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Ability Fest 2019

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by Vicky Rae Ellmore (subscribe)
Proudly South African. Currently residing in amazing Melbourne. Lover of music, reading, animals and exploring. Vet nurse/freelance writer and editor.
Australia’s most inclusive music festival
Dylan Alcott, who is doing incredible work towards normalising disability, is fighting for everyone's right to party and enjoy live music by throwing a massive, fully accessible live music event.

The aim of the one-day music festival, Ability Fest, which is being organised by The Dylan Alcott Foundation & Untitled Group, is "to use music as a platform to normalise disability by encouraging everyone – regardless of age, gender, disability or race – to come together in celebration of live music".

The venue will be fully accessible for, and inclusive of, all patrons, no matter their abilities. It will be transformed into a completely accessible venue with the inclusion of elevated platforms, pathways, quiet zones, companion ticketing, ramps, and accessible toilets.

It is being held on Sunday, the 7th of April, 2019 at the Coburg Velodrome in Coburg North and the price of a ticket is between $49 and $59 dollars.

All of these incredible bands/artists, who have donated their time and resources, will be performing:
Bec Grenfell
Eliza Hull
Hot Dub Time Machine
Interstellar Fugitives
Jasper James
Jordan Brando
Kim Churchill
Liz Cambage
Luca Brasi
Market Memories
Northeast Party House
Rudely Interrupted
The Presets
Total Giovanni DJs
Waxo Paradiso

Ability Fest, 2019, Dylan Alcott, Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne, music festival, accessible

Untitled Group and the venue - the Coburg Velodrome - have also donated their time and resources.

Best of all, 100% percent of the proceeds will go to the Dylan Alcott Foundation and help young Australians with disabilities. Last year's Ability Fest raised just under $200,000 for the foundation!

It also received rave reviews by those who went.

You can get tickets for this year's Ability Fest here:

The United Group is responsible for a number of unique festivals, events, venues, and tours.

The Dylan Alcott Foundation is a charitable organisation with the core purpose of helping young Australians with disabilities gain self-esteem and respect.
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Why? Brilliant live music bringing everyone together
When: Sunday 7 April 2019
Where: Coburg Velodrome
Cost: $49 - $59
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