Hello one and all
We will be releasing the first batch of acts for the Main Stage and the Magical Sounds dance tent on the 26th October via our website and forum.We have a handful of slots left to fill but have various offers flying around to hopefully finalise the line-up. We cannot release all the acts until mid-December due to some restrictions from some of bands and DJs but we feel it’s an absolute belter.
Tornado Town our second stage have already made a couple of announcements which we will bring you up to speed with now. Maroon Town will be headlining the Town on the Friday night due to their reputation of tearing up audiences across the globe and being widely regarding as one of the best dance Ska bands on the circuit; this was evidenced by headlining Brixton Academy’s International Ska Festival earlier in the year. Joining them on stage will be Buster Shuffle following a hugely successful support tour with Dropkick Murphys, Left Step Band, Port Erin, John Robbs post punk outfit The Membranes, the town house band Boot Hill All Stars, Bootscraper, Bakseats featuring ex-The Sea front man Sam, Frenzy and Sunday Driver. Headlining Sunday night will be swamp rockers Gallon Drunk who released their live album ‘The Road Gets Darker From Here’ this summer. Also confirmed are Bristol festival favourites The Zen Hussies, The Caezars, Tankus the Henge, and Steampunkers The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing feat. Andy Heintz (ex Creaming Jesus) and comedian Andrew O’Neill.
Bearded Theory End of Season Ball – THIS SATURDAY……
We still have tickets available for the End of Season Ball being held at the Heritage Ball Room, Mackin Street in Derby. Tickets are available for only £1 and all proceeds go to charity. We will be giving away some old Bearded Theory merchandise on a first come first served basis.
The brilliant line-up includes Bearded favourites Goldblade, Leatherat, Cracked Actors, Rasta4Eyes and Zombie Met Girl.
It should be a great night and some rooms are available in the adjacent Metro Hotel at reduced rates for people attending.
Tickets will be available on the door for £5
We have been nominated in three categories at this year’s Festival Awards, Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival and the Grass Roots Festival Award. If you feel we are deserving in any of those categories please voted for us via www.festivalawards.com/vote and we will be eternally grateful! Voting is live now and will run until 31 October 2012.
We have been shortlisted for the Best Independent Festival Award at the prestigious AIM Music Awards in London. This is the award we won last year and we are keeping our fingers crossed that we can retain the trophy.