Naomi Jones

Naomi and kidsNaomi took over the running of Festival Kidz in October 2013.

She was accidentally recruited when she entered our competition and won tickets to Summer Breeze.  It was the first time she had braved a festival with all 3 of her children but she had such a positive experience that she felt compelled to write about it – and sent in a review which the then owner, Romany, loved and published. After a few more reviews Romany asked if she wanted to join the Editorial Team and Naomi accepted it as a dream come true!

Naomi’s first festival was Reading 1991 as a teenager, and she loved it, but her real love affair with festivals begun the following year at Glastonbury. Since then she’s attended around twelve Glastonbury festivals (she’s not completely sure  how many!) as well as a handful of other smaller ones. She and her husband were even married at Glastonbury in 2005 by a Shwarmi in a boxing ring (their legal wedding was a year later and although lovely was quite a lot less exciting!)

Now that she has small children she has no intention of letting motherhood prevent her festival-going. Her eldest child went to her first festival Secret Garden Party in 2008 aged 2 and Latitude the year after. Naomi’s first overnight festivals with all 3 children were 2012 *Chilled* in a Field and Shambala, and she enjoyed them so much that they went to 6 the following year!

Naomi loves a wide range of music, comedy and theatre. The whole family loves a good bit of old style dance/trance – it’s great to get out the glow sticks and turn on the UV lights. But what Naomi loves the most about festivals is the alternative ‘green field’ type fun. So if there’s a secret fire ceremony, a paddling pool car race, or a tiny ballroom dancing tent, she’ll be there!

Naomi’s festival reviews:

2012 2013
Summer Breeze 2012 Blissfields 2013
 *Chilled* in a Field 2012  *Chilled* in Field 2013
 Moe’s Bee Creche at Shambala 2012  Feast in the Woods 2013
Larmer Tree 2013
Croissant Neuf Summer Party 2013

Shambala Festival 2013

Naomi’s days out reviews:

Land of Kids 2013

Open East Festival 2013

Big Fish Little Fish

Naomi’s articles on family festivals:

Planning a family holiday? Why fests are best

Taking toddlers to festivals

Immersive Theatre for Children