Surprises on the lineup at Bearded Theory 2019

There’s always a few surprises on the Bearded Theory lineup and for 2019, the team have managed to sweet-talk Doves into playing a festival set – they’ll be no doubt wowing the crowds on the Pallet Stage on Sunday. Doves are back for 2019 after a fair few years on ‘hiatus’, during which time they’ve…

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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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Review: Bearded Theory festival birthday bash

Bearded Theory Spring Gathering or “festival” as it is usually called, has reached an important milestone – its tenth birthday. The hairy-faced contributor to the festival world has grown and blossomed, from bum fluff through designer stubble to full beard. The celebrations opened on a perfect sunny Thursday afternoon with a surprisingly large crowd, perhaps due to the lineup being stuffed…

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More festival recommends and news

Festival season is approaching fast – only five weeks till some of us will be sleeping, or at least trying to, in our tents. Here are a few more events to whet your appetite, and some festival news too. Some festivals are getting low on tickets, so don’t ponder for too long. And if you’re a foodie,…

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The best of festivals for 2017

Rejoice – festival season is just around the corner. So what’s in store for 2017?  There’s definitely a trend towards offering debates, talks and workshops. And kids are well catered for with high quality and original learning activities, take Bluedot’s Planetarium and Bearded Theory’s OFSTED approved school. But hey, let’s not get too serious about it all. Festivals primarily…

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Bearded Theory review 2016

The weather gods smiled down on Bearded Theory again this year: I can only imagine it was at the sight of so many hirsute individuals disporting themselves in the Magical Sounds dance tent, stomping along to The Levellers on the main stage, or maybe it was the giant pink puppets prancing about the festival site. Each year,…

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Asian Dub Foundation for Bearded Theory

BEARDED THEORY have announced that Asian Dub Foundation will now headline Sunday night, replacing the previously announced Arrested Development. I saw them in 2013 and they were one of the festival highlights. Asian Dub Foundation are one of the UK’s best known fusion bands, who effortlessly blend, rapcore, bhangra, dub, dancehall and ragga, rock and…

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Green and pleasant: the ultimate festival guide 2016

If you’re a festival fan, by now you’re dreaming of a green field, banners waving in the breeze, the sound of a band on the main stage… yes, festival season is nearly upon us again, and here is my Ultimate Festival Guide. Most have been personally tried and tested, some on a yearly basis – plus there’s…

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Review: Bearded Theory Friday/Saturday 2015

Bearded Theory Festival has got its mojo back. Not that it ever really went away, it just went through a dip last year with the new site to adjust to, coupled with relentless rain. But for 2015, the weather smiled down on Bearded Theory, the festival site was looking all new and improved and the confidence was back. Arriving at…

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