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Published: February 22, 2022 | Updated: February 23, 2022

Cheers Hall & Woodhouse! Brewer named as headline partner for 2022 Teddy Rocks festival

Flashback to the 2019 Teddy Rocks. Picture: Charlie Raven.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse is continuing its support for Blandford’s Teddy Rocks festival by becoming its 2022 Headline Partner.

The three-day music festival, organised by the Teddy20 charity, is taking place at Charisworth Farm from April 29 to May 1.

It will feature an established line-up of renowned musicians including Eagles of Death Metal, The Fratellis, Newton Faulkner and more.

As Headline Partner, Hall & Woodhouse is donating £35,000 to Teddy Rocks.

In addition, it will provide the full infrastructure and operation of multiple bars, on behalf of the festival.

All bar profits will be contributed towards Teddy Rocks, making as much money as possible for charity.

The family brewer last partnered with Teddy Rocks in 2019 to operate the Badger Bars.

That year the bars contributed £45,000 to the festival from the profits made.

Lucinda Gray, pictured right, Community Relationships Manager, Hall & Woodhouse, said: “After a nearly three year enforced break due to the pandemic, we could not be more excited about the festival’s return and to be able to continue our support for Teddy Rocks as Headline Partner for 2022.

“It is so important to us with our vast Blandford heritage, to support and enrich our local community.

“This partnership is a perfect example of this.”

It is anticipated that more than 50 members of the Hall & Woodhouse team and family will volunteer their time over the festival weekend, in a variety of roles, to help raise money for the charity.

Lucinda added: “Teddy Rocks is a fantastic festival which has such an incredible atmosphere.

“This is why so many of our team members love to give their time to help at the event.

“The festival is reliant on a small army of volunteers so it can make as much money as possible for charity and part of this army is our wonderful team.

“The team are passionate about coming together, to have fun, and to give back to our local community.

“For me, it has to be one of the most rewarding, enjoyable and exhausting weekends of the year and I love every minute of it!”

Tom Newton, Organiser of Teddy Rocks, said: “We can’t thank Hall & Woodhouse enough for bringing so much enthusiasm and endless support to the festival and charity.

“They have helped us raise life-changing amounts of money for Teddy20 and none of us could have ever imagined what Teddy Rocks would grow to be when we first started.

“We’re endlessly grateful.”

Teddy20 is a Blandford-based charity that provides emotional and financial support to children and young people with cancer.

The charity was founded by Tom Newton and his family in memory of his brother Ted, aged ten, who passed away from Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.