Under 16s may purchase day or weekend tickets but must be accompanied by an adult (aged 21 years or over) on the day. There must be at least one adult for every four children in a group. Please note, age will be checked and ID will be required to pick up your wristband(s) at the gate. Everyone entering the festival, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
No unaccompanied under 16s are allowed on site.
Children 5 yrs and under are admitted free, but must purchase or hold a valid ticket and be accompanied by a paying ticket holder over 21.
Valid and acceptable proof of age/ID will be required at the entry gate in order to pick up your wristband(s) and enter the festival. Valid forms of ID include:
Unfortunately no refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets. Please download our full terms and conditions for further details.
Updated 18th December 2017
Terms for entry
We operate a zero tolerance drugs policy: no illegal substances may be brought into the venue. Anyone caught in possession of these substances will be ejected, barred and the police will be informed.
No bottles, cans, alcohol or food may be brought into the festival arena, although baby food is permitted, and food is allowed into the campsite.
Please note, the following items are banned from the festival (campsite and arena):
Travelling to Teddy Rocks Festival
Charisworth Farm in Blandford Forum, a greenfield site located outside Blandford.
Teddy Rocks Festival, Charisworth Farm, Blandford Forum, DT11 9AL
Travelling to Teddy Rocks Festival
The Teddy Rocks Shuttle Buses return!
Shuttle buses to the festival leave from Morrisons Supermarket Car Park, Blandford Town Centre.
Buses run every 30 minutes from the following times:
|Friday 4th May||2:30pm|
|Saturday 5th May||11:00am|
|Sunday 6th May||11:00am|
Until 1am. However last entry to the site is 10pm for non-campers.
By popular demand, there will be 3 buses leaving the festival site at the end of each evening (12.30am-1.30am).
Buses cost £1 (minimum donation).
You can take the X8 More Bus from Poole to Blandford. We recommend getting off the bus at Blandford's Crown Hotel walk to Morrisons and get shuttle bus. Check the More Bus website for times and details.
Damory buses link Blandford with Poole, Gillingham, Dorchester, Yeovil, Salisbury and Weymouth. See their website for times and details. * price subject to change
To get to Charisworth Farm, the new home of Teddy Rocks Festival, proceed towards Winterborne Whitechurch along the A354 the festival site will be on your left and will be signposted with AA road signs.
For people being dropped off at the festival, a drop-off point will be in the main car park, for festival attendees being dropped off by taxi or private vehicle.
Parking at the festival costs £5 per day. This is to cover the costs of the car parking infrastructure and staff. Car parking spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. Please car share or arrive by taxi or use our provided shuttle services.
We recommend travelling to Poole train station and then hopping on the X8 More Bus to Blandford. You can then take our shuttle bus from the town centre to the festival. Take a look at the bus information above for more information on shuttle and regular buses
Please do not come by foot. This is a dangerous road and we at Teddy Rocks have worked hard to provide a bus service to keep you and others safe. You will not be allowed entry to the site via foot. We are just keeping you safe
Bournemouth International Airport is the nearest airport to the festival and receives flights from several countries. Please check the website for information. Unfortunately to arrive at the festival from the airport via public transport will require 3 different buses, so we recommend an airport car to Blandford town centre and then catching our shuttle bus to the festival.
Rocket ship / Penny Farthing / Unicorn / Other
As long as you've bought a ticket for Teddy Rocks Festival, you can travel to the festival however you'd like! except helicopter - no helicopters pleaseBack to top
Tents only, campervans, caravans and mobile homes are not permitted.
Campsite Entry Rules
Campsite will open for early camping set up (available with all camping tickets) at 3pm. The campsite gates will close at 10pm so please make sure you arrive in good time. Late arrivals will sadly be turned away until the next day.
Saturday & Sunday:
Festival gates will open at 11am. The campsite will close at 00:30am so make sure you are back on site by this time otherwise due to staffing we will have to turn you away. DON'T get caught out!
We encourage everyone who is camping and using our car park to refrain from leaving the site between 10pm and 10am. This is due to making sure we can get you in and out of the site safely. Don't worry we are not keeping you prisoner! But your help with this would be appreciated. Our car park will have friendly security who will be able to assist you if you do need to leave the site.
All campers must vacate the site by midday on the Monday (7th May). Please bring a bin bag with you and leave your rubbish in a nice pile for us to come and collect. We like our new home so please help us to return it to its original state.
