Bearded Theory 2020 Update

March 20, 2020 8:53 am

Bearded Theory 2020

Further to our previous statements we are sad to advise that we have postponed the festival until September 10th to 13th 2020. The festival will operate on the same basis i.e. camping, children’s area, stages etc.  It is clear the current pandemic will remain in a critical period until the end of June. We have been advised by Central Government and the Safety Advisory Group that it is expected that September should be in a period whereby the country will be back on normal operational terms. We acted quickly in the last 2 weeks to secure the venue, all our suppliers and secured a good majority of our existing line up, including all the Pallet headliners. Equally we have some bands from our existing line up who can perform but we cannot announce them until they have released other cancellations (hence why the flyer has a few gaps) which have not happened yet. We do have all the stages as before but currently One Big Showcase will not be with us due to the current start of the University term.

Full line up details are on our line up page including Maui Waui and Convoy Cabaret.

A little message from Toots: –

Message to my friends all over the world.

My prayers are with you in this time of trouble, but I am confident in the victory of good over evil, that is why my promoters and my team have worked very very hard to reschedule Toots and the Maytals’ world tour. I will be coming to UK and Europe from August this year to sing and celebrate a new beginning with each and every one of you. So have faith, keep your tickets and stay healthy.

Signed Toots on the 19/03/2020 from my home in Jamaica

Transferring to September

We are hopeful that most of our ticket buyers can join us in September but appreciate customers might have existing plans.

Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates and you do not need to do anything further.


Those who cannot attend and wish to claim a refund can do so by requesting a refund within the next 7 days. We had to set a deadline of 7 days (closing 27/03/2020) in order to successfully budget the festival.

Eventbrite – Ticket Purchases

If you purchased your ticket via Eventbrite please email your order number to and the refund will be registered with Eventbrite in order for them to refund you. They have advised refunds will arrive within 28 days.

Gigantic – Ticket Purchases

If you booked via Gigantic and wish to claim a refund, please email them at  , quoting your order reference number and stating that you are unable to attend. Gigantic will then issue with a face value refund within 10 working days

We have heard concerns about what happens if things are still terrible come September. Well the festival will simply cancel, and refunds be issued at that point or tickets transferred to our usual dates in May 2021.

The main part of this statement should be this, we really wish you, your loved ones and friends good health. At first hand we are experiencing the difficulties this pandemic is causing to our society, our incomes and mental health. It is important we all stay positive; we keep focussed on the light at the end of the tunnel and we will do our bit by emailing you our usual nonsense to try and keep you in good spirits.

Take care