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

Bob Dylan and Neil Young

12th July 2019, 12.00-22.30

BSL Interpreted Event
BSL Interpreters – Clare Edwards, Kathy Yeoman & Rhys Crotch

BSL Performance Interpreters will be available for all acts on the Great Oak Stage (main stage) across all six shows. As of 2019 this will be provided as standard and customers do not need to request this. The BSL Interpreters for the main stage performances will be based next to the side of the main stage (on the right side of the stage if you’re facing it). To get the area where to the interpreter is located in order to see them face-to-face please visit the Accessible Customer Service Hub on arrival to the event (located by the entrance to the main stage Viewing Platform). From here one of the access team will be able to ensure you and a friend can get the right wristband to get to the area where the interpreter is located. This hub can be found on the customer map which will be made available closer to the event date.

Two of the greatest musicians of all time on one HISTORIC night: BOB DYLAN and NEIL YOUNG are joint headliners.

Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, such as ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’, and ‘Blonde on Blonde’. He continues to be vibrant and on the cutting edge, Bob Dylan has received 10 GRAMMY Awards (including wins for Love And Theft, Modern Times and the Album of the Year GRAMMY for Time Out of Mind), as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Things Have Changed’ in 2002.

Neil Young remains the only artist of the rock era to compare to Dylan. Classic albums like ‘Harvest’, ‘After The Goldrush’ and ‘On The Beach’ are some the best in the whole genre. But Young remains hugely relevant and prolific, releasing 2 albums within months of each other in 2017/2018, as well as a stream of archive albums from classic live shows over the years, underlining his incredible live legacy. This time, he brings Promise of the Real, with whom he recorded 2017’s album ‘The Visitor’, their second studio album together and this year released the soundtrack album ‘Paradox’. The band features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. They also star in Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga acclaimed new movie ‘A Star Is Born’, with Lukas as musical consultant.

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