A HOST of acts have been announced for the Spectrum Autism Festival, which takes place at Sandown Airport in April.

Organisers this week revealed the lineup would feature Bruch, Nathan Grisdale and Jack Rose, also known as JCK.

Bruch, who is from the Island and has autism, won last year's Round Table Global Youth Award for environmental innovation and has released her new single, We Don’t Care About You, today (Friday).

Former X Factor contestant Nathan will exclusively perform a song he has written about autism, and Jack is a singer, songwriter, television presenter and mental health advocate who has toured with Faith Evans and Tinchy Stryder.

Organisers said: "No matter what your age, disability or where you are on the autism spectrum, everyone is welcome to come along to be entertained and inspired by the activities and entertainment at this unique festival.

"Throughout the festival will be sensory areas, focusing on light, touch, smell, sound and taste. These areas aren’t just for individuals on the autism spectrum — children and adults alike will be able to interact and learn all about autism."

The festival is due to take place on April 25 and more acts will be announced soon.

Tickets are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/spectrumfestivaliow

For further information about the event, email hello@spectrumfestivaliow.co.uk