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!
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.