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!

Here's what we have planned so far for this year's festival:

Neil J. Duncan has established himself as one of the top Elvis Tribute artistes in the UK today. He has mastered Elvis`s voice, moves, looks and stage presence, and has been a winner of `Best Elvis in the UK'.

Neil has perfected his craft over the past 30 years performing at theatres across the country including The London Palladium, Open Air Festivals, Casinos, Luxury Hotels, Golf Clubs, Theme Restaurants as well as weddings and private functions.

You can contact Neil at neilduncan002@gmail.com.

Sammy B as Amy Winehouse - she looks like she has come straight out of the 1950s with her Bettie Page bangs and retro look. She sings songs not only from the 1950s but also the '60s, '80s, '90s and '00s! Sammy also offers her very own tribute to Amy Winehouse Show and dresses as the late great icon and emulates her quirky moves.

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

Drop The Monkey are a six-piece Hertfordshire based function band covering '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s and current day. The band is made up of seasoned musicians of all ages, giving your event real live music with no backing tracks.

They can be contacted via http://www.lemonrock.com/dropthemonkey or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dropthemonkey.

Affectionately know as 'The Caddies', The Bad Cadillacs play the sounds of new wave and punk rock, from the '70s to the present day.

For more info, please visit https://www.facebook.com/The-Bad-Cadillacs-148249777389934.

Dr Zero & The Hot Heads play head-rocking, foot-tapping, high-adrenaline R&B. Just the way you like it! They are inspired by the great R&B bands that still continue to rock.

Find out more about them at http://www.drzeroband.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Zero-The-Hot-Heads-234742020059321.

RPM45 are an exciting '60s band & beyond, providing great covers of the likes of The Beatles, The Kinks, The Hollies, etc. In their own words: "If we know it, we'll play it... If we don't know it, we'll probably play it anyway!"

Catch up with them at https://www.rpm45.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/RPM45.60sband/.

JSD Dance & Musical Theatre is a well established Dance & Musical Theatre school based in Upminster and Rainham. They pride themselves on the excellent reputation their school has always had - providing a friendly, fun and welcoming environment, with inclusion for everyone. It's always a pleasure when they see their pupils grow in confidence and self-esteem, make new friends, and grow up with them. Until university or employment sadly takes them away...!

To find out more, please visit https://www.jsddanceandmusicaltheatre.co.uk/.

We are pleased to welcome Becky Shuttleworth as our dog competition judge this year. Becky started her canine training and behaviour career in 2008 after taking in a number of rescue Jack Russells. Struggling with their differing behaviours; Becky called in a couple of qualified trainers but found their techniques cruel. This ultimately led her to study methods used by a well-known TV personality and to then learn and implement those techniques through a lengthy period of training.

Further details about Becky can be found at https://therapy-4-dogs.com/.

This year's Dog Competitions will have the following categories:

  • Gorgeous girl
  • Handsome boy
  • Loved so much
  • Best trick
  • Lookie/likey
  • Lovely puppy (up to 12 mths)
  • Gorgeous big boy/girl
  • Waggiest tail
  • Best rescue girl
  • Best rescue boy
  • Golden oldie
  • Best junior handler
  • Best in show

Hollie-Blue is our welcomed compère for this year's dog competitions. As a local talented and established singer & entertainer; she has performed on Animal Aid's stage on more than one occasion. Her love of both music and dogs has led her to work with many National dog shows - judging, compèring and performing to audiences across the country. She is often seen with her companion dog Foxy Marley who - rumour has it - loves to steal the limelight wherever possible.

Animal Aid is a charity Hollie-Blue holds in high respect and close to her heart. She says "Bring your pooches along for a fun and exciting day, I'll be excited to meet you all".

You can get in touch with Hollie-Blue at https://www.facebook.com/HollieBlueSinger.

DJ Hills

Your DJ/host for the day will be DJ Hills - Hillary Kurt-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/.