Anthem FFWD>>


Anthem is passionate about putting young people at the heart of our work as we take our next steps. In 2021 Anthem created a Youth Forum project, bringing together a group of 16 to 24 years old’s who are involved with music across genres in Wales to help them build a pathway to music industry and support Anthem’s work. Further Youth Forum cohorts came together in 2022 and 2023, and this project has now become Anthem FFWD>>.

‘Being part of the Youth Forum is a fun, informal way to connect with other young musicians or people working in the music industry’ 

‘The Youth Forum was a great opportunity to be heard, to really talk about what matters about music and why it is important’

‘Through the Youth Forum we got involved with other opportunities, such as creating short films, blogs and organising an online music event. It was really fun’

Anthem FFWD>>

Andrew Ogun

musician, writer, creative director and activist

Anthem FFWD>>

Archie Howat

music producer, runs recording studio and releases own music

Anthem FFWD>>

Blank Face


Anthem FFWD>>

Charys Bestley

freelance events assistant, show rep and photographer

Anthem FFWD>>

Chloe Jane Lovell

violinist, orchestra member, first year Music student, Cardiff University

Anthem FFWD>>

Dafydd Griffiths

band member (guitar), music student at Ebbw Vale college

Anthem FFWD>>

Ella Pearson

oboist, 3rd year Music Performance student at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Anthem FFWD>>

Gabriel Bernal

Music Business student, University of South Wales

Anthem FFWD>>

James Prendergast

live events promoter, radio show presenter, artist manager

Anthem FFWD>>

Kyle Jones / Qye

music producer, pianist, guitarist

Anthem FFWD>>

Mr X

makes, writes and produces music, studies with Forget-Me-Not-Productions

Anthem FFWD>>

Tayla-Leigh Payne

composer and final year Composition student at RWCMD

Anthem FFWD>> 2024

Find out more about the 2021 Anthem FFWD>> cohort right here. 

Anthem Youth Forum 2023

Find out more about the 2023 Anthem Youth Forum right here.

Anthem Youth Forum 2022

Find out more about the 2022 Anthem Youth Forum right here. 

Anthem Youth Forum 2021

Find out more about the 2021 Anthem Youth Forum right here. 

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