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A festival for people with special needs

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A festival for people with special needs

A festival for people with special needs

A Different World Festival By A Different World Festival

A live music event in the form of a festival for adults and young people with additional needs.

Emmer Green Idea stage

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We would deliver quality music acts and everything that a mainstream festival is can offer. Stalls, food, music, daytime activities. Our festival will be different as we will be able to cater for any additional need. The site is flat and completely wheelchair friendly. It is an enclosed safe site. There are no flashing lights and the music is not uncomfortably loud. We will have BSL signers who sign to all the songs. We will have a specialist toilet (Mobiloo) with hoist and changing area. Assistance dogs are welcome and we will have a dog stop for them to rest and feed. Our aim is to create a Reading Festival type vibe but in a more accessible way for those who cannot access a mainstream festival and they can just be themselves.

What we'll deliver:

  • A safe enjoyable festival experience
  • Provide good value.
  • Quality entertainment

Why it's a great idea:

The disabled community is often a closed and lonely one. Many people with additional needs are unable to experience a lot of what life has to offer. The project enables them to have that experience in a safe and controlled way. Many people with additional needs have carers - this festival allows them to come with their carers and give them a different experience. It also brings together similar groups and families in similar situations and allows therefore increasing support networks both professionally and on a family level.

Steps to get it done:

  • to deliver a professional value for money event
  • to ensure the project is delivered safely
  • to provide an authentic festival experience
  • to secure professional musicians


Location Emmer Green

About the space

Custom Location


West Berkshire Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,692

Stage/audio - £2,800 (36%)
Site fees - £1,500 (20%)
Design of logo - £1,000 (13%)
Hire of professional DJ - £600 (8%)
Specialist toilet - £360 (5%)
Insurance - £350 (5%)
First Aid - £315 (4%)
Security - £180 (2%)
Other - £587 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Site fees
Design of logo
Hire of professional DJ
Specialist toilet
First Aid
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £7,692

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