As part of the festival ANZ provided a sensory zone – ANZ Chill Hill - a place for people with sensory challenges to relax, have a break and enjoy the festival in a quiet area, away from hustle and bustle of the crowds.
The space was designed in consultation with Get Skilled Access along with members from the ANZ Spectrum Program and the Abilities Network, taking into consideration things like lighting, colours and textures used in the space.
Key features of the sensory zone included beanbags for people to lounge around in, stress balls, noise cancelling headphones, ambient lighting and textured walls, all designed to help calm the senses and give people a chance to unwind.
ANZ Chill Hill was used throughout the day by patrons as they sought relief from the noise of the event and the heat of the sun. ANZ Chill Hill was the place to be to sit back, relax and take a load off for a while.
It had a great vantage point to the dance music stage so you could still enjoy watching the action in the comfort of shade.
For me, ANZ Chill Hill was definitely one of the highlights on the day. To have a space like this at a music festival genuinely demonstrates an inclusive environment.