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Ability Fest adds Confidence Man and KYE to this weekend’s line-up

Ability Fest is back this coming weekend, with a bit of a last-minute line-up change that’ll see Confidence Man and KYE take the stage.

It’s Melbourne’s first festival out of lockdown, and it’s going to be huge. With Confidence Man and KYE stepping in for some last-minute drop-outs, this weekend’s Ability Fest will be full of the festival fun the city needs.

Due to continuing border restrictions, Brisbane’s indie-pop dreams Cub Sport, and Tassie electronic duo Sumner, have announced they will be dropping out of the line-up. Sad react.

Confidence Man via Facebook

But do not fret! Confidence Man and KYE have now been added to the already impressive Ability Fest bill – huge news. Infectiously energetic Confidence Man will bring the party, and R&B/pop genius KYE will bring the neo-soul sway.

These newcomers are joining the likes of indie favourite Alex the Astronaut, ultimate party bringers Peking Duk, and electronic festival staple What So Not.

Ability Fest is the brainchild of Paralympian gold medalist, radio host, motivational speaker, and all-around legend, Dylan Alcott.

Alcott started Ability Fest in 2017 with Untitled Group, with an emphasis on accessibility and inclusion. He’s spreading a much-needed message that the magic of music festivals should be for everyone, not just the able-bodied.

Ability Fest aims to create a safe and inclusive space for all patrons, with elevated viewing platforms, quiet zones, pathways, a designated sensory area, companion ticketing, and AUSLAN interpreters.

After the COVID induced festival hiatus of 2020, Ability Fest is finally back again this Saturday, November 27, and some final release tix are still available here! Check out the full line-up:

Ability Fest Line-Up

Alex the Astronaut
Benson
Confidence Man
Dena Amy
Ebony Boadu
ILLY
Inkrewsive
KYE
Lastlings
Motez
Nina Las Vegas
Ninajrachi
Peking Duk (DJ set)
Rudely Interrupted
Stace Cadet
Sunshine
What So Not