Welcome to Festival Spirit
Festival Spirit is a charity providing the full festival experience to young people who would not normally be able to attend and enjoy such an event due to life-limiting illness or disability.
We are passionate about helping people who never thought they could attend a festival safe in the knowledge that they will have the facilities, support and back up necessary for their condition.
We bring the equipment, the accommodation and help facilitate the care that is required for each attendee. Attendees bring and share the festival spirit.
Since 2010 we have facilitated dozens of people with disability or life limiting illnesses to both WOMAD and Wilderness Festival. If you work for a music festival in the UK and would like to discuss us bringing the festival spirit to your event in 2024 please get in touch
Check out this Channel 4 News article featuring Festival Spirit. Are music festivals doing enough for people with disabilities? Generally not, but working long term with Wilderness Festival has paid dividends. We now need the message to be spread far and wide.
Great to see us also featured on ITV Meridian News with a lovely piece from Rory Bett, the organiser of Wilderness Festival who has always championed what it means for a festival to be truly accessible to all and supported us attending.
Our accommodation on site is an amazing, specially adapted marquee with hard flooring, heating and electricity. We always position it close to disabled facilities such as showers and toilets.
We provide 'buddies' to assist guests and their carers to get around the festival site and to make the most of the weekend event, see bands and attend all the other exciting workshops and activities on offer.
Donate and raise funds for Festival Spirit
Shop online to help raise funds for Festival Spirit. Click on the link below, sign in using email and password. Once registered shop as usual at all your favourite high street or online stores and Give as you Live donate funds to us direct. All without charging you a penny more! Link - Festival Spirit - Give as you live
We are in the process of changing our online donations provider. Please email admin @ festivalspirit.org if you would like to donate and be informed once the changeover has occurred.
Money donated will be spent directly on bringing those with a disability or a life-limiting illness to a music festival.
How else can I help?
We would love to hear from you if you are able to volunteer, fund raise, help guests, organise trips etc.