Cornbury’s all-female Saturday bill!

cornbury logo

It feels like no time at all since we were lamenting the loss of Cornbury Festival in our 2017 review. Last summer, the Cornbury faithful were told, would see the last ever Cornbury.

Skip to October: the news came in our mailbox that promoter Hugh Philimore, off the back of a huge public response, had decided to resurrect the festival!

Hugh said, ‘I’ve been humbled by the depth of feeling for this event and I now feel that I should keep Cornbury going as a worthwhile community event because it contributes to the local economy and seems to spread quite a lot of joy’

It really does seem to be a case of people power.

Cornbury 2016

And now, Cornbury have released the first wave of acts to play over the three days. In very timely fashion, not only the headliner, but indeed the whole of the Saturday line-up has been handed over to powerful female artists.

90’s legend Alanis Morissette headlines and is joined by a host of great female music stars. There’s the legendary Mavis Staples, Scottish rocker Amy MacDonald, fellow Scots singer songwriter Nina Nesbitt, singer & actress Pixie Lott, Sixties soul star PP Arnold, Itunes chart topping new country star Megan McKenna, breaking blues guitarist Grainne Duffy, new US soulsters Southern Avenue, sonic thrill duo Kolars and harmonic trio The Adelaides.

Cornbury Saturday Collage

‘I’m still in shock from the massive outpouring of love and support for Cornbury’ says Hugh. ‘We’re back thanks to the incredible loyalty of our fans’.

We’ve long heralded Cornbury as a fab, safe festival and a great introduction to festivals for first timers. Children are always well catered for, from the very young through to tweens and teens. Indeed it’s a really good festival for giving those older children the space to wander.

We’re really pleased to see Cornbury return and love the idea of the all-female Saturday.

The next wave of acts will be released on March 1st.

Saturday Day tickets are available now along with weekend tickets via www.cornburyfestival.com

Saturday Day tickets- £85 Adult, £45 young person or over 70, £20 Child

Weekend tickets – £170 Adult, £200 with camping, £85 young person or over 70, £115 with camping, £30 child, £35 with camping. VIP options also available.

Nozstock 2018 Preview

This summer Nozstock: The Hidden Valley celebrates its 20th anniversary, entering a small group of festivals who have reached two decades of creating magic each summer.  It’s a huge achievement for the family-fun festival which is set across their working farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire.  This year the festival runs from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July.

It is an event which has grown from a group of like-minded friends gathered together many years ago into a truly mesmeric experience of wonder and enchantment for all the ages.

As ever, it’s a kaleidoscopic mix of headline names, up and coming talent and seasoned stars forming an incredible range of styles across the event’s ten intimate stages.

Confirmed artists performing at this years event include: Goldfrapp, The Selecter, Dub Pistols, Macka B, Electric Swing Circus, Kiko Bun, The Lovely Eggs, Oh My God! It’s The Church, Mr Tea and The Minions, Mad Apple Circus, Buffos Wake, Childcare, Catholic Action, Seas of Mirth and The Stiff Joints.

From the DJ side there’s Chase & Status (DJ set + Rage), Grandmaster Flash, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, DJ Marky & G.Q, Black Sun Empire, S.P.Y, Audio, Dillinja, Randall, Sonny Wharton, Taskforce, Verb T & Pitch 92 and many more.

Nozstock The Hidden Valley’s Little Wonderland Kid’s Area features a vibrant spectrum of children’s entertainment.  The festival embraces a whole family festival experience from beginning to end, and this is a friendly welcoming environment for both parents and little ones alike.

All are welcome to get creative, be amazed by wondrous stories, sculptures and entertainment, or roll their sleeves up for some physical fun.

All events and activities are free of charge in the Little Wonderland Kid’s Area across the whole weekend, as the festival always strongly believes families shouldn’t foot the bill for festival fun.

There’s even a bottle warming service!

Find our more about the festival in our Nozstock festival factsheet!

WIN FESTIVAL TICKETS!

Chilled in a Field is back!

‘Small but perfectly formed’

The return of Chilled in a Field is one of our top 6 reasons to be excited about 2018 and the lovely organisers have offered Festival Kidz readers a chance to win festival tickets for one lucky family. Up for grabs is a family weekend ticket to Chilled in a Field family festival 3-5th August, Bentley in Sussex.

Chilled in a Field

Read more…

Looking Forward to Camp Bestival 2018

Camp Bestival is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz and we are very excited about the 2018 edition. Much of the line up has already been announced, and it’s looking fantastic.

