Oxford Film students capture Tandem Festival

29 Jul 2015

Putting their film skills to good use SAE Institute Oxford film crew of dedicated students headed over to the eco-friendly, international annual music festival Tandem and captured the celebration of world music and the musician’s that created it.

Intimate, international and eco-friendly, the second edition of Tandem Festival was held over the summer solstice weekend and played home to over 200 musicians who travelled to share their sound and make collaborations. Over 800 festival goers enjoyed three jam-packed days of activities as varied as dancing to Greek or Latino music, upcycling clothes and palettes, learning about bike maintenance, and even going on culinary explorations with bug tasting sessions. This year saw the launch of the ‘inTandem’ publication which explored the ‘Year of The Soil’ theme.

The Tandem concept was conceived as a means to bring environmental issues to new audiences through the arts, whilst promoting a collaboration between and a celebration of the vibrant cultures across Europe and its founding father is none other than Nicholas O'Brien, SAE audio alumni.


Musicians and traders said:

"The festival was full of magic moments with people who have no clue about Greek music feeling totally comfortable with it, improvising and completely letting rip. I haven't seen such a thing before and I am sure it has to do with the space and the vibe of the festival"

- Kourelou


The Tandem team is unbelievably grateful to everyone that volunteered their time and skills to make the weekend so epic. In this instance we need to give a shout out to Sarah Buisson, Thomas Pratt, Austin Green, Natalie Simpson, Sam Morrish, Mark Levien, Emily-Beth Hill, David Bakker, Daniel Barrett, Ahmed Sabbour, Indi Brodley, Georgina Money and you can see the film students' movie below.

The volunteer-run Tandem team was left with so much positive energy that they have already confirmed the dates for next year: 17th to 19th June 2016. Keep it free Vibe readers’ we’ll announce when the tickets go live on here early next year...