Marvellous Festival

18th - 19th July 2020

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Wokingham, RG10 0TH

Website: www.marvellousfestivals.com

2 days of family fun and tribute bands in a new site.

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Interview with Ella from Nozstock

With Nozstock’s 20th anniversary festival just a few weeks away one of our regular writers, Debra Welsh, caught up with Ella Nozworth (daughter of Noz who founded the festival).  We chatted about music, family and the very different festival experience when bringing your children along.

Ella, dad Peter and eldest daughter Edie

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When FestivalKidz met Shlomo

Hazel and Gwilym were fascinated to catch Shlomo’s beatbox workshop for kids on the Sunday afternoon and were even more excited to meet him. He turned out to be the most affable and friendly guy you could ever meet and he was great with our two.

Read more…

When FestivalKidz met Bellowhead

Our children have been fans of the big band inspired traditional folk tellers since they were very young and now here at the Larmer Tree festival we were due to meet them. Paul Sartin and John Spiers agreed to do a short interview and being family men themselves they were happy to take questions from one shy 3 year old Gwilym and more talkative 5 year old Hazel. Read more…

In the Fields of Bliss and Angels

8Blissfields is one of those festivals that just manages to get everything right. We’ve only been once but it’s already become a family favourite because they manage to fit everything – great bands, hidden areas, fantastic kids’ entertainment – all in a very small space, yet it somehow retains its laid back and friendly vibe… just without all the walking!

The children’s area run by Angel Gardens is undoubtedly the highlight for families, and so Blissfields secured us an exclusive interview with the lovely Angel Sam – she talks about Blissfields, working at festivals, gaining a sense of belonging and the importance of spare socks.

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Phil King talks Festivals and Treehouses!

Phil King profile picPhil King has long been one of our favourite singer-songwriters.  Oooh, I could listen to the dulcet tones of that gorgeously talented musician all day… 🙂

When we discovered that Phil is playing Larmer Tree Festival this very weekend, we just couldn’t pass by the opportunity to grab him for an interview (if you’re going to Larmer Tree, catch him at 4:30 in the ARC – I’ll be there!)

Romany: We’re really looking forward to seeing you perform again this year.  Do you get nervous when you play to big crowds? 
Phil:  “Yep! But I love it! It sharpens the performance, and feels amazing when it’s over.  The trick is being able to enjoy it fully during the show.  I still get nervous at all shows, however big or small. I think that’s a good thing, it means I still care about my performance.”

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Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventures…

Shlomo - beatbox adventure for kids

Last summer, Emma caught Shlomo‘s set at Larmer Tree Festival and was absolutely blown away!  She raved about him so much that when we heard he was touring the festival circuit with his all-new show: Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids, we just had to get in touch!  The kids got really excited and wanted to know all about how he came to be such an awesome Beatboxer so they interrogated the poor boy… Read more…

Kidz Questions with Nick Cope

Nick8

You may remember Nick Cope as the lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins back in the 1990s?  Well, he’s now a solo performer, but he these days he’s busy writing records and performing his music for children.  He has built up a very strong following of little, and not so little, people from all over the world!

“So many parents have told me what a saviour I have been on their long car journeys, the whole family have listened to the songs hundreds of times and they are still happily singing along.”

Nick will be playing at some of the festivals we’re going to this summer so our little Festival Kidz were desperate to ask him their questions…  Read more…

Junkfish – Festival Arts and Crafts

Last summer, we took the Festival Kidz stall to Nibley Music Festival, a small ultra-family-friendly festival in a stunning Cotswolds location.  One of the festival highlights is undoubtedly the huge craft tent run by Liz and her dedicated bunch of volunteers.  The tent has been so popular that she’s decided to turn her skills into a small business and ‘Junkfish‘ was born.  We invited Liz to tell us more about her new venture. Read more…

Interview with Larmer Tree Festival Director, James Shepard

larmer tree mud 2011It’s Sunday, the final day of Larmer Tree 2011

I’m tired, slightly hungover, muddy and more than a tad dishevelled… I’m thinking there are better days to meet the co-director of your favourite festival, but the opportunity to have a chat with such a busy person on their home turf doesn’t arise that often so I slap on some mascara, grab my notebook and drag myself off to the Press Garden.

