Over half of parents take their kids to concerts – and the majority of those say taking their kids to their first concerts was one of the best experiences of their life
Legendary DJ Pete Tong and his DJ daughter Becky have revealed how they’ve connected through music over the years.
It comes as families who listen to music together form better bonds and are less likely to argue, according to research.
A study of 2,000 adults found 42 percent think they are closer to their loved ones due to a shared love of music, while 32 percent even believe it reduces the disagreements they have.
And music isn’t just handed down through generations, as 80 percent of parents said their kids have introduced them to new music through avenues such as YouTube and TikTok.
The research also identified that a shared love of an artist (44 percent), exchanging stories while listening to music from former years (44 percent), and singing along to their favourite tracks together (36 percent) as the ways Brits feel most connected with their parents.
Parents polled, by Virgin Media, also said listening to their kids’ musical influences has helped them to understand their children better (59 percent), see things from their point of view (62 percent) and relate to them in a different way (58 percent).
The research was to highlight Club Rewind, an inter-city connected club experience that took place in London and Glasgow simultaneously on Wednesday 22nd September.
Ibiza legend Pete Tong, and his DJ daughter Becky, both performed at Ministry of Sound and visited the venue ahead of their sets to reminisce about noughties Ibiza, after it was voted as the club era Brits most want to revisit.
Pete Tong said: “Since Becky was young, we have always connected over music. It’s great that she’s making a career from it now too.
“But before that, there have been countless occasions where we’ve introduced one another to music or artists we love, and it was just something we could enjoy together.”
The genres that bring people together vary, and while pop is most likely (24 percent), families also connect over a shared love of rock (15 percent), disco (11 percent), soul (ten percent), and dance (nine percent).
Nearly one in four (24 percent) of those aged 21-22 even go clubbing with their parents, and over one in ten (12 percent) wish they did.
More than half of parents (55 percent) take their kids to. Brinkwire presents summary news.