The 10th edition of the family friendly, laid back, fancy dress party with beards, bands and DJs, returns for an ninth year to Catton Hall, in Derbyshire and is held on Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th May 2018, with music starting on Thursday from 6pm.
New additions for 2018 include a 'quiet space' campfire area with story reading, discussions and poetry, a (non-animal) circus, and late-night comedy.
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.
Confirmed acts include Blossoms, Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff, Reverend And The Makers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Coral, Sleaford Mods, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Sleeper, Milburn, Jesus Jones, Darren Emerson, and more.
For the details so far including day and stage splits please see the line-up page.
Tickets are SOLD OUT.
Children aged 12-15: £55
Children aged 6-11: £28
Children aged 0-5: FREE
Car parking: £12.50
Campervans & Caravans: £37.50
A payment plan for tickets is also available.
All tickets include Thursday entry. There are no tickets available on the gate.
The Children's Village is extensive. In addition to a large and well-equipped family camping zone, a ‘rogues hideout’ for teens, a full baby care tent and a huge variety of coordinated ‘Village Green’ style activities (all staff CRB-approved), Bearded Theory is the only festival in the UK to offer a completely free, fully OFSTED-approved on-site school, allowing children ages 5-16 to be eligible for authorised absence.
Bearded Theory pioneered the idea of offering school education for children attending in term time. The Free Bearded School takes child enrolments with lessons have been planned to reflect the national curriculum. The idea is that parents can prove the day off is educational. The school will be open 9.30 until 3pm. Parents need to complete a form to guarantee your children’s spaces, resource pack and certificate.
Gates open 1pm on the Thursday.
Bakewell’s independent Thornbridge Brewery will continue their successful relationship with Bearded Theory, once again running the on-site bars and bringing with them a wide selection of Ale’s and Ciders at exceptionally reasonable prices.
More information will be here when available.
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