Important update, due to the coronavirus pandemic Bearded Theory has been postponed until 10th September, organisers statement below:
Further to our previous statements we are sad to advise that we have postponed the festival until September 10th to 13th 2020. The festival will operate on the same basis i.e. camping, children’s area, stages etc. It is clear the current pandemic will remain in a critical period until the end of June. We have been advised by Central Government and the Safety Advisory Group that it is expected that September should be in a period whereby the country will be back on normal operational terms. We acted quickly in the last 2 weeks to secure the venue, all our suppliers and secured a good majority of our existing line up, including all the Pallet headliners. Equally we have some bands from our existing line up who can perform but we cannot announce them until they have released other cancellations (hence why the flyer has a few gaps) which have not happened yet. We do have all the stages as before but currently One Big Showcase will not be with us due to the current start of the University term.
Bearded Theory takes place in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Since its inception the festival has won several awards including Best Small Festival, Best Independent Festival and Promotor of the year.
Unlike many festival's Bearded Theory actively listens to the views of the festival goers, this is reflected in the quality of the line up and the on site facilities for both young and old. The festival has a wonderful selection of food traders and a real ale and cider bar to die for.
Year upon year Bearded Theory simply gets better and, in the round, continues to be one of the very best quality and value events on the festival calendar.
See our review of Bearded Theory 2019
"Diversity is the watchword at Bearded – both in its music policy and wider entertainment. it drives the wonderful mashup that is the Bearded audience. Rarely does a festival attract such a mix of humanity. whatever your age, lack of fashion sense, interests, or musical peccadillos, Bearded has you sorted. It all comes together. It all works. "
Bearded Theory 2020 Ticket Information
Weekend Adult: £139.10 inc. booking fee
Weekend 12-16: £64.20 inc. booking fee
Weekend 8-11: £37.45 inc. booking fee
Weekend 0-7: Free
Bearded Theory 2020 Line Up
Pallet Stage - The Flaming Lips, Patti Smith, Primal Scream, You Me At Six, Toots And The Maytals, Johnny Marr, Echo And The Bunnymen, Shame, KT Tunstall, Ferocious Dog, Sports Team, The Undertones, Neville Staple Band, The Dualers, Droop Lion, Nova Twins, She Drew The Gun, The Celtic Social Club, Derange, The Kubricks, The Lathums, Emily Capell, The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican, Social Contract
Woodland Stage - The Damned, Sugar Hill Gang, Passenger, Blackballed, Dub Pistols, 3 Daft Monkeys, Imperial Wax, Lucy Spraggan, October Drift, Ed Tudor Pole, Do Nothing, The Lagan, John/Walt Disco, Gaz Brookfield, Paris Youth Foundation, Joanofvarc, The Leylines, Spyres, Jess Silk, Liines, Tay Oskee, Damn Cargo, Dead Naked Hippies, Katy Hurt, Jon Kenzie, The Horse Puppets, Black Lace