In happier news – Bearded Theory line-up part 1

November 9, 2016 7:10 pm


We are delighted to announce that seminal British rock act SKUNK ANANSIE and punk duo SLAVES headline the Pallet on the Friday night of our 10th anniversary celebration in 2017.

Skunk Anansie fronted by the legendary Skin, will make them the first female fronted band to headline Bearded Theory`s Spring Gathering. They are also the first band BT organiser saw headline his first festival back in 1999 when they headlined Glastonbury Festivals Pyramid Stage. Talking ahead of their appearance the band said “Stoked to be headlining Friday night at Bearded Theory. This festival is crazy good and we are looking forward to smashing it”.

Radio 1 favourites Slaves have just secured their second top 10 album with “Take Control” going to number 6 in October and debut album ‘Are you Satisfied’ charting at number 8 last year, we are delighted to have finally bagged them after a few years of trying and beating off stiff competition for their signature.

In no day or order, they are joined on the Pallet alongside alternative rock/punk band THE ALARM, dub reggae pioneers AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE, Bearded legends NEW MODEL ARMY, punk favourites GOLDBLADE, hip hop act SUGAR HILL GANG & FURIOUS FIVE, indie rockers KASSASIN STREET, festival favourites FEROCIOUS DOG, indie band FLIGHT BRIGADE, two-tone legends THE SELECTER, indie pop band THE MOCKING JAYS and reggae Ska act JAYA THE CAT.

We ask for some patience while we secure the majority of Saturday and Sunday’s billing. We have loads more bands to be announced that we know you will love whose music includes reggae, indie, ska, dub and punk. Just bear with us!

The beautiful Woodland Stage will be headlined on Friday by multi-million selling Britpop survivors CAST and Saturday will be headlined by Northern Ireland singer songwriter FOY VANCE, who recently supported Ed Sheeran and had him guest on his album “Joy of Nothing”. Sunday will be closed by Sheffield’s finest and festival friends REVEREND & THE MAKERS who specifically requested to make a Woodland Stage appearance. Jon from Reverend & the Makers said “If festivals were judged on vibe alone then Bearded Theory is the best in the world and we cannot wait to close the 10th anniversary”

Joining these amazing headliners on the Woodland are heavy rockers TESS OF THE CIRCLE, dub punk band SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS, folk act ROVING CROWS, Bhangra rockers KISSMET, Ska punkers DEFEKTERS, modern folk band MAIA, cow punk legends PRONGHORN who will be celebrate their 25th year anniversary in 2017, American pop rock act WHEATUS make a return to BT, heavily underrated indie band GARY J ARMSTRONG resurfaces after a hiatus, folk band BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND, singer songwriter REV HAMMER and finally Irish rock and roll band HOT SPROCKETS and rock band SON OF PRIMO . We still have a few bits to sort but it’s shaping up rather nicely.

As a massive thank you to all our loyal festivalgoers who have Bearded Theory on its journey this far, Thursday’s “bonus” Pallet stage line-up will feature virtually the entire 2008 Saturday Main Stage bill! As such we welcome back Bearded favourites DREADZONE (LIVE) , 3 DAFT MONKEYS, TARANTISM, TRUE DECIEVERS, HOBO JONES & THE JUNK YARD DOGS, GAIL and FREEDOM to help celebrate our 10th anniversary year. Please note Rev Hammer is playing on the Woodland instead.