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Bearded Theory has been awarded Best Family Festival at the 2016 UK Festival Awards!

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Delighted to announce that Bearded Theory has been awarded Best Family Festival at the 2016 UK Festival Awards! Congratulations to everyone involved, and a huge thank you to everyone that voted for us!

In happier news – Bearded Theory line-up part 1

Posted on: November 9th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT We are delighted to announce that seminal British rock act SKUNK ANANSIE and punk duo SLAVES headline the Pallet on the Friday night of our 10th anniversary celebration in 2017. Skunk Anansie fronted by the legendary Skin, will make them the first female fronted band to headline Bearded Theory`s Spring Gathering. They [...]

UK Festival Awards – Vote for us

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

We have been nominated for Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival, Grass Roots Award at this year’s Festival Awards for BT 2016. If you think we are worthy of your time and effort to vote for us, we would appreciate it. The team behind the festival remain unsalaried and work in evenings and weekends (like [...]

Ticket update

Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Early birds have now sold out, standard tickets are on sale.

2017 tickets on sale now!

Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Click here to get yours now

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

10 years on: – Tickets go on sale tomorrow (10/09/2016) at 9am via www.beardedtheory.com and via the box office phone number: 0871 220 0260.   To commence our 10-year celebration, we will be recreating the 2008 Saturday line up on the Thursday night with a couple of tweaks (someone being rescheduled over the weekend and omitting bands that [...]

Watch our latest video

Posted on: August 21st, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Tickets go on sale September 10th at 9am

Posted on: August 21st, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

THANK YOU to everyone that came and that was part of Bearded Theory 2016. We firmly believe this was our best festival to date and the reviews and comments from attendees have been brilliant. We are delighted to confirm that Bearded Theory returns on May 25th to 28th 2017 to celebrate our 10th anniversary. To [...]

2017 dates for the diary

Posted on: July 23rd, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Dates for the diary: Bearded Theory will return on May 25th to 28th 2017 and the gates on the Thursday will open at 11am due to additional entertainment being planned forming part of our 10th anniversary celebrations (we can’t believe we made it this far). Tickets go on sale on September 10th 2016 at 9am [...]

Thank you

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

A massive thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the sun with us last weekend, we really appreciate your support and are looking forward to seeing you again next year.

May Newsletter

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Hello you hairy so and so’s, This our last newsletter before the gates open! We are sorry to announce that Arrested Development will no longer be performing at this year’s festival due to unforeseen circumstances. We sincerely apologise but sadly the matter is out of the festivals hands. However, we are more than delighted to [...]

IMPORTANT COACH TRAVEL AND SUTTLE BUS INFORMATION

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

The Bearded Theory Shuttle Bus is selling well but to confirm a seat you need to book in advance to avoid disappointment and to also get the best possible price. The shuttle bus leaves every 30 minutes from 2pm until 6pm on Thursday May 26th and every hour from 11pm until 3pm on Friday May [...]

Band Focus: Senser

Posted on: April 26th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

This weeks ‪#‎BandFocus‬: Senser See them on the Woodland ‪#‎stage‬, Saturday at ‪#‎BeardedTheory‬‪#‎Festival‬. 1) Hello! Who are you and what do you do? We’re Kerstin, John, James, Nick, Heitham and DJ Awe from Senser… we sing, rap play drums, bass, guitars and make bleeps and swirls with synths and record decks 2) Tell us a bit about your ‪#‎band‬/act; what [...]

School announcement

Posted on: April 23rd, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Our School Rocks! We have had unbelievable support for the Bearded Theory Festival School, so much so, we closed enrolments at 250 and had a waiting list of over 100! We are pleased to announce with lots of hard work and willing volunteers, we have been able to make changes to the programme so that [...]

National and Local Coach Travel

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Following feedback from our attendees we have reinstated national coach travel to Bearded Theory 2016. We will be picking up attendees in no less than 18 locations and all the prices are for return journeys. The best deals are if you buy a festival ticket and coach travel package as we have more control on [...]

April Newsletter

Posted on: April 9th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Happy Belated Easter Everyone We are finalising the preparations for this year’s festival and have spent a lot of money making some substantial improvements including lots of boring things like parking teams, temporary roadway, water and in addition some less boring things such as the site art, the children’s area, improving the PA systems and [...]

Band Focus: Wilko Johnson

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

This weeks Band Focus: Wilko Johnson! See them at ‪#‎BeardedTheory‬ on the Pallet, Saturday! 1) Hello! Who are you and what do you do? My name is Wilko and I exist. 2) Tell us a bit about your ‪#‎band‬ / act; what can we expect from your performance at Bearded Theory Festival in May? My band is Dylan howe (drum) and Norman [...]

