#MusicWithoutBarriers Supporters

#MusicWithoutBarriers is supported by:

Artists: Alan McGee, Alt-J, Anna Calvi, Belle and Sebastian, Blake, Chase and Status, Chvrches, Darren Hayman, DJ Jamie Renton, DJ Richard West, DJ Void, Enter Shikari, Frank Turner, Franz Ferdinand, Hatcham Social, Jimi Goodwin, Louise Rutkowski, Mary Anne Hobbs, Mystery Jets, Natalie Nicole Gilbert, Robert Wyatt, Slow Club, Slowdive, Spaceships are Cool, Stealing Sheep, Stevie Wonder, Summer Camp, Susan Hedges, The Cure, The Temper Trap, The Wytches, Tom Odell, Toy & Villagers.

Music industry organisations: Ninja Tunes Records, Featured Artists Coalition, Musicians Union, Music Managers Forum, Association of Independant Festivals, Association of Independant Music & UK Music

Politicians: Mike Weatherley MP, Kerry McCarthy MP

Venues and festivals: 2000 Trees, Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Band on the Wall, Barbican, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, Bingley Music Live, Bournemouth International Centre, Brighton Centre, Brighton Dome, Cambridge Junction, Camden Centre, Capital FM Nottingham Arena, Cecil Sharp House - English Folk Dance and Song Society, Chase Park, Colchester Arts Centre, De Montfort Hall, Download, Earls Court & Olympia, Festival No. 6,Field Day, Glastonbury, Gloucester Guildhall, Goldsmiths Student's Union, Green Man, Greenbelt, Hammersmith Apollo, Heriot-Watt University Student Union, Kendal Calling, Kings Place, KOKO, Latitude, Leadmill, Leeds Festival, LG Arena, Liberty Festival, Live at Jodrell Bank, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Lovebox, Manchester Academy, Manchester Apollo, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, National Indoor Arena, O2 ABC Glasgow, O2 Academy Birmingham, O2 Academy Bournemouth, O2 Academy Bristol, O2 Academy Brixton, O2 Academy Glasgow, O2 Academy Islington, O2 Academy Leeds, O2 Academy Leicester, O2 Academy Liverpool, O2 Academy Newcastle, O2 Academy Oxford - Academy , O2 Academy Sheffield, O2 Empire Shepherd's Bush, Odyssey Arena, Parklife, Reading Festival, Roadmender, Rose Theatre, Roundhouse, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Albert Hall, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, The Albany, The O2, The Sage Gateshead, The Tin Music and Arts, Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Tyneside Cinema, Village Underground, Warwick University Student Union, Wembley Arena, & Wigmore Hall.

Messages of Support

"I strongly support the campaign by Attitude is Everything to gain full accessibility for people with all kinds of disability to festivals, shows and all areas of entertainment. It is incredible to me that in this day and age such a campaign should still be needed. There are many people out there for whom, what should be a time of enjoyment turns into a nightmare because of a lack of information and facilities being made available  by those who are in charge of putting on events. A little thought and a bit more compassion could transform the lives of many. This should be a commitment made by everybody, from private citizen at street level to government level." Stevie Wonder

"Everybody deserves the chance to enjoy live music, and coming together to improve access for all is only going to make shows better for everyone.” Frank Turner

"I support the #MusicWithoutBarriers campaign because live music should be for everyone - and, sadly, at the moment, it often is not. It is up to performers, venues, festivals and anyone else involved in the music industry to support organisations like Attitude Is Everything, ensuring that we operate in an inclusive way to improve access and facilitate further discussion.” Chvrches

“Everyone should be allowed to enjoy music regardless of disability. The #MusicWithoutBarriers campaign is a simple and forward-thinking and backed by an organisation with a history of success in raising awareness and implementing change. We fully support this campaign and hope you do too.” Slow Club

“Rock ‘n’ roll is THE inclusive art form. It’s a broad church and the door should be wide open to everyone. We sing about all kinds of people: we should be seen by all kinds of people! And on an equal footing. Popular bands are powerful entities. They can choose the festivals and venues they want to play, thus ensuring the good places thrive. I would encourage bands to play in the kind of places where EVERYONE is going to have a great time. So, bug you’re favourite bands, make them think about their choice of venue! Register your support for the campaign." Belle and Sebastian