You are allowed to bring your own alcohol to the campsite, but only a reasonable amount* per adult (remember the organisers put the festival on for free and in our spare time, this means we can give you good bands at cheap ticket prices, please do your bit by supporting our bars and helping us to raise money in the fight against children's cancer). This is for personal consumption in the campsite ONLY and will not be allowed on our shuttle bus or brought into the main arena, where there are bars available. The bars offer a great selection of real ales, ciders, spirits, lagers, wines and soft drinks at reasonable prices.
*Please note alcohol must be decanted into non-glass containers. There is no glass allowed as broken glass can harm children or the livestock who will use the campsite land after you leave.
Food is allowed into the camping area but only baby food can be taken into the festival arena
Please note disposable aluminium BBQs are not allowed. Only small purpose built off-the-ground BBQs and camping stoves can be used to cook food but ONLY in designated cooking areas.
Download Camping Terms & Conditions
Updated 18th December 2017
Yes! There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in the local area. You can see a full list on Tripadvisor, where you can check out their ratings, reviews and prices.
Care and Saftey
Security staff will be on site to ensure crime levels are kept down on site during the festival. Please help yourself stay safe by following the below advice:
For people camping, the following BBQ Safety information the dangers of Carbon Monoxide is important:
Teddy Rocks Festival will have an easily accessible and clearly visible medical post. It will be manned by trained personnel, including at least one paramedic, who will be on site during opening hours to treat and advise any injury or illness.
There will also be medic foot patrols throughout the event.
There will be a clearly signposted welfare tent at Teddy Rocks Festival, located by the medical post and the security hub.
There will be a clearly signposted lost property point on site, managed by our Welfare Team.
There will be a lost and found persons point on site. If you lose a child, young person or vulnerable adult, head to the lost and found point or find a member of our Welfare Team who will help you.
Disabled & Carers
Disabled customers are entitled to apply for one free PA/carer ticket. The carer must be at least 18 years old by 3rd May 2018. Please purchase your ticket first and then email us [email protected] with your name and ticket number to apply for your free carer ticket.
We offer a limited number of parking spaces for Blue Badge holders, in the main car park. You will need to apply for one of these once you've booked your festival ticket - just email us [email protected] with your name and ticket number. Please be aware that these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
We're an intimate festival with a 2,500 capacity, so you won't find yourself caught in a huge crowd. Although we don't have a specific viewing platform, our site is on a gradient and the area is large, so everyone will get a good view! We'll also be streaming the live performances on giant screens, so you can be part of the action wherever you are.
Teddy Rocks Festival will have accessible toilet facilities.
Teddy Rocks Festival is on a greenfield site and, whilst flat, there may be some hilly grass sections which, in bad weather, may be harder to access. However, we provide a number of facilities at the festival to accommodate disabled customer needs and our friendly welfare team will be happy to help if you need them.
If you have any questions we're more than happy to answer them, email us at [email protected]
Are you over 18? Do you fancy volunteering for a great cause? Do you love wearing high-vis vests? If you're nodding enthusiastically, come and help out at Teddy Rocks. We're looking for people to guide our festival-goers from A to B, to help with bucket collections and to join our clearing-up crew. It'll look great on your CV and you can can feel fantastic for helping us to fight children's cancer!
Press and Media Enquires
For press, print and filming enquiries, please contact [email protected]
Partnering and Sponsoring
We’re always grateful for help. If you’d like to join our amazing partners and help us fight children’s cancer.
Bands / Artists
Our roster is full for 2018, but we’re always looking for talented artists for future events.
Is it only rock music?
We have an immense range of music - including rock, pop rock, alt rock, indie rock, electro rock, acoustic rock, acoustic pop, folk, ska, punk, pop punk, metal, grime, rap, horror punk, electro, crossover, dubstep, trance, drum and bass, and everything in between.
This year there are 4 stages and a silent disco arena - so there is music to suit all tastes.
There's also all sorts of other activities available for all ages
When is Teddy Rocks?
Friday 4th May 2018, 17:00 – 00:30 (Camping area opens at 15:00)
Saturday 5th May 2018, 11:00 – 00:30 (Camping area opens at 09:00)
Sunday 6th May 2018, 11:00 – 00:30 (Camping area opens at 09:00)
What time is last entry?
last entry 10pm for day ticket holders
Do you take card payments?
Yes we do!
We have cash points on site to make it easy to buy food, drink, merch and of course - so everyone can dig deep and help raise a ton of money to help fight children's cancer!
Can I smoke or vape?
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in any of the marquees, enclosed public spaces or buildings, including the bars.
Can I bring my pet?
No animals, other than guide or hearing dogs, are permitted on site. Sorry, Fido!
Can my band play?
Artists can sign up for a longlist to play at Teddy Rocks 2019.
Teddy Rocks 2018 will not have been possible without our fantastic partners and sponsors