Teddy Rocks, the annual Dorset festival which raises money for research and the direct support for children with cancer, has confirmed its full 2022 line-up. The festival will take place April 29 – May 1 and tickets are on sale now.
This year’s lineup was originally announced in September last year, when headliners Eagles Of Death Metal and The Fratellis were confirmed.
Now the full, final line-up has been revealed, and finds Those Damn Crows, Newton Faulkner, Dub War, A, The Skints, legendary West Country scrumpy hounds The Wurzels and many more joining the bill. Skindred, who were originally on the poster, have been replaced by Terrorvision.
The news comes after a couple of barren years for the festival: The bill for Teddy Rocks 2020 was announced in January of that year, before being postponed until 2021 the following July. This date was also shelved, but many of the artists originally booked for 2020 and 2021 have returned.
“We have survived Brexit, and a pandemic, and we are still here ready to lead the charge in raising money for children with cancer,” says festival director Tom Newton. “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!”
Teddy Rocks started in a North Dorset pub in 2012, but has grown in size over the years and now has a home at Charisworth Farm near Blandford. It raises money for Teddy20, the Bone Cancer Research Trust, and Young Lives vs Cancer.