See you further up the road……………

April 9, 2021 7:58 am

Bearded Theory Spring Gathering is sad but relieved to announce that we will be moving the 2021 festival to our original dates being May 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th in 2022 (weekend before half term).

We have followed the recent developments surrounding the Government roadmap to normality, but while it is great news, we feel it still leaves too much uncertainty. Despite the amazing vaccination programme, based on current delivery, the entire adult population might not have had their second jabs by September.

Ordinarily we would have to issue large sums in deposits to key suppliers and artists in June but with no guaranteed certainty of the event being able to operate. Our aims at the start of the pandemic was to be transparent with you, to ensure your ticket money is secure and to ensure our long-term survival. In addition, our local authorities Safety Advisory Group have confirmed they have not been given any guidance or advice about holding large-scale events this year and with that our decision was made. We only want to resurface when it is safe to do so and when we can host an event without social distancing, and we believe we can do that in May 2022. We wish all the other festivals who have made brave decisions to go-ahead, the best of luck.

In happier news we are delighted to announce all 3 of our Pallet 2022 headliners. Rock icons PLACEBO will take to the stage on Friday, punk poet lauréat PATTI SMITH & BAND headlines Saturday and Sunday is brought to an explosive end by the legendary FLAMING LIPS. Hundreds more to come for what will be our biggest line up to date will be announced prior to September across our 9 stages (Pallet, Woodland, Magical Sounds, Maui Waui, Convoy Cabaret, One Big Showcase, Something Else, The Ship and Rogues Hideout.

Tickets are now off sale and will be relaunched in September. No early bird tickets will be available for the 2022 festival. We are happy for you to retain your existing 2020/2021 tickets which will be priced below the 2022 ticket prices. We will honour all children tickets at the age your child was at the time of purchase.


Tickets will automatically be rolled over to 2022 should you wish to join us unless you want a refund which can be requested.

To request a refund please go to the ticket page via for instructions. Refunds can take up to 28 days from your initial request.

We are planning to do a large indoor show on November 13th and further details will be announced in the next couple of months.