Performance Interpreting provides British Sign Language Interpreters to music and entertainment venues across the UK. We deliver quality access to the Deaf community, helping Service Providers to become inclusive and deaf friendly.

Testimony from an attendee of Leeds Festival 2018

Firstly I would like to say what an amazing team you all are and what a privilege it has been to meet you all.

My partner Ryan, bought me the tickets to Sunday at Leeds Festival as a birthday surprise (April). I loved music and Panic at the Disco are one of my favourite bands (have been since age 17). Ryan booked the tickets as my hearing is dropping considerably and rapidly. knowing that one day I won’t be able to listen/hear the music I have grown up with and love so much is one of the main reasons Ryan bought me the ticket ( see panic at the disco, papa roach, sum 41, deaf havana) while I can still kind of hear them.

Since April I have become more and more stressed about coming to the festival and not be able to fully enjoy it. on the way to the festival, I was so upset and nervous about, what it was going to be like, will i be able to hear, it outdoor so sound is lost, where can I position myself so I can see and hear best, the list is endless… ( I have never been to a festival before)

I didn’t know that BSL performance interpretation was something that could be accessed until I saw your tent!

All the team was so friendly and welcoming. You all went above and beyond to explain what Performance interpretation is and how it works and how it can help me enjoy the festival to its full potential. Arranging the access tickets, WOW!

Seein the performance of panic at the disco, with interpretation was (heartwarming, I nearly cried) for the first time in about 10 years I could watch a band I loved and understand the lyrics and fully enjoy the performance. the interpretation made it feel so real like I could really understand the music, the lyrics, and the atmosphere. The energy the performance interpreter’s had was electric.

The team: Since being told I was deaf (12 years ago) and starting learning BSL and deaf culture, and not really feeling like I fitted into the hearing world or Deaf world. I felt comfortable and you all made me feel welcome and I felt that I was part of the group. I felt like I finally belonged, not in one world but both, That I can’t thank you enough for. Thank you all.

Your team has made me feel like I can enjoy music again and not be worried or think I can’t go or do that.

Please thank the rest of your team for making what has been one of the best music events I have ever been to possible, because of the work you do.

Thank you all very much

Upcoming events

Shawn Mendes

19th April 2019, 18.30-22.30

BSL Interpreter – Daniel Roberts

To book tickets:

The customer should book level 1 tickets

Then contact the access team using the contact details below for further guidance and to request a BSL interpreter.

SignVideo – https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/accessibility

Email access@theo2.co.uk

Please let them know when booking that you require a BSL Interpreter. We recommend allowing at least 4 weeks notice to book a suitable interpreter for this event.

Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/ songwriter Shawn Mendes will hit the road in 2019 on a global arena tour, stopping at The O2 on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 April 2019.

Shawn’s highly anticipated, self-titled third album is out on May 25th via Virgin EMI Records. The album follows 2016’s Illuminate and 2014’s Handwritten, both certified Gold in the UK with 4 Platinum singles (“Stitches”, “Mercy”, “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”) and 3 Top 10 smash hits in the UK Official Charts. “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan”, the first two tracks off of the upcoming album, were released to rave reviews and received critical acclaim from outlets including Rolling Stone, Billboard, the New York Times and The Guardian.

Both tracks have already experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and holding the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. The newly released third song off of the album, “Youth” featuring Khalid, described as “an anthem for an entire generation” by MTV UK and “nothing short of incredible” by the Official Charts Company, has already reached #1 on iTunes in the US. Additional yet-to-be-released tracks on the album include “Fallin’ All In You” (co-written by Ed Sheeran), “Particular Taste” (co-written by Ryan Tedder), and “Like To Be You” featuring Julia Michaels who co-wrote the song; the song also features a guitar solo from John Mayer, who produced the track.

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