Now in its fifth year, Together is the perfect mix of great music, fantastic food, delicious drinks and family friendly fun – and all in aid of Awamu, a charity that works with orphaned children living in the slums of Kampala.
Chiming in at a bargain £85 at early bird prices, the three-day ‘fundrave’ , taking place from 31st July to 2nd August, features two stages showcasing some of the finest musicians, DJs and VJs around. Expect the eclectic – everything from soul, dub and soukous to deep house, ambient and Jungle – and bring your dancing shoes.
Among those already signed up to play this year are Matt Black (Coldcut/Ninja Tune), Blocks & Escher and kora virtuoso Jali Fily Cissokho, alongside a whole raft of Together favourites such as Bam Bam Sound, Destiny Shore and DJ Tamsin.
As well as enjoying great music, festivalgoers can feast on an amazing selection of food – including healthy options and more indulgent offerings – served by our hand-picked suppliers from all corners of the world. Complementing this are well-stocked and affordable (i.e. non-London priced) bars that serve a dizzying array of drinks – from bubbles and cocktails to locally sourced real ales, craft beers and ciders.
Other activities on the menu include morning yoga, massage and gong baths, while there’s a whole host of stuff to entertain kids: willow weaving, Science workshops, bottle rocket making and launching, fashion upcycling, puppet and light parades, Mega Play Bus with soft play, ball pits and slides, giant games, circus workshop, kite making, story time, whacky Olympics, table football and the infamous photobooth.
Together takes place on beautiful, biodiverse farmland in stunning Buckinghamshire countryside that boasts sylvan views, starry nights and soaring red kites – and al just over an hour’s drive from London. Bring your own tent or choose from our range of luxury stretched domes and bell tents, already set up and kitted out with creature comforts. Camper van space is also available on site.
Run by a team of volunteers, Together’s main purpose is to raise money for Awamu, a charity that works with children in the slums of Kampala. Thanks to generous donations and acts contributing their time for free, the event has already raised more than £60,000 – and made it possible for 120 Ugandan children to go to school and had trained thousands of women in skills that help them earn an income and look after the children in their care.
In the height of summer, there really is no better place to drink, dance, dress up and raise money for a great cause. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what artists and festivalgoers say:
“The love at Together is just incredible! It’s the best weekend.” Matt Black, Coldcut.
“’The worst thing about Together is that I have to wait until next year to come back again.” Ada, aged 8.
“Fantastic fun. Run by great people. For a brilliant cause. With punters that feel like friends and family. Long may it continue.” Mark Daly, Animat.
“As a complete and utter festival novice, such a lovely vibe in an amazing setting, surrounded by gorgeous, friendly folk and all for a most worthwhile cause. Highly recommend.” Phil McNeice.
“Lovely, intimate, kind and fun. I will be back.” Claire Sheppard.