Bearded Theory: 17th – 19th May 2013, Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Boasting beards, bands and DJ’s Bearded Theory returns for a weekend filled with fun, frollicks and laid back vibes. Set over the beautiful surroundings of Kedleston Hall there’s an eclectic mix of music over several stages ranging from punk to dance to folk. There’s plenty to see and do, there’s food, drink and a chance to be merry with like-minded people all in search of a good time.

Music wise, there’s heaps to hear, watch and listen to. The Main Stage boasts bands such as New Model Army, Reverend and the Makers, Neds Atomic Dustbin and The Hummingbirds. The Tornado Town Stage features the likes of cult punk band For Cue, 18 Nightmares at the Lux and Australian comedy rock band The Beards. The Magical Sounds Dance Stage play host to Peatbog Faeries headlining on the Sunday night and to fill your time in whilst waiting for the night there’s the likes of A Guy Called Gerald, Subgiant and Ed Tangent to get you in the party mood.

Bearded Theory is a festival that openly welcomes families to the weekend there’s plenty to see and do. Alongside the music there’s a heap of treats around the site including revamped acoustic stage, The Lock Inn (previously known as The Water’s Edge Acoustic Stage), there’s also a cabaret tent and especially for the children there’s the Angel Gardens.

If you’re after a festival that truly offers something for everyone then look no further, Bearded Theory is one of the friendliest festivals around that swarms everyone with colour, smiles and a jolly good time.

How to get to the site: If you’re using public transport there’s a range of shuttle buses running from Derby bus and train stations. If you’re travelling by car then head up the A38 North and follow the signs.

Beer Prices/Selection: Expect a wide selection of drinks including cocktails, real ales from Bakewell’s Thornbridge Brewery, and ciders from Thatcher all at good prices.

Campsite: There are several campsites provided for different needs, there are dedicated family camping, campervan, caravans and accessible tent sites.

Clientele: Beaded Theory is a family friendly festival that caters for everyone expect a mix of beards, ages and people.

Acts that have played before: Adam Ant, Terrorvision, Alabama3, The Undertones, The Wonderstuff and Dodgy.

Other stuff to do: Aside from the music, there’s cabaret, comedy, a kids zone and beautiful surroundings.

Ticket Prices: As low as they go – Adult weekend ticket is £79.00, under 16’s £40, under 12’s £10 and under 5’s go free. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is £220. There are no day tickets available.

Security Staff: Laid back and friendly.

Toilets: Bearded Theory has been praised for both the toilet facilities in the past both numbers and cleanliness and long may it continue.

More Information: http://www.beardedtheory.co.uk/[/box]