Win a Family Ticket to Magic Summer Live

So, I have a confession to make.

When Flea was younger, I never bought any of those Baby-Einstein-plinky-plonk-make-your-toddler-clever-by-magic CDs. Nor did I buy any sing-along-the-wheels-on-the-bus-until-you-want-to-tear-off-your-own-ears-because-you-can’t-listen-to-it-a-second-longer CDs.

When one of my friends asked me why, I said it was because I didn’t want to listen to them. Just like I never wanted to watch kids’ TV. So we didn’t watch it.

Some people might call this selfish parenting.

I call it maximising a tiny window of your life where you are actually in control. Why not make the most of being able to set rules while they’re too young to ignore you?

Instead, we listened to music I like. Which means Flea now loves to listen to loud guitar music, and Van Morrison, and the soundtracks from Glee. She says she doesn’t like One Direction, but she knows all the words, is all I’m saying.

I’m making the most of this opportunity – I fully realise that in about two years time everything I like musically will be TOTALLY LAME and instead Flea will be obsessed with some band that look like schoolchildren, who play music that I think doesn’t even have a tune. I’m going to make a GREAT old person, I can tell already.

Introducing your kids to live music is a huge moment, and I’m really looking forward to seeing some concerts with Flea this year – we had a great time at Glee Live a couple of years ago, and Flea loved X-Factor Live, but I do sort of feel like we cheated – it’s not proper music, is it?

Anyway – this summer Magic Summer Live is a fab two-day music festival in Guilford on July 13 and 14th, full of people who can sing and play instruments and make good records. The line-up includes James Morrison, Joss Stone, Ocean Colour Scene, Beverley Knight and Squeeze. There’s loads of activities and entertainment for children from bouncy castles to arts and crafts; kids under 4 get in free, and there’s even a dedicated queue for families, so you don’t get caught up in the crowds.

You can see the full line-up and buy tickets on the Magic Summer website.


Win a Family Ticket to Magic Summer Live worth £350

I have one set of  Family Tickets to give away, for both days of the festival, for up to two adults and two children – worth £350.

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Comment on this post telling me which band you are most looking forward to introducing to your child/ren

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Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the HIBS100, Foodies100 and Tots100 - an online community of more than 15,000 UK bloggers. She is also a busy single Mum to Flea, the world's coolest eight year old.

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  1. Nick says

    Ocean Colour Scene – played them to death on a family holiday to Cornwall years ago (when my son was just a year old) and entertained the kids with them ever since – they’d love to see them live. In case you wondered he’s 15 now – so that’s a lot of Ocean Colour Scene!

  2. maureen c says

    really really want to make this a family magic moment Guildfest was always great so let there be magic

  3. says

    I would love to take my lot to this festival, sounds great. I am most looking forward to introducing my children to David Bowie, both myself and Purpledad are fans. In particular the song ‘Kooks’ because it is about kooky parenting, which I subscribe to. Fingers crossed.
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  4. Emma T says

    My son would be disappointed that AC/DC or Led Zep aren’t playing – my OH’s been introducing him to those (to my disgust). For me, it would be Bryan Adams

  5. @goriami says

    From the line up I’ve had most fun introducing the boys to Jamiroquai! I’ve also recently been introducing my 5 yr old to the Stone Roses which has been funny as he confuses them with the Rolling Stones.. ;)

  6. says

    Bryan Adams given I saw him play twice at Wembley Arena in the Eighties. Be awesome to see Kim Wilde, Squeeze and James Morrison too. Would LOVE to go, it’s taking place 20 minutes walk away from my house :))
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  7. says

    I personally would love go introduce my kids to the sounds of Bryan Adams. Well, I’m pretty sure they’ve heard me belt out a not-so-talented rendition of Summer of 69 already!

    My hubs would say Ocean Colour Scene though.

    This is exactly the sort of thing we’d all LOVE. X
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  8. Ceri says

    There’s so many acts to choose from and it’s a fantastic opportunity to get the kids listening to LIVE music for a change!

    I’d most like to introduce them to Jamiroquai and I’m hoping Jay Kay will have his usual array of dapper hats too!!

    Bring on the sunshine! x

  9. Jessica mount says

    My three little ones love a dance especially Albert who is just three and has some disco moves to show!!… most definitely they should be introduced to the brilliant Jamiroquai. My husband has always loved his music so it would be a weekend to remember. Plus we haven’t taken them camping yet so it would be pretty exciting x

  10. says

    Jamiroquai! My 6 year old daughter already dances like Napoleon Dynamite and knows all the words to Just Dance! Then there’s my 11 year old step-daughter who thinks JLS and Bieber are great. She NEEDS educating!
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  11. says


    Firstly, I would like to say, I am in total agreement with what you have done with ‘Flea’. We do the same with Nora, she particularly likes Rock Guitar and stamps her feet to it! If we won tickets, would be very excited taking her to Ocean Colour Scene as I can just see her now, bopping her little bottom along to it (she is 15 months old). Fingers crossed for winning :)

    Thank you

  12. Elinor Bevan says

    we have differing opinions on music in our house – Hubby is a drum and base, and hardcore nut, while he refers to preferred listening as ‘pop rubbish’! we both agree the kids needs as much access to live music as possible, and think Jamiroquai – my 9 year old Belieber will probably disagree mind!!

