Teddy Rocks Announce Headliners The Darkness

Fighting Childrens cancer with rockThe Darkness

Teddy Rocks is thrilled to announce the two headline acts for Teddy Rocks 2019!  Saturday night headliners, The Darkness and Sunday Night headliners, The Zutons.  Over 50 more acts to be announced in the coming weeks!

Taking the headline slot on Saturday night, England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling rock gods The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success in 2003, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone. It spawned a series of hit singles including ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’, ‘Growing On Me’, ‘Get Your Hands Off My Woman’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’, clocking up three BRIT Awards, two Kerrang Awards and an Ivor Novello for ‘Songwriters Of The Year’ amongst many others. In the 15 years since they’ve released four more studio albums with 2017’s ‘Pinewood Smile’ being greeted with the best reviews of their career and thrusting them straight back into the Top 10. (The band will also be performing their festive hit ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’ on The Great British Bake Off Christmas Special on Channel 4 on Christmas Day).

Returning from an 8 year hiatus, Teddy Rocks welcomes Legendary Liverpool rock band, The Zutons as their Sunday Headliner.  The Zutons seminal album “Who Killed The Zutons” which spawned the hit singles ‘Pressure Point’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Confusion’ and ‘You Will You Won’t’, was first released in 2004 to critical acclaim, a Mercury Prize nomination, and went on to sell over 600,000 copies (Double Platinum) in the UK alone. The band recorded a further two albums, ‘Tired of Hanging Around’ (including their song ‘Valerie’, which has become one of the biggest songs of this millennium) and their last album ‘You Can Do Anything’ in 2008.Teddy Rocks

“This is our biggest line up yet! The Darkness and The Zutons have some of the biggest hits of our generation and being able to bring them to our small town is an honour. We are working harder than ever to keep growing the festival and to help make a positive impact on so many children’s lives affected by Cancer. The more people that buy tickets for this event, the more good we can do for those who need it! Please come and join our fight and have the best time whilst doing so!” – Teddy Rocks Organiser, Tom Newton

More information and tickets can be found here

Teddy Rocks Festival started from humble beginnings in a country pub, The Greyhound Pub in Blandford, North Dorset in 2012. Founder of TRF, Tom Newton (29), wanted to help fundraise for the charity Teddy20 which was started by his parents to raise money for children and families fighting Cancer after the sad loss of his brother, Ted Newton, who was 10 years old when he lost his life to a rare bone Cancer.

The festival has raised over £250,000 with help from previous headliners which include: Feeder, Ash, Twin Atlantic, Modestep, Scouting For Girls, From The Jam, The Hoosiers, and Don Broco. In 2016, Tom Newton was awarded The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the Meridian West region and Fundraiser of the Year by the south’s leading radio station Wave 105.

In 2016, Teddy Rocks moved to a field to increase capacity and in 2017 the festival took the plunge and relocated to a bigger premises and secured a permanent license at its new home, Charisworth Farm, in Blandford Forum, Dorset,  where it can offer weekend camping. In 2018, the festival raised over £83,000. To this day all profits received from the sale of tickets are donated to Teddy20.

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