Bearded Theory Festival Have Added an Array of Talent To Its Line-up

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BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL have added an extensive number of acts to the line-up of their award winning event.

Main Stage Additions include Stiff Little Fingers, New Model Army, The Farm, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Ruts DC and current Mercury Music Prize Nominees, The Hummingbirds. Other notable additions to the festival’s line up include Magical Sounds Dance Stage Headliners The Egg, A Guy Called Gerald and Subgiant.

Friday’s Main Stage now boasts a double headliner line-up, featuring headline performances from both cult rock heroes New Model Army AND Sheffield’s incendiary Reverend and the Makers. Also on the bill are Midlands heroes Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Mercury Music Prize nominees The Hummingbirds, Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart. Derby’s very own indie chart toppers The Beekeepers will also play a rare live set.

Saturday’s billing is topped by the legendary Asian Dub Foundation. Joining them on bill is celebrated folkster Seth Lakeman, reggae legend Macka B, classic rockers Quireboys. A double billing of Ska & Punk from Ruts DC and Citizen Fish, up & coming folk band AHAB. Bearded Theory favourites Zombie Met Girl complete the day’s line up.

Levellers will close the festival in style on the Sunday night and are joined on the bill by legendary Punk Rockers Stiff Little Fingers, Liverpuddlians The Farm (performing a greatest hits set), BT favourites Goldblade, acclaimed folk rock band Ezio, the heavily requested New Groove Formation, and The Lancashire Hotpots. Local success story, The Life & Times Of Brothers Hogg complete the bill.

Tornado Town is Bearded Theory’s 2nd stage, and much of their line up has now been confirmed. Highlights include cult punk band Far Cue, Maroon Town, Buster Shuffle, 18 Nightmares at the Lux, Left Step Band, Port Erin, The Membranes, Boot Hill All Stars, Sunday Driver, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing and adrenaline filled rock n roll band Pusycat & Dirty Johnsons. The now legendary ‘Sunday Lunchtime’ slot features a performance from the acclaimed Australian (and aptly named) band, The Beards.

The Magical Sounds Dance Stage will once again be pumping out the heavy beats and they have produced another stunning line up in their now famous big top, featuring live headline performances from The Egg, A Guy Called Gerald and Subgiant.

Bearded Theory has also confirmed details of a number of exciting changes for 2013. These include a new late night Cabaret Tent located in the expanded Camping area, a new location and PA for The Waters Edge acoustic stage, which has been re-christened The Lock Inn, First acts announced include Will Kaufman’s innovative “live documentary” Woody Guthrie: Hard Times And Hard Travelin' and seven-piece bluegrass band Police Dog Hogan.

Of course, as an award winning Family Friendly Festival, the huge Angel Gardens Children’s Area will once again return, bigger and better than ever before. They will also be an even better family camping zone (with picnic tables for family evening meals), alongside a major investment in site art and the festival’s green spaces.

After hugely successful debut in 2013, Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell, (located just 20 miles from the festival), will once again be run the on-site bars, bringing with them a wide selection of Ale’s and Ciders

Michael Eccleshall, spokesperson for Bearded Theory Festival says, “We are once again proud to announce a fabulous line up for Bearded Theory – we believe it is our best ever

We know how important it is in the current financial climate for Festival to provide both excellent value and a high quality event, and by keeping the cost of a full adult weekend ticket down to just £79, and actually reducing the price of Kids tickets from last year, you can join us and spend 3 magical days watching over 100 high quality bands for little more than the price of a major gig or sports event ticket. All of us at Bearded Theory HQ look forward to welcoming you all to Bearded Theory 6 next May”


Tickets are priced at £79 (Adults), £40 (Under 16’s), £10 (Under 12’s). Under 5`s are free (ticket required). A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Children is £220. Booking fees apply.

Additional tickets options available include Thursday camping.

More info @ Bearded Theory

Published on 29 January 2013 by Wayne Feltham

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