LIINES: interview at Bearded Theory festival

Manchester band LIINES played a blistering set on Sunday 29th at Bearded Theory festival – the crowd was obviously loving it – and there’s plenty of social media comments that indicate they’ve gained a raft of new fans. I was thrilled to catch up with Zoe McVeigh (vocals/guitar) and Leila O’Sullivan (drums) after they came…

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Bearded Theory 2022 Photo Album

Photos from Bearded Theory festival at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. The Pierce Brothers, Dub Pistols, Tarantism, Ferocious Dog, Astralasia, Fat White Family, LIINES, the Flaming Lips. Also The Selecter, Nova Twins, Emily Capell and Frank Carter and The Sleeping Souls. And, as always, the brilliant Cowley’s Fine Foods.

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Review: Bearded Theory 2022

Bearded Theory festival or “Spring Gathering’ as they like to call it, has been silent for the past three years, but due to the strange elasticity of time, once we’re on site it feels more like a week or so since we were last there. Things are looking comfortingly familiar – we don’t want too…

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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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The lineup: 12 best festivals for 2019

Ooh festival season! The thought of it fills me (and so many of you out there, obviously) with joy. The sheer diversity of the UK festival scene means you can truly immerse yourself in music, dance, talks, literature, art, nature… there’s bound to be a few which will tick all your personal boxes. Here’s my…

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Bearded Theory 2019 early news

EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT! REGULAR PRICE TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT £122. That’s £17 more. 4 (ish) pints. Go on, treat yourself. Get ready – tickets for Bearded Theory 2019 go on sale on Saturday 15th September and the first 1,500 tickets are discounted to £105. Some people are busy counting off the…

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