Panellists Announced for Outstanding Attitude Awards

Posted on 20.09.2016

Panellists Announced for Outstanding Attitude Awards

Attitude is Everything is proud to announce the panel of judges for the Outstanding Attitude Awards, a new initiative recognising innovation in the field of access provision for Deaf and disabled audiences. 

The initiative aims to highlight the most forward-looking venues, festivals and music events in the UK and how they are taking a creative approach to access - making use of new cutting-edge technologies, incorporating innovative design techniques and ensuring provisions for disabled fans are embedded into the fabric of their events. 

We want to shine a light on the most creative, the most interesting and most envelope-pushing examples of access provision. – Attitude is Everything CEO, Suzanne Bull MBE

Celebrating specific instances of innovation, the awards are open to the 120+ venues and festivals signed up to Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice, or those who plan to sign up in the forthcoming 12 months. 

Nominations are open now and will close on Friday 21st October. 

Entrants will be judged by a panel of industry experts and fans, consisting of:

  • Mark Butler, Head of Venue Operations, Roundhouse
  • Paul Reed, General Manager, Association of Independent Festivals
  • James Hanley, Senior Staff Writer, Music Week
  • Hannah McKearnen, Blogger and Attitude is Everything volunteer

The winners of 2016’s Outstanding Attitude Awards will then be announced on Monday 21st November 2016. 

Suzanne Bull MBE, CEO of Attitude is Everything, said:

“Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice is designed to promote innovation and dismantle barriers to live music. Venues and festivals that join at our Bronze stage are encouraged to keep moving forward until they reach Silver or Gold, and as a result of this process we are seeing the most forward-thinking event producers become ever more creative and resourceful in how they encourage Deaf and disabled fans to attend their shows.  

“The Outstanding Attitude Awards were conceived with these businesses in mind. We want to shine a light on the most creative, the most interesting and most envelope-pushing examples of access provision - and look forward to celebrating the best of the best in just over two month’s time.”