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Bearded Theory

When: 10 November 2020 - 13 November 2020

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

     

    THE FLAMING LIPS/PATTI SMITH PRIMAL SCREAM

    YOU ME AT SIX/TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS/JOHNNY MARR

    ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN/SHAME/KT TUNSTALL

    FEROCIOUS DOG/SPORTS TEAM/THE UNDERTONES

    NEVILLE STAPLE BAND/THE DUALERS/DROOP LION

    NOVA TWINS/SHE DREW THE GUN/THE CELTIC SOCIAL CLUB

    DERANGE/THE KUBRICKS/THE LATHUMS

    EMILY CAPELL/THE BAR STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN/SOCIAL CONTRACT

    THE WOODLAND

     

    THE DAMNED/SUGAR HILL GANG/PASSENGER

    BLACKBALLED/DUB PISTOLS/3 DAFT MONKEYS

    IMPERIAL WAX/LUCY SPRAGGAN/OCTOBER DRIFT

    ED TUDOR POLE/DO NOTHING/THE LAGAN

    JOHN/WALT DISCO/GAZ BROOKFIELD

    PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION/JOANOFVARC/THE LEYLINES

    SPYRES/JESS SILK/LIINES

    TEY OSKEE/DAMN CARGO/DEAD NAKED HIPPIES

    KATY HURT/JON KENZIE/THE HORSE PUPPETS/BLACK LACE

  • Pod Pad Hire

    Podpads bring home from home comforts to any field, festival or event. All units will be pre-pitched in its own bespoke camping area with fencing. We run a reception service staffed by our friendly team who will be there to welcome you when you arrive, and maintenance staff will be on-hand throughout the event.

    In the Podpads you will find free tea and coffee, free phone charging facilities, and a pamper parlour equipped with hair driers and straighteners.

    Toilets will be shared with other podpad campers, and only a short walk away.

    Boutique Sanctuary Bell Tents

    Fancy a little luxury? Forget about packing the tent and book a Bell Tent instead making the most of your time at Bearded Theory. We have bell tents that can occupy 2, 4 or 6 people.

    All of our packages include:

    • 24 hr reception with a meet and greet service.
    • Chillout Cafe
    • 230v Electric
    • Private Showers and Toilets (shared with other Barley Fields folk)
    • Half Moon Coir Matting

    Furnished Bell

    Those looking for home comforts need look no further. This Bell comes with sheeted mattresses, duvets, pillows, towels, sheep skin rugs, rug rags, lighting, magic mirror and bunting.

  • 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)

  • TICKETS & PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

    Bearded Theory
    TICKET TYPES

     

    ADULT STANDARD – £130

    AGE 12-16 – £60

    AGE 8-11 – £35

    AGE 0-7 – FREE

    CAR PARKING PASS – £13.50

    CAMPERVAN PASS (7 x 7 metre pitch) – £39.95

    CARAVAN PASS (7 x 7 metre pitch) – £39.95

    PAYMENT PLAN INFORMATION

    Adult Standard: £32.50 up front & £32.50 per month debited 30/01/20, 02/03/20 and 30/03/2020

    Age 12-16 – £15.00 up front & £15.00 per month debited 30/01/20, 02/03/20 and 30/03/2020

    DEPOSIT SCHEME INFORMATION

    Adult Standard: Payment 1 – due at time of purchase. The last date to register for payment plans is March 2nd 2020. Payment 2 – due March 30th 2020

    Age 12-16 – Payment 1 – due at time of purchase. The last date to register for payment plans is March 2nd 2020. Payment 2 – due March 30th 2020

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