What’s On

Kindly note the following:

  • All dogs brought to the festival must be on a leash
  • Please do not bring any food and drink to the festival (other than baby food or if you have specific dietary restrictions). There will be food and drink outlets at the festival.

Thank you!

Our planned Entertainment Schedule can be found below. Please note that published acts and times may be subject to change and cancellation in the event of unforeseen circumstances:

Mixtape play an eclectic range of covers from heavy rock to soul, blues and pop. Something for everyone and guaranteed to get the audience dancing.

For more details contact Bradley via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003845302104

Harvest Moon - are a jazz trio/quartet featuring keys, sax and vocals playing all the well known jazz standards. Perfect for chilled out or vintage events, garden parties and over dinner. Also playing upbeat favorites for a complete party. With PA and lighting to complete the occasion.

Contact details: 07532 169063    Email:  harvestmoonfunction@gmail.com


Formed in 2019, The Rodents are a five-piece Essex based covers band playing classics of rock, indie and pop including The Jam, The Rolling Stones, Muse, The Cure, Elton John, Stevie Wonder to name a few.  Available for parties, functions, weddings etc.

For more info, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/The.Rodents1 or email: therodentsessex@gmail.com.

The Suffolk Slappers    Get ready to shake, rattle and roll with the Suffolk Slappers, the ultimate rockabilly experience!   Meet The Suffolk Slappers - A three-piece band based in Suffolk who specialise in Rockabilly music. With a passion for the classic sound of the 50’s and 60’s, The Suffolk Slappers have been tearing up stages across the country with their high energy performances and infectious tunes. Led by frontman Mike Gage, the band also features drummer Alfie Row and double bassist Billy Payne. Whether you’re a fan of classic Rock ’n’ roll or just looking for a good time, The Suffolk Slappers are sure to get you dancing!

Feel free to contact us for enquiries:

Email address: thesuffolkslappers@gmail.com

Mobile number: 07900646576.

Instagram: @thesuffolkslappers

Facebook: The Suffolk Slappers

Buskerteers Choir are an award-winning community choir based in Essex. They set the choir up in Jan 2020 to busk for charity and since doing so have raised over £60,000. They were nominated for a Pride of Britain Award for their work throughout the pandemic in 2021 and have made numerous TV appearances on ITV and BBC One.

The Buskerteers Choir is all about having fun, singing songs and supporting good causes. Anyone can join the group - there’s no audition and no requirement to read music. They rehearse in Brentwood on Monday nights during term time but there are multiple choir locations across Essex including Chelmsford, Southend, Rayleigh, Colchester, Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers and Thurrock.

You can book a free taster session on their website at www.buskerteerschoir.com.

A Tribute to Amy Winehouse by Sammy B is a respectful tribute to the late great star.  Revisiting songs from Frank, Back to Black & Lioness.  Sammy emulates Amy’s quirky moves and style.  2024 sees the release of the film Back to Black and Sammy is very proud to be booked to perform her tribute at a cinema in Redhill, Surrey to celebrate its release in April.


For more details or to book please go to: www.sammyb.co.uk or www.facebook.com/sammybstributetoamywinehouse.

Visit Ariel's Grotto

Come and have a photo taken with Ariel, the Little Mermaid, and receive an item of treasure to 'seas' the day!

Darren Osborne

We are pleased to welcome Darren Osborne to the festival this year. He will be at the festival for 15 minute private psychic readings.

Darren says, "I have been a psychic medium for many years and have the ability to connect to the spirit world enabling people to connect with their loved ones."

Further details about Darren can be found at: http://darrenosbornemedium.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/darren.osborne.391.

"Dog Champion" Roy Dyer MBE will be judging the competitions this year. More can be found out about Roy below these boards.

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Roy Dyer

Animal Aid Festival 2023 are honoured to welcome back Roy Dyer, who was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to dogs and the community in Essex. Roy is a dog trainer and volunteer charity fundraiser, who for more than 30 years has successfully helped children worldwide overcome cynophobia - an extreme fear of dogs - as well as other animal phobias and a number of sufferers' confidence issues. He is is regarded as a world leader in combining both human and canine psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, and cynophobia assistance dogs in his methods.

For the past 35 years Roy has also held the position of Chairman and organiser of The National Service Dog Bravery Awards, which recognises outstanding bravery and achievement at the highest level by all of the United Kingdom’s government's canine establishments and their personnel from armed forces, police, prison and fire services, customs, and search and rescue teams. Roy, from Brentwood, Essex, will be at the Festival introducing his techniques and information on cynophobia with his volunteers and assistance dogs and will be recruiting for more voluntary dog owners to have their dogs assessed as a 'Cynophobia Assistance Dog'.

He also founded the renowned Essex Dog Training Centre and the Essex Dog Display Team where he remains Director of Training to this day. Mr Dyer pays tribute to his team's efforts and the support of his instructors.

The training centre, set up by Mr Dyer in 1979, has been responsible for training thousands of dogs and their owners, including numerous very well-known celebrities, and is the only civilian to have trained a team of dogs for the Royal Tournament at Earls Court, The Queen's Jubilee in Hyde Park, and Sandringham House.

Over 127 television programs from the UK and worldwide have consulted Roy for his expertise and have often filmed at the training centre, which is run on a totally unpaid voluntary basis. It has for many years been described as having the finest dog training facilities in the UK and received an official visit by the now Queen Consort, Camilla, formerly HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Mr Dyer says, “Dog owners often need training more than the dogs, because no dog is ever born with any bad habits whatsoever but can soon develop them without correct guidance”. Over thirty years Roy has organised and advised popular community events which have raised many, many thousands of pounds for charity.

For more information about the wonderful work done by Roy and his team. please visit: https://www.essexdogtrainingcentre.co.uk/.

DJ Hills

Your DJ/host for the day will be DJ Hills - Hillary Webster. Hillary has 30 years' experience in the entertainment (music & dance) industry and currently is resident DJ at The RUSSC, Romford. As well as DJing, she has successfully run Hills n Toes Line Dance Club in Romford for 25 years.

Hillary is contactable at https://djhills.co.uk/, https://hillsntoes.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/hillary.kurtwebster/.