Carrying on from the original ethos of The Gathering, the aim of the new Didje Roots weekend is to bring the event back to a more basic, under the stars experience, breaking down the barrier that the use of a stage can create between audience and performer.
Didje Roots will not be a festival, it will be a gathering of like minded people who have a real interest in the didjeridu. The time feels right for an old school event, with a large camp fire as the focal point, creating a very special vibe with performances and jam sessions. A second fire area will be for us to sit around, sharing ideas, cooking meals or just chilling. We are considering a totally off-grid acoustic style weekend. At present we are looking for a covered area to use just in case of bad weather.
Didje Roots will also have various workshops on offer throughout the weekend (not all didjeridu) which we hope will help to keep people busy during the day. What is important with Didje Roots , is the chance for us all to catch up with old friends and make some new ones, while sharing a love for this very special instrument, all in a beautiful setting..
This first early summer gathering will be limited to a maximum of 50 people, to give us an idea on how things could evolve with future Didje Roots events, and therefore must be booked and paid for in advance. Dates, venue and ticket info will be announced early in the New Year
Hope to see you there!……drone on