Annual Handpan Festival Around the World
Annual Handpan Festival Around the World
Good Music is said to be the food of soul, so every year there are many music oriented gatherings around the world so that people can get together and share their passions for it. Well, handpan is not an exception and there are some dedicated festivals which you can always attend and connect with the raising enthusiast of this magical instrument, enjoy the vibe and take part in the workshops (if included). Every year, around the world, there are many festivals that are held by Handpan communities, below is a list we gathered hoping you get familiar with some of them and attend when you got a chance.
1. PanOZ Festival
“Since the creation of the handpan (or the Hang – by PanArt in Switzerland) in the early 2000’s, there have been a number of gatherings around the world celebrating this instrument, and focusing on music with handpan. One of the original gatherings was put on in the UK by our very good friends, Kelly Hutchinson and Rob Watkins. This was HangOut UK and since then there have been many gatherings staged around the world. In 2016, we hosted our first PanOz Festival”
2. Portugal Handpan Festival
Portugal handpan festival is an annual festival which take place in Lisbon, Portugal, every year so many artists such as kabecao and other professional handpan players and enthusiasms gather together in Lisbon to make this festival more interesting. Beside the shows and concerts there are many workshops in this festival too.
3. Super Bloom Women’s Gathering
” Though I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing such splendor — each flower beautifully, sometimes inquisitively tiny, in comparison to the imagined version in my mind — unearthing the flowers that lay dormant in the psyche and soul-scapes are far more interesting to me. For it is fair to say, that when ready to be activated, we too bloom divinely. Though my first time visiting the area was in 2012, the space acquired during a 2016 trip, shifted my life (with all the roller coaster rides in tow)”
4. Ding in Balance
China will celebrate its first handpan and world music festival. We have chosen a beautiful place for this festival, Dali City Yunnan Province, located in the south of China. It has a pleasant climate, moderate temperatures, and beautiful scenery. It is also an ancient city with a long history. We have invited a number of handpan and world music artists to the festival. We believe that the multiple workshops and concerts with a strong line-up will be surely worthwhile and definitely benefit the audience.
5. HONA (Hang Out Naxos)
HONA is a music festival of the Hangout Gathering series that takes place on the beautiful island of Naxos in Greece.
It is a calling of musicians from all over the world who share the same spirit of expression, through this special instrument called handpan. A coming together of sound explorers who wish to share their love and create beautiful auditory landscapes that bypass the rational mind and go straight to the heart.
In this four-day celebration a wide number of workshops will take place spanning from Yoga, Dance and TaiJi to Instrument and Macrame making as well as Handpan playing classes for all levels, Sound healing meditation and more.
6. UFO BUFO
this festival is one the kind, many artists take a part in this festival and make a great experience for attendance. Beside music and joy, you can go to some discos and other location in Czech Republic. This festival has a different stage for different tastes.
7. Tokyo Handpan Festival
“Tokyo HandPan Lab. (THL) is an organization that creates the Japanese handpan scene and movement.
High-quality information dissemination and events in Japan and abroad specializing in handpan, organizing festivals, andvarious contents give new color and inspiration to people’s lifestyles, encourage action, and look
overseas in Japan It is operated for the purpose of establishing and developing the handpan scene in Japan and improving its social status.”
HangOut UK is a weekend festival for people passionate about Handpans from across the world to come together. Whether you’re a beginner who has never touched a Handpan before or a seasoned performer seeking out new techniques, then HangOut is the place to be.
During the weekend various performances and workshops will be available in the Barn and Cafe Chameleon. Throughout the whole venue you will stumble across many small jam sessions around the campsite fires or even in the Chicken Shed kitchen.
“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same” these words are motivation for holding Pantribe festival. In this festival many magnificent artists will playing and communicate with other people.
10. Hug Festival
The HUG meeting is a wonderful human togetherness, the main purpose of which – as the name suggests – is a great hug, an embracing connection between the lovers of handpan, nature, and ourselves.
The HUG handpan gathering and lifestyle camp will be organized for the third time by the team of MAG Instruments (the first Hungarian handpan making workshop) and the ToSoDa Project (discovered by the Szimpla Lemming Program). The date of the meeting is again at the end of the summer, due to the coronavirus epidemic, between August 10 and 14 for five days.