A Different World Festival is a unique Indie/rock festival for young people and adults with any additional need. It will be held on the 6th August 2016 in Reading at Abbey Rugby Club. They say: "Our aim is to create a mini Reading Festival for those that can not access the real thing. Like Reading there will be stalls, entertainment for the day, bars, food court and of course music. We now have 11 fantastic acts waiting to entertain you with a mixture of styles from indie, folk rock, rock and acoustic rock to re-create that Reading sound".
The day will be structured to meet the audiences' needs: there will be no flashing lights (though there will be some soft lighting), no pyrotechnics and the music will be loud enough to hear but not uncomfortably loud. A limited number of tickets will be available (up to 1000) in order to give the audience space to move and feel comfortable in their surroundings . To book your tickets to this autism-friendly event click here or for more information visiti the official website here.
Parents and carers speak positively about the ways in which staff promote positive behaviour. One said "staff are very caring, they talk to students positively and handle things fairly"