Our close friends at children's cancer charity Teddy20 are preparing for their sixth Teddy Rocks festival, in memory of their son Ted Newton. Profits go to CLIC Sargent, donations to research and individual families going through treatment.
Its full line-up for 2017 includes its three biggest headliners to date: Twin Atlantic, Modestep and Scouting for Girls.
Scottish band, Twin Atlantic is headlining on Friday 28 April supported by English horror punk band Creeper.
Twin Atlantic’s single ‘No Sleep’ was premiered by Annie Mac as the Hottest Record in the World, on BBC Radio 1 earlier this year.
They’ve performed at Reading, Leeds, and Glastonbury festivals and are now heading for Dorset!
Following Teddy Rock Festival's first international act, US pop punk band Patent Pending on Saturday 29 April is dubstep and electronic rock band from London, Modestep.
Modestep shot to fame with their debut album ‘Evolution Theory’ which included popular singles ‘Feel Good’ and ‘Sunlight’.
Scouting For Girls
Closing the festival on Sunday 30 April is four times Brit award winners, pop rock band Scouting for Girls.
Reaching number one the UK Album Chart that went triple platinum in 2007, Scouting for Girls have a back catalogue of chart topping singles including ‘She’s so Lovely’, ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’.
The Origin Stage
New for 2017, the festival has moved to a bigger site and introduced weekend camping tickets as well as a new stage, The Origin Stage, where top tribute bands Foo Forgers, Oas-is, Green Haze and many more will perform over the bank holiday weekend.
In its sixth year, Teddy Rocks Festival has the opportunity to raise a sizeable sum to continue the fight against children’s cancer.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Liz Blunt said: “We are really grateful to the Teddy20 charity for fundraising for CLIC Sargent and hope the festival goes really well. The work the charity does is a wonderful tribute to Ted."