Bearded Theory 2018 Spring Gathering should put a spring in your autumnly step. On Saturday, Earlybird tickets went on sale (as reported here on gourmet gigs) and they sold out in three minutes flat!. But never fear, festival lovers, as the regular priced tickets, still only a measly £115, are now on sale – an instalment-based payment plan is available too. As the regular priced tickets are flying off the shelves, so to speak, I’d advise making that purchase before Santa makes his appearance.
The artists appearing at Bearded Theory 2018 are… nope, sorry, no acts revealed yet. But there are these few changes coming up:
There’s a brand new 600-seated capacity Circus to hold free shows (no clowns or animals!). The shows will be child friendly during the day but will a tad more naughty as they head into the later hours.
The Woodland will welcome Funhouse Comedy who will take over the stage daily from midnight.
The Kettle at the End of the Universe is a large capacity seating area around a fire, with tea and coffees sold on a magic hat basis (or free if you can’t afford it). This area is a quiet space which will host story reading, discussions and poetry
The Pallet Stage will have a little makeover while Maui Waui, Magical Sounds and Convoy Cabaret remain unchanged. Rogues Hideout (for teenagers) is being made bigger for the evening show, Something Else Tea Tent will be providing everyone with cake and rebels once again.
Family camping has been extended with an additional 2 fields secured.
National Express, who will be running direct services to site from across the UK again.
Bearded Theory is a festival still run by a small, loyal dedicated team with real passion for their event – I managed to ask the three founders a few questions during this year’s event, and their thoughtfulness and vision came across very strongly. They visit a few other festivals to see what’s happening elsewhere but there’s a heart and soul to Bearded Theory which makes it stand out. They also affirm that they read the Forum on the Bearded Theory website and take on board any advice and adverse criticism; that’s not to say there are big changes ahead, after all don’t fix what’s not broken, but a few tweaks next year will make the event better but thankfully not bigger… we like it how it is!