River Sounds Festival

Friday 19 August 2022 to Sunday 21 August 2022

Overview

River Sounds is held on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people. We pay our respect to the Elders of these traditional lands – past, present and emerging - and, through them, to all…

River Sounds is held on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people. We pay our respect to the Elders of these traditional lands – past, present and emerging - and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

River Sounds is a 3 day, licenced and all ages music festival located in the eclectic village of Bellingen NSW. Comprising of a diverse line up of high profile, emerging and First Nation artists, plus an an extensive array of craft food and beverage offerings.​

Main Stage Lineup:
Regurgitator, Baker Boy, Alex the Astronaut, Stonefield, Butterfingers, The Terrys, Dallas Woods, Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers, The Meanies, Jerome Farah, The Lazy Eyes, Vlossom, Resin Dogs, The Pinheads, Nice Biscuit, The Regime, Sunfruits, The Good Love, The Stained Daisies.

Boiler Room Lineup:
Phil Smart, Simon Caldwell, Katch, Biz, Pob, Lustr, Jimmy D, Ria Listic, Dave Forward, Jamie B, Freebass, Jason Lewis, Bhakti, Naomi, Phoenix, Tropical Punch, Delusional Monk

Local Stage Lineup:
Rear Wheel Drive, Funkatu, The Nikkis, Tanuki, Titan Sky, Samba Soul, Little KNG and More TBA

For more festival details head to the website.

Access and Inclusion Statement

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Employ people with disability
Have a bathroom which is fully accessible and equipped with ceiling hoist and adult change table
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have wheelchair accessible transport options available in the general vicinity (provide information on name of the operator, phone and website link to individual providers for private vehicles, community transport train, mini vans, hire cars, buses, taxis
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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