Almost 20% of Australians live with a disability – our largest minority group – but that community make up only 7% of practicing musicians. A celebration of music and inclusion, this raw and unflinching series seeks to uncover extraordinary talent that has, until now, mostly been excluded from Australia’s mainstream music landscape. A musician and fervent campaigner for inclusion, access and equality, Elly-May Barnes, with support and inspiration from her dad, Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes, wants to challenge stereotypes and exclusion. Along with some other Australian music royalty they will find and assemble two bands made up entirely of musicians living with disability and transform them from a group of strangers to must see acts on the main stage at a sellout iconic live music event in just 7 weeks.

Production Credit: Headliners is an original series from Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company).

Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia and Screen NSW.

HUGE NEWS!!! Some rreaaally exciting things are coming later this year… including Headliners on ABC TV (with yours truly!) I can’t wait!!
#headlinerstv is coming to @abciview

I am SO excited!! This is massive!!!