“The work Attitude is Everything do is close to my heart, because I strongly feel that everyone should be able to experience live music. Whether it’s watching a friend’s band at a local venue or watching Radiohead from the disabled platform at Glastonbury, gigs should be accessible to everyone. I would like to see more venues taking stock of what they can do to accommodate a more diverse audience. It is also really important that as many artists as possible get involved to show their support to this great campaign. The barriers are there to be broken down.” Blaine Harrison, Mystery Jets

"I fully support the #MusicWithoutBarriers campaign. Everyone deserves the right to equality of access to live music events irrespective of ability. Disabilities can take many different forms, some of which are not obvious. Workplaces have to confer to good practice of inclusion for all and so should all music venues and festivals!  Having a Deaf and disabled son has truly opened my eyes first hand to the barriers that people can face. Having clear information in advance and well thought out access and facilities can make all the difference." Rachel Goswell, Slowdive

“Music is made by pushing the air that every Human Being on this planet breathes, and all of us should enjoy access to the elevating and deeply enriching experiences that music can bring… all of us.” Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1 & 6 Music

"I don't believe in barriers and I don't believe people are different....all you need is love." Alan McGee, Founder of Creation Records

"The Musicians’ Union (MU) gives its wholehearted support to Attitude is Everything in its campaign #MusicWithoutBarriers which aims to improve access to venues for deaf and disabled music fans. Attitude is Everything has a long record of campaigning for the rights of disabled people which it can be justly proud of and the MU is delighted to remain a long-term staunch supporter of its lobbying in this area." John F. Smith, General Secretary, Musicians' Union

"The FAC fully supports Attitude is Everything and urges every band and every performer to join with the FAC in stipulating, at every gig, that nobody should be denied the access, or the facilities, to experience the thrill of live music.” Crispin Hunt, Songwriter/Producer and Co-CEO of the Featured Artist Coalition

"The MMF supports #MusicWithoutBarriers - Access to All Areas for All at All times.” Jon Webster, CEO, Music Managers Forum

“Attitude is Everything have helped us identify and put in a place number of easy zero cost solutions to help develop our venue offering to a wider audience. Being an old Victorian warehouse, Village Underground is a singular venue with some singular access issues. Attitude have made sure the access information on our website is easy to find, accurate and that there are always staff on hand to answer any questions. It's really changed how we operate - our team are now confident in offering assistance throughout the entire customer journey and the Charter has also helped the bottom line, selling more tickets and higher bar sales to disabled people, which makes everyone happy”. Dermot Hurley, Head of Commercial Development at Village Underground

“KOKO have put quite a few access solutions in place that are simple, low cost or free. Working with Attitude is Everything made identifying what can be done and how to do it easy. Some of the access provisions that cost nothing were ensuring the information we give out, on line and by phone is correct and easy to follow, making a viewing area on the balcony and having waiter bar service to this area instead of installing a lift to get to the bars, something that cost a little was making  wheelchair platforms for the viewing area to assist is seeing over our balustrade and something that cost a bit more was moving our coat check and putting an accessible toilet in the space instead as this was the closest we could get the accessible toilet to the viewing area. Doing all this has seen an influx of great feedback from Deaf and disabled customers and the number of Deaf and disabled customer increase.” Mike Hamer, Operations Manager, KOKO

“Attitude is Everything has been invaluable in providing advice and support and a realistic framework within which we can make progress with improving access at Cecil Sharp House without huge investments. Simply having an informed, open minded and welcoming attitude can often be the best way to offer a great service to visitors with differing needs.” Rosie Baker, Operations Director, Cecil Sharp House

“I abandoned going to gigs and festivals for a few years as my legs failed, before meeting Attitude is Everything at Glastonbury. Since then, I have seen how hard and how well they work to improve access to music events for disabled people, and have had a much better experience at Charter venue events. I would strongly encourage all venues and festivals to work with Attitude and learn from their expertise, to discover how reasonable-cost adaptations can make a huge difference in opening live music up to a wider audience. And remember it's not just 'us' - I frequently get 3-5 friends along with me to music events!” Glyn Everett, Attitude is Everything Mystery Shopper