Band Focus: Arrested Development

Posted on: March 30th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

This weeks Band Focus: Speech from “Arrested Development”! See them at ‪#‎BeardedTheory‬ on the Pallet, Sunday! 1) Hello! Who are you and what do you do? Speech. Produce hot beats, rhyme cool lyrics and rock happy crowds. 2) Tell us a bit about your band/act; what can we expect from your performance at Bearded Theory in May? High [...]

Initial bar list 2016

Posted on: March 25th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Main Ales Bearded Theory Festival Ale – 3.8% Golden Bitter Lord Marples – 4% Classic British Bitter Galaxia – 4.4% Australian Hopped Pale Ale I Love You, Will U Marry Me – 4.5% Strawberry Blonde Jaipur – 5.9% IPA (voted Worlds Best Keg Beer) Parma Porter – 6% Parma Violet Porter Cocoa Wonderland – 6.8% [...]

Mailing list competition

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are running a little mailing list competition to win a case of the Thornbridge Bearded Theory ale, a £50 bar tab at this year’s festival and 2 hoodies. All you need to do is sign up to our mailing list for free and we are picking out a winner at random. To sign up [...]

Win prizes in our Facebook competition

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

We’ve made this year’s Facebook competition even better! We are giving away a fully furnished 4-man tipi for the weekend from Hearthworks Tipis & Yurts, £150 Thornbridge Brewery bar tab, 12 meals over the weekend from a selected food concession, 4 x official 2016 ‪#‎festival‬ T-shirts AND 2 free 2016 programmes & lanyards. We don’t give away tickets as it [...]

Watch our latest video

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

The Tips Q&A

Posted on: March 13th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

We catch up with German band The Tips ahead of their Pallet Stage performance on the Sunday of this year’s festival. Hello! Who are you and what do you do? Hello! We are “The Tips” – simply 3 guys who love to play their instruments. Our Hometown is Duesseldorf, Germany which is a city known [...]

KING BLUES & STIFF LITTLE FINGERS CONCLUDE BEARDED THEORY 2016

Posted on: March 1st, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

  Ladies and Gentleman, we are delighted to finalise this year’s line up with the newly reformed KING BLUES making a triumphant return to complete Fridays line up and the legendary STIFF LITTLE FINGERS headlining the Woodland on Sunday night. Thank you for your patience with the line-up announcements and we look forward to welcoming you all into our [...]

Bearded Theory Newsletter

Posted on: February 20th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Now there is sight to the end of the drudgery of this wet winter, we can start looking forward to spring. If you didn’t know, Bearded Theory returns to the National Forests idyllic countryside for our Ninth festival. Again, all set in the enchanting surroundings of Catton Park and surrounding Woodland, from Thursday May 27th [...]

Earth Area

Posted on: February 11th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Earth Area The Earth Area, our crafts and healing space, is a beautiful area to discover, learn and grow, whether you’re a small or large child. Experienced events organisers Labyrinth Arts, bring this year an exciting array of workshops and treatments. Acquire new skills to take home, excite your senses and treat your body, mind [...]

February Newsletter

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Happy New Year Tickets for Bearded Theory 2016 are flying out and in the last 3 weeks we have sold over 2000 tickets. With record sales when tickets first went on sale and with what we have sold to date we expect to be sold out in early March. We have less than 200 campervan [...]

Children’s Village

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

The Children’s Village in 2016 remains entirely free of charge to parents and children. The area will once again be centered around a very colorful Village Green which will be opened by Mr. Motivator on Friday morning along with a children’s work out. The area is then taken over by Bearded Theory`s Festival School providing [...]

2016 Programme Marketing Opportunities

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Bearded Theory produce a 42 page full coloured A4 bespoke designed programme which comes with a handy plastic neck lanyard and also a sturdy pull-out line up schedule detailing band performance times. The programme is distributed to well over 12,000 music lovers and being one of the first major music festivals of the summer season [...]

The 2016 theme has been announced!

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

“Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be….” Yes that’s right, the Bearded Theory 2016 theme has been announced! Think of your favourite stars, past and present, as you ready yourself (and your costume) for Stars In Their Eyes!

The Rogues Hideout

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Hidden away in the corner of Bearded Theory festival is a small creative safe hold perfect for children and teenagers. A place for creativity with no limits. In this space there will be a series of workshops in which Rogues can learn to DJ, build-a-band and graffiti.  All of which are fun and transferable skills. [...]

