Ocean Alley, Cub Sport, Middle Kids and more to headline Ability Fest – Australia’s most accessible and inclusive music festival
Ocean Alley, Cub Sport, Middle Kids and more to headline Ability Fest – Australia’s most accessible and inclusive music festival
Ocean Alley, Cub Sport, Middle Kids and more to headline Ability Fest – Australia’s most accessible and inclusive music festival
Ocean Alley, Cub Sport, Middle Kids and more to headline Ability Fest – Australia’s most accessible and inclusive music festival
Ocean Alley, Cub Sport, Middle Kids and more to headline Ability Fest – Australia’s most accessible and inclusive music festival

Ocean Alley, Cub Sport, Middle Kids and more to headline Ability Fest – Australia’s most accessible and inclusive music festival

Ability Fest just unveiled its 2024 program and the inclusive festival has once again scored a jam-packed line-up of local talent. This year, Ability Fest is slated to make its Queensland debut on October 26 at Victoria Park – bringing with it the likes of Ocean Alley, Cub Sport, Middle Kids, King Stingray and more. Designed to bring people of all abilities together, Ability Fest is coming to diversify Brisbane’s festival calendar with an event that’s open to all.

When it was first launched in 2018, Ability Fest quickly became a trailblazer in Australia’s festival scene for its unparalleled inclusivity. Founded by Dylan Alcott AO, the Paralympic gold medallist, former Australian of the Year and disability advocate wanted to address the barriers that left many music lovers unable partake in the rite-of-passage experience. Since its inception, Dylan’s vision for Ability Fest has always been to evolve the event into Australia’s biggest and best festival – and with the expansion into a second city, he’s well on his way to making this dream a reality. “We get to share our passion for great music and good vibes with the Sunshine State, and offer an inclusive and incredible festival experience for every single person,” says Dylan.

Ability Fest has upgraded your classic day festival experience with the addition of elevated viewing platforms, pathways, quiet zones and sensory areas along with a completely accessible venue. Beyond the set up, the festival has lowered its ticket prices this year to $60 a ticket (with complimentary admission for carers) to help soften the cossie livs load.

In terms of the music, Dylan isn’t lying when he says that Ability Fest is a “ripper festival at its core.” This year, the Dylan Alcott Foundation, with the help of Untitled Group and triple j, has snagged psychedelic-rock outfit Ocean Alley, Brisbane-locals Cub Sport, indie-alt staple Middle Kids and Yolŋu-surf rockers King Stingray – as well as ONEFOUR, Bag Raiders,  jamesjamesjames, Floodlights, Kita Alexander, Asha Jefferies, Eves Karydas, Jordan Brando, Crybaby, Wax’o Paradiso and many more. To make your boogie on the green even better, Ability Fest is a not-for-profit event with 100 per cent of proceeds donated to the Dylan Alcott Foundation.

Find the full line-up and tickets via the Ability Fest website

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.

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