Kids-friendly music festivals

Joséphine Pierson - 14 Jun 2022

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!

Puistoblues festival

Puistoblues (The Lakeside blues festival)

29 June - 03 July 2022

Järvenpää, Finland

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.

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Music Diaries International Festival

Music Diaries International Workshop Festival

01 July - 03 July 2022

Panorama, Greece

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.

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Liederlauschen Am Rand

Liederlauschen Am Rand

08 July - 10 July 2022

Oderaue, Germany

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.

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Ocus Pocus festival percussions

Opus Pocus #10

29 July - 23 August 2022

La Réunion

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.

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BIG BANG festival

BIG BANG Festival Copenhagen

20 August - 22 August 2022

Copenhagen, Denmark

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.