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Bearded Theory

When: 23 May - 26 May

Where: Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire

Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest. The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population.   

In 2016 we won “UK`s Best Family Festival” at the UK Festival Awards, 2014 we won “Promoter of the Year” award at the UK Festival Awards in London and Festival Kidz “Silver Award”. In 2013, after being shortlisted for many years, we finally won “Best Small Festival” at the UK Festival Awards and a Festival Kidz “Gold Award”. In 2011 we won the “UKs Best Independent Festival” at the AIM Music Awards.

Over the years, we have also been shortlisted for many awards including Best Grassroots and Best Toilets.   We have been recognised in the National press as being one of the best festivals of the summer in various articles in the Guardian, Express, Sun, Independent, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, BBC Entertainment and the Mirror. We have an award winning free Children’s Village along with an award-winning bar selling real ales, lagers and ciders at pub tariffs. In addition, we are one of the very few festivals that allow you to bring your own drink into our arenas.  

In our history, we have donated and generated over £200,000 for charity (Red Cross, Console, Oxfam, Lowry Foundation, Drop Inn & Shelter).   The festival has always been audience led and our programming is operated the same now as when we started 9 years ago, we book acts off the back of your recommendations, improved our infrastructure in line with feedback and sourced the vendors and bars off the back of the suggestions of people that attend. - See more at: http://www.beardedtheory.co.uk/info#sthash.sS6ovZz0.dpuf

  • PALLET

    EDITORS | OH SEES | STEEL PULSE | DREADZONE | THE WILDHEARTS | REEF | ANGELIC UPSTARTS | HOLLIE COOK | THE MAHONES | THE BLINDERS | MAD DOG MCREA | HEAVY LUNGS | LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS | SPUNGE | ORPHAN COLOURS | PATTERN PUSHER | WINACHI TRIBE | BILK

    THE WOODLAND

    THE SLOW READERS CLUB | JUSTIN SULLIVAN | SETH LAKEMAN | PULLED APART BY HORSES | LADYBIRD | DREADNOUGHTS | WILDWOOD KIN | TRUE DECEIVERS | THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS | BEANS ON TOAST | IMPERIAL LEISURE | SUNSHINE FRISBEE LASERBEAM | THE NEWCRANES | DR & THE MEDICS | MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES | REV HAMMER | THE BLUNDERS | HEADSTICKS | SOCIAL IGNITION | THE LOTTERY WINNERS | LUCIA | MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS | BEMIS | INDIGO VELVET | LONGY & THE GOSPEL TRASH | BROKEN BONES MATILDA | THE IN-HERE BROTHERS

  • Tipi and Yurt hire

    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 three different finishes so there’s something to suit couples, families, groups of friends and those who simply cannot live without their creature comforts!

    You can book a tipi or yurt on our ticket page

     

  • Upon arrival head towards the wristband exchange and get yourself wristbanded and then take the route to the festival campsites where our friendly stewards will point you in the right direction to your desired campsite.

    Bearded Theory has 7 campsite areas:

    • Walton Wood (Normal festival camping)

    • Catton (Normal festival camping)

    • Family (Families & Quiet campers)

    • Trent (Campervans & Caravans Only)

    • Oakland’s (Campervan & Caravans only)

    • Ryelands (Accessible camping)

    • Tipi & Yurt (Heathworks)

  • No information available yet!

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