Maui Waui festival stage announcement

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by beardedtheory No Comments

Maui Waui is delighted to be bringing a massive selection of top quality acts and performers to Bearded Theory, we’ll be dressing up the stage, crew and you! Electric Swing Circus headline the Friday night bringing sounds of the 20′s mixed up and played live, fused with bouncy electro beats. Smerins Anti-Social Club headline the [...]

Xmas Newsletter and Lineup Announcement

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Happy Christmas Thank you for your amazing support in 2015 and we hope you have a wonderful Christmas period with your family and friends. Our Christmas present to you is to announce a few more names for our ninth festival. We are delighted to be welcoming PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED to headline the Saturday night. Their legendary frontman [...]

December Newsletter and Lineup Announcement

Posted on: December 5th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Dear Bearded lads & ladies We are still working away on quite a few more bands for the Pallet but we are delighted to announce LEVELLERS top Friday’s bill and they will be joined by KILLING JOKE, REVEREND & THE MAKERS with RED MONROES opening the day. We still have the second biller and another [...]

Halloween Newsletter

Posted on: October 31st, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Firstly, we would like to apologise for the delay with the first line up announcement, we’ve had a very busy few months of booking acts and we are happy to say that we are now in a position to release a few names to get things started. However we are still finalising the vast majority, [...]

National & Local Coach Travel Announced

Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Following feedback from our attendees we have reinstated national coach travel to Bearded Theory 2016. We will be picking up attendees in no less than 18 locations and all the prices are for return journeys. The best deals are if you buy a festival ticket and coach travel package as we have more control on [...]

Festival School

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

We did it first and we’re doing it again! Bearded Theory’s Festival School will be returning to Catton Hall 27th May 2016. Being OFSTED registered, schools up and down the country authorised absences for children last year to attend our festival school! Once you have your tickets you can enrol your children here:http://bit.ly/festivalschool16 to guarantee spaces, [...]

Vote for us in the 2015 UK Festival Awards

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

It’s that time of year…We’ve been nominated in the UK Festival Awards for the following categories for 2015: Best Small Festival Grass Roots Award Best Family Festival Best Toilets We’re now relying on you all to vote for us and share the love for Bearded Theory Click here to vote:

Cash & Over The Counter Sales

Posted on: September 20th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

The following outlets are now selling Bearded Theory 2016 tickets over the counter:- Derby Tourist Information Derby Live (Derby Assembly Rooms) Swadlincote Tourist Information Nottinghamshire Tourist Information Burton Tourist Information Tamworth Tourist Information Cash and card payments are accepted. Please note payment plans cannot be set up at the Tourist Information Centres and the payment [...]

Early Bird Ticket Update

Posted on: August 31st, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Hi Everyone, The early bird tickets sold out within two hours this morning. Normal tickets are now on sale via the ticket page.        

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM TODAY

Posted on: August 31st, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

2016 Early Bird Offer 1000 adult tickets at £87 (2014 & 2015 ticket price) Click here to buy tickets now: Or alternatively call Seetickets on: 0871 297 0777 2016 Ticket Prices Adult (17+): £97 Teen (12-16): £50 Child (6-11): £20 Toddler (0-5): Free *You must purchase your toddler, child and teen tickets for the correct age of your child [...]

Bearded Theory Newsletter

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Dear Bearded lads & ladies It’s confirmed! We are back at the lovely Catton Hall in 2016 for our 9th festival. The festival dates are Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th May 2016. 2015 Video Sorry we have been a little quiet since this year’s festival finished. We all needed a big rest and now we [...]

2016 Dates & Ticket Info

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Bearded Theory 2016 Bearded Theory’s annual spring gathering returns to Catton Park on West Midlands and Staffordshire border on May 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th 2016. Sadly due to increased supplier costs we have had to increase ticket prices for next year’s festival.  We have frozen or reduced ticket prices for the past year and [...]

Final Newsletter

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

This our last newsletter before the gates open. This newsletter contains general information to ensure everyone is happy and safe. Please note that disabled applications have now closed. For full information about this year’s festival please go to our General Information Page on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Catton Park and we [...]

Ticket Distribution

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Don’t Panic! Ladies & Gents do not panic about not receiving tickets. We always send them out 2/3 weeks prior to the festival. See Tickets & Louder than War will have the parking passes today and START to post them out from tomorrow onwards. Ticketsellers will be emailing the E-tickets on Monday. So if you [...]

