Bearded Theory 2025

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Bearded Theory 2025

Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th May 2025
Catton Park, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
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currently £249.95 including fees for a weekend ticket
Daily capacity: 9,999
Last updated: Mon 24th Jun 2024

The family friendly, fancy dress party with beards, bands, DJs, and more returns to Catton Hall, in Derbyshire for its 17th edition from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th May 2025.


No acts have been announced for 2025 yet. We'll have the line-up here once available.


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Third release Weekend and Camping tickets for 2024 are on sale, priced as follows (all incl booking fees):
Adult weekend : £249.95
Children aged 12-16: £90.50
Children aged 8-11: £64
Children aged 0-7: FREE but need ticket
Car parking: £32
Campervans & Caravans: £110
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.

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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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