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The Cure Support Campaign To Improve Gig Access For Disabled Fans

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The Cure are one of the many acts supporting increased access to rock shows for the crippled. The band signed on to the campaign called Music Without Barriers which brought together artists and venues to support the cause.

Other artists featured include Alt-J, Franz Ferdinand, Slow Club and Slowdive.

"Everyone deserves the right to equality of access to live music events irrespective of ability. Disabilities can take many different forms, some of which are not obvious. Workplaces have to confer to good practice of inclusion for all and so should all music venues and festivals!" said Rachel Goswell of Slowdive.

Music Without Barriers promotes four basic principles for venues: improving access to gigs and festivals doesn't have to be expensive; there is a strong business case for improving access; that it's vital deaf and disabled fans have access to information before events; and to lose the assumption that all disabled people are wheelchair users.

by RTT Staff Writer

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