Acclaimed rock n roll group Rudely Interrupted will headline the Melbourne NDIS rally at Federation Square Melbourne on Monday 30 April.
Rudely Interrupted are made up of people with disabilities and have inspired audiences around the world with their unique blend of catchy rock n roll and pop tunes.
They made history a few years ago by playing a show at the United Nations in New York to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities and played a show for the Every Australian Counts campaign last year.
Rudely Interrupted will play a show at the conclusion of the main speeches at the rally.
Front man Rohan Brooks told Every Australian Counts that:
For too long Australians with disabilities have struggled.
We can’t have it unless we all share it, equality!
People with disabilities in Australia continue to live like second class citizens because they can’t access the support and care they require to live the sort of normal lives most Australians take for granted.
When we got together as a band back in 2007 we were determined to smash those old perceptions of people with disabilities.
We have had support on the way – this has harnessed our talents but as we say – the harder we work, the luckier we get.
We want to see the Government introduce a National Disability Insurance Scheme to ensure that all people with disabilities in Australia get the support they need to realize their full potential.
That’s why we support this important campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme to ensure that Every Australian Counts.
You can check out the following Rudely Interrupted clip “Close My Eyes” and the Every Australian Counts sign off by clicking on this link:
Also, we are pleased to announce that the Wild Divas – a talented group of women with disabilities with will also show off their vocal talents on the Federation Square main stage from around 11.20am ahead of the main speeches which will kick off at 12 noon.
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