This Year’s Camp Bestival Theme

2018 has a nautical theme – think pirates, mermaids, jellyfish, sharks and crocodiles. There will be a whole host of seafaring themed entertainment to look forward to this year.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2018 – North England

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in North England. For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals of 2018!

Introducing the “Festival Kidz Recommended” stamp!

We wanted to give the best family festivals our ‘stamp of approval’ – as a reward for the great entertainment they have put on and the memories they have made for us.

These are the festivals that our writers return to year after year – those that we would feel like if we missed it we would be missing out. Many of us have made friends that we only see at these festivals – because we live nowhere near each other but we all return every year. These are the special festivals, and they deserve to be recognised.

Read more…

Just So’s 2018 Programme Preview

Just So 2017

Just So is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz. We love the creativity that goes into every aspect of this wonderful family festival, from thoughtful planning through to perfect execution. It is quite simply a haven for families, filled with wonder and magic, where children can be children and adults can be… well, children too.

Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

A Glastonbury Festival fallow year is always a strange one for the people that go every year. I used to be one of them – and even now I still get a pang every year when it’s on – so I understand that you might have a festival-shaped hole to fill.

Still let’s hope that the 2018 hole isn’t just full of mud! Although even if it is, it won’t stop us from having fun.

The great thing is that now there are so many other festivals to go to (we have over 150 on our site, with more added every year) that you could use this year to explore something completely new. And if you find an amazing one, please do share it with us on our Facebook page, or email us on chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2017

Announcing the 2017 Festival Kidz Awards!

You voted for your favourite festivals, and this year we have decided to include all the results to show you how close some of them were!

The following awards are based solely on the votes of all of you, our family festival goers! And the winners are….

Read more…

Our 2017 Festival Highlights

VOTE for your favourite festival in our Festival Kidz 2017 Awards here!

Our festival highlights – Eloise (10) Charlotte (7) & Amelie (7)

The summer of 2017 was amazing. We had rain, we had mud, we had boiling hot sunshine… Yet we managed to dance our way through everything the British weather decided to throw at us.

We made new friends, we had paint fights, we learned to both throw and catch the diabolo, and most of all we found enjoyment in squelching through the mud!

Read more…

Cornbury’s all-female Saturday bill!

cornbury logo

It feels like no time at all since we were lamenting the loss of Cornbury Festival in our 2017 review. Last summer, the Cornbury faithful were told, would see the last ever Cornbury.

Skip to October: the news came in our mailbox that promoter Hugh Philimore, off the back of a huge public response, had decided to resurrect the festival!

Hugh said, ‘I’ve been humbled by the depth of feeling for this event and I now feel that I should keep Cornbury going as a worthwhile community event because it contributes to the local economy and seems to spread quite a lot of joy’

It really does seem to be a case of people power.

Cornbury 2016

And now, Cornbury have released the first wave of acts to play over the three days. In very timely fashion, not only the headliner, but indeed the whole of the Saturday line-up has been handed over to powerful female artists.

90’s legend Alanis Morissette headlines and is joined by a host of great female music stars. There’s the legendary Mavis Staples, Scottish rocker Amy MacDonald, fellow Scots singer songwriter Nina Nesbitt, singer & actress Pixie Lott, Sixties soul star PP Arnold, Itunes chart topping new country star Megan McKenna, breaking blues guitarist Grainne Duffy, new US soulsters Southern Avenue, sonic thrill duo Kolars and harmonic trio The Adelaides.

Cornbury Saturday Collage

‘I’m still in shock from the massive outpouring of love and support for Cornbury’ says Hugh. ‘We’re back thanks to the incredible loyalty of our fans’.

We’ve long heralded Cornbury as a fab, safe festival and a great introduction to festivals for first timers. Children are always well catered for, from the very young through to tweens and teens. Indeed it’s a really good festival for giving those older children the space to wander.

We’re really pleased to see Cornbury return and love the idea of the all-female Saturday.

The next wave of acts will be released on March 1st.

Saturday Day tickets are available now along with weekend tickets via www.cornburyfestival.com

Saturday Day tickets- £85 Adult, £45 young person or over 70, £20 Child

Weekend tickets – £170 Adult, £200 with camping, £85 young person or over 70, £115 with camping, £30 child, £35 with camping. VIP options also available.

WIN FESTIVAL TICKETS!

Chilled in a Field is back!