  13. Tricia Cowell says

    Squeeze ! I actually went to a gig they did and it was fantastic (a long time ago)

  14. Sarah Rhodes says

    I introduced my little one to the joys of drum and bass at an early age (his lullaby music was Pendulum or Chase and Status lol) but he does love a bit of Bryan Adams!!

  15. Julie Jenkins Jessup says

    What a fantastic line up. I have seen James Morrison before and he is superb.

  16. rachel marie clynch says

    has to be Brian addams i love him and his song go have them on all day


    i fully admit to being “stuck in the eighties” when it comes to my music choice, don’t get me wrong i like lots of recent stuff from The Script, to Michael Buble, however in the car all the cd.s are eighties stuff, so my daughter will happily sing along to the likes of The Human League, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and my all time favourite The Pet Shop Boys

  18. Karen (@Swimstar2000) says

    My children love lots of Bryan Adams songs, it would be amazing for them to see him perform live

  19. says

    We’d love to see James Morrison, my wife & kids would think I was the best hubby / dad ever! esp as it’s on in my hometown! yay! :)

  20. Becci Cleary says

    Glee – do they count as a band?! Failing that – *whispers……Spice Girls*!!!!

  21. alison c says

    I would love to introduce my niece to any of these bands but especially Bryan Adams – the man made history !!!

  22. Rosalind Sargent says

    Wow what a prize and thank you for giving us all the chance to win, I would love to see all the acts because I love them all and they are all from my era ans what a fab era the 80′s was, I love listening to Magic Radio all day and have tried to win these precious tickets on there show many a morning. If I had to choose it would have to be one of my Idols Bryan Adams <3 I also love chic and Jamiroquai to name a few :)

  23. mazz mullarkey says

    Ours would have to be Bryan Adams, me and the hubs are huge fans of his, and we had his Heaven tune as our wedding song, our little girls have heard the tune, but not the man himself, so to be able to say to them, hey that’s mum and dad’s wedding song, (If he plays it) and that’s the man who sang it.
    The girls are big softies, and Im pretty sure they’d be very impressed with this.

  24. says

    My parents always seemed to play Paul Simon’s brilliant Gracelands album when I was growing up in the late ’80s, early ’90s. I still listen to it a lot now. It was this and lots of classical music, like Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and all that. There’s the old “Mozart Effect” postulation of listening to his music making you smarter. I’ve certainly noticed a lot of people claiming they listen to classical in order to help them study, so it must have some soothing qualities.

  25. says

    I’m going to be controversial and say ASWAD! Daisy and I often sing along to ‘Shine’ in the mornings, haha. It’s one of our favourite songs! (shhh, don’t tell anyone!) x

  26. Zoe Stephenson says

    I’d love to introduce my kids to the music of Joss Stone. She went to their school and they’ve heard her name but they have no idea what an amazing voice she has.

  27. Sue Cole says

    Would have to be Squeeze – they were a huge part of my teenage years. They practised at an unused swimming baths near my school and we used to sneak in and wathc them rehearse.

  28. cheryl fothergill says

    OMG I have only just seen this festival. I can choose they are all fantastic, would love to see jamiroqui

  29. says

    Saw Soul II Soul 20 years ago. Bet they are still FAB.
    No matter how hard I’ve tried my 7 year old is still obsessed by ABBA. Could be worse I guess.
    We just took them to Glastonbury and they absolutely loved CHIC so they do have some taste.
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  30. Bohdan Kuczynski says

    It’s a really difficulat choice as the line up is so good. At a push i’d say Jamiroquai, but it was close between them and Aswad and the overtones and level 42! Can I say all 4 of them?

  31. Natalie Grisales says

    I’d love to see Asward, Soul II Soul so many memories! All the acts are brilliant. We’ve never been to a festival so this would be a great day out!

  32. robert pirie-warsop says

    i have no kids so i introduce my niece to music i know my sister will hate

  33. Graham says

    It’s gotta be OCS. One of the first ever gigs I went to was OCS at Wembly Arena. Great Stuff

  34. MARTINA says

    Would have to be Bryan Adams….as he was number one(even if he did knock Jason Donovan off top spot) the day I started work just reminds me so much of that summer.