Access & Disability

About Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival:

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival is a small music festival for approximately 3000 people, set in a private park in the suburb of Moseley, Birmingham. For access, please bare in mind that the site is on a slope. The terrain is mostly grass and can be uneven. In addition, there is a loose dirt/gravel path leading from the entrance to the arena and food stalls.

Tickets

A Personal Assistant wristband is available free of charge if you are a disabled adult (aged 18+) who requires assistance to access the festival. You will need to buy your ticket as normal and email us proof of purchase: for example, a copy of the E-Ticket. You will also need to supply proof of eligibility, this might be

– Front page of DLA / PIP (no specific rate)
– Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate)
– Evidence that you are registered severely sight impaired (blind)
– Recognised Assistance Dog ID card

We will review applications without the listed evidence on a case-by-case basis. However, please note that temporary injuries, illnesses and pregnancy do not qualify under the PA scheme.

The applications for Personal Assistance tickets are limited to one per person and are not issued in advance. You will need to bring your proof of eligibility and your ticket with you to the festival in order for your PA to be issued with a wristband.

Children aged 12-17 who are disabled can come free of charge as long as they also bring proof of disability with them to the festival and enter with a full paying adult aged 21+. There is no scheme in place for disabled children aged 11 and under as they are already permitted to enter the festival free of charge.

Travel/parking

By Car:

The festival is located in a busy suburban village with limited street parking. Therefore there is no parking at the festival. However, there is a small pay & display car park 5 minutes walk away.

By Taxi:

Taxis will be able to drop you fairly near to the festival entrance on the Alcester Road in Moseley opposite The Co-Op.

Public Transport:

The No. 50 bus from Birmingham City centre stops opposite the festival entrance. It takes approximately 15 minutes dependent on traffic and runs all day – every 10 minutes, slightly less frequently on a Sunday – until just before midnight.

Click here for more information on getting to the festival.

Viewing area:

The site slopes gently towards the stage, amphitheatre style which makes viewing from most areas very clear. The front section is for those wanting to sit on the floor or stand. The use of camping chairs and seating is strictly limited to the rear half, this area is clearly marked. We recommend arriving early to secure the best position, particularly if you are in a group. There is no seating provided at the festival so please bring your own.

There is a disabled viewing area located towards the top of the slope. Space in this area is provided on a first come first served basis and does not need to be booked in advance.

Facilities:

Toilets: There is a disabled access toilet in the toilet area located to the right of the bar area. It is approximately 75 metres from the Disabled Viewing Area.

Water: Bottled water is on sale at the bar and several of the catering stalls. You are welcome to bring your own water in with you as long as it is in sealed bottles that are not glass. There are water points on site so we strongly encourage you to bring refillable water bottles to the festival.

First Aid: First Aiders are situated at the entrance to the bar area throughout the duration of the festival.

Further information:

If you have any other questions that aren’t answered here please don’t hesitate to contact us info (@) mostlyjazz.co.uk – subject heading ‘Access’.