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The Ultimate Handpan Gathering Guide (2024): Global Handpan Event Calendar

Updated: Jun 27


Welcome to Planet Handpan's ultimate guide to every handpan gathering and festival around the globe! We've meticulously compiled this comprehensive list of events for handpan enthusiasts, complete with details on ticket prices, dates, event websites, and a brief overview for each event. Here, you'll find a diverse array of handpan celebrations – from the serene natural settings of Bali and the powerful Colorado Rocky Mountains, to the vibrant urban atmosphere of Tokyo. Each festival offers their own unique blend of performances, workshops, and community spirit, perfect for anyone eager to explore the world of handpan music while also exploring a new part of the world! Whether you're looking to enhance your skills, connect with fellow handpan nerds, or simply enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of the handpan, our guide has everything you need to plan your next musical adventure. (All ticket prices are listed in USD and are subject to change)

 

Sydney Handpan Festival

Feb 15-18, 2024



Location:

Katoomba, Australia Ticket Prices: Standard Ticket: $400

Weekend Ticket without accommodation or breakfast: $280


Event Overview:

The Sydney Handpan Festival enchants attendees at the beginning of each year at the beautiful Karuna Sanctuary in the Blue Mountains near Katoomba. This festival promises an immersive experience with handpan jams, workshops, and performances. 2024 highlights include sessions by renowned percussionist Adrian Portia, Australia's leading handpan maker Celestial Sound, and special guest Greg Sheehan, a master of rhythm and handpan. With wholesome vegetarian food and activities suited for all skill levels, it’s an event that celebrates the magic of handpan music in a serene retreat setting. Website: facebook.com/events/287316827468628


 

Vivaan - India Handpan Festival

Feb 16-18, 2024



Location:

Belagavi, Karnataka, India Ticket Prices: 3-Day Pass - $30 2-Day Pass - $22 1-Day Pass - $12


Event Overview:

Get ready for Vivaan! The ultimate handpan bash happening from February 16th to 18th, 2024! It's not your average gig – this festival goes beyond the cool tunes of the Handpan. Picture this: Indian classical jams, cultural vibes, and a whole bunch of other artsy stuff. Vivaan is all about mixing things up and creating a seriously magical scene where music meets culture. Website: Facebook.com/VivaanFestival





 

KiwiPan Festival

April 10-13, 2025



Location:

Auckland, New Zealand


Ticket Prices:

TBA


Event Overview:

KiwiPan Festival is New Zealand's premier handpan event, celebrating the handpan in a vibrant and inclusive setting. After a triumphant inaugural year in 2023, the festival returns in 2024 to its beautiful Auckland venue. Expect immersive handpan workshops led by international and local talents, nourishing food from one of Auckland’s top caterers, and the chance to explore and purchase instruments from handpan maker Celestial Sound.


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PanOz Festival

April 18-22, 2024



Location:

Sugarloaf, Victoria, Australia


Ticket Prices:

Festival Pass - $447

2-Day Pass (Camping Only) - $300

1-Day Pass - $100


Event Overview:

Enter the OG Australian Handpan party, PanOz Festival, kickin' it since 2016. It's not just about the tunes, it's a whole vibe – we're talking about a mission to spread the handpan love. They're bringing out the big guns, international and local legends, to a stunning Aussie backdrop.


PanOz isn't your average handpan festival; it's a game-changer. You're not just gonna leave with killer beats in your head; you'll walk away with new mates for life. It's the kind of experience that changes both your musical and personal life. So, if you're up for some good tunes, good vibes, and making lifelong friends from down under, then PanOz is the handpan event for you!


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AWÁ Handpan Gathering

April 26-28, 2024



Location:

Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Ticket Prices:

Options starting at $110


Event Overview:

AWÁ Handpan Gathering Brasil invites you to reconnect with your creative essence through a three-day immersion into music and community. Held amidst the lush landscapes of Brazil, this gathering emphasizes the circular, unifying spirit of its namesake from the Tupí-Guarani language. AWÁ blends solo performances with collaborative jams, offering workshops that guide participants to form their own musical ensembles. This dynamic retreat is designed for those who wish to transcend daily routines and dive into the joy of collective music-making, celebrating our shared heritage and the powerful connections forged through rhythm and melody.


