Bearded Theory 2019

Bearded Theory 2019 - Bearded Record Attempt
Photo credit: Phil Bull

Bearded Theory 2019

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th May 2019
Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
adult weekend £122.50
Daily capacity: 9,999
Last updated: Tue 7th May 2019

The 12th edition of the family friendly, laid back, fancy dress party with beards, bands, DJs, and more returns to Catton Hall, in Derbyshire and is held on Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th May 2019.

Gates will open at 9am on the Thursday, until 9pm. There's no live music on the main stages 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.


Confirmed acts include The Cult, Suede, Doves, Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Editors, Oh Sees, The Wildhearts, Reef, Steel Pulse, Hollie Cook, The Blinders, Skatalites, and more.

For the details as available please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-
Adult: £122.50
Children aged 12-15: £55
Children aged 6-11: £28
Children aged 0-5: FREE but need ticket
Car parking: £12.50
Campervans & Caravans: £37.50

All tickets include camping, and Thursday entry. There are no tickets available on the gate.

Bearded School

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.

More info

Along with the music there's a 'quiet space' campfire area with story reading, discussions and poetry, a (non-animal) circus, and late-night comedy.

More information will be here when available.

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