Club Attitude, Attitude is Everything’s (AIE) promoted club night, returns on 24 March at Islington Assembly Hall, with TOY set to headline.
Previously headlined by Slow Club, Summer Camp, Mystery Jets, and Foals, the annual event aims to raise awareness of issues faced by deaf and disabled fans. The event demonstrates a range of positive and innovative measures that UK venues and festivals can implement to improve accessibility.
2015 headliners TOY have supported AIE’s #MusicWithoutBarriers campaign, which calls for equal access across the UK live music scene. The band will be supported at Club Attitude by The Magic Gang and Hulkenburg.
“Live music is for everyone,” said TOY’s Tom Dougall. “We full support Attitude is Everything’s work encouraging more deaf and disabled fans to experience live music and are honoured to be playing such an innovative and forward-thinking night as Club Attitude.”
The charity, which has helped grow the number of disabled people attending gigs to 4m per year, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.
“Club Attitude offers a perfect opportunity to showcase Attitude is Everything’s positive work and we are delighted to have TOY, one of this country’s most exciting young bands, headlining our event and supporting our aim for music without barriers,” said AIE chief executive Suzanne Bull MBE.
Islington Assembly Hall is one of more than 100 venues and festivals signed up to AIE’s Charter of Best Practice. A step-free entrance, accessible toilets, marked viewing areas, lowered bars, free tickets for personal assistants, and captioned and BSL interpreted lyrics will all feature at Club Attitude.