Adding Nervus, Wallflower, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and more to their stellar bill for 2018.
Back and bigger than ever for 2018, Teddy Rocks Festival has announced a further 14 acts to join headliners Feeder and Ash at the Dorset-based festival which takes place May 4-6th at Charisworth Farm. ALL proceeds from ticket sales go to Teddy20 supporting children with cancer.
Now in its sixth year, Teddy Rocks Festival (TRF) is excited to welcome Feeder and Ash as their headliners for Saturday (5 May) and Sunday (6 May) night. Joining them on the line up are InMe, Sonic Boom Six, Devil Sold His Soul, MC Lars, Tragedy (Metal Bee Gees Tribute), Wallflower, The Bad Flowers, Nervus, Shields, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, The Hyena Kill, As Flames Rise, DD Allen, and Home Wrecked.
Founder and festival director, Tom Newton, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce these bands, with more acts being revealed in the coming weeks. Every year Teddy Rocks has exceeded what I thought was possible and I continue to be blown away by the amount we raise every year, and the love that people have for this festival. The site is going to be bigger than ever, with more on offer and even a few surprise acts planned!”
2018’s festival promises to be the biggest ever with over 80 more acts, across 4 stages to be announced in the coming weeks.
Teddy Rocks Festival started from humble beginnings in a country pub in North Dorset in 2012. Founder of TRF, Tom Newton (28), wanted to help fundraise for the charity Teddy20 which was started by his parents to raise money for children and families fighting cancer after the sad loss of his brother, Ted Newton, who was 10 years old when he lost his life to a rare bone cancer.
The festival has raised over £170,000 with help from previous headliners which include: Twin Atlantic, Modestep, Scouting For Girls, From The Jam, The Hoosiers, and Don Broco.
In 2016, Tom Newton was awarded The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the Meridian West region and Fundraiser of the Year by the south’s leading radio station Wave 105.
To this day all profits received from the sale of tickets are donated to Teddy20. In 2016, the festival took the plunge and relocated to a bigger premises and secured a permanent license at its new home, Charisworth Farm, in Blandford Forum, Dorset, where it can offer weekend camping.