Ability Fest have just revealed their 2023 lineup featuring Hilltop Hoods, Sampa the Great, Meg Mac, BROODS, SHOUSE, DZ Deathrays, Telenova, Alex Lahey and more.
Joining them on the Dance Stage will be Mashd N Kutcher, PARIS, dameeeela, Linda Marigliano, Tyson O’Brien, Juno Mamba, Latifa Tee, Mulalo and Tiff Cornish.
Taking place on the 25th of March, Ability Fest is proudly Australia’s first all accessible music festival and one of the leading inclusive events in the country. A music festival first and foremost, but with the added perk of incorporating more accessibility features so that everyone can enjoy the universal love of live music.
Ability Fest is located at Naarm/Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr, an urban space embracing civic life and community involvement with sweeping city skyline views and lush greenery.
Patrons can expect delicious food & drink options, unique experiences and unforgettable music performances across two stages, with the added bonus of Birrarung Marr being transformed into a completely accessible venue. Elevated platforms, pathways, a dedicated sensory area, quiet zones, companion ticketing, ramps, friendly volunteers, Auslan interpreters, accessible toilets and more help make Ability an inclusive and enjoyable environment for all music lovers.
A non-for-profit event, Ability Fest has hosted some of the biggest names in music and raised just shy of $500,000 for the Dylan Alcott Foundation. These funds have helped young Australians living with a disability fulfil their potential through their grant program.
Ability Fest was created by 2022 Australian Of The Year Dylan Alcott in conjunction with Untitled Group – Australia’s largest independent music promoter and the masterminds behind Beyond The Valley, Grapevine Gathering, Wildlands, Pitch Music & Arts and more. The festival is supported by triple j.
“I’m so proud to see the path Ability Fest has already paved for inclusive events across the country. First and foremost, our main priority is to create a kick-ass festival that happens to be accessible. And that’s something I think we’ve achieved since launching in 2018,” says Alcott.
Pre-Sale Ticket registration closes at 4pm AEST on 23 January with tickets on sale from 6pm AEDT on 23 January. General Tickets on sale at 12pm AEST on 24 January, starting from $89.
Date: Saturday 25 March 2023, 12pm-10pm
Ticket Price: From $89 – register for pre-sale tickets here
Location: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC 3004
Notes: This is an 18+ event
ABILITY FEST 2023 Lineup
(in alphabetical order):
DJ COOPER SMITH
MASHD N KUTCHER
SAMPA THE GREAT