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Chase Park Festival to be Headlined by The Coral

Gateshead’s Chase Park Festival is pushing boundaries in accessibility this September with a festival that welcomes all but is focused on those who have disabilities, making music easier to access.

The one-day festival is set to take place at Chase Park Neuro Centre on Saturday, August 26th, and the aim is to give people with disabilities the opportunity to attend a festival with no restrictions.

Amongst the acts confirmed for the festival are Merseyside indie stars, The Coral, who’s tracks Dreamin’ of You and Pass it On garnered critical acclaim for the band.

Alistair McDonald, one of the festival’s organisers, said: “We’re delighted to secure The Coral as our headline act and I think it shows we are growing as a festival. We’re all massive fans of The Coral and they’re a brilliant live act. We wanted a lineup that was going to make people sit up and take notice and I think we’ve done that. Part of the ethos of the event is to provide an event that is accessible to all and to create a create a unique atmosphere, you only do that if you have a great line up that will appeal to people from all walks of life. We also want to give local emerging disabled artists a platform to develop their audiences, so it’s really important that the line up will bring in the crowds.

The band will be joined by James Leonard HewitsonVitoAlex FrancisBoy Jumps ShipCattle & Cane, and Little Comets.

Tickets for the festival are only £7 for those with a disability, and their carers can enter the festival free of charge.

Chase Park Festival takes place Saturday 26th August, at Chase Park Neuro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. For the full line-up, photos, videos and ticket information head over to our Chase Park Festival page.

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