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Teddy Rocks! Fighting Children’s Cancer with ROCK! 

Headliners Eagles of Death Metal and The Fratellis will be joined by a stellar lineup including Terrorvision, Newton Faulkner, Dub War, The Skints,  A and more!

  Charisworth Farm, Blandford, Dorset 29th April – 1st May 2022

Teddy Rocks was forced to move to 2022 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The safety and well being of our audience, crew, and performers are of paramount importance.  Being a children’s cancer charity, our event brings a lot of young people who are fighting the disease to have a good time and we cannot risk their health.  We are delighted, however, to announce that most of our announced lineup for 2020/2021 will be with us in 2022!

Teddy Rocks festival director, Tom Newton: 

“We are so excited to finally be able to We have survived brexit, and a pandemic, and we are still here ready to lead the charge in raising money for children with cancer.  Teddy Rocks is more determined than ever to do good with an army of people to help get it over the line. Grab a ticket today and join the fight!

We want to say a massive thank you to anybody who has already purchased tickets before and during these unprecedented times. It really has kept us motivated and driven and reminds us that not only are we able to help children with cancer and their families, but we also provide local musicians with a platform and give young people the opportunity to share stages with bands that they aspire to. We simply cannot do this without you!”

As previously announced, there will be over 100 acts performing across the weekend with 4 stages, outdoor bars, incredible food stalls, and lots of family-friendly activities.  

We are able to confirm the following line up: 

Friday April 29th

The Wurzels

Gaz Brookfield

Black Water County

Saints of Sin


Galaxy Thief

Erica Drive

Sun Spot

Foo Forgers

Mick O’ Toole

Drunk Education

Mischa & His Merry Men

The Midnight Alliance

High Shelf Remedy

Kitty Stewart

Merry Misch.Chief

Verbal Remedies

Mark and Steve (Two Man)

Ben Lacy

Eleanor Pasco

Andy Stock

And more across the festival site…

Saturday April 30th

The Ted Newton Stage

Eagles Of Death Metal 


Those Damn Crows

As December Falls

Punk Rock Factory

James And The Cold Gun

Chapter and Verse

Hit Or Miss DJ’s

VocalZone Stage

Dub War

The Bottom Line

Dead Sara

Never Not Nothing

Seething Akira



Terminal Days


The Big Man Stage


Know Your Enemy


Tenacious G

The Lonely Surf

Black Tree Vultures

Codename Colin

Mad Simple

Skinny Knowledge


*After Party Set From Punk On Your Hits

Merry Woodland Stage (A mix of bands, acoustic acts, circus performers, Yoga and poets)



Quinns Quinney

Alex Roberts

Chris Woodford

Dr Beatroot

The Vocal Minority

Yeti Bianco

Kieran Knowles

Ben Jones

Russell Starmore


Carl’s Comedy Club

The Yoga Movement

Sunday May 1st 

The Ted Newton Stage

The Fratellis

Newton Faulkner

The Skints


Get Cape Wear Cape

Lauran Hibberd

Sinful Maggie

Hit Or Miss DJ’s

VocalZone Stage



Bellevue Days

The Manatees




Fissure Of Riddles

The Bigman Stage


Cydonia Knights


The Gusettes

Hightown Parade

The Mistakes


The Last Resort

Those Restless Knights

The Samurais

*Afterparty set from One Word

Merry Woodland Stage

Mother Ukers

Matt Black

Grizzly & The Grasshoppers

Fly Yeti Fly

Sixteen String Jack

The Bomo Swing

Chris Payn

Si Gereno

Ant Lewis

Krista Green

Jonny Phillips

Brothers Grimmer


Mr Pacho

Chris Rigby & Alasdair Keddie (Green Party & XR)

Goey Stuey: The Prancing Drum

The Yoga Movement

There will also be Teddy Raves – an area that will feature the best in Trance, Dance and Drum ‘n Bass.

This year’s festival will not only see yet another stellar lineup of bands and performers but will also have a ton of activities for young and old.  Keep your eyes on for more details.

Get your tickets for Teddy Rocks here

Teddy Rocks Festival started from humble beginnings in a country pub, The Greyhound Pub in Blandford, North Dorset in 2012. Founder of TRF, Tom Newton (29), 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. 

 In 2016, Teddy Rocks moved to a bigger site to increase capacity and in 2017 the festival took the plunge and relocated to an even bigger premises and secured a permanent license at its new home, Charisworth Farm, in Blandford Forum, Dorset,  where it can offer weekend camping and car parking alongside 4 stages and a host of food vendors, bars, and activities.

In 2019, the festival raised a whopping £107,943.  To this day all profits received from the sale of tickets are donated to Teddy20. The festival has raised over £250,000 with help from previous headliners which include: The Darkness, The Zutons, Feeder, Ash, 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.


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