Josh Peverley, right, with Bestival curator Rob da Bank.
AN ISLE of Wight teenager has proved again autism need not be a barrier to success.
Sixteen-year-old Josh Peverley, who has successfully promoted several events, had sell-out success for his latest venture, at the Blacksheep Club Lounge, Ryde.
It featured sets from Radio 1 DJ and Bestival curator Rob da Bank, with former Bestival Island DJ winners the Playground Syndicate and Maxx Traxx and spectacular visuals from The AV Circus.
Josh said: "I am extremely excited to announce we raised more than £1,150 for the Barely Born Appeal and still counting.
"I never thought I’d be standing there turning people away. I can’t thank everyone who helped it happen enough, especially Rob, all the DJs, Annie and all the staff at Blacksheep, Widget who did all our sound and all those people who donated.
"I’ve even had people asking me if I’d do a Barely Born Bash next year at the Blacksheep, if they’ll have me back. I think the answer is 'yes’."
Blacksheep proprietor Annie Horne said: "Josh did an incredible job putting this night together and getting the support from such a wide range of people and businesses to make it work.
"It was a pleasure to host such a great night in aid of The Barely Born Appeal and huge thanks go to Rob da Bank and all the gang for a brilliant gig."
Rob da Bank said: "Josh has been one of our most vocal supporters of Bestival on the Island and I was honoured to play for his charity night, raising dough for a great cause.
"I’m getting quite worried about my job, the way he’s taking to this promoting game. Roll on Joshtival."