In the inaugural episode of The Accessible Travel Talk Show, John Morris discusses accessibility at music concerts and festivals with Emma Muldoon, Founder of the UK’s leading disability & travel blog, SimplyEmma.co.uk. Emma has attended nearly 100 different gigs as a wheelchair user and offers a wealth of insight from her experiences, as well as recommendations that concert organizers can use to make their events accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.
Emma Muldoon has Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, but she is still living life to the fullest — and she rocks out regularly at music gigs and festivals in the United Kingdom. Of live music, she says:
Live music is for everybody. It should be for everyone. And so, yeah, it should be accessible for everyone.
In this episode, Emma shares several stories about gigs she has attended, drawing from her many positive experiences, as well as from a few that were not so great.
She says that the most accessible gigs provide for the following:
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