Hans Camp Band
Stalls at ADV
Hans Sutton Djembe, Dundun, Calabash workshops
Teachers chilling at 'Village time'
Jally Kebba Susso - Kora performance group
Iya Sako Dunddun class
Kakasitsi - drumming and dance workshops
Seckou Keita, Sura and Suntou Susso relaxing at ADV