Having won no less than three UK Festival Awards (Best Family Festival, Best Promoter and Best Small Festival) and featured as one of The Daily Telegraph’s Best Family Friendly Festivals In The Country, Bearded Theory’s one hundred percent audience focused approach goes from strength to strength.


Bearded Theory is proud to be totally independent, using as many local suppliers, partners and traders as possible. Bars are run by Derbyshire’s magnificent Thornbridge Brewery, who bring a wide variety of cask ales, lagers and ciders for sale at very reasonable prices.

This year’s line up is without doubt the strongest that Bearded Theory’s 11-year history!

On the Pallet stage on Friday will be October Drift, Colin Macleod, Show Of Hands, Radio Riddler, Sleeper, The Coral, The Jesus & Mary Chain and headlining will be the hottest young band in the UK right now, Blossoms.

On Saturday the Festival will host Kerri Watt, Tide Lines, Random Hand, UK Subs, Idles, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Sleaford Mods and one of the world’s greatest rock and roll voices, Robert Plant. The former Led Zeppelin front man will bring his incredible band, The Sensational Space Shifters who have been selling out venues around the world, and will be performing a set full of classic hits and new material.

Joining Jimmy Cliff on Sunday will be the Sheafs, Everly Pregnant Brothers, The Rum Jacks, Crazyhead, Dub Pistols, Dubioza Kolektiv and Jake Bugg.

The Bearded Theory Festival has also announced plans for an ambitious food donation campaign to take place at this year’s event. Bearded Theory’s Food Bank Holiday Campaign encourages everyone to bring one item of healthy, non-perishable (tinned, dried or longlife, unopened and in date) food for donation on arrival at any of the festival’s car parks and entrances.

All donations will go to Derby’s Padley Group, a registered charity and Queens Award For Voluntary Services winning food bank, homeless services hub and development centre. Established more than 30 years ago, padley Group feed around 70 people a day, seven days a week at their homeless centre, and a further 30 per day at their development centre Monday to Friday.

With nine stages featuring world class live acts; high quality reasonably priced food and drink; hundreds of free activities for young people and Sunday’s legendary fancy dress day, all for just £115 per adult (with discounts for youths and those under six attending free) the Bearded Theory Festival is really the only place to be.

Tickets are now on sale

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