One Life Festival – Isle of Wight

  • 2019 EVENT: 07/06/19 & 08/06/19

One Life Festival is about
Being Yourself

Dedicated to adults and children with Learning and Physical Disabilities and Special Educational Needs.

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.


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One Life Festival 2019

7th & 8th of June 2019 | Tapnell Farm


What to expect?

One Life Festival 2019 will be a totally safe, supported festival, where people can enjoy a full festival experience and are encouraged to participate and celebrate.

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?

  • Amazing LIVE Music
  • Fun & accessible activities
  • Feeling of safety and encouragement

Become a Volunteer

Would you like to give invaluable support and help us make OLF19 amazing? Contact us to become a volounteer.

Last Year’s Event

Thoughts about OLF18

We brought a group of young adults from the IOW College. We all had an amazing day and hope that this event happens again next year. Some of our students were very anxious about attending but went home telling parents how amazing it was. Thank you so much!
Samantha Vincent
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Fantastic festival thoroughly enjoyed helping out and seeing people with learning disabilities having a such a good time and making them happy is fantastic would definitely help out again thank you Paul and Barry and everyone on making this festival from a dream to a reality.
Sam Jefferies
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