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Handpan Brazil Festival

May 16-19, 2024



Location:

Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil


Ticket Prices:

Shared Cabin Ticket - $250

Camping Ticket - $100


Event Overview:

Get ready to groove in the heart of Brazil. This shindig is all about spreading love, good vibes, and, of course, good handpan music.


Brought to you by the dream team of Handpan Brasil Festival & friends like Mudra Handpan, Satya, Tacta, Handromeda, Bamboometal, MPS, and Pampeano, this fest happens annually each May in the beautiful city of Atibaia. And guess what? It's right on the way to Pedra Grande, a must-see spot in the region. Think handpan concerts, a showcase of handpans by awesome Brazilian producers, nature walks, jam sessions, workshops, bonfires, and just good ol' fun. So, grab your handpan and get ready for a weekend of musical magic in the heart of Brazil!


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PANiaque

May 17-19, 2024



Location:

Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Quebec, Canada


Ticket Prices:

Weekend Pass - $135


Event Overview:

PANiaque celebrates its 10th edition from May 17 to 19, 2024, offering a dynamic and welcoming environment for handpan, steel tongue drum, and similar instrument enthusiasts. Held lakeside with late-night jam sessions by the fire, this gathering invites you to explore, learn, and immerse yourself in music. Try out a variety of instruments, join workshops for all skill levels, or just enjoy spontaneous jam sessions. Featuring delicious meals, yoga sessions, and performances by artists like Pierre-Olivier Bolduc and Francis Leclerc, PANiaque is the perfect place to connect, create, and celebrate. Full weekend, day, or concert-only registration options are available, making it easy to join the festivities tailored to your schedule and interests.


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HONA - Hangout Naxos

May 28 - June 2, 2025



Location:

Agia Anna beach, Naxos Island, Greece


Ticket Prices:

Basic Ticket - $165 - $242 (Upgrades available)


Event Overview:

Get ready for HONA, handpan lovers paradise on the stunning island of Naxos, Greece! Born in 2018, this five-day musical extravaganza brings together global musicians united by the spellbinding allure of the handpan. From yoga and dance to instrument making workshops, it's a celebration of sound, friendship, and everything handpan. With nightly steel symphonies under the stars and a decent sized cap of 200 attendees, HONA invites you to join this one of a kind handpan event.


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Pantasia Handpan Gathering

June1-4, 2024



Location:

Big Bear, California, USA


Ticket Prices:

Weekend Pass - $550

Event Overview:

Unleash your inner musician and connect with fellow handpan enthusiasts at the Pantasia Handpan Gathering in Big Bear, California. This inclusive event welcomes players of all skill levels, from curious beginners to seasoned veterans. Immerse yourself in a stunning lakeside location for four days of workshops, jam sessions, and everything handpan. Learn new techniques, explore different instruments (some available for purchase!), and find inspiration amidst the beauty of nature. Pantasia offers a variety of activities including yoga, and nightly live concerts to create a truly well-rounded and unforgettable experience.


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Hang Uut

June 6-9, 2024



Location:

Wapserveen, Netherlands


Ticket Prices:

TBA


Event Overview:

Hang Uut, now celebrating its 13th year, is a premier handpan gathering held in the Netherlands. Organized by Atelier dell'Arte, this event has established itself as a cornerstone of the European handpan community. Each year, enthusiasts from around the world gather to immerse themselves in everything handpan amidst the scenic Dutch landscapes. With its focus on music, culture, and community, Hang Uut offers an unparalleled opportunity to deepen your connection to the handpan all while making some new friends!

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Hangaout Festival

June 14-16, 2024



Location:

Condat-en-Combrailles, France


Ticket Prices:

TBA


Event Overview:

Escape to the idyllic French countryside and immerse yourself in the world of handpans at the Hangaout festival! Nestled amidst the rolling hills and lush greenery of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, this vibrant gathering promises a fun-filled weekend of music, workshops, and connection. Attendees can expect a lively atmosphere and a chance to learn from skilled handpan players, all embraced by the relaxed, community spirit of the French countryside.


