1. Introduction 

FESTABILITY 2018 is a not-for-profit outdoor music festival created by a group of parents who have family members who have disabilities.

Our aim is to deliver an outdoor music festival that is as inclusive as possible and we are committed to making sure everyone’s experience is an enjoyable one.

2. Site Description 

The grounds of Quex park, a 25 acre grass site, in Kent country side. The festival site is for around 5000 people so relatively compact.

3. Access Facilities 

Car parking is onsite within the field so no bay or space restrictions. Marshalls will assist you where necessary

Assistance from car to entrance

Mobiloo, a mobile accessible toilet with adult sized changing bench and hoist.

Accessible portable toilets

Designated areas have been allocated for people to view the stages which will assist wheelchair users or those who need to remain seated. This ensures people do not stand in front of them.

BSL signers for some performances

Makaton signing volunteers

Quiet Zone, which we recommend as sensory or chill out zones

Chaperones available for allowing carers short breaks in sensory marquee

Traders have been briefed on making their menus accessible and have been asked to ensure their staff have some disability awareness to assist people with their food ordering

The event is volunteer-led and marshals will be briefed on disability awareness.

4. How To Apply 

Tickets are on sale via the website. Group bookings or cheque payments can be arranged.

E-mail carrie@festability.co.uk or call 07928 740955

5. Travel Guide 

By car, see website. By train to Birchington station and then book a taxi to the site.

Please keep checking back as we are trying to get funding to have a shuttle service from the train station to site with an adaptable minibus.

6. Arrival Guide 

If you need assistance getting from your car to the entrance, please make a marshal aware on arrival and we will send someone to help.

7. Toilets 

A Mobiloo toilet, changing table and hoist

Accessible portaloo suitable for wheelchair access

Standard portaloos

8. Medical Services 

Paramedic and first aid point

9. Access to Performance

No standing area at front of stage for those who want to be upfront but stay seated or use a wheelchair

BSL signers for some performances.

10. Assistance Dogs 

We welcome assistance dogs which include Hearing Dogs, Canine Partners, Dogs for the Disabled and Guide Dogs. If you require a hi-vis jacket for your dog please ask at the ticket kiosk on entry

11. Strobe Lighting 

None