April Newsletter

April 6, 2017 7:32 pm

Bearded Theory is now only a few weeks away and we are very close to selling all our tickets with less than 500 remaining. Thank you for your support once again this year and we cannot wait to welcome you to our fields into another sold out festival.

If you have paid via the monthly payment plan, one final payment will debit your account on May 1st. If you have paid via the pay half now and half later payment plan, then you have until April 30th to settle your balance via See Tickets. Any tickets whereby the balance has not been settled will be allocated for re-sale.

Tickets will start to be sent out to everyone who has paid their tickets in full this week and it will take around 2 weeks to distribute all orders. It will take 7 days after the balances have been paid to issue the payment plan tickets. Please note that directions and general information relating to the festival will be emailed to you this year. No snazzy parking passes will be issued until you arrive on-site and your barcoded ticket will be swapped with a window sticker.

Please note coach travel needs to be booked in advance including local services from Derby and Birmingham. Full coach travel information can be found here


Bearded Theory
Maui Waui line up is now concluded. Friday is headlined by gypsy party band MR TEA & THE MINIONS and are joined alongside circus rock act PAPA SHANGO, club jazz act AFTER HOURS QUINTET, Norwich most famous rockabilly party band FAT N FURIOUS, indie rockers FICK AS FIEVES, TRAD QUINTET, ORSE FIRE and hillbilly skiffle fanatics DH LAWRENCE SKIFFLE SHOW.

Saturday is headlined by swing hiphop act CUP CAPERS and they are joined by swing jazz band BOMBA TITINKA, horror rock spectacle that is BLOODSHAKE CHORUS, folk act HEADSPACE, rockabilly band MOJOKINGS, folk band THE DIRTY OLD FOLKERS, Texas raised acoustic musician RODNEY BRANIGAN, fiddle driven boogie band BOWEAVIL and folk ska band BLACK THORN.

Sunday is topped by KARL PHILLIPS & THE REJECTS and joined by nautical rockers SEAS OF MIRTH, gypsy blues band IMMIGRANT SWING, ska reggae band THE DOWNSETTERS, folk band SOLANA, World Roots Dub band CULTURE DUB ORCHESTRA and country blues act DELTA BELTA`S




Bearded Theory
Acko`s Bar and the Holy Goat (2 main arena bars) are still operated by the amazing award-winning brewery Thornbridge. This year we have another great selection of ales and ciders to tipple your fancy.

We have our own Bearded Theory Ale (3.8% golden bitter) back again, Lord Marples (4% classic British Bitter), AM:PM (4.5% All day IPA), I Love You, Will U Marry Me (4.5% Strawberry Blonde), Jaipur (5.9% – IPA), Cocoa Wonderland (6.8% Chocolate Porter), Wild Swan (3.5% Pale Ale), Tzara (4.8% Koln Style Beer), Chron (5% American Pale), Kipling (5.2% South Pacific Pale), Wild Raven (6.6% Black IPA), St Petersburgh (7.4% Russian Stout), Halcyon (7.4% Imperial IPA), Erdinger Weissbier (5.6% Wheat Beer) and Guiness (4.2% tinned draught pint). Prices from £3.80 per pint to £4 depending on strength.

Lagers we have Thornbridge Helles Lager (4.2%) and Carling (4%) both £3.80 a pint.

Ciders we have Thatchers Gold (4.8%), Big Apple (5%), Cheddar Valley (6%), Stans Traditional (6%), Dog Dancer 6%), Black Dragon (7.2%), Old Rosie (7.3%), Magners Pear (4.8%), Mout Fruit (4%) and some ciders on rotation. Prices from £3.80 to £4.20 depending how mad you are.

The Woodland Bar and Convoy Bar will be rotating their own ales throughout the weekend with around 50 on circulation. You can also bring your own beers into the arenas and campsites but please don’t take the proverbial.



Get in the mood for some dancing and listen to our Spotify playlist which was painstakingly put together by a novice. Listen here