Hozier and Kodaline announced for Able2UK disability awareness concert, Glasgow


Hozier has been confirmed as the headline act for ABLE2UK – The Accessible Concert 2016. Irish rockers Kodaline will join Hozier plus other special acts to be announced for the unique event in the coming weeks. There will also be a selection of filmed messages from some of music and cinema’s biggest stars adding additional entertainment on this special evening.

The concert at the O2 Academy Glasgow on January 7th 2016 will see the venue increase capacity and facilities for disabled music fans, putting them at the forefront for the evening.

The date will precede Hozier’s SOLD OUT UK Tour, which includes 3 nights at O2 Brixton Academy, and follows on from the massive success of his self-titled debut album. The fifth single from the album, ‘Jackie And Wilson’, currently features on the Radio1 A List.
ABLE2UK is an organisation supporting disabled people to enjoy life to their full extent. The dedicated news source for people with disabilities aims to deliver an event that, above all, maximises customer experience.

Disabled customers will be prioritised from the very start of the process with enhanced accessible ticketing support and an advice service plus the gig will feature the following enhancements:

  • Step free and enhanced access wherever possible
  • ABLE2UK assistants and customer experience team
  • Increased accessible toilet provision
  • Additional accessible seating and viewing platform
  • Less congested floor space and seating areas in balcony
  • Hearing induction loop
  • On-stage BSL signing interpreter
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Temporary taxi rank adjacent to venue
  • Pick up and Drop off location
  • Drinks service to platform.

Founder and editor of ABLE2UK, Howard Thorpe said, ‘This will be an incredible gig with some outstanding acts. At concerts disabled people can sometimes feel segregated from the crowd, at this event that won’t be the case. This is an inclusive show but there will be an emphasis on increased wheelchair capacity and disabled facilities.’

Thorpe added, ‘I am so proud of the team working behind this event and I hope this will be the first of many ABLE2UK concerts in Scotland. I want to send a message to everyone; disabled or non-disabled: If you put your mind to something you are “able2” do anything.’
All tickets are £27.50 (subject to booking fee) and ticket registration opens on Friday 20th November at 10am, with a variety of ticket types available to apply for.

All ticket information is available at www.ticketweb.co.uk/able2uk

Registration will close on Friday 27th November at 5pm and sales links will be sent to successful applicants by Wednesday 2nd December.


ABLE2UK is an organisation supporting disabled people to enjoy life to their full extent. The recently re-launched website brings daily showbiz news related to disability, venue access information and a round-up of news stories from across the world related to disability – in a quirky and entertaining way. Howard Thorpe is founder of ABLE2UK and promoter of the Glasgow show. Find out more at www.able2uk.com

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