LEGAL HIGHS = UNKNOWN OUTCOME

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

The horrible people that make these things do not care about the consumer and we have friends that organise a small festival and they had 2 people die at their festival because of taking these things. We know how they felt after this happened and we don’t want to be put in that position. If [...]

April Newsletter

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

What a start to this year’s festival with 3 Daft Monkeys headlining the night accompanied by  Hobo Jones & the Junkyard Dogs, Barsteward Sons of Valdoonican and Zombie Met Girl. Blind Fever Band and Star Botherers join and finalise the Woodland line up. Tickets will be sent out 3 weeks prior to the festival, so [...]

Bearded School

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

The Free Bearded School is open for enrolments now. On Friday 22nd May we will open the doors to the first Bearded School. Lessons have been planned to reflect the national curriculum and lesson plans and a scheme of work will be available for any headteachers. The idea is that parents can prove the day [...]

Groovie Movie Screenings

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Some highlights for the Groovy Movie Picture House at Bearded Theory 2015 Just confirmed – Otway the Movie: Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure. A very funny documentary about the Disastrous musical career of John Otway. www.otwaythemovie.com/ Special preview screenings of a selection from the Glastonbury Short Film Festival – Innovative and entertaining short films and animations [...]

Bearded Theory Golden Bitter ale is now on sale

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Bearded Theory Golden Bitter ale is now on sale. Post us your pictures if you have managed to get your hands on it. Retail Outlets (more will be added) Sheffield: Beer Stop Beer Central Cricket Inn – Sheffield Cross Scythes Dram Shop Key News Arkwright Stores – Cromford, Derbyshire Armitts – Matlock Beer Boutique – [...]

Mark Chadwick Finalises Thursday Line-up

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are delighted to announce that Mark Chadwick (Levellers) will be performing as our special guest on the Thursday night. 3 Daft Monkeys headline the night along with Mark Chadwick, Hobo Jones & the Junkyard Dogs, Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican and Zombie Met Girl. This will be an belting start to the weekend and [...]

March Newsletter

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

AHOY! The Sunday theme for 2015 is pirates! In addition to our new pirate logo we have booked a pirate ship for the children’s area which will play host to a pirate theatre. We want to see you all in your pirate clobber and 2016 tickets will be given away for the best dressed pirate [...]

2015 SHUTTLE BUS – FREE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME WITH EVERY RETURN TICKET

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

2015 SHUTTLE BUS – FREE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME WITH EVERY RETURN TICKET Coaches depart from Derby Train Station (Pride Park Side) Thursday – 14:00 & 16:00 Friday – 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 Return (Multiple coaches) departing from the pickup point. Monday – 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 £7 single ticket £12 return – A free festival programme [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted on: February 14th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Earth Area

Posted on: February 14th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Crafts This year at Bearded Theory, Labyrinth Arts are pleased to be hosting an exciting array of traditional and green crafts workshops, ran by experienced teachers. The crafts area is a temporary, artistic community space, in which people, whether old or young, can participate in acts of creativity that are both affordable and accessible. In [...]

Rogues Hideout (teen zone)

Posted on: February 10th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Hidden away in the corner of the Bearded Theory Festival is a small creative safe hold. In this space there are a team of Bearded Rogues who each are equipped with a set of different multimedia skills. They use these skills to train the next generation of bearded rouges to take control  and use their [...]

January newsletter and line up announcement

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

We were pipped to the post with the next announcement and that is NEW MODEL ARMY join the Saturday Pallet Stage line up. NEW MODEL ARMY need little introduction to the BT faithful and we are pleased they will be rocking the Saturday. They join Canadian Celtic punk band the MAHONES who play the same [...]

Luggage Drop Off Point

Posted on: January 18th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

We have added a drop off point so you can unload your camping gear next to the campsite! We were concerned about the distance of the car park to the campsite and with that put together a system approved by the authorities.  You now need to follow drop off point signs, unload your camping equipment [...]

Mr Motivator in Da House

Posted on: January 18th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are happy to announce Mr Motivator is taking flight to attend Bearded Theory 2015. Music festivals can be the very definition of an anything-goes environment – the over indulging, the drinking, the food, the partying… But we have decided to bring Mr Motivator to a workout session on the Sunday morning and later to [...]

Bearded Theory makes the 5 best UK festivals

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Bearded Theory makes the 5 best small festivals on a budget. We are delighted that our efforts to keep our ticket prices as low as possible against our strong line up has been recognised. To read the full article head over to this website.

