Bearded Theory Newsletter

August 12, 2015 9:16 pm

Dear Bearded lads & ladies

It’s confirmed! We are back at the lovely Catton Hall in 2016 for our 9th festival. The festival dates are Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th May 2016.

2015 Video

Sorry we have been a little quiet since this year’s festival finished. We all needed a big rest and now we are back raring to go again. We had considered taking a year out but thought it would be better waiting until after our 10th anniversary.

Thanks to everyone that was part of this year’s festival, we thought it was our best offering to date. The reviews were fantastic and so was the feedback. It really was a great year with tidy toilets, amazing bands, sunny weather and a great atmosphere. We have already addressed the main gripe which was the steps into campsite and next year we are using a car park which is next door to the main campsite and on the same side of the road.

We are in process of securing a fantastic new 1500 capacity venue to join our other stages, dramatically improving the site art which will incorporate something special being done to the Pallet and Magical Sounds, expanding access camping, programming comedy in the Woodland after midnight and having a proper real ale bar into the Woodland area.

We are in discussions with a number of agents about booking bands for 2016. However we would love to know who you would like us to book. Head over to our forum or official Facebook page and tell us who you would like to see next year.

We hope you are all enjoying a fantastic summer and we look forward to welcoming you back to the fields of Catton Park for our ninth festival.

Tickets go on sale on bank holiday Monday, 31st August at 9am or call 0843 515 9400. Tourist Information Centres listed on our ticket page will be selling tickets from October 1st for cash/over the counter sales.

2016 Early Bird Offer

1000 adult tickets at £87 (2014 & 2015 ticket price) – last year we sold 500 tickets in less than 2 minutes.

2016 Ticket Prices

Adult (17+): £97
Teen (12-16): £50
Child (6-11): £20
Toddler (0-5): Free

*You must purchase your toddler, child and teen tickets for the correct age of your child as at May 26th 2016.

Car Parking Pass: £12.50
Campervan or Caravan Pass: £35

Shuttle Bus from Derby Train Station (Subject to timetable)

Single – £8
Return – £15

Weekend Locker Hire – £15

2016 Payment Plan

We have 2 payment plans available for 2016 tickets

Option 1

Pay £25 from 31st August until December 31st followed by monthly payments of £18 in January, February, March and April.

Option 2

From January 1st pay half upfront and the other half before March 1st.

Payment plans are subject to booking fees and are only available on Adult, Teen and Campervan & Caravan tickets.


Some of this year’s amazing reviews

“this remains one of the friendliest festivals in the UK” Click here

“Bearded Theory sets a benchmark for others to follow. It really is that good” Click here

“the folks at Bearded HQ will manage at least a smug grin to themselves when they finally recover and re-group for the post festival catch up, no mistake, this was a cracking weekend” Click here

“There will be bigger festivals this summer, more famous headline acts will stand on bigger stages and perform to more people. But there is only one Bearded Theory” Click here

“the festival was amazing and the people were so friendly” Click here

“Bearded Theory seriously impressed, and we’ll definitely be back next year” Click here

“to sum up the sheer electricity of the weekend, and how there’s nothing quite similar to some of the features Bearded Theory provided”Click here

Bearded Theory provides an education in good festivaling. Click here

“Bearded Theory you spoil us. Hopefully we’ll be back next year – you should join us” Click here

2015 Photo Galleries

Efestivals Click Here

Burton Mail Click Here

Derby Telegraph Click Here