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

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 & THE MAKERS DJ SET in the woods on Saturday
night. Joining him is Mansfield’s indie stalwarts FOR THE GIRL who
come highly recommended from our main booker as the next big thing.
DAN DONNELLY & BEN PALEY and BAND FROM COUNTY HELL join the Sunday
woodland billing. We are delighted to have secured the FRONT DESK funk
DJs from the community and they will be playing on Friday and Saturday
evening taking us into the early hours.
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SUNDAY THEME

This year’s Sunday theme is MAGIC and SPARKLES and we will have
some weird and bizarre walkabouts adopting this theme along with the
Beard world record attempt. For those of you needing some help just
sparkle up your beard and make a wizard hat with some paper.
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SOMETHING ELSE TEA TENT

Madame Gail is back with the tea tent wenches for the 7th year with
another exciting line up hosted in her famous tea tent. If you like
afternoon tea with whips and corsets this is the place for you. Booked
in so far are HEADJAM, ABDOUJAPAROV, ONE EYED GOD, THE SKRAELINGS, TIM
O-T, GAZ BROOKFIELD, THE LEYLINES, SLAP YA MAMA BIG BAND, SCREAMIN
MISSJACKSON AND MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES. We do not
take any responsibility for people who dare go in here.
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RECORD ATTEMPT & COMPETITION

We have had a few issues trying to find a celebrity to host the record
attempt but no one was willing to work for the minimum wage bar a man
famous for dogging which admittedly is probably about our level in the
celebrity stakes. With that we have decided to rethink this and allow
one of our attendees the chance to do it instead. Please send us an
email as to why you think you should host the world record attempt to
info@beardedtheory.co.uk and we will announce the winner in our Easter
newsletter. Just after the record attempt will be hosting our first
paint fight in the main arena so please bring white t-shirts if you
want to take part. This is our first attempt at doing this and
probably the last.
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SITE PLAN OF SORTS

We are proud to announce a very poorly scaled and inaccurate site plan
for your perusal. It doesn’t really take into account distances
between stages and campsites but this is the best we can come up with.
I bet you’re all wishing you went to a professional festival now,
unlucky!

(Click on the image below to dowdload a larger version)

The car park is further than away before but we have Festi Taxis on
hand to transport your equipment for £3 along with the trikes. In
addition to that we will have the Bearded Theory heavy transportation
and logistics vehicle providing a free luggage shuttle service taking
your camping gear into the campsite. Basically it’s a transit van
going up and down.
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FOOD

We are once again showcasing some beautiful independent food
concessions that are cooking foods from around the world. Taste of
India are bringing their lovely sit down restaurant, Welsh foods
prepared by Iechyda Catering, Gandhi’s flip flop serving vegetarian
Indian dishes, Pasta la Vista serving a variety of Italian Pastas,
Mexican food and their world famous burritos by Jumping Bean,
Portuguese foods by Casa Portuguesa, a good old fashioned hog roast by
Sutton & Sons, Italian Kitchen cooking fresh stone baked Pizzas, a
lovely Chinese takeaway, BT favourites KK Catering who will be keeping
the burgers flowing, organic café serving full English breakfasts and
much more, Café Dish selling solely vegetarian and vegan foods and
finally the fantastic Toasty van serving toasties.
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ALL STAR UKE JAM

The Bearded Theory legend that is Mr Keith Manuel is hosting his now
annual Uke orgy in Tornado Town. This year he is spicing it up a bit
with an all-star cast of musicians who have asked to join in. So if
you fancy a go bring your uke or anything that you can whack or your
air guitar or failing any of that just come and sing out of tune with
the rest of us. Due to the star cast members we have pushed this back
to later in the day on Sunday. Make sure you pop in! Keith will be
hosting practice sessions on Friday and Saturday early afternoon on
the woodland stage for anyone wanting to polish up their skills.
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TICKETS

We are down to the last few hundred tickets and only have a handful of
campervan & caravan passes are left. They will both sell out this
month. If you have purchased tickets from the Bearded Theory online
shop or See Tickets then tickets will start to be posted out at the
end of this month. If you purchased from Ticket Sellers then tickets
will be emailed out 2 weeks prior to the festival.

Please note if you paid using the Ticket Sellers payment plan the
balances was required to be paid off by March 30th. We have extended
the repayment deadline so people don’t lose out. If you still have
your balance to pay please do it ASAP via www.theticketsellers.co.uk

Tickets are selling very well and it is looking very likely that we
will sell out with weeks to spare. Our sales are mirroring 2012 when
we sold out in April. Please do not leave it too late this year as we
don’t want you to be disappointed. We have announced our shuttle bus
timetable which is detailed further below.

