Live Nation, the touring company who bring us big-ticket gigs like Childish Gambino, U2, SZA, Fleetwood Mac, Post Malone, and Blackpink to name but a few, have announced that they’re partnering with Get Skilled Access and its co-owner Dylan Alcott to improve inclusivity and accessibility at festivals and live music across Australia.
Working together, the two teams will help to launch a bunch of initiatives across Live Nation and Ticketmaster to help make live music more accessible to disabled Aussies, reminding us all that live music is for everyone, and we all have the right to access it.
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One of the best things about @abilityfest was the huge amount of people with a disability who came with their able bodied mates to a music festival for the first time. Well over 1000 people with a disability came, and seeing their beautiful smiling faces made it such an incredible day. Hopefully this can now set a standard for other festivals to follow so we can all continue to party together and enjoy ourselves ???????? ???? by the awesome @patstevensonhobo #abilityfest #music #festival #disability
Dylan says that as companies and organisations in the music industry strive to be more inclusive and accessible, more Aussies will be able to have that one life-changing/defining moment that we’ve all had mid-gig. You know the one.
With my passions being sport and music, it’s a game changer to work with Live Nation and Ticketmaster to make live music more accessible and inclusive for all. If we can start by getting more fans with accessibility needs to events, not only will we change people’s lives through the power of live music but we will improve the industry overall.
Dylan and the Get Skilled Access team have already been putting on workshops with staff at Live Nation and Ticketmaster, educating them on accessibility and inclusivity for disabled folk both as workmates and at shows.
Live Nation will now begin to improve its accessibility at its stadium tours, which will come to life at the upcoming U2 Joshua Tree tour, and Ticketmaster is rolling out a trial of a ticket booking system that gives fans with accessibility needs more choice when it comes to buying tickets to live music in Aus.
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@livenationoznz and @ticketmaster have announced a partnership with @getskilledaccess, co-founded by three-time Paralympic gold medallist, eight-time wheelchair tennis grand slam winner and disability advocate, @dylanalcott OAM, to improve accessibility and set new standards in the live event industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The partnership will see a host of initiatives launched across the portfolio of Live Nation and Ticketmaster companies in Australia and New Zealand, while also aiming to bring together the wider industry to tackle the challenges and opportunities to create a more inclusive and accessible experience for fans with disabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #accessibility #inclusivity #fansfirst #musicforeveryone