Tots Get Funky For Mother’s Day

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Three-hour, family-friendly music event returns just in time to put hardworking mums’ feet, firmly on the dance floor. 

The question on everyone lips this month is ‘What do I get mum for Mother’s Day, this year?’ 

The answer, how about three hours on a Saturday afternoon to let her hair down, on the dance floor, surrounded by all her friends and family? 

That is exactly what the family-friendly music festival, TotRockinBeats is suggesting as it returns in time to give mums, dads and kids a chance to get on down and strut their funky stuff and help answer that very question.  

The award-nominated music event takes place at the St Paul’s Art Centre, in Worthing, the day before Mother’s Day, on Saturday 25th March, between 3 -6 pm. 

TotRockinBeats launched last year and has seen three sell-out events take place. They include, the now legendary New Year’s Eve party at the Assembly Hall, that saw over a 1,000 people see in the new year at 6 pm to the sounds of a Wurlitzer Organ playing a David Bowie/Star Wars mash-up and the DJ skills of 97-year-old Vera Charmers. 

The concept, created by journalist, part-time revolutionary and dad of one, Dan Flanagan aims to bring together the best of the credibility and freedom of the Summer music festival and condense it in an easy, affordable, weather and toddler proof three-hour experience. 

This party’s theme is ‘Mother Funkin’ and has its focus to put ‘mum-dancing’ firmly on the agenda with a ‘mum and kids DJ crew’ battle, a pop-up massage clinic to refresh tired dancing feet and a mass sing-along led by ex-Basement Jaxx music diva ‘Corrina Joseph. 

DJs including TRB regulars DiscoScratch and Stick It On, will be joined by presenter of the popular 1BrightonFM ‘Mum’s Show’ Claire Jones-Hughes who will play a mix of old school Indie, Hip-Hop and 80’s/90’s anthems 

34-year-old, dad of one, Shoreham based blogger and TotRockinBeats regular, Dave Taylor, said:

‘Everywhere you look there are the happy faces of toddlers, babies, small kids and their parents and for the first time in ages, it felt like being a part of something. 

You can sometimes feel like you are losing touch as a young parent not being able to get out and about in the evening like you used to but all of that was forgotten.

I have raved in loads of venues and festivals ‘back in the day’ and the one common thing at any of those events was a feeling of cohesion and community among everyone that attended who all had something in common; at TotRockinBeats that something in common was being a parent and that felt good!’

TotRockinBeats Ravers On A Packed DancefloorAround the toy filled dance floor, there will be a huge craft, face painting, chill-out and Lego breakout areas alongside a dedicated soft-play area especially for the under 4’s. Most importantly for the grown-up’s, a full stocked licenced bar and food to feed their little one’s tums.  

Outside of the music, the event asks revellers to get involved by backing community projects. On NYE they organised a well-needed toy drive by local homeless charity Storm House, and at the upcoming show, they are asking people to take part in a food drive in aid of the Trestle Trust to help support the Worthing Foodbank. 

Organiser of TRB and Worthing resident Dan Flanagan, 42, said. 

‘TotRockinBeats is now firmly on the map as something to get involved in. It has really been embraced, not only in Worthing but by people as far away as Kent and London who regularly travel down to join in the party. 

Our ethos is simple; we want to bring people together, put families on the dancefloor and babysitters out of business.

I mean, where else can you see a six-month-old and a 97-year old raving to tunes by Public Enemy, Pulp and Candi Staton, safe in the knowledge that you will be home before Coronation Street starts and that you’ve helped out someone less fortunate?’ 

Tickets are on sale for the event on Saturday, 25 March from 3 pm to 6 pm via the DontBelieveTheHype.Biz 

Tickets prices included all entertainment, under 3’s are free of charge.

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About Claire Jones-Hughes

Founder and co-editor of, Claire has been blogging since 2009. She has posted on a variety of sites including The Argus, The Huffington Post and The Guardian's Comment Is Free. Known as The Contented Mummy on social media, she is dedicated to honest, unsponsored blogging so that parents can benefit from shared experience. Can also be found at - sharing her journey to health & wellness.

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