Teddy Rocks 2020 incredible bill continues to shape up beautifully. Today they have announced the inclusion of Newton Faulkner, A, the amazing Black Futures as well a host of exciting artists taking part. The festival runs from 01 May – 03 May 2020 at Charisworth Farm, Blandford, Dorset
Following its incredible success in 2019 where over £107,000 was raised to help fight children’s cancer. 2020 looks like it’ll do as well – if not better. Headliners for the May festival are The Amazons and The Fratellis.
The Amazons have just completed a mammoth UK tour in support of their Top 10 album Future Dust which culminated in a huge show at O2 Academy Brixton. They are front runners in a new wave of British rock ‘n roll and we are super excited and proud to welcome them to Teddy Rocks! Lead singer Matthew Thomson explains “We’re delighted to be headlining Teddy Rocks next year. The festival does incredible work alongside Bone Cancer Research Trust to raise money for children with cancer. It’s a cause that means a lot to this band, so to be able to headline the festival and play our own part will be amazing.”
Well we all know Chelsea Dagger so you can expect The Fratellis set to be a right sing-a-long. “The band can’t wait to headline Teddy Rocks 2020. We’ve been following the charity on social media for a while now and are delighted to be taking part in such a great event for a worthwhile cause that has always been close to our hearts.” states Baz Fratelli.
Along with The Amazons, The Fratellis, Newton Faulkner, A and Black Futures will be: The Wurzels, The Snuts, Airways, The Bottom Line, Anavae, Chapter and Verse, Tempesst, Bellevue Days and Seething Akira.
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 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 four stages and a host of food vendors, bars, and activities.
For 2020 the Bone Cancer Research Trust have partnered with the Teddy Rocks Festival. For the first time, funds raised from this incredible event will go to the vital work of both Teddy20 and the Bone Cancer Research Trust. The trust supports children with cancer and fueling life-saving bone cancer research in Ted’s memory.
“This years line up is something we are super proud of! We are honoured to have The Fratellis with a huge catalogue of hits and a great live show – we cannot wait to bring them to Dorset. The Amazons have been doing huge things and smashing the tour circuit. With our production team on the case, it will be one hell of a show. Most importantly – our partnership with BCRT is something we’ve always dreamed of. It shows just how much potential the event has and the good we can do. It’s a truly wonderful way to keep Ted’s memory alive” Teddy Rocks Founder, Tom Newton explained.
Tickets for Teddy Rocks 2020 are on sale now – various options available here. Keep up to date with all Teddy Rocks 2020 news via their official website, Facebook page and Twitter from where they tweet as @TeddyRocksFest.