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GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION

Jaminaround is a one-night festival of music and performance, bringing internationally acclaimed artists to perform and entertain in the uniquely inspiring setting of Cranborne Earthouse, at The Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset. The named artists on the bill are primarily the ones jamming in the round, rather than it being an 'open-mic' event, although the intimate atmosphere, the circular layout and the communal excitement mean that the audience are vital contributing force to the performances. There is, however, often an unofficial Jaminaround after hours open session as well.

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Tickets & Entry

Advance tickets can be purchased from this site. Follow the links on each specific events page. Tickets are in the form of a code, redeemable on entry against your name. Standard advance tickets vary in price for each event. In the event of it not being sold out in advance, tickets are available on the door.

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Children & Minors

The event is not aimed at young children. There is no concession rate ticket, but children are more than welcome. How much your children of whatever age will enjoy the event is your call. If you are thinking to come and bring very young children, under 10's do not need to pay but must obviously be accompanied by their parents and this must be arranged by email in advance.

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Cash & Payments

It will be possible to pay for food and drinks with contactless card, although we advise to bring cash in case of network dropouts or technological hiccups. There are also no cashpoints in the village, although it may be possible to get cashback in the local pubs. Nearest ATM will be in the town of Verwood.

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Facilities

The Ancient Technology Centre is used on a daily basis by school groups and the organisers of Jaminaround kindly ask that you respect the site by leaving it as you found it. Recycling bins will be provided. No rubbish must be left on the grass - especially cigarette butts. There are toilets on site and there will be a drinking water hose to fill up water bottles. No cooking facilities.

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Food & Drinks

Delicious, freshly cooked food and a range of hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase at reasonable prices.

The centre is situated in a small rural village so be advised that there is nothing in the way of shops to buy food after 6pm. There are two village pubs which serve food until around 11pm.

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Mobile Phones

Please note, mobile phone signal is very limited in the village. You may not get a signal for the whole time! Our advice is, leave it in your bag and embrace the ancient technology vibrations.

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TRAVEL

The Earthouse is situated at The Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset, which is not particularly well served by public transport.

Travel by car

Ancient Technology Centre map link.

Car parking in the school car park, additional parking on the road approaching the school.


Travel by coach

National express have a service from London Victoria which stops at Ringwood (10 Miles from site) on the way to Bournemouth and Poole.

Travel by train

The nearest train stop is Salisbury (15 miles from the site), which has regular direct services from London Waterloo, Southampton, Exeter St Davids and Bristol Temple Meads.

Local Taxi services are available but it is advisable to organise this in advance.

 

Taxi numbers: 01725516334 / 01202822282 / 01202813672

ACCOMODATION

For those travelling to Jaminaround from afar, there is limited space available for camping overnight at the event, thanks to the kindness of the ATC team. Camping places must be purchased as an 'Overnight Stay' ticket. If you do not have an overnight stay ticket, then you will not be allowed to camp - have a look at the local accommodation options below. There is also very limited space for camper vans in the car park at the top of the track on entrance. Camper van spots must be reserved by email before you purchase a ticket otherwise we cannot guarantee space.

Ley Farm Cottages

Renovating beautiful self-catering holiday cottages in the Blackdown Hills in East Devon

Hill Cottage Farm

Set in 40 acres of glorious Dorset countryside close to the New Forest, this lovely private, family owned site was planned and designed with the comfort of the customer being top priority.

Verwood Club Campsite

The seaside resorts of the south coast and the beautiful New Forest are all within easy reach of our Verwood Club campsite.

Church Farm Campsite

Church Farm Caravan & Camping Park is located in Sixpenny Handley, surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside.

There are also a few B&Bs in the village. You can try AirBnB and other options too.

The Inn at Cranborne
La Fosse | B&B and Restaurant in Cranborne, Dorset

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I camp overnight?

For those travelling to Jaminaround from afar, there is limited space available for camping overnight at the event, thanks to the generosity of the ATC. Camping places must be purchased as an all-in-one ticket from the ticket page. If you do not have an overnight stay ticket then you will not be allowed to camp - have a look at the local accommodation options on the general info page.

Do I have to pay extra for camping?

If you plan to camp, you'll need a camping ticket. Alternatively, you can get a reduced price festival ticket that does not include camping. Camping is strictly limited due to space.

Is there a limit on tent size?

Please bring the smallest tent you can. Our camping area is not big. Please bring reasonably sized tents to accommodate a fair amount of people i.e. a bell tent for a family is fine but not for 1 person. No porches, gardens or lounges out front of tents!

Can I bring a camper van?

Yes, but we are limited to about 10 spaces. To reserve a campervan spot you must but a campevan ticket separately to your overnight stay ticket.

What ages are the tickets for?
Children under 10 are free. 10+ inclusive need adult tickets.


Can I get a refund on my ticket?
No refunds (except if the event is cancelled) however, you can resell your ticket. In the event of a sell-out, we will have a returns list on the door.


How will I know if I have a ticket or not?
Tickets are digital. You will receive a receipt on email. You need to bring some evidence of this in the form of a printout or code.


Will tickets be available on the gate?
Tickets will possibly be available on the gate however tickets usually sell out in advance.


I’m under 18, can I buy a ticket?
Yes, all ages are welcome, if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult. You won’t be able to buy any alcohol or drink onsite but you can have as much music as you like!


Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, no dogs allowed


Accessibility
Our ethos at Jaminaround is that we want to make sure nobody is excluded from the festival.
We offer a free carers ticket for festival goers who require one-to-one support. Please provide a supporting document when you apply for your carers ticket by contacting olly@jaminaround.com.


Accessible Drop Off and Pick Up Points
Please note, after drop off, the vehicle will need to be parked off site in a car park that is around 300m walk from the site on an uneven surface, not accessible for people with mobility needs. Please let us know if you have any special access requirements and we will look at what we can do to support additional needs.


What time do the gates open?
You can arrive at the site any time after 17:00 on the advertised event date. Music usually begins at 18:00.


Do I need to exchange my ticket for a wristband?
No.


Is there free water on site?
Yes, there are water points on the Viking Longhouse.


Where can I find lost property?
Lost property will be taken to the Box office or to Olly!


And who can I contact after the festival for lost property?
olly@jaminaround.com


Can I get cash out at the festival?
Sadly no, so make sure you bring enough to keep you going for the event.

We have a card reader but the signal on site is patchy so it is a good idea to bring cash as well.


Is there any lock up service for valuables?
No. We don’t have this facility, so please don’t tempt fate by leaving valuables on show.


Can I BBQ?
Sorry, no fires or BBQ on site. Freshly prepared hot meals will be available for purchase