ORGANISERS of Spectrum, the Autism Festival, have announced the second wave of acts for the 2020 event, which will take place at Sandown Airport on Saturday, April 25.

The festival has been heralded by organisers as an opportunity to increase public awareness of autism, and will feature sensory areas and live entertainment.

BRUCH, Nathan Grisdale and Jack Rose, aka JCK, were announced in November, with a host of other acts added to the bill this week.

Daniel M. Jones, whose YouTube channel The Aspie World has more than 110,000 subscribers, is one of the notable names added.

His channel is dedicated to autism awareness and understanding from an autistic person's point of view.

Daniel, who will also be talking at the show, has agreed to become an ambassador for the festival.

The AutistiX are a rock trio with autistic musicians at their core. The band are considered trailblazers for artists who have the condition, with their music serving as a catalyst to promote social inclusion.

P.W. Gates is a Cowes-based poet who performed a well-received set — Poetry, Autism and Me — at Ventnor Fringe earlier this year. Her emotive prose has continued to affect audiences around the Island since she first hit the live scene in 2015.

Kezia Povey is a 17-year-old singer from Weston-super-Mare who featured on the X Factor in 2018. She released the single, Freak Ya, in August with fellow Spectrum act Jack Rose.

The Island's own Wight Knight will act as an ambassador for the event. He is known for performing a string of good deeds among the local community and has so far raised £400 for charities, as well as being an advocate for spreading autism awareness.

Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk/spectrumfestivaliow

Early bird tickets are selling quickly, with full price tickets reinstated on January 1.