31 Instagram photos of kids having the time of their lives at music festivals

When you think of music festivals, you may not immediately think “family-friendly.” But these kiddos and their parents are out to change that!

Tons of mums and dads have their offspring tag along with them to some of the biggest festivals in the country — from the Governor’s Ball in New York to Coachella in California.

On Friday, Slate featured the work of Zipporah Lomax, a photographer who’s focused on children at the annual Burning Man Festival. His photos showed off kids dressed to the nines, hanging out, and dancing to the tunes.

We scoured Instagram for other shots of kids jamming at music festivals. Here are 32 of our favourites.

With this style, these kids are sure to fit right with their adult counterparts.

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Babies who aren't into whoever's performing on the main stage sprawl out on blankets or chill out on top of their parents shoulders.

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Kids have no hesitations about getting a little messy.

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In order for a baby to score tickets to a music festival, they would need to have some pretty cool parents.

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Face paint and temporary tattoos are all the rage.

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It looks fun!

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This child seemed to enjoy Burning Man.

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Burning Man takes place every year in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

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For more pictures of kids at the Burning Man Festival, check out Zipporah Lomax's photo series, featured in Slate.

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Burning Man isn't your average festival -- attendees endure desert heat and work to stay hydrated.

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Many parents use headphones to protect their kid's ears.

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Here's another kid protecting his ears.

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What can we say; children have especially sensitive ears.

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Kids rely on their parents for transportation.

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These two are using a wagon to avoid long walks.

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Of course, bringing kids to music festivals can be controversial.

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In 2010, the Guardian published an op-ed that said, 'taking young children to festivals is the cruel and selfish indulgence of parents not willing to make sacrifices.'

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'The festival experience is, when you are two or three years old, the same as any other experience -- fascinating for about 30 seconds. Then you're hungry. Or cold. Or tired. Or sticking your teeny little fingers into something you shouldn't be,' Rebecca Wearn wrote.

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She claims that children can not properly appreciate music festivals, and parents who drag them along are only thinking of themselves.

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While some say that kids have no interest in music festivals, others say that children can kill the vibe for older attendees.

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BroBible.com published a strongly worded open letter to parents who decide to bring their kids to festivals.

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'I don't want to be around your kid while rolling face, which is why I don't show up to his third birthday party with Molly hitting slopes harder than Sonny Bono,' Eric Armas wrote.

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Still, lots of parents seem to believe that their kids are capable of enjoying the live music, so why should they be left out of the fun?

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They seem to be having a wonderful time.

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This little guy seems very interested in the performers on stage.

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This fashion-forward youngster doesn't seem to be killing anybody's vibe.

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And this kid looks like the most enthusiastic member of the crowd.

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With pajamas, headphones, and a balloon, this kid is ready for whatever the day may bring.

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These two young girls are examining a festival pamphlet, likely making sure they catch all of the best performances.

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Between acts, there is lots of times for kids to just hang around.

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By the looks of Instagram, it seems no festival is complete without its fair share of cool kids.

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