Popular inclusive music festival is back for its second year

An accessible music festival run by Hft, a charity supporting people with learning disabilities, is back by popular demand this summer.

Held in the beautiful grounds of Hft Sussex Orchards in Walberton, CoreFest is a one-day inclusive music festival for the community. Following its hugely successful debut last year, the festival’s 2017 line-up includes popular Michael Jackson tribute act MJ Eternity, The Speak, The Bamboo Band, Cyanide Sundae, Wes Lucas and Delta7, Cosmic & The Keys, Luna Sol – plus a host of other fantastic acts.

Included in the ticket price is the chance to get up close and personal with the animals from RepTylers Mobile Zoo, along with interactive family events from music and drumming workshops to storytelling. Food and refreshments stalls include a Wonderland-themed tea tent, as well as a licenced bar and hot food outlets.

Hft Sussex supports over 70 people locally, offering person-centred services ranging from residential care to supported living at home – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day.

Special provisions for people with learning disabilities include free entry for carers/support workers, fully accessible facilities and access to designated chill-out areas.

Sarah Shallis, Operations Manager, said, “CoreFest is a not-to-be missed event for all ages and abilities. All proceeds from the festival will go directly to enabling the people we support to live the best life possible, so I’d encourage anyone who loves a great family day out to get their dancing shoes on and join us!”

CoreFest takes place on Sat 29 July 2017, 13:00 – 23:00 at Hft Sussex Orchards, Eastergate Lane, Walberton BN18 0AE.

Tickets are currently on special offer at a discounted rate of £5 per adults, with free entry for under 18s and carers.  Tickets can be bought from https://corefest17.eventbrite.co.uk?discount=PRIDE.


Notes to editors

For further information please contact: Suzanne Fry, PR & Media Manager, on 0117 906 1755 or suzanne.fry@hft.org.uk. For media enquiries outside of office hours please call 0117 906 1697

About Hft

Hft is a national charity supporting more than 2,500 adults with learning disabilities across England to live the best life possible. Established in 1962, the charity uses its own unique Fusion Model to consistently deliver high quality, person-centred support across all its services.

Services range from supported living to residential care – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. Hft also helps people with learning disabilities to take part in daily activities, make friends and develop relationships and to find work.

For more information about Hft please visit www.hft.org.uk

Information about learning disabilities

A learning disability can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and is defined as having a reduced ability to:

  • Understand new or complex information
  • Learn new skills
  • Live independently

Subject: Events

Location: Hft Sussex