Borough Gardens, Dorchester
Monday 26th August – to be confirmed!
11AM – 5PM
If you are a young performer or in a band and you are under the age of 25, playing mainly original music and you want the chance to play in 2024 – please get in touch via our contact page.
Who performed at Anonymous 2023?
Our 2023 Headliner
25 years of age and already an acclaimed MC and rapper, Music runs through Isaiah Dreads. After making music from the age of 9 years old and consistently releasing videos online he cemented himself as one of the country’s most promising MC’s. There was an epic Fire In The Booth with Charlie Sloth on BBC 1Xtra, an uplifting Warm Up Session on SBTV, BBC Live Lounge and various music videos across GRM Daily and Link Up TV. He has performed at various festivals across the UK including Glastonbury, Wireless, Bestival, Lovebox & Isle of Wight Festival. Through Spotify he has racked up over 12 million streams & this year he released his debut self produced mixtape Zephyr.
Ben Reidy is a 17 year old singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Weymouth. Playing a range of cover songs, including music from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and recently recording his first album.
Ben produced his debut album with Antix Music Network, called ‘Be Safe, Goodbye’, released in July 2022.
After learning the 12-bar blues pattern back in 2019, it has only been an upward trajectory for my piano playing.
From sixties sing-alongs to rip-roaring rock ’n’ roll I love to keep a crowd engaged. Covering immortal music from the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis, The Beatles and Ray Charles. Music that just fills a room and gets people clapping and dancing.
Shannon is an 18 year old performer with a big love for singing, acting and dancing. She has been a part of lots of local open mics and has recently just finished her final year at Weymouth college starring as Killer Queen in their production of We Will Rock You: School Edition.
POP CLUB is a fantastic opportunity for young people to discover and experience how to make live music working together, & to take part in Live performances.
POP CLUB meets at Dorchester Arts every Saturday morning during term time.
Each week Pop Club members get the chance to engage in a wide variety of musical workshops and perform using a pro sound system. All under the guidance of music producer Mickey Wills. The POP CLUB Family has been growing since 2001. Pop Club Showcase & play live at gigs and festivals throughout the year.
Fleur Van Dorn
Fleur is a 15 year old musician who sings, song writes and plays guitar. She has a passion for music and writes songs to help others feel heard through music. Fleur has performed from an age of 10 already knowing her love for singing!
Aspiring singer/song writer from Yeovil, studying music at Strode College, Jess recently performed in the Folk Room at Home Farm Fest. Her style described as Confessional Folk in the vein of Phoebe Bridgers, with a honey sweet voice that cuts right through you. Her debut original song ‘Thunder’ is currently streaming on Spotify.
Autumn is a 15 year old DJ from Charminster. She has been djaying for a year after getting a taste for performing at the Joy of Decks Nights at Vinyl Van. In May she won her DJ slot at Anonymous Festival after competing at the Street in the Park competition. She plays a range of styles from 80s hip hop to riot grrl, from Technotronic to Kero Kero Bonito. Passionate about music she also plays violin, piano and any other instruments she can get her hands on.
Maelei is a young, fresh, singer / songwriter from Dorset. At only 14 years old she is already making waves across the Weymouth music scene with her soulful voice. Performing a range of uplifting and feel good covers from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran and Oasis she has already been gigging at a variety of venues across the county.
Maelei is also working with the Antix Music Network Production Team on her new releases. In February 2023, Mae reached the finals of the Closet’s Got Talent competition.
Eva began her music career as a street performer in towns of her native Dorset. She began playing ukulele at the age of six, and now, at thirteen, has written many original songs on piano and guitar performing at arts centres, festivals and private parties. Eva’s aim is to write songs that are relatable to young people finding their way in the world in the early 2020s.
As a Dorchester girl, she had a great time playing Anonymous Festival in 2023
Based in Dorset, this band are just emerging onto the scene.
Frontman Ralph Bishop won the Hangover Hill Under 18’s Showcase for original artists in 2022 with his ability to merge seamlessly between rock and blues inspired guitar riffs and a more theatrical piano style, a virtuoso. Add to that the highly accomplished Joe on bass and undoubtedly the most exciting new drummer on the scene Lenny and you have all the ingredients of a top class performance.
2023 has been a fantastic year for the trio, they have recorded and released their first single and played to a sold out audience at the Lighthouse in Poole where they supported Welsh Indie Rock band ‘The Now’. There are great things in store for this band so definately see them while you have the chance, you won’t be disappointed.
Lizzie is a 19 year old singer songwriter from Weymouth. A prolific song writer, Lizzie’s 3rd EP has amassed over 400,000 streams on Spotify this year.
Lizzie has toured in Toronto earlier this year and has been marked as ‘one to watch’ by SXSW. She has been picked as the only UK Artist for the FIRAB Showcase in Spain this year and performing at the Global Youth Awards in London in November.
Having headlined at Gilligham Life Festival and playing the main stage at Home FarmFest in recent months, you won’t want to miss the chance to hear her emotive melodies.
Archie Ray & The Flutterbies
Archie Ray is a Singer/Songwriter who loves a catchy chorus, creating a fun and honest atmosphere to remember. With a variety of influences, Archie Ray covers all ground in what he calls the “Mixed-Pop” genre, from big vocals to crowd-working singalongs to even cheeky rap sections, you’re bound to have your ear caught. Alongside the bouncy, ear-worm melodies the band touch on relatable themes of friendship, love and lack-there-of with a few geeky references here and there.
Archie Ray and The Flutterbies aim to get you involved to create some good memories to take home with you.