Amy Brown
Gimme Shelter Festival
Matt Wyslocky
Meat Sweats
The Riffs
Between Bars
Th' Legendary House Band
Gimme Shelter
Meet sweaty
The Wyke Smugglers

Gimme Shelter is a music event organisation with a difference – we are a local enterprise where all proceedings - minus running costs - from tickets bought goes back into supporting local support agencies and charities that help the homeless in Dorset.

We have been in existence now for 3 years and have raised over £5000 over the course of four events in that time. We have also had some of the very best bands from the South West play and we pride ourselves on rooting out and finding the best and most eclectic music around; there will always be something for everyone at a Gimme Shelter event. We also have face-painting, raffles and food for sale so fun for all the family.

Here at Gimme Shelter we are committed to utilizing and maximising the talents, skills, abilities and time of everyone who volunteers or contributes to this charity – be it the bands themselves, the volunteers on the doors or the amazing people that are willing to host us on their land and provide the facilities to make sure our events go ahead. This is because we pride ourselves on being a local charity – YOUR local charity – where you know that your time and money do not go to waste; you are all part of the community and it is just as important to us that you feel pride in being a part of the Gimme Shelter Family as much as the money we make and the amazing support agencies we are honoured to give to. After all, without YOU this charity would not exist.

We are very excited to announce that we have not one, not two, not three, but four events coming up this year; please see our brand new events page for details, or why not go on our Facebook page (Gimme Shelter Festival) for any news and updates occurring!

If you would like to volunteer, please email us here on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us on our Gimme Shelter Festival Facebook page; leave your name and contact details with a quick sentence about what you would like to do or even an interesting skill you think could benefit one of our events.