Nozstock wins Outstanding Attitude Award!

Attitude is Everything is a charity that understand that live music is for everyone. They work to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry. Their help has been invaluable in improving Nozstock’s accessibility.

2016 saw the launch their inaugural Outstanding Attitude Awards – recognising festivals and venues at the forefront of innovative access for disabled audiences. Nozstock is thrilled to announce we are a winner – and one of only 3 festivals recieving an award.

We won the award thanks to our detailed online access information including photo guides, distances to key locations and a downloadable social story for people with autism and learning disabilities. We are really proud of our online information and are so pleased to be recognised in this way.

Big thanks to Jacob, Paul and all the Attitude Is Everything team plus of course big thumbs up to John and all the Noz crew that helped us win this award. Here’s our site manager, Rob, collecting the award and looking very smug indeed!

 

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Nozstock receives a bronze Attitude is Everything award

Nozstock is very pleased to announce it has been awarded the Bronze Level on the Charter of Best Practice by Attitude is Everything, a charity that focuses on improving access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry.

To qualify for Charter status, live music venues and festivals must demonstrate exemplary access provision and an on-going commitment to improving accessibility for their deaf and disabled customers. With over 100 music venues and festivals already committed to the Charter, from large-scale events such as  Glasto, Latitude and The 02 as well as small-sized venues and now us, we’re all super chuffed! We did it!


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So what was Noz specifically recognised for you may be asking? Here’s the lowdown…

  • Exceptional pre-event website information, including detailed photos and descriptions of the terrain, an accessibility breakdown of each stage and a social story so customers with autism or learning disabilities can understand what to expect at the festival.
  • A dedicated and stewarded accessible campsite with easy access to the area, welfare tent, parking and food & concession stands.
  • A viewing platform, accessible toilets and additional tickets for personal assistants at no extra cost.

Commenting on the award, Suzanne Bull MBE, CEO of Attitude is Everything, said:

“We’re really pleased to welcome Nozstock onto the Charter as they are a fantastic example of how a festival can overcome a challenging festival site and provide brilliant access through detailed pre-event information, a dedicated access team and a great attitude.   Today’s award is a testament to the Nozstock team’s outstanding level of engagement around accessibility and we look forward to supporting them to move up the Charter in future years.”

Ella Nosworthy, Big Chief AKA Creative Director of Nozstock, added:

“Everyone at Nozstock is absolutely delighted to have gained the bronze award from Attitude is Everything. With difficult terrain on site we weren’t sure what we could do to improve our accessibility but the support Attitude Is Everything have provided us in order to get to this level has been invaluable. It just goes to show that simple improvements can make all the difference to our visitors and attitude is indeed everything!”

Read some more about how the wonderful hidden valley of Nozstock how it bagged itself a bronze here.