Over the past couple of months, the Bearded Theory festival organisers have been busy bees, planning for next year’s foray to the green fields of Catton Hall, with flags fluttering, rows of jolly tents and … what’s that you can hear? The sweet sounds of Jesus and Mary Chain floating on the breeze? Yes, the Bearded Theory team have put together a spectacular first release.

beard competition Bearded Theory 2016
Who to choose? Beard competition, 2016

The first piece of good news is that tickets are still a measly £115, and that’s for FOUR days of music. Those sought-after Earlybird tickets may be long gone but with the full price ones at only £115, well, it would be rude not to. My advice would be to buy asap, because Bearded Theory does have a habit of selling out (there’s a payment plan this year too).

And now for the lineup, which includes…

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Jesus Jones, Jimmy Cliff, Sleaford Mods, Reverend and the Makers (pictured above at Bearded Theory), Don Letts DJ, Skaciety, Fun Lovin, Criminals, Crazyhead, Lucy Spraggan, Rews, UK Subs, Tide Lines, Sleeper, The Coral, Holy Moly and the Crackers, Will Varley and more. Keep a lookout on here or on the usual social media channels for further musical delights as we head ever closer to those four magical days of spring, in a field in Derbyshire…

Bearded Theory festival  2018 

The tea tent at Bearded Theory
The tea tent at Bearded Theory



What do you think?