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Ability Fest 2024 Lineup: Ocean Alley, Bag Raiders, Kita Alexander + MORE

The lineup for Ability Fest 2024 has arrived in all its glory. This year’s instalment of the fully accessible event will feature performances from a stack of local faves including Asha Jefferies, Bag Raiders, Cub Sport, Eliza Hull, King Stingray, Kita Alexander, Ocean Alley and more, plus a set from Alabama folk-pop artist Brenn!, across both its traditional Naarm/Melbourne and debut Brisbane/Meanjin events.

Meanwhile, each leg of the fest will score a slew of exclusive performances, with Naarm/Melbourne copping ONEFOUR, Floodlights, DAWS and more, and fans in Brisbane/Meanjin being treated to Middle Kids, Eves Karydas and others.

King Stingray – ‘Best Bits’

A triple j Unearthed winner will also be crowned following a competition to open each event.

The first leg of Ability Fest will go down on Saturday, 19th October at the usual spot of Naarm/Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr, before making its debut at Brisbane/Meanjin’s Victoria Park/Barrambim on Saturday, 26th October.

Ability Fest was created by 2022 Australian Of The Year Dylan Alcott in conjunction with Untitled Group and is Australia’s first all-accessible music festival.

100% of proceeds from the event are donated to the Dylan Alcott Foundation, helping young Australians living with a disability to fulfil their potential. To date, the not-for-profit event has raised north of $500,000 for the cause.

What’s more, the festival has this year committed to ensuring accessibility on all fronts, including financially, with a single ticket price of just $60 set alongside the return of complimentary admission for carers.

“For many Australians, the cost of living crisis has created significant financial strain,” Alcott sexplains in a press statement. “We believe that music has the power to unite communities, bring people together and lift our spirits, especially during challenging times”.

For the first time, this year’s event will also be open to fans aged 16 years and older, instead of 18+, across both cities.

You can peep the full lineup and event details down below.

Ability Fest 2024 Lineup

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



Dates And Venues

  • Saturday, 19th October – Alexandra Gardens, Naarm/Melbourne, VIC (16+)
  • Saturday, 26th October – Victoria Park, Meanjin/Brisbane, QLD (16+)

Pre-Sale ticket registration is now open HERE 

Pre-sale from 12pm AEST on Wednesday 10th July

General Tickets on sale at 12pm AEST on Thursday, 11th July

Further Reading

Dylan Alcott’s Ability Fest Announces 2024 Return + Expansion To Brisbane

Young Henrys Names This Thursday, 3rd February Dylan Alfroth Day

Triple J’s Dylan Alcott Used His ‘Q&A’ Appearance To Basically Drop Every Wu-Tang Reference He Could

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