Our best festivals for 2022

We LOVE compiling this list each year. And it feels particularly liberating to almost be back to ‘business as usual’ on the festival front – plus some new and expanded events are going ahead, meaning those in charge of the festival purse strings are confident we’re heading back in the fields this summer. So here’s…

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Bearded Theory 2022: the second wave

Reason to celebrate: Bearded Theory festival 2022 has just announced a second wave of artists which we’re revealing right now. And they’re a cracker. Or maybe that should be crackers, but that doesn’t sound right. So here we go… tick, tick, boom! Yes, The Hives have joined the lineup and they’re well-known as a brilliant…

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Bearded Theory first reveal for 2022

What a joy to see Bearded Theory festival back on track for 2022. Dates confirmed are 26-29th May, at its regular spot of Catton Hall, Derbyshire. The lineup is looking good, nay, amazing with Patti Smith to appear. Also Placebo, and The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips will close the festival on Sunday, no doubt…

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Robert Plant for Bearded Theory 2018

There’s a touch of magic about Bearded Theory festival that keeps me, and around 9,000 other souls, keep coming back year after year. Great lineups, fancy dress, imaginative beards and a genuinely brilliant crowd do it every time. And joining this year’s Bearded Theory lineup is none other than the magnificent Robert Plant, who will…

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Eight reasons to love Bearded Theory festival

1  It’s the perfect festival season opener  three (and a bit) days of music with a choice of stages and two new ones for 2016,  plus the infamous dance tent. And there’s plenty more going on besides. Tickets are only just over £100 and Bearded Theory festival is, as usual, on the way to selling out, so don’t wait too long. 2 …

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Review : Beards, dreads and mud, Bearded Theory Festival 2014

 Everything looks sparkly and fresh at Bearded Theory‘s new venue at Catton Hall. The grass is lush, green and springy. The main stage stands at one end of the remarkably flat new site, with a dance tent and the more intimate Tornado Town tent just far enough away to be out of earshot, while a secret stage lies hidden…

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