I am told that my Dad was once quite cool. I am led to believe that he introduced Mummy to indie music. Prior to their meeting she was all a bit Take That and Celine Dion (I know!!) but he soon sorted her out with a trip to the V Festival in Leeds. There they had an enormous row about a baked potato, and she fell in love with Gene and the Supernaturals. Daddy, on the other hand, was a huge fan of Dodgy (which I presume is where he gets his fashion sense from), and was fond of something called “moshing.”

Nowadays his Spotify stream consists mostly of feisty girls who use the kind of language I’m not supposed to listen to. Given the grief he gets from Mum over Katy Perry and Rihanna, I think it is time he goes back to his roots. But can he really just pop along to a music festival now that us kids are on the scene?

How to do a music festival with kids

"music festival with kids"

It appears that salvation is available to my father after all. This year Live Nation are launching a brand new family friendly summer music festival, in association with Magic FM. Magic Summer Live takes place on the 13th and 14th July in Guildford, and features Jamiroquai, Bryan Adams, James Morrison, and Chic. You can check out the full line-up here. I’d like to tell you that Daddy had a teenaged crush on one of the Sunday performers, Kim Wilde, but I’m not allowed to. I could also tell you that Mummy has been practicing Squeeze’s “Cool for Cats” on our new karaoke kit, but I suspect she wouldn’t be keen on you knowing that either – #notcoolatall. Whatever, this is where you could be headed if the restrictions of parenthood have left you hankering for a proper music festival that will entertain the kids as well as the adults:

I’m delighted to learn that round the site there will be a whole host of fun and free to access activities including an inflatable bouncy castle and a giant inflatable mega slide. There will also be traditional fairground games, arts and crafts and face painting! So whilst I am made up to look ΓΌber-cool with a minimalist sparkle motif to the lower right of my right eye, and the Bug gets his standard issue Spiderman, Daddy can have a couple of stripes added to his cheeks, which he claims will make him look like Prince Charming. Hmmmm….

Tickets are on sale now, priced at Β£67 per adult per day, and Β£30 per child.

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