‘Small but perfectly formed’

The return of Chilled in a Field is one of our top 6 reasons to be excited about 2018 and the lovely organisers have offered Festival Kidz readers a chance to win festival tickets for one lucky family. Up for grabs is a family weekend ticket to Chilled in a Field family festival 3-5th August, Bentley in Sussex.

Chilled in a Field

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2018 – North England

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in North England. For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year.

Read more…

Just So’s 2018 Programme Preview

Just So 2017

Just So is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz. We love the creativity that goes into every aspect of this wonderful family festival, from thoughtful planning through to perfect execution. It is quite simply a haven for families, filled with wonder and magic, where children can be children and adults can be… well, children too.

Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2017

Announcing the 2017 Festival Kidz Awards!

You voted for your favourite festivals, and this year we have decided to include all the results to show you how close some of them were!

The following awards are based solely on the votes of all of you, our family festival goers! And the winners are….

Read more…

Nozstock 2018 Preview

This summer Nozstock: The Hidden Valley celebrates its 20th anniversary, entering a small group of festivals who have reached two decades of creating magic each summer.  It’s a huge achievement for the family-fun festival which is set across their working farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire.  This year the festival runs from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July.

It is an event which has grown from a group of like-minded friends gathered together many years ago into a truly mesmeric experience of wonder and enchantment for all the ages.

As ever, it’s a kaleidoscopic mix of headline names, up and coming talent and seasoned stars forming an incredible range of styles across the event’s ten intimate stages.

Confirmed artists performing at this years event include: Goldfrapp, The Selecter, Dub Pistols, Macka B, Electric Swing Circus, Kiko Bun, The Lovely Eggs, Oh My God! It’s The Church, Mr Tea and The Minions, Mad Apple Circus, Buffos Wake, Childcare, Catholic Action, Seas of Mirth and The Stiff Joints.

From the DJ side there’s Chase & Status (DJ set + Rage), Grandmaster Flash, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, DJ Marky & G.Q, Black Sun Empire, S.P.Y, Audio, Dillinja, Randall, Sonny Wharton, Taskforce, Verb T & Pitch 92 and many more.

Nozstock The Hidden Valley’s Little Wonderland Kid’s Area features a vibrant spectrum of children’s entertainment.  The festival embraces a whole family festival experience from beginning to end, and this is a friendly welcoming environment for both parents and little ones alike.

All are welcome to get creative, be amazed by wondrous stories, sculptures and entertainment, or roll their sleeves up for some physical fun.

All events and activities are free of charge in the Little Wonderland Kid’s Area across the whole weekend, as the festival always strongly believes families shouldn’t foot the bill for festival fun.

There’s even a bottle warming service!

Find our more about the festival in our Nozstock festival factsheet!

Looking Forward to Camp Bestival 2018

Camp Bestival is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz and we are very excited about the 2018 edition. Much of the line up has already been announced, and it’s looking fantastic.

This Year’s Camp Bestival Theme

2018 has a nautical theme – think pirates, mermaids, jellyfish, sharks and crocodiles. There will be a whole host of seafaring themed entertainment to look forward to this year.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals of 2018!

Introducing the “Festival Kidz Recommended” stamp!

We wanted to give the best family festivals our ‘stamp of approval’ – as a reward for the great entertainment they have put on and the memories they have made for us.

These are the festivals that our writers return to year after year – those that we would feel like if we missed it we would be missing out. Many of us have made friends that we only see at these festivals – because we live nowhere near each other but we all return every year. These are the special festivals, and they deserve to be recognised.

Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

A Glastonbury Festival fallow year is always a strange one for the people that go every year. I used to be one of them – and even now I still get a pang every year when it’s on – so I understand that you might have a festival-shaped hole to fill.

Still let’s hope that the 2018 hole isn’t just full of mud! Although even if it is, it won’t stop us from having fun.

The great thing is that now there are so many other festivals to go to (we have over 150 on our site, with more added every year) that you could use this year to explore something completely new. And if you find an amazing one, please do share it with us on our Facebook page, or email us on chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

Our 2017 Festival Highlights

VOTE for your favourite festival in our Festival Kidz 2017 Awards here!

Our festival highlights – Eloise (10) Charlotte (7) & Amelie (7)

The summer of 2017 was amazing. We had rain, we had mud, we had boiling hot sunshine… Yet we managed to dance our way through everything the British weather decided to throw at us.

We made new friends, we had paint fights, we learned to both throw and catch the diabolo, and most of all we found enjoyment in squelching through the mud!

Read more…