Every autumn we see the annual scramble for tickets to Glastonbury festival. On October 9, 2016 tickets for the 250,000 capacity Glastonbury festival sold out in just 35 minutes. Of course, that is not the end of the road for Glastonbury fans. The official Glastonbury festival lineup will be released in the next couple of weeks. Shortly after that, fans who now find that they no longer wish to attend, can cancel their attendance and their Glastonbury tickets will be offered for resale on the official Glastonbury website. There will, of course, be a scramble for the Glastonbury ticket re-sale, but would fans be better advised to go elsewhere, for example to Bearded Theory Festival?
Multi award-winning family-friendly festival, BEARDED THEORY have announced that, with just under a week to go until the gates open, the festival has completely sold out of tickets in every category.
Tickets are no longer available through any physical or online outlet, and organisers are urging anyone without a ticket not to travel to the festival, as none will be available at the gates.
Festival-goers from across the UK and further afield have bought tickets in their thousands for this year’s event.
Taking place this upcoming May Bank Holiday, between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th May 2016 in the fabulous surroundings of South Derbyshire’s Catton Hall, is set to be the biggest and most diverse in Bearded Theory’s 9-year history.
Michael Eccleshall, spokesperson for Bearded Theory says, “All of us at Bearded Theory festival are delighted to announce that the festival has sold out for a fifth year in a row! This incredible achievement is a testament to the hard work of all our staff and volunteers, and once again shows the incredible loyalty that our ‘Birthday Party Gone Wrong’ has built up over the past nine years. We want to say a massive thank you to all those ticket holders who have supported us yet again – whether this is your first time or your ninth, we look forward to throwing open the gates and welcoming you all to Bearded Theory 2016 in just a few days time.”
Friday night’s headliners are the massively popular Folk-Rock festival specialists, Levellers. Returning to Bearded Theory after their triumphant performance closing the festival in 2013, they will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the weekend.
Saturday night’s headliners are Public Image Ltd. Their legendary frontman John Lydon will be bringing his customary swagger to the Stage, along with PiL’s incendiary back catalogue that includes classics such as ‘Death Disco’, ‘Public Image’ and ‘This Is Not A Love Song’.
Squeeze, one of the UK’s greatest New Wave / Post Punk bands, top the bill on Sunday night. Fronted by Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford, hits including ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, and ‘Another Nail In My Heart’ are surely set to feature in this very special performance.
Terrorvision are one of Yorkshire’s best-loved musical exports. They will serve up not just a liberal helping of ‘Tequila’, but a healthy dose from their back catalogue of more than 20 UK Top 40 hits, including ‘Oblivion’, ‘Middleman’, and ‘Alice, What’s The Matter’.
Bearded Theory are also delighted to welcome back the incendiary political Ska-Punk band, The King Blues, at what will be their first festival performance since re-forming in late 2015.
From Billy Bragg, Killing Joke and Jack Savoretti, to Reverend & The Makers, Asian Dub Foundation, Dub Pistols and Wilko Johnson, the rest of the line up includes an embarrassment of riches for music lovers across the musical spectrum. Just some of the many other highlights from across all five live stages include reggae legends Black Uhuru, Cockney Rejects, folk-poet Beans On Toast, Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam, and million-selling acoustic duo Turin Brakes.
Bearded Theory’s much loved Magical Sounds Dance Tent returns once again with an awe-inspiring line-up. A full bill of over 30 live acts and DJs over the weekend, headlined by Strontium Dogs, Juno Reactor and OTT & The All Seeing I will inspire you to dance till you drop – even if it is only mid-afternoon!
The brand new Maui Waui tent is also set to be a riot of madcap, circus-inspired musical and theatrical mayhem. Boasting a full line up of incredible acts, from the notorious Electric Swing Circus via the Smerins Anti-Social Club to the fabulous Gypsy Hill, Maui Waui will be filled to the rafters with full-on fun, all weekend.
As you would expect from a festival described by The Daily Mirror as ‘One Of The Best Family Festivals’, The Children’s Village is extensive. In addition to a large and well-equipped family camping zone, a ‘rogues hideout’ for teens, a full baby care tent and a huge variety of coordinated ‘Village Green’ style activities (all staff CRB-approved),
Bakewell’s independent Thornbridge Brewery will continue their successful relationship with Bearded Theory, once again running the on-site bars and bringing with them a wide selection of Ale’s and Ciders at exceptionally reasonable prices.
The festival also hosts a plethora of smaller stages and zones, including an extensive Crafts & Healing ‘Earth Area’, The Something’ Else Tea Tent and punk zone, ‘The Convoy Cabaret’
The wildly popular Sunday fancy dress theme for 2016 is … ‘Stars In Their Eyes’.
Evening all. I am beginning to feel a bit better at last so this will be the last little album of Bearded Theory photographs from this years festival
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed digging through the archives 🙂
Stuck at home feeling lousy with a cold. Browsing and organising my photographs cheers me up. I have taken over 20K photos at various festivals this year so I still have a lot of sorting out to do.
Check out some of my favourite Bearded theory shots over the next few days. I hope they bring a smile to your face as they did to mine 🙂