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Tuesday, 18 July, 2017

Inclusive music festival ready to rock Brighton – The Argus

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A MUSIC festival for bands with members who have disabilities or learning difficulties will launch later this month.

The unique Rock House Festival will bring together a number of bands for an all-day musical celebration that breaks down barriers and allows musicians with or without learning disabilities to play together in front of a live audience.

One of the acts will be metal band Zombie Crash, a group whose members have a range of learning difficulties including Asperger syndrome and autism.

Zombie Crash’s lead guitarist Ryan O’Donovan, 26, from Uckfield, said: “The festival really is a great idea and is there to assist in getting people with learning difficulties and disabilities more stage time.

“It is all about helping us reach a wider audience and showcase our talent. I started playing the guitar when I was 16 and really enjoyed how it allowed for more creativity. We have been together for about eight years now with some of the members joining after we started.

“Since then we have really developed as a group, we’ve been writing and performing our own songs.

“The line-up for the festival is a big and brilliant selection.

“It will be a wonderful showcase event.”

Read more at: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/15414103.Inclusive_music_festival_ready_to_rock_Brighton/

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