Kids-friendly music festivals
As the World Music Day, 21 June, is celebrated everywhere, you start looking at festivals’ dates and think “I wish I could go but I can’t with my kids…”. Well, you shouldn’t! Many festivals include the whole family in their programme, organising activities for all ages. So come together and you will have just as much fun as your kids will!
29 June - 03 July 2022
Along with an incredible blues music programme, Puistoblues, one of the biggest blues events in Europe, is also one of Finland's biggest family festivals. One of the highlights of the Blues Week is Kakarablues, which has been organised for over 30 years and offers a wide range of activities for the youngest members of the family. There will be musical performances for children, face painting, theatre, and the famous guitar workshop at the main concert on Saturday.
Go and check the festival website for more information.
01 July - 03 July 2022
Bringing together artist and researchers to create opportunities to combine their knowledge for mutual benefit, the Music Diaries International Workshop Festival offers workshops for children to hone their ears as young listeners. Experimentations, concerts, questioning… In 3 day-time, they will become little experts of the sound.
Findmore info here about the workshops for the children.
08 July - 10 July 2022
The Liederlauschen Am Rand festival describes itself as an event “for all music and nature lovers, families, and bike lovers!”. Anyone recognising themselves?
In addition to great live concerts by up-and-coming Electro, Funk, IndiPop, Soul, Folk and HipHop artists from both Germany and Poland, there will also be a variety of workshops and activities such as beatboxing, singing, massages, a large family crafting tent…
You can check the full programme on their website.
29 July - 23 August 2022
Every year, in August, on Reunion Island, the Opus Pocus festival focuses on a musical instrument and offers to the wider public to (re)discover it in a programme of concerts of various musical styles. This year is percussions’ year! On this occasion, the festival will host workshops and young audience shows, in addition to master classes, jam sessions, exhibitions and documentary film screenings. What a programme!
Find more on their website.
20 August - 22 August 2022
With BIG BANG Festival, you realise that music is a global experience that draws all senses. Thanks to various workshops, performances, concerts and installations, children and their parents will enjoy music as they never did before. Musical discovery, good music, family time… what more could you ask for?
Also note that BIG BANG festival takes place in various venues throughout the world, so maybe one is closer to your home!
You can check their website for more information about all venues.
[Go green] Porta Ferrada Festival
In 2023, Porta Ferrada Festival prioritised sustainability with reusable cups and funding beach cleaning. Over 24,000 ecological glasses were distributed, embodying their commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement.
[Go green] Rock for People Festival
In collaboration with Komerční banka, it was created the KB FutureFest 2030 zone at Rock for People, highlighting a sustainable festival vision with solar/hydrogen-powered stages, eco-friendly materials, and discussions on sustainability.
[Go Green] Medieval Festival of Rhodes
The Medieval Rose Festival offers a living history experience, transporting participants to an era with sustainable practices like creative recycling and minimal waste. Emphasising experiential archaeology, the event promotes eco-friendly concepts, from reusable ceramic cups to minimal electricity usage, fostering a connection between medieval lifestyles and contemporary sustainability.