Bearded Theory wins 2 more awards

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

2014 UK Festival Awards Bearded Theory has recently been credited with 2 awards which means the festival has now won 4 awards in 2 years! Bearded Theory won “Promoter of the Year” at the UK Festival Awards in London having been chosen by an industry panel which included Bestival boss Rob De Bank.  We also [...]

2015 Children’s Village News

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Angel Gardens and Bearded Theory have been working together for many happy years and have grown together over the years. This year we all felt we needed a little change and the Angels are having a rest from the children’s area. That’s not to say they won’t be involved, they will be bringing a new [...]

THE MAHONES join Satrudays main stage line up

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

Delighted to welcome THE MAHONES who are coming all the way from Canada to play BT. They will join Saturdays Pallet/Main Stage line up and we still have 2 more great names to come to finalise the Main Stage Saturday including the second biller plus a load more names to be announced for the Woodland [...]

Mailing List Competition

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST for a chance to win a £100 Thornbridge Brewery online shop voucher or a free 2015 t-shirt or a headline band CD. You can sign up via the Facebook app or on the home page of this website.

Have a great New Year

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are happy to announce that AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM will be including Bearded Theory in their 20th anniversary celebrations when they bring The Pallet to a close on the Saturday night. London-Irish Celtic band NECK will also joining the Saturday line up. Acid country techno act ALABAMA 3 finalise the Friday billing. We still have a few offers out to [...]

Payment Plan ends January 30th 2015

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

The ticket payment plan ends January 30th 2015. Following the initial upfront payment it will allow you to spread the remaining payments over your February and March pay days. The payment plan is available on all adult and child ticket types. To take advantage of this head over to See Tickets http://www.seetickets.com/event/bearded-theory-2015/catton-hall/815096 or to Ticket [...]

JAMES TO HEADLINE BEARDED THEORY 2015

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are thrilled to announce that JAMES will bring Bearded Theory to an emphatic close when they headline the festival on Sunday night. Fresh off the back of their sold out UK arena tour James have confirmed their appearance at our 8th festival. James need little introduction and are behind some of the biggest hits in the [...]

November news and line-up announcement

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Sorry for being a little quiet since our newsletter. We are a very small team and all of us have “proper jobs” and the chap that sorts out the Main Stage amongst other things decided to move house, get man flu and get a little tired but we are back on the throttle. We have [...]

MARK CHADWICK (LEVELLERS), DECEMBER 5TH, £10, THE VIC, DERBY – LAST FEW TICKETS!

Posted on: November 9th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Click here to get your ticket!

UK Festival Awards 2014

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

It’s time of the year again folk, please vote for us in all the categories we’ve been nominated in. Thanks https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z85F2BB

5th December – Mark Chadwick (Levellers) & Support TBC – The Victoria Inn – Derby

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Victoria Inn, Midland Place, Derby (opposite Derby Train Station), Tickets £10 ADV only Our good friend Mark Chadwick makes his annual return to Derby. Mark is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters. As part of the Levellers, Mark has co-written 20 chart singles and 7 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) amassing record [...]

Tickets On Sale Now

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Tickets will be on sale now via the festivals official ticket agent See Tickets here or call the box office 0871 220 0260. We have had just short of 400 enquiries in the last week trying to buy tickets so please be quick if you want an early bird. Early Bird 500 x Adult Tickets [...]

BEARDED THEORY LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT & EARLY BIRD TICKET DETAILS

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 9AM PALLET STAGE NEWS It’s our great pleasure to announce THE MISSION as our Friday headliner for the Pallet Stage. This will be the band’s only UK show in 2015 and it will be their first gig since the Revelations tour in 2013. As one of Britain’s best loved alternative [...]

TICKETS GO ON SALE 6TH SEPTEMBER 9AM

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Tickets go on sale on September 6th (in 2 weeks’ time) via our website beardedtheory.com. The website is currently having a makeover and will hopefully be launched on September 2nd. On the same day we will be announcing the Friday night Pallet Stage headliner along with some other acts appearing in the Woodland. In line [...]

Dates for Bearded Theory 2015

Posted on: August 4th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Dates for Bearded Theory 2015 at Catton Hall will be MAY 21st – 24th as decided by the recent poll. The adult ticket price has been frozen at £87 along with the teen ticket price (13-16) at £45, child tickets (6-12) will be reduced to £20 and 0-5 are free. Campervan & Car Passes have [...]

Site Plan Changes for 2015

Posted on: August 4th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

We have started to tinker with the site plan resulting in the arena being squashed up a wee bit and addressing your comments made this year. We listened to all the feedback and have hopefully got the site plan bob on but we will upload the 2015 site plan up next month for comment should [...]

