- Drumming and Percussion
- Get Involved and Make the Music
- Bring Your Acoustic Instruments
- Music Workshops
- Host a Music Workshop
It wouldn't be an alternative festival without drumming and drum circles, would it?
The drum and percussion circles at ConFest roar with a massive variety of fantastic instruments. Huge arrays of djembe African drums, bongos and conga drums (just to name a few) thump array and build an immersive bass. Flutes, piccolos and violins create incredible highs. Cellos and oboes add an amazing element to keep you dancing and enchanted. Expect to hear more cowbell too.
What is fantastic about all this percussion and music at ConFest is that it is based on attendees participation and getting involved.
Want a drum circle to start up? You can almost be guaranteed that if you start drumming away in an appropriate place, many other drummers, musicians and dancers will join in soon enough.
At ConFest, you make the music, you start the drum circle, you sing an incredible ballad about losing your pants.
Did I stutter? Bring along your acoustic instruments and join in the fun! Whether it is sitting back at your camp and playing along with all your new friends or losing track of time in that massive drum circle, everyone is warmly welcomed and encouraged to bring along their instruments and get involved.
Along with the jamming, drumming and percussion, there are also a range of music workshops hosted at ConFest. These change depending on the year and the workshop hosts attending, though have been known to include African drumming, guitar lessons, instrument tuning, song writing, singing and much more.
Want to teach people a certain musical skill and set up a music workshop of your own? It's easy.
During ConFest, simply select one of the many workshop spaces around the site, write the details on the workshop blackboards (always located near the information area / Info Tent), including details on any specific age group your workshop is intended for such as "for kids only", "for kids of all ages (whether 3 foot tall or 6 foot and bearded)" or "adults only".