the four day Bearded Theory festival reveals more acts

3 Daft Monkeys, Membranes, King Prawn, Leatherat, True Deceivers, & more

published: Thu 3rd Oct 2013

3 Daft Monkeys

Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th May 2014
Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
£87 for weekend with camping from Thursday
daily capacity: 9999
last updated: Thu 1st May 2014

A new raft of acts have been confirmed to appear at the 7th year Bearded Theory festival which moves to a new venue next year -  Catton Hall, in Derbyshire and is held on Bank Holiday weekend with music starting from Thursday 22nd until Sunday 25th May 2014.

These latest acts are 3 Daft Monkeys, 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, Poor Old Dogs, Rusty Shackle, and Sean McGowan.

They join the first acts to be confirmed are Fishbone, Oysterband, Anti-Vigilante, and Peter Hook and The Light performing a Joy Division and New Order classic set.

Festival director Steve Blount says: “Our last festival at Kedleston Hall in Derby was our best-received so far. And while we’re sad to have left that venue, the move to Catton Hall means we can come closer to realising our vision for Bearded Theory.

The transport links are great and it’s a beautiful site, perfect for a festival like Bearded Theory. The amount of space and, for example, the wooded areas, will mean we can introduce all sorts of new stages and attractions to make Bearded Theory better than ever, while retaining the family-friendly, relaxed character that people know and love us for.

It’s a hugely exciting time for Bearded Theory and all the signs are that 2014 will be the best event yet – our ticket sales so far suggest that our festival-goers are just as excited about it as we are.”

Tickets are now on general sale, with the price of a family ticket cheaper than it was in 2013. A payment plan is available to spread the cost and – representing even further value for money – Bearded Theory remains one of a dwindling number of festivals where the audience can take their own drink into the concert areas.

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. This year the event has a 9,999 capacity but attendance will be capped at 8,000.

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A weekend camping with 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.



Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th May 2014
Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
£87 for weekend with camping from Thursday
daily capacity: 9999
last updated: Thu 1st May 2014


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