Reading Festival reaches gold standard on disabled access

awarded by Attitude is Everything's Charter of Best Practice

published: Fri 6th Oct 2017

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Reading Festival have been awarded Gold Standard for their accessibility for disabled customers and artists by Attitude is Everything. The festival have been partnered with the charity since 2005, overseeing a 91% increase in disabled customers since reaching Silver status in 2014.

Their access facilities include:

  • A dedicated check-in for disabled customers
  • An accessible campsite, fully stewarded
  • An accessible parking field
  • 3 viewing platforms, 2 on the Main Stage and one on the NME/Radio 1 stage.
  • An accessible backstage and press area
  • Interchangeable assistant lanyards

Melvin Benn, the managing director of Festival Republic who run Reading Festival, said about the award:

“In an industry as diverse as music and festivals, we should be doing everything in our power to make our events as accessible as possible for everyone. As we continue to develop our BSL interpretation service and progress all disabled access avenues across our events, it’s rewarding to see our disabled customer numbers continuing to grow.

"Having worked with Attitude Is Everything since 2005 we look forward to continuing this relationship, and are delighted that Reading Festival has been awarded Gold Status on their Charter of Best Practice.”

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buy tickets now > Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th August 2018
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
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£205 - weekend tickets
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Wed 30th Aug 2017


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