Reading 1991 – My First Festival

Several of my friends’ kids are going to their first festival today. As local festival expert they asked me for advice and information, and I’m always happy to help.

Inevitably it got me thinking about my first festival. It was Reading Festival 1991, I was 17, and there were about 15 of us. Most crammed into an 8 man tent someone had borrowed off his brother, which took us over an hour to put up and didn’t seem to have enough poles. It had a separate groundsheet and didn’t seal up at the sides so one of our group rolled over one night and woke up outside. Read more…

Taking kids to NON family-friendly festivals

 

I’m sure he does – but don’t expect EVERYONE to agree…

Not all festivals are good environments for children!

A friend of mine took her toddler and young baby to Reading festival last summer – she was desperate to see Guns and Roses… BIG mistake Read more…

Reading 1991 – My First Festival

Several of my friends’ kids are going to their first festival today. As local festival expert they asked me for advice and information, and I’m always happy to help.

Inevitably it got me thinking about my first festival. It was Reading Festival 1991, I was 17, and there were about 15 of us. Most crammed into an 8 man tent someone had borrowed off his brother, which took us over an hour to put up and didn’t seem to have enough poles. It had a separate groundsheet and didn’t seal up at the sides so one of our group rolled over one night and woke up outside. Read more…

Taking kids to NON family-friendly festivals

 

I’m sure he does – but don’t expect EVERYONE to agree…

Not all festivals are good environments for children!

A friend of mine took her toddler and young baby to Reading festival last summer – she was desperate to see Guns and Roses… BIG mistake Read more…