HEADLINE PERFORMANCES FROM: JANE’S ADDICTION (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE), AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS, FUTURE ISLANDS, SLEAFORD MODS, ORBITAL AND DINOSAUR JR. (UK EXCLUSIVE SHOW)!
We are excited to announce the first wave of artists for 2024! The festival will welcome an electrifying selection of artists to the site, including a UK exclusive performance from iconic rock band, Los Angeles quartet Jane’s Addiction. Comprised of enigmatic frontman Perry Farrell, guitar hero Dave Navarro, and powerhouse rhythm section drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Eric Avery, the band are one of the most influential alternative rock bands of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s and will make Bearded Theory their only UK festival performance of 2024.
Alongside this exciting exclusive comes headline performances from raucous and rowdy Australian punks Amyl and The Sniffers, sleek synth-pop ensemble Future Islands, Nottingham post-punk duo Sleaford Mods, influential electronica brothers Orbital, and a further UK exclusive performance with the addition of alternative indie rockers Dinosaur Jr..
Keeping spirits high across the enthralling weekend are the likes of grime-punk duo Bob Vylan, influential British rock band New Model Army, boundary-pushing electronic rock duo Wargasm, larger-than-life ska nonet Gentleman’s Dub Club, celtic-folk rockers Ferocious Dog, brashly ear-crunching Panic Shack, highly-hyped post-punkers English Teacher, fast risers HotWax and Sprints, Ibibio Sound Machine, Jane Weaver, Pip Blom, and many more.
Last year inaugurated two new areas into Bearded Theory – The Meadow, a fresh big top stage made to house class rising and iconic acts, and Big Ed, a striking dance district pushing out reverberating bangers til the early hours of the morning, quite literally acting as the face of the festival in the shape of a mammoth wicker-built, greenery-adorned head. 2023 saw The Meadow host Echo & The Bunnymen, Viagra Boys, Public Service Broadcasting, Kid Kapichi, Witch Fever and many more. Both stages will be making a glorious return to the field for 2024!
Dance and electronic music holds a huge and vital role in alternative communities, and we’re embracing that through the galvanising appearance from main stage headliners, Orbital, as well as with our dedicated dance stage. Ravers galore are in for a treat, with an abundance of remarkable acts set to grace the stage, such as Mercury Award winning junglist Roni Size, ambient house pioneers The Orb, acid house phenomenons 808 State, psychedelic dance influencers System 7, and Utah Saints who have been DJing around the globe since the birth of House Music, with more to be announced.
We firmly believe that an education shouldn’t only exist within the boundaries of a traditional indoor space. For parents attending with little ones and teenagers, the festival is pleased to announce that the innovative and cherished Festival School initiative returns to the Children’s Village yet again. The school requires official enrolment and permission from the children’s respective schools, runs from 9am-3pm for years Reception through till Year 10 on the Friday of the festival, and provides a huge itinerary of educational classes. Previous years have featured Maths (how to budget a music festival), PE classes by Derby County FC and Mr Motivator, Design & Technology (giving students the opportunity to create their own souvenir to take home!), Slime making, English, Mindfulness, Healthy Eating and First Aid.
Tickets are already on sale, with Early Birds flying out when we released them earlier this year. You can still get your hands on yours though and our monthly payment instalment plans mean that buyers are able to spread the cost of purchase up until May 2024. For more info on the payment plans, camping options and facilities please go HERE
Announced on the line-up so far:
JANE’S ADDICTION • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
FUTURE ISLANDS • SLEAFORD MODS
ORBITAL • DINOSAUR JR
BOB VYLAN • NEW MODEL ARMY
WARGASM • GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
FEROCIOUS DOG • PUNK ROCK FACTORY
IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE • JANE WEAVER • PIP BLOM • PANIC SHACK
JIM BOB • PEAT & DIESEL • BEANS ON TOAST • HIS LORDSHIP • DIVORCE
SPRINTS • GREEN LUNG • ENGLISH TEACHER • BDRMM • BIG SPECIAL • BIS
RONI SIZE • THE ORB • 808 STATE • SYSTEM 7 • UTAH SAINTS • THE MARCH VIOLETS
THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS • HOTWAX • TROUT • KATIE MALCO • GIRL SCOUT
LIINES • PROBLEM PATTERNS • 3 DAFT MONKEYS • [SPUNGE] • SONIC BOOM SIX