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Hillcrest Futures Festival first of its kind!

Posted: August 11, 2023

Over 300 people supported by and working for Hillcrest Futures experienced Dundee’s first all accessible music festival yesterday.

Angela Linton, Hillcrest chief executive explained: “Over the years staff have supported people to attend some of the well-known Scottish festivals but after a couple of members of staff had the idea to host a festival exclusively for people we support, the idea of Futures Fest was born.”


In the beautiful setting of Piperdam, festival goers were not only treated to a range of live music, but had the opportunity to visit a petting zoo, take part in the silent disco, have their face painted, get involved with a community art project and lots more. Funded by the Hillcrest Foundation, ticket prices were kept to a minimum to allow people attending to purchase the custom made merchandise available on the day.

Hillcrest Futures provides services in the areas of physical and learning disabilities, autism, and older people. Further services include supporting positive mental health and wellbeing, homelessness and drug, alcohol and recovery services.

Angela Linton continued: “Initiatives like this are what makes me proud to lead our organisation. From a small idea came this massive event which hundreds of people have enjoyed, including myself. To see so many bands perform and so much going on has been fantastic and every credit is due to the festival events team who made this happen.”


To view more photos from Futures Fest 2023 click here.