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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlike previous years, there will be no camping on site at Jaminaround. There is a camping field within walking distance of the Ancient Technology Centre, designated for Jaminaround events. You will need to book a camping add-on with your event ticket from the website. Overnight parking will be at the campsite. There are also toilet facilities. Full info will be communicated to ticketholders.
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
Unlike previous years, there will no longer be any camping on site at Jaminaround. A camping field has been arranged, within walking distance of the Ancient Technology Centre, designated for Jaminaround events. All of you wishing to travel to Jaminaround, enjoy the whole spectacle and not travel back the same night, can now do that (again!). You will need to book a camping add-on with your event ticket from the website. Overnight parking will be at the campsite along with toilet facilities. Full info will be communicated to ticket holders. For those less inclined to camp - have a look at the local accommodation options below.
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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I camp overnight?
Unfortunately we can no longer provide camping space on site at Jaminaround events. It is something we are working to resolve, for now - have a look at the local accommodation options listed above.
Can I bring a camper van?
Sadly not to sleep on site.
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.
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
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 email@example.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?
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?
Can I get cash out at the festival?
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