Preview: Teddy Rocks Festival


Teddy Rocks Festival is set to take place this weekend (28 – 30 April) as the likes of Twin Atlantic, WSTR, Our Hollow Our Home, Scouting for Girls set to entertain thousands of rock fans across the three days. The festival started with a small gig in 2011 to raise money for Teddy20, a children’s cancer charity founded by Tom Newton and his family after he lost his 10 year old brother Ted to a very rare bone cancer.

The gig was put on by Tom’s friends and family in the restaurant of The Greyhound pub in Blandford and raised £400. This was used to fund the very first Teddy Rocks event at The Corn Exchange in 2012, which raised £2,500.

By 2013, Teddy Rocks had grown and needed more space, so they moved back to The Greyhound pub, raising £6,500 and £15,000 in 2014. In 2015, Teddy Rocks almost doubled this, raising an amazing £24,000.

Last year the festival moved to a new site with a bigger capacity and the total raised was a staggering £42,800!

This year the festival moves again to a site large enough to facilitate car parking and camping alongside 4 stages in the hope of raising even more to help fight children’s cancer.

On the Friday you can see Scottish band Twin Atlantic headline the stage as fellow Scotsmen The Xcerts join Wstr before the headline act.

Saturday’s highlights include Weatherstate who are on the main stage in the afternoon while The One Hundred. Our Hollow Our Home are set to play on the Vocalzone Stage just before dub step act Modestep take to the stage.

The Sunday sees pop rock group Scouting For Girls end the weekend as The Gospel Youth, Vant and Fort Hope all feature on the last day.

You can still buy tickets for the weekend  so make sure you support this special festival!


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