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Ability Fest 2020 returns with biggest lineup yet

Australia’s only fully inclusive music festival is back, bigger than ever

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Ability Fest is ready to return to it’s Melbourne home for the third consecutive year, and they’ve locked in their biggest and best lineup yet.

The brainchild of three-time Paralympic gold medallist and ten-time grand slam champion Dylan Alcott, Ability Fest is designed to bring music lovers together by inviting everyone – regardless of gender, disability or race – to enjoy some of the country’s best musical acts.

If you thought 2019’s offering – with a lineup featuring Kingswood, Tkay Maidza, Jack River, Boo Seeka, Japanese Wallpaper – was pretty huge, wait until you get a look at Ability Fest’s 2020 offering.

Perth alt-dance group Crooked Colours are in, as are jet-setting indie-electro pals SAFIA, party boys Polish Club, rockers The Preatures, and DJ/producer KLP.

Ability Fest 2020 Lineup

Boo Seeka · Crooked Colours · Dena Amy · Funkmaster Vinnie · Generik · Horrorshow · I Know Leopard · Jawbreakers · KLP · Liz Martin · Lozi · Mady Mooda · Market Memories · Polish Club · SAFIA · Set Mo · Seth Sentry · Steve Bleas · The Preatures · What So Not

Coburg Velodrome will transform into a completely accessible venue with the inclusion of elevated platforms, pathways, quiet zones, companion ticketing, AUSLAN translators and ramps to ensure an unforgettable experience for all guests.

100 percent of proceeds from Ability Fest will go towards helping the 4.3 million young Australians currently living with a physical or mental disability via the Dylan Alcott Foundation, with all musicians donating their time to be a part of the event. Additionally, in light of the devastating Australian bushfires, a portion of festival proceeds will also go directly towards Australians living with a disability, who have been affected by the fires.

“As a massive music lover, I’ve been to a fair share of music festivals and experienced first-hand barriers faced by people living with a disability in these environments. Ability Fest exists so that anybody, despite their background or disability, can come together and enjoy the music festival experience as a collective community,” Alcott says.

“Now, three years in, Ability Fest has become a highly anticipated event that breaks down barriers. The lineup for 2020 is bigger than ever, and I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone on the day.”

Onsale info

  • Presale: Tuesday 25 February @ 6pm (AEST)
  • General Public Onsale: Wednesday 26 February

Ability Fest 2020 will transform Melbourne’s Coburg Velodrome on Saturday 4 April. Tickets on sale via our pals at Moshtix.