We are taking a year off! Thanks for all your support, see you soon...
What is The Music Camp?
As well as performing in The Venue @ the Café, there are lots of Music Collectives
to join, a late café scene, opportunities to support workshops with live music and
jamming in the Chai Bar.
If you enjoy drumming we always make time to drum together around the central fire,
this often brings out the camp fire twirlers who enjoy entertaining us with their
The Music Camp is held in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and is here to help
people who are interested in music to find ways to take their interest further and
explore the magic of music in all its forms.
The wide range of workshop opportunities on offer ensures there will be something
for every one at all levels. The camp runs from Thursday to Sunday. During that time
you have a wide range of workshops and activities to choose from which give you the
opportunity to have a go at trying out different instruments - singing - dancing
or explore playing in a group.
Each morning there is a meeting at 10am in the largest marquee, where you can find
out more about camp arrangements and workshops for the coming day. The workshops
are held in a selection of marquees, yurts, domes and Tipi's of various sizes. The
Café marquee is a central focus to the camp, and in the evenings hosts 'The Venue'
giving the opportunity for live performances.
How the camp works
Feedback from previous camps
"The spirit and space to find yourself"
"Safe, well organised, good vibe"
"Nice community feeling"
"It's another world - MAGIC!"
The Laughing Buddha is our camp retail experience par excellence, where you can come
and explore a fabulous range of Clothes, Textiles, Instruments, Camp fire trivets
etc... An ever changing Aladdin's cave of ideas and inspiration.
Our aim is to make music accessible to all
We want you to leave the camp feeling inspired to go and explore your own world of
Established musiciansare well catered for and will enjoy the many opportunities
to play and interact with the camp. We have an in house stage where you are welcome
to explore your performance needs.
General domestics at camp
We have the Water World, a beautiful environment with piping Hot Showers and a relaxing
Sauna, all fired by wood burners. Our Toilets are the best: - Clean organic earth
We have sinks for hand washing and standpipes to fill your water containers.
Pedal power and Solar power
We have spent time developing and building a Solar powered stage for The Music Camp.
We have collectively fund raised and bought 4 Solar Panels, giving us power to a
bank of batteries which in turn gives us lots of energy to power the stage in the
Café. We are looking at ways of using wind power too.
This means we can offer a fabulous way to enjoy the live music at this year’s camp,
courtesy of the sun. A big plus is it cuts out the need for a generator and is a
more camp and, environment friendly way to enjoy the stage in the Café.