Tango Fandango - The House of Argentine Tango
Bournemouth Aires Festival

The Bournemouth Aires Festival

February 14-16th 2020

Now in it’s 2nd year the Bournemouth Aires Festival has established itself as a friendly and well run Festival that combines quality teaching in a relaxed atmosphere. This year we have reduced spaces on the workshops and milonga attendance so that everyone is able to enjoy the Festival even more. 

Bookings are open for this fabulous weekend now! 

Workshops 90% full!

The 2nd Bournemouth Aires Festival will take place again at the Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth, which boasts 2 fabulous ballrooms with sprung floors! 

We are putting together another great weekend and there will be the choice of two packages:

CON BULIN - to include workshops with all teachers, 3 milongas and full accommodation with breakfast and 3 course dinner for the amazing all in price of £250pp!

SIN BULIN starts from 8.30pm on the Friday evening, includes the 3 milongas and the 5 workshops with all teachers for £145pp.


The price of £250pp includes:

- A weekend of workshops with all teaching couples, plus 3 milongas with performances by all couples

- Bucks Fizz reception on opening night.

- Two nights accommodation at the Marsham Court Hotel with three course table d'hote evening meal and full English breakfast.


The price of £150pp includes:

- A weekend of workshops with all teaching couples, plus 3 milongas with performances by all couples. 

Please note, the opening milonga starts at 8.30pm on the Friday evening.

The Programme Schedule will be confirmed shortly but please see below for a rough outline…


Friday 14th February

The Terrace Ballroom


Welcome drink - Bucks Fizz reception


Dinner in the Solent Suite


Opening Festival Milonga with performances


Friday 14th February


Opening Festival Milonga with performances

Saturday 15th February

The Terrace Ballroom

Workshop One

11.30 - 12.45pm with

Workshop Two

2.00 - 3.15pm with

Workshop Three

3.30 - 4.45pm with

The Solent Suite

Workshop Four

11.30 - 12.45pm with

Workshop Five

2.00 - 3.15pm with

Workshop Six

3.30 - 4.45pm with

6pm - 8pm

Dinner in the Solent Suite for Con Bulin attendees

8.30pm - Midnight in the Solent Suite - 

Grand Evening Milonga

Ronda de Maestros


Sunday 16th February

Terrace Ballroom

Workshop Seven

11.00 - 12.15pm with

Workshop Eight

12.30 - 1.45pm with

The Solent Suite

Workshop Nine

11.00 - 12.15pm with

Workshop Ten

12.30 - 1.45pm with

2.30 - 5.00pm

Afternoon Farewell Milonga with performance


Saturday 15th February

8.30-Midnight Traditional in the Solent Suite

This evening is open to everyone including non attendees of the weekend. Tickets are in advance only and are £25pp.

Booking...to be available shortly


All bookings for the CON BULIN (with accommodation), and SIN BULIN (no accommodation) package to be made through Tango Fandango directly, please specify which room type you require and we will give you bank details for a transfer, we can be contacted via 01202 298537, email us directly info@tango-fandango.co.uk or message us via Facebook.


A deposit of £75 (non refundable), is required for both packages with the balance to be paid in full 12 weeks before the start of the Festival.

Price of £250pp quoted is for a shared inland view room. Single occupancy rooms are an additional £10 per room per night. Sea view rooms supplemented £10 per room per night, subject to availability and on request.

Weekend attendees will be divided into 2 groups - each group will be allocated places in the 2 ballrooms so they will be able to take workshops with all teaching couples.

Leonardo & Tracey

Leonardo & Tracey

Leonardo and Tracey are the hosts and organisers of 2 major annual Festivals in the UK. Leo is one of the most authentic Milongueros currently living in the UK. After 16 years of living and teaching in London, he moved to the Bournemouth area and together with his partner Tracey has established the largest Argentine Tango School in Dorset over the last 3 years.

Luis & Elizabeth

Luis & Elizabeth

Luis & Elizabeth return to Dorset after a very popular debut at our recent Bournemouth Aires Festival. This couples teaching was a hit with many of our students and we are delighted to be able to welcome them back. They will be doing 1 workshop and a performance at the Festival and Luis will also be Djing for part of the evening with Leo on Saturday evening at the Grand Milonga.

Luis and Karen

Luis & Elizabeth

This couple are based in Sardinia and have a popular School in Cagliari. They give clear, concise teaching focusing in the Milonguero style of Tango and were extremely popular at  last years Bournemouth Aires so that we had no hesitation in asking them to return in 2020. 

Faggiano Duo

The Faggiano Duo

We are delighted to welcome to the Festival the incredibly talented Faggiano Duo. These two brothers are rising stars in Argentina, although young they come from a Tango Guitar family and consequently have played guitar all their lives. They will be providing music throughout the Festival and you will be stunned by their playing!

Terms and Conditions

- The organisers reserve the right to alter the line-up of Artists/ DJs without prior notification.

- The promoter does not accept responsibility for lost or stolen property.

- By purchasing a ticket to the festival you consent to filming, sound recording and photography as a member of the audience and such material may be used for commercial or non-commercial use.

- The organisers shall not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury of any kind.

- If the festival is cancelled, the organisers shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by the ticket holder, including but not limited to, accommodation or transport costs or any direct or indirect losses or damage of whatever kind.

- Tickets are not transferable or refundable.