We linkFestival One crew and festival-goers (called ‘Soulmates’) to work towards enabling EVERY person to fully participate in festival.
We assist with accessibility needs and work to break down barriers that may prevent people from attending festival.
We foster connection and community. Everyone is welcome here.
We create space for all festival-goers to relax, unwind and recharge in a supported environment. You don’t have to have a disability to come say hi!
All festival-goers are welcome to visit our space. We provide specific support for those with access needs, differabilities and disabilities. This includes injuries, illnesses (chronic, acute and invisible), neurodivergence and intellectual differences, mental health issues, anxiety, and sensory sensitivities. We also provide support for caregivers and caregiving families.
The Soul Lounge was founded to break down barriers for people with differabilities and disabilities to ensure everyone is able to fully participate in all areas of festival life, both now and in the future. We work towards enabling every person the opportunity to join the Festival One community and stand by our values to:
(including, but not limited to)
We are able to provide other forms of assistance and support as required. Please let us know ahead of festival by contacting us using the information below. We will be happy to support you ahead of Festival One to develop a plan that will assist you in overcoming the barriers in your individual circumstances.
We can not provide assistance with:
Please be aware that as this is our first year at Hartford Farm, there may be some amendments to what we can offer. We endeavour to be as accessible as possible, and this is more achievable when we work with you to know your needs. Please note that this venue is a working farm and will look and feel different to Mystery Creek. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please get in touch!
Our main form of contact pre-festival is email – firstname.lastname@example.org – this is the best way to get in touch with us initially. If you prefer to communicate via phone or text message, we are happy to arrange this.
You can also check out our Facebook and Instagram pages – The Soul Lounge at Festival One - for insights and ‘Top Tips’ ahead of Festival.
You can register with us by clicking the link below and filling in the form. This helps us prepare effectively for all the Soulmates coming to festival and ensures we can cater for your individual needs.
We love having the Soul Lounge as an integral part of Festival One.
For 2023, the team would love to hear from you if festival environments aren't within reach for you, or if you require assistance/support. We'd love to get to know you, have a chat, and see where we can help to make your attendance at Festival a reality. Why do I need to complete this form?
Although you do not have to provide us with any information to attend Festival, we are better able to cater for your needs if we are aware ahead of time. By connecting with you in advance, we are able to offer a more personalised service suited to your individual needs, and we are also able to ensure we have enough equipment to cater for the Festival One community.