New Forest Spectrum music festival, Lyndhurst July 10 – 12, 2015

Two New Forest charities have joined together to set up the first national music festival just for people with a learning disability and/or autism, their families and care workers.

What’s on?

  • Over 40 bands
  • A Dr Who themed DJ set
  • Dance tent
  • Activities
  • Theatre and shows
  • Massage


  •  Raised decking in front of the main stage for wheelchair users, wheelchair friendly toilets and some track way
  •  A hoist and flatbed for changing
  • You can bring your carer for free


  • Advance tickets for three days camping cost £120.
  • Young adults between 12 and 18 are half price.
  • Under 12’s are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Hugh Calder said, “We have tried to make sure there is something for everyone – from an autism friendly chill out zone to zip wires and circus acts.

Hal Kennard added, “New Forest Spectrum’s music policy will be broad, eclectic and fun.” Eclectic means varied. “The hardest part is letting everyone around the country with a learning disability know about the festival – please help us spread the word.”

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