There are plenty of people who tell you not to take your kids to a music festival. It’ll be hell, they say. You’ll ruin it for yourself, your children and everyone around you. As a music journalist, I’ve schlepped to more festivals than I can remember and I’m here to tell you: having kids is no reason for your festival career to do a One Direction and go on indefinite hiatus. Sure, you probably shouldn’t ingest anything mind-altering and find yourself convening with Gaia at the Stone Circle at 5am, but you can have a good, wholesome time in the kids’ field and maybe catch the headliner’s set in the distance if you’re lucky. All you need is preparation, pals and a bit of tantrum-diverting bribery, and you’ll all have a spectacular, life-affirmingly brilliant time. Here are half-a-dozen golden rules.
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