2015 Line up news

Posted on: August 4th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

On September 2nd we will be announcing our first line up release including Friday nights headliner. We were keen to get some names out ahead of the tickets going on sale on September 6th. Enjoy the sun!

The new solo album “Moment” from Mark Chadwick of Levellers is OUT NOW

Posted on: June 18th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

The new solo album “Moment” from Mark Chadwick of Levellers is OUT NOW and just outside the charts, if you liked what you heard at BT get the plastic out, you can buy CD on http://www.amazon.co.uk/MOMENT-Mark-Chadwick/dp/B00JDSE4D4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402917911&sr=8-1&keywords=mark+chadwick or ITuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/moment-bonus-track-version/id868128957

Last One…

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are disappointed to announce that Wilko Johnson has had to cancel his show at Bearded Theory due to undergoing radical treatment relating to his pancreatic cancer. We all wish Wilko well and are confident the next time we mention his name in a newsletter is to confirm his appearance in 2015. We have a [...]

April News, Band Announcements, Last few tickets and other nonsense

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Evening campers! we are now counting down the days until we the open the gates of Catton Hall for the first time. We have some exciting news and some updates in this April edition. The latest on the line up:  Reverend and the Makers’ John McClure is back at Bearded Theory performing a REVEREND & [...]

March Newsletter

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are delighted to announce the legendary WILKO JOHNSON finalises the Main Stage line up for Bearded Theory 2014. When rock ‘n’ roll was shaken from its pre-punk complacency by the emergence of Dr. Feelgood, it was their guitarist Wilko Johnson who excited the most attention, not only for the startling violence of his stage [...]

Shuttle Buses

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Shuttle bus tickets are now on sale via our online shop. Please refer to the bus time tables below for timings. A return ticket from Derby can be purchased for £15.00 A return ticket from Burton can be purchased for £12.00 A return ticket from Lichfield can be purchased for £12.00 DERBY & BURTON THURSDAY 22nd May 2014 Derby Bus [...]

Mark Chadwick & Blair Dunlop

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

  We welcome back Levellers front-man Mark Chadwick by his request – he’ll be headlining our Locked Inn The Woods stage on Sunday night. Mark will be performing with a band including Alex & Tom White from Electric Soft Parade and Graeme Ross from The Martin Harley Band plus a couple more to support the [...]

Carter USM’s headlining performance at Bearded Theory Festival will be the band’s last ever festival performance.

Posted on: February 16th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

Carter USM’s headlining performance at Bearded Theory Festival will be the band’s last ever festival performance. Jim Bob told Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music: “We were asked to do Bearded Theory in May and once we were doing that we were semi-ready for another gig.  But we want to stop while it’s really goo – like [...]

February Newsletter announcing more bands.

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are delighted to announce the Wonder Stuff will be joining us to support the Stranglers on Saturday night. Miles said “The Wonder Stuff first played at Bearded Theory in 2010 and are very much looking forward to returning to the festival this year. If you’re of a mind to include mine and Erica’s acoustic [...]

UB40 to Headline Bearded Theory 2014

Posted on: January 16th, 2014 by beardedtheory No Comments

UB40 to Headline Bearded Theory 2014 We are delighted to announce that the 3 founding members of UB40 have reunited and reformed to perform as headline act on Sunday night at Bearded Theory 2014. The legendary Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey have once again come together to perform their hits and bring you the true [...]

CARTER USM – 2014 FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE FOR BEARDED THEORY

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

CARTER USM – 2014 FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE FOR BEARDED THEORY Indie-pop legends Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine are to headline Friday night at Bearded Theory Festival 2014. The performance will be a UK 2014 FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE and signals the latest major coup for Bearded Theory, which will be held at its new location, Catton Hall in [...]

Bearded Theory October Catch Up

Posted on: October 27th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Following massive critical acclaim in 2013 Bearded Theory returns on May 22nd 2014 for 4 days of madness. Since our last newsletter we have announced The Blockheads who will perform on the Main Stage on Sunday. Crass frontman Steve Ignorant alongside band Paranoid Visions on friday. To see who has been announced so far scroll [...]

Bearded Theory 2014 tickets now on sale!

Posted on: September 1st, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Bearded Theory 2014 tickets are now on sale! Further to our last email on Thursday, tickets for Bearded Theory 2014 have now been released on general sale. Head on over to our ticket page by clicking on the button below.

THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDER

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

TICKETS ON SALE THIS SUNDAY AT 9AM We hope you have all had a fantastic summer so far and apologies for the lack of updates. We have been resting our heads but we are now in organising mode. Tickets go on sale for Bearded Theory 2014 – our seventh festival – on Sunday at 9am. [...]

Online Shop

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

The Bearded Theory online shop is stocked up and ready for action. You can find a great array of merchandise including beanie hats, hoody’s, polo shirts, rugby shirts, crew jackets and t-shirts. Please make sure you click on the Merch tab underneath Categories on the left hand side to view all the merchandise available. http://www.beardedtheory.com/shop/

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – DATE CHANGE

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Due to matters beyond our control the dates for next years Bearded Theory have been changed to May 23rd, 24th and 25th with the gates opening on Thursday 22nd . We will obviously refund anyone who has purchased pre-sale tickets that wanted to attend on previous weekend. We apologise for the inconvenience and we did [...]

Thank you!

Posted on: June 4th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

A huge thank you to everyone that attended this year’s festival and made it our best festival to date. We have received vast critical acclaim in all of the reviews that are in the press and online media. Here are just a few of the amazing reviews that we have received so far:     [...]

Ticket Distribution, Day Sales and Entry Information

Posted on: April 28th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Due to overwhelming demand locally we will be selling a small allocation (100 tickets per day) of day tickets for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they will be on sale on Monday 29th April 2013 at 9am. Day Ticket prices are further down this page. They are expected to sell out very quickly so [...]

New single from LEVELLERS

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

The Levellers release their new EP The Recruiting Sergeant in support of War Child on 5th May. Four of the band’s most poignant anti-war songs are featured including a re-recorded version of The Recruiting Sergeant with special guests The Copper Family, Dan Walsh and Shona Kipling helping out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns1q-DOF5gI Another Man’s Cause, Not In My [...]

April news & interview with Mark Chadwick

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Bands, Beards and Bright Sunshine at Bearded Theory less than 6 weeks away! With an end to the drudgery of an extended winter now in sight, and AOL Travel predicting a scorching heatwave in May (hurrah!), now is the time to shake off those winter blues and get involved in the AIM Award Winning Best [...]

COMEDY LINE-UP ANNOUNCED & LOADS MORE FOR BEARDED THEORY

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

COMEDY LINE-UP ANNOUNCED & LOADS MORE FOR BEARDED THEORY Bearded Theory returns to Derbyshire’s idyllic countryside for our sixth spring festival, all set in the enchanting surroundings of Kedleston Park, from May 17th to May 19th 2013, with the option of extending your stay on the Thursday before. We are very proud to team up [...]

2013 Shuttle Bus Schedule

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

2013 Shuttle Bus Schedule Thursday Buses leave from derby train station from 15:00 on Thursday afternoon, see timetable below. Bus 1 Train Station 15.00 Derby Bus Station 15.10 Markeaton Hotel 15.20 Kedleston Hall 15.30 Bus 2 Train Station 17.00 Derby Bus Station 17.10 Markeaton Hotel 17.20 Kedleston Hall 17.30 Friday Buses leave from derby train [...]

March Newsletter

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Happy Spring Everyone You might have seen on our website that last week sadly the Egg was forced to pull out of headlining Magical Sounds. With that we have tweaked the offering and Magical Sounds invites you to the inaugural Sunday Celtic Soundclash. The mighty Peatbog Faeries have replaced the Egg which also features the [...]

Line up announcement

Posted on: February 26th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are delighted to announce that the Peatbog Faeries will headline Magical Sounds on the Sunday night in replacement of the Egg who sadly pulled out last week. Check out tomorrows newsletter for more details.

Bearded Theory February Newsletter

Posted on: February 16th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Greetings to everyone on our mailing list! We have more news on the line up front with more exciting additions to the Lock Inn Stage. BB Blackdog will headline Sunday, Scottish folk band Shooglenifty and Billy Vincent make a return to headline Friday, a reggae DJ set by The Rock & Roll Town Crier, Jazz [...]

January News & Line Up Additions

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Happy New Year We hope you are surviving the snow and looking forward to Bearded Theory 2013. Planning is well underway for our sixth festival and tickets are selling extremely well. We only have a handful of Campervan passes left, so be quick.  This year’s theme is all things Australian welcoming The Beards who perform [...]

Tickets are also available from Gigantic

Posted on: January 15th, 2013 by beardedtheory No Comments

Tickets are also available from Gigantic. Visit their website for more info. http://www.gigantic.com/  

December News & Line Up Announcement

Posted on: December 23rd, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

Festive Greetings If you have received this newsletter the world hasn’t ended as predicted. So unfortunately the council tax and electric bills still need to be paid but on the upside Bearded Theory will still be happening in May. Let’s get straight down to business and with that we are delighted to announce that NEW [...]

