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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: ARC Arroyo Basenji
Bec Grenfell Boogs E^ST
Hot Dub Time Machine
Northeast Party House
Total Giovanni DJs
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!