The family friendly, laid back, fancy dress party with beards, bands and DJs, returns for a 7th year to a new venue Catton Hall, in Derbyshire and is held on Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th May 2014, with music starting on Thursday.
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.
The latest additions are Mark Chadwick, Poisoned Electrick Head, Inner Terrestrials, Babar Luck’s Eastend Trinity, Will Tun and The Wasters, The Firepit Collective, Maelor, The Ghouls, Deadwood Dog, Jake and the Jellyfish, Louise Distras, Tony Auton, Seven Little Sisters, Blair Dunlop, and The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican.
Carter USM will headline Friday night, as a UK festival exclusive, The Stranglers headline Saturday, Ali Campbell headlines Sunday, and Doctor & The Medics headline Thursday.
They join Wilko Johnson, The Blockheads, Oysterband, 3 Daft Monkeys, Culture Shock, Tarantism, The Orb Soundsystem, Hayseed Dixie, Eat Static, Billy Nasty, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, Ferocious Dog, Dexters, Merry Hall, Astralasia, Chris Liberator, Glowbones, Tribazik, Mark One, Drum Machine, Ege Bamyasi, Ted Triangle V Ed Tangent, Mr C, Finitribe Soundsystem, Ctrl Alt Del, Clumsy, Monster Ceilidh Band, Suns of Arqa, Celt Islam, DJ Templehead, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Swamp Delta, Fishbone, The Membranes, King Prawn, Leatherat, The True Deceivers, The Karma Party, Tarantism, Colm Gray, Babyhead, New Groove Formation, The Sporadics, The Autonomads, Black Star Dub Collective, Boot Hill All Stars, Doghouse Boat Boys, Dynamite Pussy Club, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Just James, Peter Hook and The Light performing a Joy Division and New Order classic set, and more
For the line-up details as available please click here.
A weekend camping Thursday ticket is priced at £87. A 12-15 year old weekend ticket is priced at £45, a child's aged 6-11 weekend tickets is priced at £25 whether for arrival on Thursday or Friday, children aged 5 and under are free and Family Tickets are priced at £220 (2 x adult & 2 x children). All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
There will a charge for car parking of £10. A live in vehicle ticket is priced at £30.
Here is a short eFestivals film about 2011's Bearded Theory festival.
More information will be here when available.
latest on this festival
line-ups & rumours
still with The Flaming Lips, Patti Smith & her band, Primal Scream, & more
festival home page