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VIP tickets to Dorset music festival up for grabs from Badger Beers

Charity-focused Teddy Rocks returns with support from regional brewer

With thousands of festival-starved music fans eagerly awaiting a return to normality this year, Badger Beers is offering a number of VIP tickets to ‘Teddy Rocks’, the charity-focused festival in its home town of Blandford, Dorset, which it has supported for several years.

The competition will run across the Hall & Woodhouse and Badger websites and social channels until 20 February, offering eight winners and their friends a VIP weekend worth £1,000 at Teddy Rocks. The package includes accommodation in a Badger-branded bell tent for up to four people, festival tickets, access-all-areas passes and a supply of Badger beers in kegs. In addition, all competition entrants will receive a 15% discount on purchases from the Badger Direct website until 31 May.

Teddy Rocks runs from 29 April – 1 May with a line-up of established musicians and new talent including Newton Faulkner, The Fratellis, Eagles of Death Metal, The Skints and West Country veterans The Wurzels. It’s not all about the music though, as the festival offers a plethora of fun activities to cater for all.

The Teddy Rocks festival started in 2011 as a small gig in The Greyhound in Blandford, organised by local resident Tom Newton as a fundraiser in memory of his brother Ted, who died aged 10 from a rare form of cancer. Over the next eight years the event evolved into a three-day festival, now held just outside Blandford at Charisworth Farm, raising £107,000 in 2019 for the Teddy20 charity, which supports families who are living with, or have lost, a child to cancer.

Hall & Woodhouse drinks marketing manager Matt Woodhouse said: “We’re delighted that Teddy Rocks is back for 2022 and proud to continue our long-standing support for this fantastic local event that raises money for the wonderful Teddy20 charity.

“We’re confident our competition will appeal to many festival fans and we look forward to giving the winners a memorable VIP experience here in Blandford. Teddy Rocks may not yet be drawing the mega-stars of Glastonbury, but we can promise that any music lovers who choose to get their festival fix in Dorset instead of Somerset this year will have a ball – and will certainly find it easier to get a ticket!”

To enter the competition, visit the dedicated page on the Badger Beers website here.

The Teddy Rocks competition continues the theme of Badger Beers’ popular ‘Escape to Dorset’ promotion, encouraging visits to its ‘heartland’, Dorset, by offering 20 overnight stays in a Hall & Woodhouse pub in the county. The competition featured on bottles of Fursty Ferret and Golden Champion. Since its launch in October last year, the competition has attracted close to 19,000 entries and runs until the end of February.

Caption: one of the Badger-branded bell tents offered as a competition prize

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Notes to editors

  • Badger Beers have been brewed in Blandford, Dorset since 1777 by independent regional family brewers, Hall & Woodhouse, who also own around 180 pubs across the south of England. The business is now under the stewardship of the seventh generation of the Woodhouse family.
  • The Badger range of characterful, award-winning beers have widespread, national distribution, with listings in all major supermarkets and in thousands of independent grocery and specialist drinks stores, as well as with leading wholesalers and cash & carry outlets.
  • The Badger portfolio includes established, well-known ales including Golden Champion, Fursty Ferret and Tangle Foot, which are among the UK’s Top 10 fastest-growing PBA (premium bottled ale) brands.
  • More recently, Hall & Woodhouse has embarked on an ambitious NPD programme, which, coupled with the expertise of their brewing team led by Master Brewer Toby Heasman, has resulted in new beers including Fropical Ferret, a fruity IPA; Twice Tangled, a double-hopped IPA; and Milk Maid, a milk stout with notes of chocolate, vanilla and coconut. A New England IPA, launched in autumn 2021, is the first beer in a new Small Batch Series from Hall & Woodhouse.
  • Badger Beers have won an impressive number of awards in UK and international beer competitions. In 2021 Milk Made won a Gold medal in the International Brewing Awards, Golden Champion won a Silver medal in the World Beer Awards, while Fursty Ferret took Bronze in the same competition as well as in the Great Taste Awards.
  • Badger Beers are proud of their Dorset heritage. Support for the local community includes sponsorship of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, the county’s nature conservation charity.
  • For more information see www.badgerbeers.com/our-beers/

Issued on behalf of:Badger Beers

By:ShielPorter Communications

For further information:

Ros Shiel:ros@shielporter.com / 07841 694137

John Porter:john@shielporter.com / 07734 054389

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