The organisers for this year’s Teddy Rocks Festival have regrettably announced that they have been forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It was originally set to be held on May 1st-3rd but was later rescheduled to September 18th-20th before being cancelled entirely for 2020.
The festival, which raises money for children’s cancer charities, will return for 2021 where they expect to maintain as much of this year’s line-up as possible.
Festival Director Tom Newton has released the following statement regarding this year’s cancellation.
“We’ve made the very difficult decision to move Teddy Rocks Festival to 2021. As always, the safety of everyone from the audience to the performers and our crew is paramount to us. With there still being uncertainty regarding COVID-19, it’s only right we make this decision.
All tickets for 2020 remain valid and can be rolled over to 2021, and we would love for you to continue your support and keep your tickets for the new dates whilst we work tirelessly to bring you as close to the same line up as before. We need your support now more than ever to continue to run this festival and to continue to help children with cancer.
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!”
Next year’s Teddy Rocks Festival will be held on April 30th-May 2nd 2021 at Charisworth Farm in Blandford, Dorset.
All tickets purchased for 2020 will remain valid and can be rolled over to 2021, whilst remaining tickets can be purchased online via the festival’s official website.