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GRIASDI Handpan Gathering & Festival

June 20-23, 2024



Location:

Böllerbauer, Stadt Haag, Austria


Ticket Prices:

4 Day Pass - $130

3 Day Pass - $107

1 Day Pass - $54


Event Overview:

Get ready to join the global handpan party at GRIASDI – where handpan lovers, players, and makers from all corners of the globe come together for the ultimate Austrian handpan event. It's not just a meet-up; it's a chill scene where you can make music, swap stories, and forge connections that last a lifetime. Workshops, open mics, mind-blowing performances, you name it, Griasdi's got it. And when the beats aren't echoing, there's a massive camping spot, festival zones to explore, and a feast of tasty bites and drinks at prices that won't empty your pockets. If you're after a laid-back global music fiesta with lasting memories, GRIASDI is where it's at!


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Pantu Handpan Festival

June 27-30, 2024



Location:

Młyn - Dolina Pięciu Stawów, Stefanów


Ticket Prices:

From $37 - $111


Event Overview:

Pantu Festival, Poland's pioneering celebration of the handpan, resonates as a testament to the instrument's enchanting allure and the global community it has inspired. Born from a desire to reconnect and collaborate post-pandemic, Pantu offers a sanctuary for artistic expression and communal joy in a picturesque natural setting. Beyond captivating live performances and enriching workshops led by international and local talents, Pantu stands out for its commitment to sustainability and holistic education, encompassing dance, vocal expression, and mindfulness practices.


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Swiss Handpan Festival 2024

June 28-30, 2024



Location:

Kulturfabrik Wetzikon, Wetzikon, Switzerland


Ticket Prices:

Friday Pass - $45 Saturday Pass - $45 Sunday Pass - $23


Event Overview:

Get ready for a rad weekend at the Swiss Handpan Festival in Wetzikon – where music meets pure magic! Dive into three days of handpan vibes at the Kulturfabrik, with enthusiasts and artists from all over the globe coming together to jam, make friends, and soak up the Swiss handpan culture. From international performances and workshops to a very neat marketplace with musical goodies, it's a weekend packed with good times and great tunes.


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Ete Nomade

June 28-30, 2024



Location:

Dienville, France


Ticket Prices:

TBA


Event Overview:

Set against the serene backdrop of Dienville Beach and the Forêt d'Orient Park, Ete Nomade Handpan and Didgeridoo Festival invites enthusiasts to a unique fusion of music, nature, and well-being. Just a 40-minute drive from Troyes, this eco-friendly gathering embraces families and promotes tranquility. Attendees can explore and master unique instruments like the handpan, didgeridoo, and Jew's harp through engaging workshops. The festival's Well-Being Village offers relaxation sessions, intuitive massages, reflexology, yoga, vibrational therapies, drum circles, and mantra therapy. Evening concerts and sound journeys, available on a donation basis, provide a harmonious soundtrack to the festival's nights. A Creator’s Village showcases hand-crafted instruments, jewelry, pottery, and totems, alongside artists and holistic stands. While the festival operates on a conscious participation model for most activities, workshops and well-being sessions are fee-based. Visitors can enjoy local beers and homemade vegetarian food from on-site vendors, making Ete Nomade not just a musical event but a holistic cultural experience where everyone is welcome to connect and rejuvenate.


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Pangonia Handpan Gathering

July 4-7, 2024



Location:

Berlin, Germany


Ticket Prices:

Regular Ticket - $104


Event Overview:

This immersive event is your chance to dive deeper into the world of handpans, offering a unique blend of learning, connection, and celebration.


Here you can witness the magic firsthand as world-class handpan artists take the stage across multiple captivating concerts. Then sharpen your skills and explore new techniques with interactive workshops led by experienced handpan masters. With a limited capacity of only 100 guests, Pangonia fosters a close-knit community atmosphere where you can connect with fellow handpan players and share your passion.


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Wild Naya Handpan Summer Academy

July 9-16, 2024



Location:

Schönsee, Germany


Ticket Prices:

Full Week Pass - $838 Weekend Pass - $358


Event Overview:

Embark on a transformative musical journey at the Wild Naya Handpan Summer Academy! This week-long immersion is designed for handpan enthusiasts of all levels. Immerse yourself in workshops led by world-renowned handpan musicians, hone your skills, and discover yourself as a handpan player.


Beyond the learning, Wild Naya fosters a vibrant community atmosphere. Connect with fellow handpan players, participate in evening jam sessions, and enjoy unforgettable experiences under the summer sky. The breathtaking Nature Community location provides a scenic backdrop for musical exploration, offering a unique blend of learning, connection, and relaxation.


