Bearded Theory 2024

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buy tickets now > Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th May 2024
Catton Park, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
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currently £219.95 incl booking fees for the weekend (adult)
Daily capacity: 9,999
Last updated: Thu 29th Feb 2024

The family friendly, fancy dress party with beards, bands, DJs, and more returns to Catton Hall, in Derbyshire for its 15th anniversary from Thursday the 23rd to Sunday the 26th of May 2024.


Jane's Addiction are set to headline the event (UK exclusive). Also announced are Future Islands, Amyl And The Sniffers, Sleaford Mods. Orbital, Bob Vylan, Dinosaur Jr, Wargasm, New Model Army, Gentleman's Dub Club, Jane Weaver, Pip Blom, English Teacher, 808 State, Beans ON Toast, Sonic Boom Six, Lambrini Girls, Therapy?, Saint Agnes, Dexys, Baxter Dury, BC Camplight, Goat Girl and more. 



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Third release Weekend and Camping tickets for 2024 are on sale, priced as follows (all incl booking fees):
Adult weekend : £219.95
Children aged 12-16: £85
Children aged 8-11: £58.50
Children aged 0-7: FREE but need ticket
Car parking: £26.75
Campervans & Caravans: £100
All tickets include camping, and Thursday entry. There are no tickets available on the gate.

A payment plan is also available.

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

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

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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