Dorchester’s Anonymous Festival Returns!Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Anonymous Festival is a highlight of Dorchester’s summer calendar that gets bigger and better every year! First held in 2009, the festival is an annual summer event organised by locals featuring music, dance, sports and a whole range of hands-on activities designed to appeal to both young and old.
The festival will be held on 27th August – the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend. The organisers, the Dorset Youth Extra (DYE), have put together an incredibly inclusive event, with everyone with something to offer invited to join in the festival and help to make it as rich and diverse as possible.
Headlining the music stage will be local favourites Thomas and the Mock-ups, a Dorchester band who have just put out their first single, London Dry. They will feature alongside other popular local artists such as Jack Harrison and the Dharma Bum, Sarah Pardoe, and Epic Journey.
As well as all the fantastic live music, there’s also going to a bouncy castle, bungee run, climbing wall, face-painting stall, and circus skills displays. Dance groups performing at the festival will include everything from ballet to morris dancers.
As in previous years, the venue will be Maumbury Rings and the festival will run all day (11am to 9pm), so fingers crossed for some good weather.
Best of all, the Anonymous Festival is completely free to all. Thanks to some generous support from the Dorchester Town Council, you can enjoy a full day’s fun and entertainment without having to pay a penny!