Dedicated to people with Learning Difficulties & the Neurodiverse.
After watching a short film on the Internet about music events for people with Learning Difficulties, Barrie Wade and Paul Elvins set out to create a unique festival experience on the Isle of Wight. Dedicated to, and specifically for people with Learning Difficulties and the neurodiverse.
In 2018, One Life Festival was born. Gathering a huge amount of support from the local community along the way. The idea behind OLF was for the event to be a totally safe, supported festival, where people can enjoy the full festival experience, where people with disabilities are at the heart of the festival, and are encouraged to participate and celebrate.
Such was the success of OLF18, Barrie and Paul decided to open the festival up to a wider audience and create a second day specifically for families and younger children, so the family can enjoy a festival together in a safe and friendly environment
One Life Festival 2019 now incorporates a wider audience and is reaching out to people across the UK that want to attend this amazing event, which truly does make all involved very humble to be a part of.
Following the success of the 2018 event, we have decided to extend the festival over two days:
One Life Festival 2018 happened on the 6th of June at Tapnell Farm. Over 700 people attended and the positive impact that this event had on people’s lives is astonishing!
We are working closely with various Isle of Wight businesses, organisations and individuals to make the 2019 event bigger and better. What can you expect at One Life Festival 2019?
We are working with Platform One and other Island organisations to provide our guests with an amazing, entertaining experience.
Our guests will be greeted with a variety of games, activities, entertainment, dressed-up characters, food & drink stalls and LOADS more to do!
One Life Festival will be a totally safe event where people can enjoy the experience and are at the heart of the festival – participating & celebrating.
We are constantly working with a variety of local businesses to make sure that guests visiting us from the mainland have suitable accommodation during their visit to the Isle of Wight.