We’re extremely proud to reveal that Download Festival has been shortlisted for the Big Ambition Award at the Outstanding Attitude Awards 2019.
The upcoming awards are held by music accessibility charity, Attitude Is Everything, to celebrate excellence and innovation in the live event accessibility for disabled audiences.
The Outstanding Attitude Awards ceremony will take place on 12th March at the Islington Assembly, Hall, London. A panel of fans, artists and industry experts experts will decide the winners for the 10 award categories, including the Big Ambition Award.
The nomination follows Download Festival 2018 receiving the Gold Standard of Attitude Is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice last year. Speaking at the time, Gideon Feldman, Head of Programmes and Business Development at Attitude Is Everything, said: “The commitment Download have shown to accessibility and inclusion clearly sits at the heart of the festival.”
Download 2018 was a landmark year for accessibility at the festival as we introduced a series of major changes to improve the festival experience for Disabled Access customers.
Some of the most notable improvements included: viewing platforms at each of our stages, British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters at the Main Stage and Zippo Encore Stage, a near 24 hour shuttle bus service provided by Castle Donington Volunteer Centre to the Disabled Access campsite .
Download Festival returns to the spiritual grounds of Donington Park on 14th-16th June 2019 with headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool plus many more.