Hilltop Hoods, Broods, SHOUSE, DZ Deathrays and more join Ability Fest lineup

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Hilltop Hoods, Broods, SHOUSE, DZ Deathrays and more join Ability Fest lineup

Ability Fest lineup

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.

Taking place on March 25 at Birrarung Marr, 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.

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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.


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“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.

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.

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.

Ability Fest lineup

  • Alex Lahey
  • Alter Boy
  • Broods
  • Daine
  • Dameeeela
  • DJ Cooper Smith
  • DZ Deathrays
  • Hilltop Hoods
  • Juno Mamba
  • Latifa Tee
  • Linda Marigliano
  • Mashd N Kutcher
  • Meg Mac
  • Mulalo
  • Paris
  • Sampa The Great
  • Telenova
  • The Journey
  • Tiff Cornish
  • Tyson O’Brien
  • Yo! Mafia

It all goes down on March 25 at Birrarung Marr. Sign up for presale by heading here.