New date for Teddy Rocks Festival

New date for Teddy Rocks Festival

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:09am 16th March 2020.

Organisers of the Teddy Rocks Festival in Dorset have chosen to move this year's event.

It will now be held from the 18th - 20th September at Charisworth Farm in Blandford.

The festival supports children fighting cancer.

In a statement Festival Director Tom Newton said as a lot of children having treatment attend the event, their priority must be to keep them safe.

He said:

"To say this week has been testing and emotionally draining would be an understatement. 

"We have been having conversations and meetings all day every day to decide on the right thing to do given the current situation."

Teddy Rocks Festival

Tom Newton is also urging anyone who has bought a ticket to continue to support them.

He said:

"We are not a big company or business, and each year we run our event with the support of sponsors, volunteers and good will. 

"If we do not get the support we need this year, it could well be the last.

"We need YOU to stand by us and keep Teddy Rocks Festival alive. 

"All tickets will remain valid for the new dates. 

"It is so important to our very existence that you keep hold of your tickets and be there with us in September."

'History of the festival'

The festival was created by Tom Newton after his brother Ted died aged 10 to Ewing Sarcoma, a very rare bone cancer.
Teddy Rocks raises money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity founded by Tom and his family.
Since 2011, the festival as raised more than £360,000 to help families of those affected by cancer.