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Teddy Rocks Festival 2018, Dorset (photo: Phoebe Reeks)

Teddy Rocks Festival in Blandford, Dorset, started with a small gig in 2011 to raise money for Teddy20, a children’s cancer charity founded by Tom Newton and his family after he lost his 10 year old brother Ted to a very rare bone cancer.

The gig was put on by Tom’s friends and family in the restaurant of The Greyhound pub in Blandford and raised £400 which was used to fund the very first Teddy Rocks event at The Corn Exchange the following year which raised £2,500.

Each year, the event has got bigger and this year, its four stages and much larger site saw funds raised of almost £84,000 to support children with cancer, bringing the total raised by the event since it began to well over £250,000.

As you can see from the photo gallery below, this year’s event boasted a stellar line-up including Feeder, Mallory Knox, Eliza & The Bear, Spector, The Magic Numbers and Ash. Keep an eye for news on the 2019 event on the festival website / Twitter / Facebook.

Photos: Phoebe Reeks

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