Line up announcement

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

Neds Atomic Dustbin & The Ruts DC added for 2013 Neds Atomic Dustbin will be performing on the Main Stage on Friday and The Ruts DC have been added to the Saturday bill.  

Magical Sounds Dance Stage 2013 Announcement

Posted on: November 24th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

THE EGG (LIVE) | SUBGIANT (LIVE) A GUY CALLED GERALD + SPECIAL GUESTS Ed Tangent | Andy Faze | Sicknote | OOOD | Clumsy Liquid Lounge | Lorraine | Pure Mischief | Kickflip Lost Element | MajorTriadz | Astrodruid | Chuckles Mosienko Project | Twomanting | Woodzee | F.O.E. We have today announced the full [...]

Tickets now available in tourist information offices

Posted on: November 10th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

Paper tickets are now for sale in the tourist information offices below. – Where you can pay for your tickets with cash if you prefer to. Derby Tourist Information Centre Assembly Rooms Market Place Derby DE1 3AH   and   Nottingham Tourism Centre 1-4 Smithy Row Nottingham NG1 2BY

Bearded Theory 2013 Line up Announcement

Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

We are pleased to announce the first batch of bands that will be performing at the 2013 festival. Fridays Main Stage will be headlined by Sheffield’s Reverend and the Makers who have taken the charts by storm and are well known for their brilliant live performance. Following this year’s success with Cara Dillon we have [...]

Bearded Theory October Newsletter

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

Hello one and all We will be releasing the first batch of acts for the Main Stage and the Magical Sounds dance tent on the 26th October via our website and forum.We have a handful of slots left to fill but have various offers flying around to hopefully finalise the line-up. We cannot release all [...]

UK Festival Awards – voting is now open

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

This year we’ve been nominated for Best Small Festival Best Family Festival Grass Roots Festival Award Here’s the link www.festivalawards.com/vote Voting is live now and will run until 31 October Cheers BT Team

Tornado Town 2013 line up announcement

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

The first batch of acts gracing Tornado Town at BT 2013 has been announced. Maroon Town will be headlining the Town on the Friday night due to their reputation of tearing up audiences across the globe and being widely regarding as one of the best dance Ska bands on the circuit; this was evidenced by [...]

September Newsletter

Posted on: September 12th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

Hello We have not sent a proper newsletter since the festival and we thought it might be the right time to touch base with you all. AIM Music Awards We have been nominated for the Best Independent Festival Award at the AIM Music Awards in London. Last year we won this award and we would [...]

AIM MUSIC AWARDS – VOTE FOR BEARDED THEORY

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

Please vote for us to defend our title as Best Independent Festival  at the AIM Music Awards 2012. To vote please head over to http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/news/vote-for-your-favourite-festival-at-the-aim-independent-music-awards-2012/ . It will only take a couple of minutes and you stand a chance of winning two free tickets to the winning festival. That said we will continue to plod [...]

Welcome to our new online home

Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

Hello and welcome to our new website We hope you find everything you need to know about Bearded Theory here and if you have any suggestions or feedback please log onto our forum. The website will updated again once we announce the first batch of 2013 acts on October 26th 2012. Thank you for coming [...]

Goldblade Confirmed for the End of Season Party

Posted on: September 6th, 2012 by beardedtheory No Comments

The Bearded Theory End of Season Ball will take place on 13/10/2012. House Bands (so far): Rasta4Eyes (rumba) Leatherat (tango) 360 (jive) £1 entry or £5 with charity donation (only 500 tickets first come first served) Tickets via TheTicketSellers www.theticketsellers.co.uk @ The newly refurbished Heritage Ball Room, Macklin St, Derby Cheap Hotel Rooms Available at the [...]

The Bearded Theory End of Season Ball

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

A small thank you for your support from the BT team… The Bearded Theory End of Season Ball will take place on 13/10/2012. House Bands (so far): Rasta4Eyes (rumba) Leatherat (tango) 360 (jive) £1 entry or £5 with charity donation (only 500 tickets first come first served) Tickets via TheTicketSellers www.theticketsellers.co.uk @ The newly refurbished Heritage [...]

2013 Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT!

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

With the largest early bird ticket allocation to date put on sale two days after Bearded Theory 2012 we are delighted to announce that the full early bird allocation has now sold out – in just over a month! In uncertain financial times this is a brilliant achievement and it puts the cherry on cake [...]