Read more…

Marvellous Festival

18th - 19th July 2020

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Wokingham, RG10 0TH

Website: www.marvellousfestivals.com

2 days of family fun and tribute bands in a new site.

Read more…

When FestivalKidz met Shlomo

Hazel and Gwilym were fascinated to catch Shlomo’s beatbox workshop for kids on the Sunday afternoon and were even more excited to meet him. He turned out to be the most affable and friendly guy you could ever meet and he was great with our two.

Read more…

In the Fields of Bliss and Angels

8Blissfields is one of those festivals that just manages to get everything right. We’ve only been once but it’s already become a family favourite because they manage to fit everything – great bands, hidden areas, fantastic kids’ entertainment – all in a very small space, yet it somehow retains its laid back and friendly vibe… just without all the walking!

The children’s area run by Angel Gardens is undoubtedly the highlight for families, and so Blissfields secured us an exclusive interview with the lovely Angel Sam – she talks about Blissfields, working at festivals, gaining a sense of belonging and the importance of spare socks.

Read more…

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventures…

Shlomo - beatbox adventure for kids

Last summer, Emma caught Shlomo‘s set at Larmer Tree Festival and was absolutely blown away!  She raved about him so much that when we heard he was touring the festival circuit with his all-new show: Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids, we just had to get in touch!  The kids got really excited and wanted to know all about how he came to be such an awesome Beatboxer so they interrogated the poor boy… Read more…

Junkfish – Festival Arts and Crafts

Last summer, we took the Festival Kidz stall to Nibley Music Festival, a small ultra-family-friendly festival in a stunning Cotswolds location.  One of the festival highlights is undoubtedly the huge craft tent run by Liz and her dedicated bunch of volunteers.  The tent has been so popular that she’s decided to turn her skills into a small business and ‘Junkfish‘ was born.  We invited Liz to tell us more about her new venture. Read more…

Interview with Ella from Nozstock

With Nozstock’s 20th anniversary festival just a few weeks away one of our regular writers, Debra Welsh, caught up with Ella Nozworth (daughter of Noz who founded the festival).  We chatted about music, family and the very different festival experience when bringing your children along.

Ella, dad Peter and eldest daughter Edie

Read more…

When FestivalKidz met Bellowhead

Our children have been fans of the big band inspired traditional folk tellers since they were very young and now here at the Larmer Tree festival we were due to meet them. Paul Sartin and John Spiers agreed to do a short interview and being family men themselves they were happy to take questions from one shy 3 year old Gwilym and more talkative 5 year old Hazel. Read more…

Phil King talks Festivals and Treehouses!

Phil King profile picPhil King has long been one of our favourite singer-songwriters.  Oooh, I could listen to the dulcet tones of that gorgeously talented musician all day… 🙂

When we discovered that Phil is playing Larmer Tree Festival this very weekend, we just couldn’t pass by the opportunity to grab him for an interview (if you’re going to Larmer Tree, catch him at 4:30 in the ARC – I’ll be there!)

Romany: We’re really looking forward to seeing you perform again this year.  Do you get nervous when you play to big crowds? 
Phil:  “Yep! But I love it! It sharpens the performance, and feels amazing when it’s over.  The trick is being able to enjoy it fully during the show.  I still get nervous at all shows, however big or small. I think that’s a good thing, it means I still care about my performance.”

Read more…

Kidz Questions with Nick Cope

Nick8

You may remember Nick Cope as the lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins back in the 1990s?  Well, he’s now a solo performer, but he these days he’s busy writing records and performing his music for children.  He has built up a very strong following of little, and not so little, people from all over the world!

“So many parents have told me what a saviour I have been on their long car journeys, the whole family have listened to the songs hundreds of times and they are still happily singing along.”

Nick will be playing at some of the festivals we’re going to this summer so our little Festival Kidz were desperate to ask him their questions…  Read more…

Interview with Larmer Tree Festival Director, James Shepard

larmer tree mud 2011It’s Sunday, the final day of Larmer Tree 2011

I’m tired, slightly hungover, muddy and more than a tad dishevelled… I’m thinking there are better days to meet the co-director of your favourite festival, but the opportunity to have a chat with such a busy person on their home turf doesn’t arise that often so I slap on some mascara, grab my notebook and drag myself off to the Press Garden.

Read more…