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To keep up to date on news and developments from the BT HQ, or just to

mingle with likeminded festival types via the social ether, remember
to follow us on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/beardedtheory ), like us
on Facebook ( https://en-gb.facebook.com/beardedtheoryfestival ) or
join our fabulous online forum ( http://www.beardedtheory.co.uk/forum/).

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CHILDREN’S VILLAGE NEWS

ANGEL GARDENS are thrilled to be offering more and more adult friendly
activities this year in the new activity dome and big top. Angel
Gardens is a family space and that means every age is catered for.
Watch out for : yoga, meditation, have a go choir practise, raw foods
making, chocolate making, talks by fracking protestors and home
schoolers, drumming, dancing and loads of interesting craft sessions
designed for older kids and adults… Try making bath bombs and soap,
sew a tutu or make candles in vintage tea cups. We also have our fire
show, campfire and performers in the big top to check out…Angel
gardens are also pleased to announce the very splendid Denzil
‘Denzileo’ Ede will be hosting our nightly discos parties at bearded
theory! Watch out for the ‘Benidorm classics’ night ( grass skirts
welcome) and the ‘Tinsel and turkey’ night ( with Santa and new year
countdown) We are also joined by another top DJ for done old Skool
House at the onsite disco ! (announcement to be made soon).

SCARECROW COMPETITION

There will be a scarecrow competition over the weekend! So bring your
own scarecrow clothes and accessories and come stuff him or her in the
gardens. We will add it to the display with your name and contact info
on it. Deliver it to Angel HQ any time before sat at 9pm and we will
display them around the area. Judging will take place on Sunday!’
Winners win festival tickets.

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VIDEO

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TIPI VILLAGE

This year, we will have the best tipis we could find.

Warm and snug on wet or windy nights and cool on hot summer
afternoons, the tipis are made based on the native American tradition
from high quality materials and come complete with inner liner, full
weather protection, groundsheet and matting.

A firm festival favourite, Tipis offer comfortable and roomy
accommodation so you can really make yourselves at home for the
weekend. They are available in 3 different finishes so there’s
something to suit couples, families, groups of friends and those who
simply cannot live without their creature comforts!

Loos and hot showers will be available for your use and comfort as
well.

Please click here to book or via our ticket page here (

http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/buy_tickets_old/events/?id=10027466&wlid=4499

).

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SAVE A QUID BUY A PROGRAMME IN ADVANCE!

We are now selling programmes online for £4, a pound cheaper than
buying them at the festival and they will be available for collection
from the merchandise tent next to the Main Stage. If you want to save
a quid head over to www.theticketsellers.co.uk(no booking fees are
applicable on programmes).
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TROLLEY TOTS RETURN TO BEARDED THEORY

Rain or shine, customers love the trolleys for toting their tots about
festivals and the service we provide.

Terrific Trolley Benefits

* Stay mobile while the kids are sleeping in their trolley
* Carry the essentials (nappies, food, jackets) for your kids and
(beer) for yourself
* Mud is no obstacle. Easily navigate festival terrain
* Kids will happily ride in them
* Kids love them!

Advantages

* We transport the trolleys so you have more room for festival
essentials in your car
* Cute, easy to snap on rain cover provided for inclement weather
* Keep your pushchair clean
* We clean up so you don’t have to
* No need to store a trolley year round

For more information or to pre-book your trolley now on our website,
please visit www.trolleytots.com

SHUTTLE BUSES

DERBY & BURTON

THURSDAY 22ND MAY 2014

Derby Bus Station bay 29
14.55
16.55

Derby Train station
15.00
17.00

Burton Train Station
15.30
17.30

Catton Park
16.00
18.00

FRIDAY 23RD MAY 2014

Derby Bus Station bay 29
11.55
13.55

Derby Train station
12.00
14.00

Burton Train Station
12.30
14.30

Catton Park
13.00
15.00

MONDAY 26TH MAY

Catton Park
10.00
12.00

Burton Train Station
10.30
12.30

Derby Train Station
11.00
13.00

Derby Bus Station bay 29
11.05
13.05

LICHFIELD

(The bus starts from Lichfield City Station and stops at the top of
the road outsite Trent Valley.)

THURSDAY 22ND MAY 2014

Lichfield City Train Station
14.00
15.00
16.00
17.00

Catton Park
14.30
15.30
16.30
17.30

FRIDAY 23RD MAY 2014

Lichfield City Train Station
12.00
13.00
14.00

Catton Park
12.30
13.30
14.30

MONDAY 26TH MAY

Catton Park
10.00
11.00
12.00

Lichfield City Train Station
10.30
11.30
12.30

Bus tickets are available online via our shop (
http://www.beardedtheory.com/shop ).

Derby return £15.00

Burton return £12.00

Lichfield return £12.00
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ONSITE TAXI

We have an onsite taxi service using golf buggies with trailers to
help families with camping gear for £3 per person. They will be
available in the car park and head into the main campsite.

www.beardedtheory.com

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