Ability Fest lineup led by Ocean Alley, ONEFOUR, Cub Sport and more

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Ability Fest lineup led by Ocean Alley, ONEFOUR, Cub Sport and more


Ability Fest has announced its 2024 lineup, featuring Ocean Alley, ONEFOUR, Cub Sport, King Stingray, Bag Raiders, Middle Kids, Brenn!, jamesjamesjames, Kita Alexander, Asha Jefferies, and more.

The Ability Fest lineup is here, after announcing yesterday it will host this one-of-a-kind festival at Alexandra Gardens/Birrarung Marr in Naarm/Melbourne on October 19, and for the first time, at Victoria Park/Barrambin in Meanjin/Brisbane on October 26.

With the lineup set to spread across two stages in both cities, Ability Fest promises a day of exceptional performances.

Ability Fest 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 ^

*Melbourne Only
^ Brisbane Only

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The Main Stage will feature iconic Australian band Ocean Alley, drill and rap group ONEFOUR, King Stingray, Australian pop group Cub Sport, notorious DJ and producer jamesjamesjames, Middle Kids, Floodlights, rising pop sensations Kita Alexander and Eves Karydas, American folk-pop singer Brenn!, Asha Jefferies, Eliza Hull, Jordz, and triple j Unearthed artist winners.

The second stage, dubbed Mark’s Stage, will house a plethora of renowned DJs, including Australia’s own Bag Raiders, Jordan Brando, Crybaby, Wax’o Paradiso, Boone, Moss, DAWS, NayNay, Mikalah Watego, Neesha Alexander, Dewbs, Kuzco, Cheq, and Xeimma.


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As Australia’s first accessible music festival, Ability Fest offers a unique experience with a love of music at its core. Attendees can enjoy world-class performances for only $60 per ticket, along with delicious food and drink offerings, specialised accessible facilities and services, and lush green venues. Ability Fest is also pleased to reveal ANZ, Kia Australia, and Nike as major partners for 2024.

Ability Fest dates and locations

  • Saturday 19 October – Alexandra Gardens, Naarm/Melbourne
  • Saturday 26 October – Victoria Park, Meanjin/Brisbane

Dylan Alcott said, “First and foremost, Ability Fest is a ripper festival at its core, but with the added plus that it can bring people of all abilities together. We’ll have a completely accessible venue with elevated viewing platforms, pathways, quiet zones, and sensory areas, ensuring that everyone has the ability to have an unreal day.”

Backed by both the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund and the Queensland Government, Ability Fest is set to be stronger than ever.

Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Steve Dimopoulos, said, “Ability Fest’s dedication to making events more accessible and diverse creates a positive impact on both our local community and tourism sector, showcasing that Melbourne continues to be the vibrant and inclusive city we call home.”

Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Healy, said Ability Fest was a showcase of Queensland’s commitment to hosting inclusive and accessible high-profile events. “With around 5,000 people expected to attend Ability Fest in October, this is a great opportunity to witness world-class musical performances in a completely inclusive and fully accessible environment.”

Ability Fest was created by 2022 Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott in collaboration with Untitled Group—Australia’s largest independent music promoter and the masterminds behind Beyond The Valley, Wildlands, and more—and is supported by triple j. As a not-for-profit event, 100% of proceeds from the event are donated to the Dylan Alcott Foundation, with each ticket contributing to helping young Australians living with a disability achieve their dreams.

Pre-sale ticket registration closes at 11am AEST on 10 July, with tickets on sale from 12pm AEST on 10 July. General tickets will be on sale at 12pm AEST on 11 July for $60. Note that this is a 16+ event.

Sign up for presale tickets and find more details here.