Teddy Rocks Festival: A Record Breaking Year

This year’s four day Teddy Rocks Festival (April 29th to May 1st) was bigger and better than ever before. This annual event is held by Business Partners Gary and Jan from The Greyhound in Blandford in association with Teddy20, a local charity to Blandford supporting children with cancer. Each year the festival outshines itself, raising £400 when it began in 2011 to an incredible £42,800 this year. 

Due to its overwhelming growth, this year’s festival was held at Stour Meadows in Blandford holding a capacity of 2,200 people per day. This increased space allowed the Teddy Rocks team to upgrade to a three-stage festival; along with their amazing line-up and well deserving charity they drew in more supporters than ever before.

 Impressively, the festival was headlined by The Hoosiers, From the Jam, Gentleman's Dub Club and Don Broco. Other artists and bands included The King Blues, Room 94, Luna Wilson, Paramore (Or Less), Oas-is, Kings O' Leon and many others. Their success goes further than just money raised; the Teddy Rocks Facebook page does a great job in capturing the incredible atmosphere of the day and genuine enjoyment throughout the event. 

 Jan comments:

 The festival is always great fun and it raises money for such a great cause that is close to our hearts but this year we were truly overwhelmed by the local support it received.

Visit www.facebook.com/TeddyRocksFestival/ for photos, videos and comments from the growing number of festival goers who continue to show true support for the festival and the charity.

We wish everyone within the Teddy20 team and the Greyhound the best of luck for future events.