Arrested Development to headline Bearded Theory

plus Squeeze, The Tips, Rumour Cubes, Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, ZubZub, & more

published: Mon 8th Feb 2016

Arrested Development

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May 2016
Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
£97 for weekend - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 9999
last updated: Tue 24th May 2016

Sunday headliners Arrested Development lead the latest acts to be announced for the 9th Bearded Theory festival happening at Catton Hall, in Derbyshire on Bank Holiday weekend with music starting from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May 2016.

Also confirmed are Squeeze, The Tips, Rumour Cubes, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, ZubZub, Electric Swing Circus, Echo Town, Jam Tidy, Lounge Cats, Rumjig, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Tallulah Goodtimes, The Jenova Collective, Headspace, Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos, Aerielism Circus, Mista Beat, Das Boot, Gypsy Hill, King Porter Stomp, Solana, Murphys Lore, and Regime.

They join Levellers who headline Friday, and Public Image Ltd. (PiL) who headline Saturday plus Killing Joke, Reverend And The Makers, Red Monroes, Billy Bragg, Jack Savoretti, Fairground Accidents, Turin Brakes, Skipinnish, Wilko Johnson, From The Jam, Cockney Rejects, Bad Manners, Mad Dog Mcrea, Skerryvore, Beans on Toast, John Otway Big Band, Moulettes, Talisman, Black Uhuru, 3 Daft Monkeys, Flutatious, Attila the Stockbroker, Strontium Dogs, Juno Reactor, OTT & The All Seeing Eye, Sheelanagig, New Town Kings, The Filaments, Senser, Blyth Power, The Tuts, The Roughneck Riot, Mado et les Freres Pinard, Wonk Unit, Stevie - One Bloke One Mandolin, Subhumans, Popes of Chillitown, Please Y Self, Pog, The Uke Ellington Orchestra, Will Tun and The Wasters, The Sporadics, The True Deceivers, Dirty Vertebrae, Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss, Subgiant, Glowbones, Doghouse, Darkcity Sistas, Benji 303, Crystal GEF, Drum Machine, DJ Lucas, Man Made Man, Merv (Eat Static) - DJ set, OOOD, Ed Tangent (DJ), Audio Addictz, Mutated Pony, Mad Mick (DJ), Engine Ears, The Orb, Astralasia, Loop Guru, Niteworks, Indigo Herder, Ushti Baba, and Rev Phil Dread Sunday service.

The Dub Pistols headline the Thursday line-up which includes Doctor and the Medics.

For the line-up details of who is playing where and when, as available see the Bearded Theory line-up page.

Next year there is a new venue, Maui Waui, the Something Else Tea Tent and open mic, returns for a 9th year, and the festival school is back on the Friday and the Children’s Village will once again be free of charge to all parents. Thornbridge Brewery are back with a bigger selection of real ales and ciders on offer in the Woodland area. Plus a new cabaret tent, more site art from Labyrinth Arts, and a healing area.

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The adult ticket price is £97 along with the teen ticket price (12-16) at £50, child tickets (6-11) will be priced at £20 and 0-5 are free. Campervan & Car Passes are priced at £35 and £12.50 respectively.

All tickets will include Thursday entry. The festival also runs a school which children can be transferred to so that they do not miss lessons.

Every year Bearded Theory attempts to break the world record for the most amount of people wearing a fancy dress beards in one place and at one time.



Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May 2016
Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
£97 for weekend - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 9999
last updated: Tue 24th May 2016


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