March Madness free online festival featuring some of the most innovative disabled and non-disabled artists

Festival Spirit Presents 'March Madness'
Festival Spirit Presents ‘March Madness’

March Madness is a free to attend music festival taking place this Spring Equinox on the 20th March 2021. The online festival will feature an array of disabled and non-disabled music artists, thought leaders, comedians and poets. It’s free so get your tickets fast at

With self-isolating, shielding measures and the cancellation of festivals the charity ‘Festival Spirit’ have decided to bring the festival spirit into peoples’ homes. The event is free for all to attend and tickets are now available from . SK Shlomo will host the March Madness festival, the first ever World Looping Champion. He became the first non-classical Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre, played the main stages at Glastonbury more times than he remembers won rave reviews for his autobiographical one-man shows and even had a feature film made about him.

Confirmed Artists

The first batch of performers and artists have now been confirmed. Acts range from the rapper Kray-Z Legz to the Olympic gold medalist, Greg Searle MBE and of course BBS founder Fiona Jarvis.

Greg Searle MBE at the London 2021 Olympics
Greg Searle MBE at the London 2021 Olympics

On the first day of Spring, March Madness will provide the full festival experience and a little something for everyone. The festival will feature rap music, dance music, rock, classical, comedy, poetry and inspirational talks. There will even be ‘Conversations around the campfire’. Conversations will take advantage of “breakout” streaming technologies. Conversations will be led by artists and spontaneously devised by festival attendees.

“For the last 10 years our charity Festival Spirit has helped bring people to music festivals who otherwise would not be able to attend. We provide weekend accommodation in a beautiful tent and facilitate people attending by providing hospital profile beds, electric hoists and a range of other special equipment. We even heat the tent to keep us all cosy! People have a great time and make lots of new friends. March Madness was born out of the idea of recreating that special atmosphere, we call the festival spirit, we experience at each festival”. – Steve, Trustee, Festival Spirit

March Madness will be announcing more acts in the weeks ahead. To learn more and reserve your free ticket visit:

‘Festival Spirit Presents… March Madness’ is able to take place after receiving a small National Lottery grant. Festival Spirit is working in partnership and being supported by the following organisations: New River Studios, Access to Sport, Cackling Bat, ​​Pathfinders Neuromuscular Alliance, Kidmenace Studios, MyWishes and St Christopher’s Hospice.

About Festival Spirit

Festival Spirit is a charity providing the full festival experience to young people who would not normally be able to attend and enjoy such an event due to life-limiting illness or disability.

We are passionate about helping people who never thought they could attend a festival safe in the knowledge that they will have the facilities, support and back up necessary for their condition. Our accommodation on site is an amazing specially adapted marquee with hard flooring, heating and electricity and close to disabled facilities such as showers and toilets.

We provide ‘buddies’ to assist guests and their carers to get around the festival site and to make the most of the weekend event, see their favourite bands and acts and attend all the other exciting workshops and activities on offer.


Press contact: Steve Clarke 07887 982393

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