Bearded Theory Festival are proud to announce that we have been announced as ‘Best Family Festival’ at the 2016 Festival Awards! This incredible achievement builds on their incredible run of Festival Awards success, having previously being named Best Small Festival in 2013, and ‘Promoter of the year’ in 2014.
Bearded Theory co-organiser Rich Bryan says, “We are absolutely delighted to have been named the UK’s Best Family Festival at this year’s UK Festival Awards. This is a testament to the incredible hard work put in by all our staff and volunteers. We must also say a huge thank you to our hugely loyal festival-goers – they are the reason that we sell out year after year, and they are the inspiration which drives us to keep delivering the very best event we possibly can.”
Held in the grounds of Beautiful Catton Hall on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, Bearded Theory Festival returns in 2017 for its 10th Anniversary. Headliners Skunk Anansie and Slaves will be joined on the Pallet (main) Stage by alternative rock/punk band The Alarm, Bearded Theory legends New Model Army, Pauline Black fronted Ska legends The Selecter, seminal hip-hop act Sugar Hill Gang & Furious Five, punk stalwarts Goldblade and festival favourites Ferocious Dog, alongside Kassasin Street, Flight Brigade, The Mocking Jays Jaya the Cat and many more.
The beautiful Woodland Stage will be headlined on Friday by multi-million selling Britpop survivors CAST. Northern Irish singer songwriter FOY VANCE tops the bill on Saturday. Sunday will be closed by Sheffield’s finest and festival friends REVEREND & THE MAKERS who specifically requested to make a Woodland Stage appearance.
Jon from Reverend & the Makers says, “If festivals were judged on vibe alone then Bearded Theory is the best in the world and we cannot wait to close the 10th anniversary”
Joining these amazing headliners on the Woodland are heavy rockers TESS OF THE CIRCLE, dub punk band SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS, folk act ROVING CROWS, Bhangra rockers KISSMET, Ska punkers DEFEKTERS, modern folk band MAIA, cow punk legends PRONGHORN who will be celebrate their 25th year anniversary in 2017, American pop rockers WHEATUS also make a welcome return to BT.
Line-ups for all other stages will be announced in the near year.
As a massive thank you to all our loyal festivalgoers who have Bearded Theory on its journey this far, Thursday’s “bonus” Pallet stage line-up will feature virtually the entire 2008 Saturday Main Stage bill! As such we welcome back Bearded favourites DREADZONE (LIVE), 3 DAFT MONKEYS, TARANTISM, TRUE DECIEVERS, HOBO JONES & THE JUNK YARD DOGS, GAIL and FREEDOM to help celebrate our 10th anniversary year.
Tickets for Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2017 are on sale now via www.seetickets.com, or by calling the box office on: 0871 220 0260.
Tickets are priced at £105 (Adults), £55 (Under 16’s), £25 (Under 12’s). Under 6`s are free (ticket is still required). £35 (Campervans) £12.50 (Parking). Booking fees apply.