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Disability Rocks – Festivals for People with Disabilities

Disability Rocks Logo

Disability Rocks Logo

Festival season might seem a lifetime away, but in only a few months the Disability Rocks schedule of festival events will descend upon us, supporting music and the arts for people of all ages and disabilities.

Founder Richard Sutton noticed that though the positive experiences of arts and music that go hand in hand with a festival could help support the development of his son, who lives with a rare chromosome disorder, there didn’t seem to be any such event in place that could cater to his needs. Practical involvement in the arts and music can have a positive impact to peoples’ lives: building confidence, challenging the mind and simply having fun is a necessity in life. And so, in early 2012, Disability Rocks was born.

Disability Rocks 2014

Previous years have seen many famous acts including comedian Francesca Martinez of Extras fame and many musicians and artists for adults and children of all ages to enjoy. Here’s a video of Francesca’s performance in 2013:

Trabasaxons at the Cambridge Folk Festival

Trabasaxons at the Cambridge Folk Festival


Disability Rocks Festival events are confirmed in four locations this summer. You can attend Disability Rocks in the Midlands in Kibworth on 12th July, Disability Rocks in the North  in Ilkley on 7th June, Disability Rocks in the South West in Cornwall on 1st June and Disability Rocks in the South East in Essex on 28th June 2014. Tickets for the events start at £10 and children under 5 can go free.

Tickets can be bought here:


Trabasack at Disability Rocks

Cartoonist Brian Adcock uses his Trabasack for artistic endeavours

Newspaper Cartoonist Brian Adcock (Independent and Scotland on Sunday) uses his Trabasack for sketching on the move!

The Trabasack is a combination lap tray and travel bag which, at just under 800g, is lightweight and practical, while remaining comfortable too. We’ve talked about the quality of the product as a holiday essential but it’s also a handy accessory for disabled festival goers too. The secure bag zips up around the side, giving you a safe place to keep festival essentials like money, sun cream and, of course, a camera to capture the memories. As the Trabasack Curve moulds comfortably around your waist, your bag is always right where you need it, with no danger of getting lost.

Owners of a Trabasack also receive the benefit of a built in table. If you buy a drink or a snack at Disability Rocks, you don’t want to be awkwardly trying to carry it around when needing full use of both hands. Simply place it on your sturdy lap tray, utilise your wipe clean, non-slip mat – and enjoy the use of both hands when carrying your drinks and snacks around with you.

Another great use for the Trabasack lap tray is to use it as a practical surface for artistic activities or even writing your own notes on the festival. Whether it’s noting the name of a band you enjoyed and don’t want to forget about or a surface for drawing or any activity you’ve got some involvement in, the wide and sturdy surface is ideal as a comfortable and useful table that you carry around with you.


The Trabasack is an innovative and practical solution to your lap tray and travel bag needs, with a comfortable beanbag cushion and a secure section for your belongings. Take a whole look at our range here and order your Trabasack in time for the festival.

Crutch user Mark with a trabasack T-shirt

Trabasack Fan Mark at the Reading Festival

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Things you can do from a Trabasack: Music

Things you can do from a Trabasack: Music

Follow Me on Pinterest Developed as a new feature for this blog, we’ve been thinking about the versatility of the Trabasack range and think many Trabasaxons out there may be missing out on getting the most from their Trabasack. Versatility and adaptability are core principles at the heart of the product design and we love to hear of new and innovative ways of using our products.

Music Making and your Trabasack

In this first instalment we’re looking about the all fantastic ways Trabasaxons have used their Trabasack to aid the enjoyment and making of music, starting of course with the fantastic Brett Domino and the now infamous Justin Timberlake Medley, that has had over 1,000,000 hits featuring none other than a Trabasack Mini and a Trabasack Connect as mounts for a range of different musical instruments.


Another Trabasaxon has shown their talents on the accessible music Skoog, as this video shows:

Using a Trabasack Curve with Connect surface, the Skoog is safely secured so the young musician can easily access and enjoy the instrument, making different sounds and thoroughly enjoying the music making process. As a safe and secure surface, the Trabasack Curve means any instrument or device can be safely enjoyed without any worries.

Mini Drums

This video shows another budding musician, using her Trabasack as a level surface for a novelty mini drum kit which she can access and play with no trouble.

Again you can see exactly how the Trabasack allows the user to easily access the instrument without having to strain or stretch and it looks like tons of fun.

If you’re a budding musician or even an internet superstar (like Brett Domino), the Trabasack can be a fantastic way of having access to your instrument without any difficulty. What’s more, if you need a support for holding your sheet music whilst practicing, why not consider using your Trabasack in conjunction with a new Trabasack Media Mount? Multipurpose and versatile you can position your music in place with the Media Mount and practice, a great alternative to forking out for a music stand you don’t have space for.

The range of things you can do from a Trabasack cannot be underestimated, we’re sure we only know of a small number of the many possibilities out there and are always keen to hear of new and exciting ways you use yours.



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