Blandford Forum

Teddy Rocks 2016

29 April – 2 May 2016, Bank Holiday Weekend

Teddy Rocks Festival announce move to new 2,200 capacity site in Blandford Forum.

Full line-up released including The King Blues and InMe, alongside headliners The Hoosiers, Don Broco, Gentleman’s Dub Club and From The Jam.

Teddy Rocks Festival is delighted to announce that, due to overwhelming support and unprecedented demand, the festival is moving to a brand new location. Originally due to take place at the Marsh and Ham site, Teddy Rocks has been relocated to Stour Meadows in Blandford, situated behind the Hall & Woodhouse Brewery and alongside the River Stour.

With an increased capacity of 2,200, the new site allows another 800 tickets to be released over the weekend for the charity event, raising more money to help fight children’s cancer.

Teddy Rocks 2016

The full line-up has also been released. Headliners The Hoosiers, From The Jam, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Don Broco will take to the Ted Newton stage over the weekend.

Don Broco, the final headline act to be announced, said: “We’re very excited to have been asked by Tom to be part of Teddy Rocks this year, an incredible event for a fantastic cause. We’re all looking forward to a top weekend.”

There will also be many other exciting acts performing, such as the recently confirmed InMe and The King Blues, plus Room 94, Luna Wilson, Cardinal Bay, Dead! and The Gospel Youth. Saints of Sin, The Dirty Youth and Dubheart will also be performing, on The Sunrise Stage.

Tom Newton, Teddy Rocks Festival’s founder says: “Teddy Rocks has been growing every year and we’re so excited to be announcing our best line-up yet! With a bigger capacity at the Stour Meadows site, we’re giving more people the chance to see what we hope will be the most awesome festival Blandford has ever seen. We can now raise even more money to help fight children’s cancer and we have the potential to make a genuinely huge difference to more children and their families – so get out there and buy a ticket!”

Teddy Rocks Festival 2016 will take place during the first May Bank Holiday and will, for the first time, feature three stages: the Ted Newton Stage (main stage), the Sunrise Stage (second stage) and, new for 2016, the Danny Coker Stage, for acoustic music and other entertainment. The family-friendly festival will have a number of food vendors on site, serving a mix of street food and take-away. The Greyhound pub, based in Blandford Forum, will also be providing a bar serving drinks at local, not festival, prices.

Tickets* are now on sale at

Weekend tickets (general admission): £49.48 (£45 + £4.48 booking fee)
Day tickets (general admission Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon): £16.50 (£15 + £1.50 booking fee)
Childrenís tickets (under 12s): FREE


All proceeds from Teddy Rocks will go to Teddy20, a charity founded to fight children’s cancer.

About Teddy Rocks Festival: Teddy Rocks Festival was founded in 2012 by Tom Newton, who lost his 10 year old brother Ted in 2010 to Ewing’s Sarcoma, a very rare bone cancer.

Starting with a small gig in 2011, put on by friends and family in the restaurant of The Greyhound pub in Blandford, £400 was raised. This was used to fund the first Teddy Rocks event at The Corn Exchange in 2012, which raised £2,500. By 2013, Teddy Rocks needed more space so moved back to The Greyhound, this time to their outside seating area, and raised £6,500 and then £15,000 in 2014. In 2015, Teddy Rocks nearly doubled this, raising £24,000.

All proceeds from Teddy Rocks go to Teddy20, a children’s cancer charity created by Tom and his family, registered charity number 1157122.


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