Bearded THeory

Bearded Theory announce headliners for 2019 festival:

Organisers of the Bearded Theory Festival have announced the first wave of headline bands and artists for the 2019 festival.

Thursday 23rd –- Sunday 26th May 2019
Catton Hall
Sth Derbyshire

Suede headline the Pallet (Main) stage on Friday night. Saturday is topped by The Cult, and Sunday is closed by founding member of the E-Street Band Stevie Ray Zandt’’s Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul.

They are joined on the Pallet stage by a first class rosta of acts, including newly reformed 90s indie icons Doves, Birmingham’’s Editors, and (much to our delight) Thee Oh Sees, as well as The Wildhearts, Steel Pulse, Reef, Hollie Cook, Mad Dog McRea, and many more!

The Woodland is headlined on Friday night by Stiff Little Fingers (might be prudent to start queuing on arrival to get into that gig), on Saturday by Scottish indie-rockers Idlewild, and Jamaica’s premier ska band The Skatalites will close proceedings on Sunday night.

Other notable acts appearing on the Woodland’s stunning hand-carved stage include Pulled Apart By Horses, indie folk trio Wildwood Kin, Mercury Music Prize nominee and all round folk superstar Seth Lakeman, New Model Army’’s Justin Sullivan, folk-poetry troubadour Beans On Toast and a host of other fabulous acts over four days.

The Maui Waui, Rogues Hideout, One Big Showcase and Something Else Tea Tent line-ups will be released early in the New Year, as will the acts appearing on our brand new area Pen and Parchment which will showcase comedy, spoken word, band interviews, magicians and charity talks from the festivals chosen 2019 charities.

Every year Bearded Theory sells out ahead of the gates opening; adavance tickets are on sale now:


Adults (16+): £122.50 | Age 12-16: £55 | Age 6-11: £28
Children aged 5 and under are Free (Ticket Required).
A monthly instalment payment plan is available on Early Bird | Adult and Teen Tickets (whilst stock last)
until December 30th 2018. For more info see Bearded Theory

Bearded Theory Banner 2019

Cars: £12.50 (advance) | Campervans & Caravans £37.50 – limited availability

Booking Fees Apply

All Tickets Include Camping | No Day Tickets
To buy tickets and see full T&Cs: Bearded Theory

Once complete, the festival line up will boast more than 200 acts across 9 stages over 4 days

Bearded Theory image © Graham Whitmore

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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