African Drum Village

The first and only drum festival in Scotland


We hope to answer your feedback and help explain costs and other questions.

Food, Catering


Toilets and Showers

Mobile phones / Signal / Charging


  1. What will ticket prices be for 2013

    We have thought long and hard over prices. 

    The majority of feedback stated that people would rather it cost slightly more to keep the numbers lower in order to get better quality of instruction and maintain the wonderful community feel ADV has.

    To afford the number and quality of workshops and keep the numbers low we will have to increase the cost a fraction. We also want to make our 10th birthday a special event   

    Prices are as follows:

    Early Bird before April 30th 2013  

    190 pounds

    After 30th April 2013 

    220 pounds

    Or 4 x Instalments of 55 pounds

    Child prices

    We have not altered child prices to make it cheaper for those with large families

    Under 5 free

    Over 5 and at school 22 pounds 

  2. What do I get for my hard earned cash?

    There are approximately 15 workshops per day. You do not need to book workshops in advance. Workshops are for mixed abilities in all instrumentation.

    Every evening there are live performances. Thursday we have a chill-out day and have 'fake highland' games plus an evening Ceilidh.

    We do not charge for camping. We provide luxury loos (they even play music!) hot showers in the main hall and via a gas operated outdoor shower.


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Camping and Arrival

  1. What size tent can I bring and when can I arrive?

    If you arrive before the Monday of the festival you will be charged a suppliment of 50 pounds as we are not insured for public until the official start date.

    We advise you bring a tent suitable for our Scottish weather. A good ground sheet is required. Please don't bring huge tents as space becomes limited.

  2. Can I use my Camper van

    You can book your camper van space. However, they are very limited.

    You will be charged an extra 50 pounds supplement if you use your campervan AND use tented space. eg, Camper and sleep in a tent / Awning

    Either camp in the van or a tent not both. You would be taking up Van space and Tent space. Unless you have a large family (we would require prior notification)

  3. Do I pay extra for camping

    No... We do  not charge for camping. Only workshops.

    We will charge a supplement of 50 pounds if you bring a Van and camp in a tent!

    Unless you have a very large family...

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Food, Catering

  1. Is there a shop on site or near by?

    There is no shop near. The nearest is Kirriemuir 12 miles

  2. Is there a Cafe`

    Yes, Fabians Jamacan cafe is open throughout the day and into the evening.

    Prices are around 5.50 for a Chicken meal.

    There is no catering for Vegan or Vegetarian (some of Fabians food is Veggie)

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  1. Do I need to book workshops?

    No, You do not need to book workshops in advance. you just arrive in time at the venue. Sometimes it is advisable to bring along your own seat.

  2. What if I'm new to drumming. Will I be able to go to workshops?

    Yes. There are workshops for mixed abilities in all instrumentation.

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  1. What is there for my kids to do?

    We have Angus Arts who open the tent to anyone who wants to join in. Free of charge.

    All children are welcome to join in the workshops.

    There are parks next door to the hall. 

    We encourage festival children to mix with others and get back to the olden days of children playing freely in the wonderful surrounds.

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Toilets and Showers

  1. Tell me about your loos and showers

    provide luxury loos (they even play music!)


    The Hall has undergone renovations however two of the 4 shower have been removed. We will all have to use the two showers probably on a male-female hourly rota.


    There will be a gas operated outdoor shower.


    It might be a good idea to bring wipes!


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Mobile phones / Signal / Charging

  1. Will I be able to charge my mobile or laptop?

    Yes, we have a charging point. Crew will look after  your equipment on charge for a small fee that helps cover the electric costs for the hall.

    No other charging is permitted in the hall

  2. What is the signal like up in the Glen?

    The signal is poor. T mobile seems to be the best.

    Texts get through better than phone signals.

    There is a phone box aprox 500m from the hall or the hotel has a payphone

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