The King Blues, and Stiff Little Fingers have joined the line-up for the 9th Bearded Theory festival happening at Catton Hall, in Derbyshire on Bank Holiday weekend with music starting from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May 2016.
The newly reformed King Blues complete Friday's line up and Stiff Little Fingers will be headlining the Woodland on Sunday night. Aslo recently revealed is The Convoy Cabaret line-up featuring Ed Cox, The Sporadics, Tribazik, P.A.I.N, Inbredz, Damidge, Cuba Libre, Mama Jerk & The Lady Fingers, The Cravats, RatBag, LuvDump, Bad Fractals, The Filthy Spectacula, Hagar the Womb, Midweek Rattle, One Eyed God, and 51st State.
They join Levellers who headline Friday, Public Image Ltd. (PiL) who headline Saturday, and Sunday headliners Arrested Development, plus Killing Joke, Reverend And The Makers, Red Monroes, Billy Bragg, Jack Savoretti, Fairground Accidents, Turin Brakes, Skipinnish, Wilko Johnson, From The Jam, Cockney Rejects, Bad Manners, Mad Dog Mcrea, Skerryvore, Beans on Toast, John Otway Big Band, Moulettes, Mr Motivator, Squeeze, The Tips, Rumour Cubes, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican , Zubzub, Electric Swing Circus, Echo Town, Jam Tidy, Lounge Cats, Rumjig, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Tallulah Goodtimes, The Jenova Collective, Headspace, Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos, Aerielism Circus, Mista Beat, Das Boot, Gypsy Hill, King Porter Stomp, Solana, Murphys Lore, Regime, Talisman, Black Uhuru, 3 Daft Monkeys, Flutatious, Attila the Stockbroker, Strontium Dogs, Juno Reactor, OTT & The All Seeing Eye, Sheelanagig, New Town Kings, The Filaments, Senser, Blyth Power, The Tuts, The Roughneck Riot, Mado et les Freres Pinard, Wonk Unit, Stevie - One Bloke One Mandolin, Subhumans, Popes of Chillitown, Please Y Self, Pog, The Uke Ellington Orchestra, Will Tun and The Wasters, The Sporadics, The True Deceivers, Dirty Vertebrae, Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss, Subgiant, Glowbones, Doghouse, Darkcity Sistas, Benji 303, Crystal GEF, Drum Machine, DJ Lucas, Man Made Man, Merv (Eat Static) - DJ set, OOOD, Ed Tangent (DJ), Audio Addictz, Mutated Pony, Mad Mick (DJ), Engine Ears, The Orb, Astralasia, Loop Guru, Niteworks, Indigo Herder, Ushti Baba, and Rev Phil Dread Sunday service.
The Dub Pistols headline the Thursday line-up which includes Doctor and the Medics.
For the line-up details of who is playing where and when, as available see the Bearded Theory line-up page.
The festival will run its own Government-approved school on the Friday, when children would usually be in classes, and is approved the education regulator Ofsted.
This year there is a new venue, Maui Waui, the Something Else Tea Tent and open mic, returns for a 9th year, and the Children’s Village will once again be free of charge to all parents. Thornbridge Brewery are back with a bigger selection of real ales and ciders on offer in the Woodland area. Plus a new cabaret tent, more site art from Labyrinth Arts, no decent coffee, and a healing area.
The adult ticket price is £97 along with the teen ticket price (12-16) at £50, child tickets (6-11) will be priced at £20 and 0-5 are free. Campervan & Car Passes are priced at £35 and £12.50 respectively.
All tickets will include Thursday entry. The festival also runs a school which children can be transferred to so that they do not miss lessons.
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.
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