Cancelled: Ability Fest
This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
One of our most inclusive and socially progressive festivals is back for another year. Ability Fest, founded by Australian wheelchair athlete Dylan Alcott (fresh off the back of his sixth consecutive Australian Open victory), aims to normalise disability by throwing a massive party that everyone can get involved in – regardless of ability, race or gender.
Headlining the event’s third consecutive year: alternative-dance group (and festival mainstay) Crooked Colours, electro trio Safia, indie-rock outfit The Preatures, electro producer What So Not, electronica and hip-hop duo Boo Seeka and more.
To ensure all attendees can experience the event Auslan translators will interpret every act, raised wheelchair-accessible platforms will give different viewpoints of the stage and quiet zones will be available for people who need a break to ease their senses.
Since being founded in December 2017 the foundation has raised more than $500,000. All the musicians playing have waived their fees for the event and 100 per cent of proceeds will go to the Dylan Alcott Foundation, which helps young Australians living with disabilities reach their potential. A portion of proceeds will also go to those who have been affected by the recent bushfires.
Pre-sale ticket registration opens here on Monday February 17, with tickets on sale on Tuesday February 25 at 6pm. General tickets go on sale on Wednesday February 26.
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