Australia is home to many popular musical festivals which is a rite of passage for so many, but sadly not everyone is able to fully access and enjoy such events.
Thanks to the awesome team at All Access Pass, they have designed a service that helps support people with disability to attend and participate in cultural, community and music events and festivals around Australia.
They identify and assess various events and festivals against criteria that consider the accessibility and inclusion capabilities of the event and its organisers, as well as identify any potential risks.
All Access Pass is launching its first Festival Access program with the Woodford Folk Festival as their first event.
The Festival runs starts on the 26th of December and runs through to the 2nd of January. It’s an annual music and cultural festival held near the semi-rural town of Woodford, 72 km north of Brisbane.
More than 2,000 local, national and international, artists, musicians and presenters put on over 438 acts to an estimated audience of 132,000 people.
Jason Clarke, All Access Pass Crew Director, says it’s great to be able to offer a truly accessible and inclusive festival camping experience.
“We didn’t want to create festivals that were disabled-centric, we wanted to ensure that all festivals were truly accessible.”
Jason and the team take care of everything including transport to and from the camp site – which includes a sensory tent, a support crew, an onsite nurse, as well three meals a day.
“There are 1:1 and 1:2 support options for either three, five or seven nights of camping.” Jason explains
“There will also be onsite end-to-end hoist facilities for showering and toilets as well as accessible tents. We can match you with a support worker or participants have the option of bringing along their own support workers as well”
The program is open to ages 18 and over and for those who have an NDIS plan and meet the eligibility criteria. A small personal co-payment is required as a deposit to confirm the event ticket, $150 for seven days, $110 for five days and $75 for three days.
To get your very own access pass, you must complete an expression of interest and select the program event and dates you are interested in.
You can call the friendly All Access Pass team on on 0493 873 410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!