Glastonbury to launch stage for disabled festival goers

Festival organisers team up with the Club Attitude organisation

A new stage is being introduced at this year’s Glastonbury that has been designed specifically disabled festival goers in mind.

Organisers have teamed up with Club Attitude, which helps to give disabled people better access at gigs, for the new stage.

Situated in the Shangri La area of the festival site, the stage will give the audience full wheelchair access along with sign language interpretation as the bands perform, reports The Guardian.

Glastonbury spokesman John Shearlaw said the festival was keen to work with organisations like Club Attitude.

“We usually consult organisations representing disabled people to ensure we make the festival as accessible as possible. This year, we wanted to go a step further and see whether we couldn’t do something more,” he said.

Heavy Load, Spaceships Are Cool and Al Cool And The Stranger Wines have all been confirmed to play the stage. Previous acts who have shown their support towards Club Attitude include Mystery Jets, Art Brut and Foals.

Glastonbury takes place at Worthy Farm from June 24-28.

Acts confirmed include headliners Bruce Springsteen, Blur, Neil Young, plus the likes of Kasabian, Doves, Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, Florence And The Machine and Franz Ferdinand.