On Saturday December 1, KYD-X will be hosting Sounds & Vibes an all ages, outdoor music festival for people living with disabilities celebrating the International Day of People with Disability. The festival will be held at the Hamilton Boulevard (in the shadow of the Ferris wheel) at the Adelaide Showground, from 2PM until late.
We’re excited to inform that Vision Australia Radio are supporting this important and ground-breaking event, through promotion on 1197 AM Adelaide and online. Whilst Sounds & Vibes caters for people living with a disability, everyone is welcome to attend the event which will include some of Australia’s best musical talent, all giving their time to the cause. The goal of the organisers is to ensure all music festivals are made accessible in future.
Founder of Sound & Vibes Karren Kelly says “I have a 19-year-old son with an Intellectual Disability & Autism, he loves music & as a mum I wanted to provide him with an opportunity to experience going to a Music Festival in a safe environment. I saw a post from the BBC in the UK of a music festival for people with disabilities. It touched my heart. I thought if they can do it so can we.”
What followed was months of work with Karren contacting organisations across the disability sector, calling on the communities support and asking performers to be involved. Before too long, a friend put Karren in touch with Ben Waechter, founder of KYD-X, a Not for Profit organisation who hosts the Kids & Youth Disability Expo a Disability Expo for children & young adults.
“Ben Waechter who has a young child with cerebral palsy created KYD-X after finding it frustrating trying to find services that suited the younger age group & teens. Together we formed a committee of dedicated driven parents all with children & young adults living with disabilities & created Adelaide’s first accessible music festival for people living with Disabilities called Sounds & Vibes.”
Sounds & Vibes will be held this Saturday 1st December at The Adelaide Showgrounds. It will be an all ages, outdoor, alcohol-free event celebrating as part of International Day for People with Disabilities. There will be Bands, DJS, a Silent Disco, Chill Out Zone & many accessible features to aid people with disabilities to have a fantastic day.
Learn more and purchase your tickets here: http://kyd-x.com.au/soundsandvibes/
Sounds & Vibes - KYD-X On Saturday December 1, KYD-X will be hosting Sounds & Vibes an all ages, outdoor music festival for people living with disabilities celebrating the International Day of People with Disability. The festival will be held at the Hamilton Boulevard (in the shadow of the Ferris Wheel) at the Adelaide Showground, from 2PM to 11PM.