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Monday, 1 May 2017

Teddy Rocks Festival 2017

We are a festival family. We love nothing more than immersing ourselves into the arts in one way or another, music especially. So when we got an invite at the start of last week to Teddy Rocks, we couldn't say yes quick enough. 

Set in the heart of Dorset outside Blandford Forum, Teddy Rocks has grown from a gig at a pub to a three day festival with camping on a farm in a matter of years. What sets this festival apart from others is that it's all for charity to help fight children's cancer. With each year, the money raised getting more and more. It's amazing to see how much music lovers can come together for a worthy cause.

Teddy Rocks is a festival that prides itself on being family friendly, and we loved that aspect. Whilst still small in size, it really packed a punch with the amount that was going on. From face painting and rock climbing walls, to music lessons and enough open space for kids to run around (this is severely lacking at some festivals!) we didn't spend a moment bored. We loved the intimacy of it and stood there chatting about how much potential there was, space for growth and wondering what amazing things would be on the cards for this mighty cause. 



Of course, the music was the main reason we were there, and there was a fantastic range. From local bands, to tribute acts like The Bowie Experience and big names such as Scouting for Girls and Modestep. There was literally something for everyone to enjoy and we loved wandering round seeing what we could discover. We sneaked down after I finished work on the Friday to surprise Max as one of his favourite bands (Twin Atlantic) were headlining. He was in awe that a band he loved so much were literally playing down the road from his house, and he sung along at the top of his lungs to each and every song. 

Living so close to the festival, we decided to drive down each day and with ample parking, we weren't worried about being too late to miss anything. It was great to see so many families out an about enjoying the music and atmosphere, in our eyes it was a fantastic introduction to festivals for families that wanted to see if it was for them! Despite some last minute changes on Sunday due to the weather, we had an amazing time and the on site crew were fantastic at making sure everything ran as smoothly as it possibly could. We also loved that there was a free map and live updates on their website so we could check for any changes. 
 We were so impressed at how this fast growing festival succeeded at pulling off a fantastic event. We were even more pleased to see that across the weekend, they managed to raise over £76,000 pounds for Teddy20 from ticket sales, money on the bar and buckets that we popped as much as we could into. Thank you Teddy Rocks for having us, we had an absolute blast and will be singing your praises, until next time!

You can find more about Teddy Rocks and Teddy20 here: https://teddyrocks.co.uk/



*Note: we were gifted tickets to the event by ID&C Bands. All opinions and thoughts are our own. 


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