Shindig Festival

21st - 24th May 2020

Location: Gilcombe Farm, Somerset

Size: 5000

Website: shindig-events.co.uk

Kickstarting summer, bringing a healthy dose of funkativity and a packed programme of entertainment for all ages, Shindig offers relaxation and revelry in equal measures.

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Shindig Festival 2019 Review

Shindig Festival 2019 girls playing cardboard guitarsby Naomi, with Eloise (12), Charlotte (9) and Amelie (9)

Shindig Festival kicked off our summer with a riotous blend of music, dancing and just plain old good quality family time.

There was an impressive amount on offer for both adults and children. They even had the ‘difficult’ teenager stage covered.

Due to our eldest now being in secondary school, we drove up after the school day on the Friday. But if you can get there earlier I would recommend it, as there’s so much to see and do.

Read more…

Shindig Revisited

Last year we visited Shindig for the first time, and instantly loved the festival. It’s on a beautiful site and has lots on offer for children, with a great dance line up on many little stages. This gives it a less crowded and more friendly vibe than some other dance music festivals. If you want to find out more please see my full review.

Shindig returns this year on 23rd – 26th May with another amazing line up including Estelle, Ozomatli feat Chali 2na, Benjmain Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, Dub Pistols, Smoove & Turrell and Laid Blak.

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Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

The Shindig Weekender 2018 Review

It’s tricky for a dance music family-friendly festival to balance the party and family elements. I think The Shindig Weekender managed this well, giving a great mix of the two.

It was a lovely warm bundle of arty-party fun, with a fantastic kids’ field to boot.

While I don’t think it will appeal to parents who want to keep their kids away from this kind of partying, I thought it was great for parents who look for a bit of craziness and proper dancing in their festivals. There was also plenty of space and chilled out areas for families to hang back and relax while the children ran around.

Read more…

Try something new!

We all have our favourite festivals we want to return to year after year but there are so many festivals in the UK (and abroad!) that we haven’t tried. So this year we all picked a festival that Festival Kidz hasn’t covered yet.

In May Naomi is trying out the gorgeous Shindig Weekender. June sees Sarah checking out Woodlands Festival. In July Lisa R is going to the brand new Timber Festival, Kirsty is going to Port Eliot Festival and Christina is reviewing our first ever French festival, Enchanted Arts. Then in August Lisa M is going to Wickham Festival and Catherine is hoping to try out Victorious and Carfest.

(Image credit: The Shindig Weekender)

Read more…

Shindig Festival

21st - 24th May 2020

Location: Gilcombe Farm, Somerset

Size: 5000

Website: shindig-events.co.uk

Kickstarting summer, bringing a healthy dose of funkativity and a packed programme of entertainment for all ages, Shindig offers relaxation and revelry in equal measures.

Read more…

Shindig Revisited

Last year we visited Shindig for the first time, and instantly loved the festival. It’s on a beautiful site and has lots on offer for children, with a great dance line up on many little stages. This gives it a less crowded and more friendly vibe than some other dance music festivals. If you want to find out more please see my full review.

Shindig returns this year on 23rd – 26th May with another amazing line up including Estelle, Ozomatli feat Chali 2na, Benjmain Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, Dub Pistols, Smoove & Turrell and Laid Blak.

Read more…

The Shindig Weekender 2018 Review

It’s tricky for a dance music family-friendly festival to balance the party and family elements. I think The Shindig Weekender managed this well, giving a great mix of the two.

It was a lovely warm bundle of arty-party fun, with a fantastic kids’ field to boot.

While I don’t think it will appeal to parents who want to keep their kids away from this kind of partying, I thought it was great for parents who look for a bit of craziness and proper dancing in their festivals. There was also plenty of space and chilled out areas for families to hang back and relax while the children ran around.

Read more…

Shindig Festival 2019 Review

Shindig Festival 2019 girls playing cardboard guitarsby Naomi, with Eloise (12), Charlotte (9) and Amelie (9)

Shindig Festival kicked off our summer with a riotous blend of music, dancing and just plain old good quality family time.

There was an impressive amount on offer for both adults and children. They even had the ‘difficult’ teenager stage covered.

Due to our eldest now being in secondary school, we drove up after the school day on the Friday. But if you can get there earlier I would recommend it, as there’s so much to see and do.

Read more…

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Try something new!

We all have our favourite festivals we want to return to year after year but there are so many festivals in the UK (and abroad!) that we haven’t tried. So this year we all picked a festival that Festival Kidz hasn’t covered yet.

In May Naomi is trying out the gorgeous Shindig Weekender. June sees Sarah checking out Woodlands Festival. In July Lisa R is going to the brand new Timber Festival, Kirsty is going to Port Eliot Festival and Christina is reviewing our first ever French festival, Enchanted Arts. Then in August Lisa M is going to Wickham Festival and Catherine is hoping to try out Victorious and Carfest.

(Image credit: The Shindig Weekender)

Read more…