Blood is thicker than beer, after all.
Families that holiday together stay together! This summer, plan a kickass vacation with your original squad to some of the the most immersive and family-oriented music festivals in the world!
1. Green Man, Wales
When: August 18-21
The festival is the perfect place to enjoy the British summer. Having been described as one of the most ‘civilised festivals’, Green Man is set in a picturesque valley surrounded by breathtaking mountains. It’s one of the rare experiences, where you can truly allow yourself to disconnect from the world. Surprisingly, its most popular audience are families, looking to have a magical weekend away from mundane life. It’s an excellent place to dissociate from the chaos and focus on having an absolutely fantastic time with your family!
2. Latitude, Southwold, UK
When: July 14-17
This boutique festival is a popular destination for families. It’s mostly parents accompanying their kids to one of the chillest festivals we have come across, as the young ‘uns blow off some steam after the end of semesters. Not to mention, The festival is absolutely breathtaking. With miles of bright green pastures and an enchanting lake just by the festival site, it’s the perfect place for you to vacation with your family. Many a times referred to as a mini-Glastonbury, the festival is not an experience you will be ready to forget easily. Acts like Noel Gallagher, Portishead and Alt J have previously performed here.
3. Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorste
When: July 28-31
The younger sister of Bestival, Camp Bestival is specially for kids! Bestival founder, Rob Da Bank started Camp Bestival when he realized just how difficult festival experiences can be with kids around. So he decided to give the parents the break they deserve and the kids an experience they will keep coming back to! A large section of the festival is dedicated to kids such as a Toddlers’ Area, stalls where you can learn circus skills and their soon to be announced Space Center. Meanwhile, the parents can chill in the tents that feature artists like FatBoy Slim, DJ Yoda and DJ Rob Da Bank himself.
4. Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
When: June 22-26
Glastonbury is the site for many a family bonding. It’s quite a common site for one to spot teens hopping from one stage to another with their parents in tow. Glastonbury is probably one of the only festivals that has enough to entertain people of any age. While the kids can jam out to the latest EDM artists, the lineup has enough to give the parents enough reason to enjoy. Not to mention they have one of the best kid zones ever.
5. Just So Festival, Cheshire
When: August 19-21
If you are going to a music festival for the first time, Just So Festival is the best place to start. The entire festival is designed to foster and nurture music festivals as a family experience and they get almost everything right with this. A place where ‘families can amazing, spellbinding weekend where families could play, dance and create together.’ The weekend long camping festival has musical, theatrical, and visual performances, workshops and installations within a safe, natural and magical setting. This is a place where you can expect to have some serious fun with your family.
6. Underneath the Stars festival,
When: July 22-24
A arts and music festival, Underneath The Stars has become a family favourite. It is a collaboration between Barnsley folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby and one of the finest Yorkshire visitor attractions Cannon Hall Open Farm to create a beautiful experience for families to bond. The festival is known for the stalls selling crafts, arts, music, camping accessories, and lots of food – some of the best food you’ll see at any music festival including noodles and fresh pizza. It attracts a healthy crowd of 8,000-10,000 people every year and most of them are families. The music suits the mood pretty well, with old country, folk and blues being the primary genres played here.
7. Sasquatch!, Washington, US
When: May 27-30
With rock solid lineups, comfortable camping and most important of all, a family friendly atmosphere Sasquatch! is one of the most fun festivals you will ever be to. With acts such as Lana Del Ray and Kendrick Lamar having performed here before, it is the ultimate festival to chill with you fam at. Named after the mythological creature, Big Foot, you can quite expect the quirky weirdness the festival offers. The festival is only getting bigger and better each year and we suggest you head down there as soon as you can!
8. Bonnaroo, Tennessee
When: June 9-10
Now, don’t be put off by the hippie name. It is no hub of debauchery. Instead it happens to be one of the most creative and chill music festivals right now. It is one of those rare events where people come to actually listen to the music. With a diverse lineup that has included Mumford and Sons, Pretty Lights and Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo in the past, the Roo is perhaps your ideal destination for a trip with the family. Since its inception in 2002, the festival has just been getting bigger and is now one of the biggest independent music festivals in the world.
9. Wickham Music Festival
The festival offers live music and entertainment for all ages with camping in a relaxed folk festival setting. Also included here are other attractions including street theatre, a solar-powered cinema tent, circus tent, digital funfair, storytelling tent, crafts fair and Real Ale Festival. The festival has been designed keeping family bonding in mind. This year’s line-up includes biggies such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Stranglers, The Sas Band and many more!