Music charity reveals Outstanding Attitude Awards winners

Music charity reveals Outstanding Attitude Awards winners

The winners for music charity Attitude is Everything’s inaugural Outstanding Attitude Awards have been revealed.

Nominations were drawn from venues and festivals signed up to Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice, which have shown themselvest to be at the forefront of creative and innovative access provision for deaf and disabled audiences.  

The winners are:


  • The Albany, London for its video-based travel information shot via smart phone.
  • Colston Hall, Bristol (pictured) - Fast Forward Festival, a conference and series of performances that put accessible music-making centre-stage.
  • Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham for its British Sign Language interpretation service for all new events.


  • Just So Festival, Cheshire for its inclusive programme.
  • Nozstock: The Hidden Valley, Herefordshire for its online access information and social story.
  • Reading Festival for its user-led British Sign Language interpretation service.

Commenting on the awards, Suzanne Bull MBE, CEO Attitude Is Everything, said: “The Outstanding Attitude Awards are proof that all live music events, regardless of size and resources, can think outside the box and become more inclusive to a wide spectrum of disabled audiences. 

“This year’s winners range from some simple but hugely impactful online resources, to a groundbreaking music conference and several cutting edge innovations for Deaf fans. I would like to congratulate all the winners on their success, and I hope other venues and festivals can take inspiration from their achievements and can-do approach.” 

The winners were chosen by a group of music and access experts including Hannah McKearnen, mystery shopper for Attitude is Everything, James Hanley, Music Week senior staff writer, Mark Butler, head of venue operations at the Roundhouse and Paul Reed, GM, Association Of Independent Festivals.

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