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.
Portugal National Day
Portuguese know how to honour their artists. Indeed, their national day, 10 of June, celebrates the memory of Luís de Camões, a Portuguese poet from the Renaissance. On this occasion, let’s take a look at some classical music festivals that will take place in Portugal in 2022.
Every year on 9 May, European citizens celebrate Europe Day. This day commemorates the historic ‘Schuman declaration’, signed on 9 May 1950. Let’s zoom in on some of the festivals that emerged after World War II and that continue to play a very important role today.