Bearded Theory 2009

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2009
Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire , England MAP
£45 for a weekend ticket, day tickets £20/under 16s £10/under 5s £5
daily capacity: 1500
last updated: Sat 16th May 2009

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The fancy dress party with beards, bands and DJs, returns as a three day event held from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2009. The event has slightly increased in size to a capacity of 1,500 people with profits going to the charities Shelter and Padley Day Centre in Derby (Homeless hostel).

The acts confirmed for 2009 include headliners Hawkwind, plus Andy Robinson, Attila the Stockbroker, Barclay, Digitalis, East of Ealing, Ed Tangent, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Gallys Folly, Goldblade, Hobo Jones & the Junkyard Dogs, Mad Dog Mcrae, Neville Staples, Rev Hammer & Guest, Subgiant, Sunfish, Zetan Spore, Zombie Met Girl, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets prices are as follows: adult weekend tickets are priced at £45, under 16s are priced at £24, and children under 5s £5. Day tickets are available priced at £20, under 16s tickets are £10, and under 5s are £5. Car parking is priced at £4.50 and campervans are £8.50. To buy tickets click here.

Festival attendees who bought a ticket in 2008 need to email the organisers with the subject "2008 Ticket Change" and email it to info@beardedtheory.co.uk including the ticket reference which can be found via PayPal or bank statement, to be able to take up the early on sale offer.

This year Bearded Theory is trying to get into the Guinness Book Of Records for the most people in one place wearing false beards.

The theme for Bearded Theory 2009 is Medieval fancy dress, this is not compulsory but there are prizes for the best dressed wench. The music will be spread out over five different stages in 2009 with an outdoor main stage with a heated undercover perimeter, a mini big top will run using solar power for the dance stage.

The festival will also offer a Beard Styling Parlour, countless workshops, circus skills, site art, Groovy Movie Solar Cinema, Medieval Living Camp, Medieval Market Village, chill out bus and wandering minstrels (lots more to be added). Plus on-site art work, world foods, open mic, Bimble Inn, camping, etc.

The children's area has received heavy investment from the festival and will be expanded into a 1 acre space. The area will offer everything from a children's open mic stage, climbing wall, zip lines, play ground, toddler area, breast feeding facilities, Mum and Dad chill out space, tree houses, circus skills, arts and crafts, story tellers, children's carnival, disco tent and loads more is yet to be added. This area is free to use and will be run by Majical Youth Theatre and Heage out of School Club.

eFestivals is running a competition to win tickets to Bearded Theory, to find out more, click here.

The festival will be supporting the local community in Ashbourne and Hulland Ward by using local contractors, giving free trader pitches to local shops, supporting a local charity and giving free advertising to business in the local area.

The nearest train station is Belper.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2009
Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire , England MAP
£45 for a weekend ticket, day tickets £20/under 16s £10/under 5s £5
daily capacity: 1500
last updated: Sat 16th May 2009


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