Ability Fest 2024 Line-Up

Clockwise from top left: Bag Raiders, Eliza Hull, Cub Sport, Kita Alexander
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Ability Fest, originally created by 2022 Australian Of The Year Dylan Alcott in collaboration with Untitled Group, is back in 2024.

The festival offers a completely unique experience for music lovers, as they enjoy world-class performances, food, drinks, specialised accessible facilities and services, and lush green venues. Last year saw the likes of Alex Lahey, Hilltop Hoods, Meg Mac, and Broods take to the stage in Melbourne. This year, it expands to Brisbane.

“First and foremost, Ability Fest is a ripper festival at its core, but with the added plus that it can bring people of all abilities together. We’ll have a completely accessible venue with elevated viewing platforms, pathways, quiet zones and sensory areas, ensuring that everyone has the ability to have an unreal day,” Dylan Alcott says.

Taking to the stage for this year’s festivities are iconic Aussie band Ocean Alley, drill and rap group ONEFOUR, King Stingray, Aussie pop group Cub Sport, DJ/producer jamesjamesjames, Middle Kids, Floodlights, rising pop sensations Kita Alexander and Eves Karydas, American folk-pop singer Brenn!, Asha Jefferies, Eliza Hull, Jordz, and winners from triple j Unearthed.

That’s just one stage – there’ll be a second too, hosting a plethora of renowned DJs including our own ‘Shooting Stars’ creators Bag Raiders, Jordan Brando, Crybaby, Wax’o Paradiso, Boone, Moss, DAWS, NayNay, Mikalah Watego, Neesha Alexander, Dewbs, Kuzco, Cheq and Xeimma.

The event is set to be stronger than ever – it’s a not-for-profit event with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Dylan Alcott Foundation and contributing to helping young Australians, living with disabilities, to achieve their dreams.

“Ability Fest’s dedication to making events more accessible and diverse creates a positive impact on both our local community and tourism sector, showcasing that Melbourne continues to be the vibrant and inclusive city we call home,” Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Steve Dimopolous says.

“With around 5,000 people expected to attend Ability Fest in October,” Minister for Tourism and Sport Michael Healy says, “this is a great opportunity to witness world-class musical performances in a completely inclusive and fully accessible environment.”

Tickets are on sale 10 July at 12pm AEST.

Ability Fest 2024 Tour Dates

19 October – Alexandra Gardens (Melbourne)
26 October – Victoria Park (Brisbane)

Ability Fest 2024 Line-Up

Asha Jefferies
Bag Raiders
Brenn! (USA)
Cheq ^
Crybaby *
Cub Sport
Eliza Hull
Eves Karydas ^
Floodlights *
Jordan Brando
King Stingray
Kita Alexander
Kuzco *
Middle Kids ^
Mikalah Watego ^
Moss ^
NayNay *
Neesha Alexander ^
Ocean Alley
triple j Unearthed (winner)
Wax’o Paradiso *
Xeimma ^

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