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Ah, the joys of a music festival. A chance to dance and sing along to your favourite artists up close and in the flesh – or in the case of disabled attendees at last weekend’s Wireless Festival, from really far away.
The three-day event in Crystal Palace - which ran from Friday to Sunday - boasted a line-up including A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, J. Cole and Tyler, The Creator.
However, for disabled music fans who wanted to enjoy the music, their viewing platform appeared to show them located right at the edge of the park.
A gravel path is seen in the foreground, and then beyond that, a wide stretch of the field before the main crowd are visible as tiny specs in front of the main stage. Not great.
Other social media users were left gobsmacked at the views:
\u201c@itsKatouche I am disabled and was meant to go tomorrow as well but have decided to give my two tickets to my sister instead because this is just not okay. What is the point in claiming that you can give access if you\u2019re just providing an experience for disabled people to be isolated and\u2026\u201d
\u201cScenes at @WirelessFest this weekend illustrate what accessibility looks like as an afterthought. The rush of live music is something everyone should be entitled to experience. This is not good enough\u201d
\u201cAble-bodied friends: just because this doesn\u2019t affect you it doesn\u2019t mean you shouldn\u2019t be shouting about it. This is vile and so unfair. Disabled people deserve the same experience too. I\u2019ve been struggling to walk around, but at least I\u2019ve had that choice. This is exclusion.\u201d