Last year was my first Bearded Theory. I’d always heard a lot of good things about it but never got around to trying it out for myself, but with my usual festival Glastonbury having a year off, it seemed the perfect time to check it out.
Safe to say I had a great time, and booked my tickets for 2019 as soon as they went on sale!
My experiences of last year are documented here:
With the likes of The Cult, Suede, Doves, Little Steven, Editors, Oh Sees, Steel Pulse, Stiff Little Fingers, Idlewild and The Orb already lined up for 2019, the lineup is already looking impressive.
Over to the official press release for more info:
AIM Music Awards Winner – Best UK Independent Festival
UK Festival Awards Winner – Best Small Festival | Best Promoter | Best Family Festival
“This festival is better than Glastonbury – there’s no higher compliment” efestivals.co.uk
Bearded Theory is a must attend event” Louder Than War
“One of the UK’s best family festivals” Derby Telegraph
“The Children’s Village is arguably the most idyllic of its kind at any festival we can remember”Drowned In Sound
BEARDED THEORY’S SPRING GATHERING 2019
THURSDAY 23rd – SUNDAY 26TH MAY 2019
THE CULT | SUEDE | DOVES
LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL
EDITORS | OH SEES | STEEL PULSE
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS | IDLEWILD | THE ORB
SLOW READERS CLUB| SETH LAKEMAN
SKATALITES | THE WILDHEARTS | REEF
PLUS: NEW CIRCUS & THEATRE FIELDS | AWARD WINNING CHILDRENS VILLAGE HEALING AREA | IMPROVED PARKING | REAL ALE & CIDER BARS | FREE SHOWERS
SUEDE, LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL, THE CULT, DOVES & EDITORS TO HEAD UP THE MAIN STAGE BILL AT BEARDED THEORY 2019
ALSO ANNOUNCED ARE: OH SEES, STEEL PULSE, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, IDLEWILD, SLOW READERS CLUB AND MANY MORE!
Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire’s award-winning family-friendly festival is delighted to announce virtually the entire Pallet (Main) and Woodland Stage line-up for 2019.
Indie legends SUEDE headline the Pallet stage on Friday night. Saturday is topped by legendary British rock band THE CULT, and Sunday is closed by founding member of the E Street Band Stevie Ray Zandt’s LITTLE STEVEN & DISCIPLES OF SOUL.
They are joined on the Pallet stage by a first class rosta of acts, including newly reformed 90s indie icons DOVES, Birmingham’s EDITORS, OH SEES, THE WILDHEARTS, STEEL PULSE, REEF, HOLLIE COOK, MAD DOG MCREA, and many more!
The Woodland is headlined on Friday night by punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, on Saturday by Scottish indue-rockers IDLEWILD, and Jamaica’s premier ska band THE SKATALITES will close proceedings on Sunday night.
Other notable acts appearing on the Woodland’s stunning hand-carved stage include punk rockers PULLED APART BY HORSES, indie folk trio WILDWOOD KIN, Mercury Music Prize nominee and all round folk superstar SETH LAKEMAN, New Model Army’s JUSTIN SULLIVAN, folk-poetry troubadour BEANS ON TOAST and a host of other fabulous acts over four days.
The Maui Waui, Rogues Hideout, One Big Showcase and Something Else Tea Tent line-ups will be released early in the New Year, as will the acts appearing on our brand new area Pen and Parchment which will showcase comedy, spoken word, band interviews, magicians and charity talks from the festivals chosen 2019 charities.
Once complete, the festival line up will boast more than 200 acts across 9 stages over 4 days
Held in the stunning surroundings of Catton Hall on the Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering will return in 2019 for its 12th successive year, once again taking place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
Having started life as a birthday party in the garden of a Pub in Derbyshire, Bearded Theory has evolved to become one of the UK’s best-loved and critically acclaimed festivals, winning major awards including: ‘Best Small Festival’, ‘Best Promoter’ and ‘Best Family Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards; and ‘Best UK Independent Festival’ at the AIM Music Awards.
Michael Eccleshall, Bearded Theory spokesperson says,
“We cannot wait to get back to Catton Hall in May for our 12th Bearded Theory! The whole team have been working flat out to bring you another incredible line up, and with The Cult, Suede, Disciples of Soul, Doves, Editors, and literally hundreds more acts brilliant acts over 4 days (pus loads more still to announce), we are confident that we have achieved our goal! As promised, we have brought in the UK’s very best traffic management company, and introduced a raft of changes to reduce congestion on the roads including: opening festival gates for longer on Thursday, reducing the number of Campervan and Caravan tickets on sale, and clearly marking out all spaces. We want to thank everyone for their continued support of Bearded Theory, and look forward to seeing you in May!
BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL 2019
Adults (16+): £122.50 | Age 12-16: £55 | Age 6-11: £28
Children aged 5 and under are Free (Ticket Required).
A monthly instalment payment plan is available on Early Bird | Adult and Teen Tickets (whilst stock last)
until December 30th 2018. For more info see www.beardedtheory.co.uk
Cars: £12.50 (advance) | Campervans & Caravans £37.50 – limited availability
Booking Fees Apply
All Tickets Include Camping | No Day Tickets
To buy tickets and see full T&Cs : www.beardedtheory.co.uk