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Blesspan Italian Festival

July 18-21, 2024



Location:

Italy


Ticket Prices:

TBA


Event Overview:

The Blesspan Italian Handpan Festival is a vibrant celebration in Italy, bringing together handpan enthusiasts for a weekend of music, workshops, and community. It’s an opportunity to experience the unique sounds of the handpan in a welcoming and scenic Italian setting.


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Handpan Festival Croatia "Svarogov kotač"

July 24-28, 2024



Location:

Zrnovnica, Croatia


Ticket Prices:

$60 Per Day


Event Overview:

Nestled in the serene landscape of Croatia, this handpan event combines Croatia's breathtaking natural beauty with the mesmerizing sounds of the handpan. Attendees can look forward to immersive handpan workshops, nightly jam sessions around campfires, and a series of captivating performances from international artists. Set in a secluded forest clearing, the festival offers a retreat-like atmosphere perfect for both seasoned players and curious newcomers


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Panvica

Jul 26-28, 2024



Location:

Czech Republic


Ticket Prices:

Festival Pass - $54


Event Overview:

Gather in the stunning natural beauty of the Czech Republic for the Panvica 2024 handpan festival. This unique event promises an unforgettable experience filled with music, workshops, and connection.


Nestled amidst breathtaking scenery, Panvica offers a unique opportunity to combine musical exploration with relaxation in nature. With additional activities like fire shows, delicious food, and camping options, Panvica promises a well-rounded and unforgettable festival experience.


Website:


 

Hug - Hungarian Handpan Gathering and World Music Festival

July, 2025



Location:

Pápateszér, Hungary


Ticket Prices:

TBA


Event Overview:

Immerse yourself in a world of handpans and Hungarian hospitality at the HUG Gathering, held annually in the picturesque village of Pápateszér, Hungary! This vibrant festival offers a unique opportunity for handpan enthusiasts of all levels to connect, learn, and celebrate their passion.


Witness world-class handpan artistry at the festival's two open-air stages – Fire and Water. Sharpen your skills and ignite your creativity through a variety of workshops led by experienced handpan players. HUG Gathering fosters a welcoming, community-oriented spirit. Participate in jam sessions, connect with fellow handpan enthusiasts from around the globe, and experience the joy of Hungarian culture.


Website: hugfestival.com




 

Steel Mountain Handpan Gathering

August 15-19, 2024



Location:

Estes Park, Colorado, USA


Ticket Prices:

Weekend Passes - Starting at $450


Event Overview:

Steel Mountain, the ultimate gathering for handpan enthusiasts, welcomes you to four days of music, camaraderie, and self-discovery. Held annually every August and nestled in the stunning Rocky Mountains at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, it offers an awe-inspiring backdrop for workshops, concerts, and endless jams. This event promises a rejuvenating escape from everyday life, harmonizing the power of the handpan with nature's serenity. With lodging, meals, and a Saturday night "Sounds of Steel" concert included, Steel Mountain ensures an all-encompassing experience for every attendee.


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Dutch Handpan Festival

August 24, 2024



Location:

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Ticket Prices:

From $65


Event Overview:

The Dutch Handpan Festival returns with its fourth edition, promising an extraordinary day filled with global talent and immersive experiences. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Amsterdam's NDSM Werf, this year's festival features top-tier artists like Adrian J Portia from Australia and Jeremy Nattagh & Adele Blanchin from France. Highlights include a talent stage for emerging musicians, workshops by masters like Reo Matsumoto, and a diverse marketplace offering handpans at unbeatable prices. With vegan cuisine and easy access via ferry or car, this event blends music, community, and the unique charm of Amsterdam.


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Pantribe Summercamp and Gathering

August 26 - September 1, 2024



Location:

Willebroek, Antwerp, Belgium


Ticket Prices:

6 day Summercamp & Festival (Not Including Workshops) - $312 3 day Festival - $150


Event Overview:

Pantribe Summercamp and Gathering – where the coolest cats in handpan world unite for a 5-day groove fest in Belgium. This ain't your average gathering; it's a full-blown handpan immersion with top-tier teachers and performers laying down some serious knowledge.


Whether you're just starting or can play blindfolded, they got you covered with skill-tailored sessions in small groups. And when the sun dips below the horizon, brace yourself for some unplugged magic with the teachers – because this is not just a gathering; it's a handpan summer camp that rocks!


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Super Bloom Woman's Handpan Gathering

September 5-8, 2024