Louder News: Teddy Rocks Festival announce their full 2019 line-up
The recent spate of warm weather and sunny spells across the UK has every music fan already dreaming longingly of the summer festival season to come. And while we may be headed for a return to gloomier skies for the time being, there’s lots to look forward to on the horizon. Hailing the very beginning of this year’s summer festivals is Teddy Rocks, a local festival which has taken place in Dorset for the past eight years, with the first small event now having grown into a three-day, four stage festival that attracts music lovers from across the globe to the sunny fields of Charisworth Farm.
This is more than just a music festival, however. Each year, the proceeds raised from tickets, merchandise and food sales goes to Teddy20, a charity that funds research into rare forms of children’s cancer. The initiative was started by festival founder Tom Newton, and his family and friends, after he lost his ten-year-old brother Ted to a rare form of bone cancer. Funding for research into finding a cure for these types of cancer is incredibly limited due to their rarity, however since the first event in aid of Teddy20, Tom, his family and a group of dedicated helpers have raised over a quarter of a million pounds, with the aim of one day finding a cure for this terrible disease. Teddy Rocks has brought people together to rally for a cause using the most powerful weapon of all- music.
And this year is no exception, with a whole host of famous names appearing on this year’s festival line up. Headliners The Zutons and The Darkness are joined by the likes of Our Hollow, Our Home; Dream State; Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons; Press to Meco; Greywind; The Virginmarys; and plenty of others besides. As well as this, there will be a dedicated stage featuring a host of tribute bands playing tracks from the likes of Oasis, Blink 182 and the Foo Fighters! And with their final line-up announcement recently being released, which includes the likes of Loathe, King Nun and Stone Broken, this is one festival that you simply can’t miss out on!
Check out the final announcement post below:
For more information about Teddy Rocks – their story, the work your money goes towards funding, and the all-important ticket information- go to: https://teddyrocks.co.uk
Teddy Rocks Festival takes place from the 3rd-5th of May at Charisworth Farm, Blandford, Dorset.