Bearded Theory 2018 dates announced

September 12, 2017

BEARDED THEORY has formally announced the 2018 dates for their award-winning family festival, once again taking place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, over the late may bank holiday weekend, 24th – 27th May.

Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering will return in 2018, hot on the heels of the hugely successful sold out 2017 ’10th Birthday edition’. Included in The Daily Telegraph’s 2017 list of “Best Family Friendly Festivals In The Country”, and with Louder Than War declaring, “Bearded Theory has grown to become one of the finest festivals the UK has to offer”, Bearded Theory’s 100% audience-focused attitude continues to ensure it goes from strength to strength.

Whilst much of the festival setup and size will remain unchanged, the organisers continue to seek out areas of improvement, and to this end there will be a number of exciting new, non-music based venues on site.

The biggest new addition is a brand new 600-seated capacity Circus, who will hold 4 FREE shows per day (no clowns or animals!). The shows will be child friendly during the day but will get a bit more naughty as they head into the later hours.

The Woodland will welcome Funhouse Comedy for the first time – they are taking over the stage daily from midnight, providing laughs aplenty well into the early hours.

The Kettle at the End of the Universe is also new for 2018 – a large capacity seating area around a fire, with tea and coffees sold on a magic hat basis (or free if you can’t afford it). This area is a quiet space, which will host story reading, discussions and poetry.

The Pallet Stage will have a little makeover, we welcome back Maui Waui, Magical Sounds and the Convoy Cabaret. Rogues Hideout (for teenagers) is being made bigger for the evening show, The Ship returns with a different music selection andSomething Else Tea Tent will be providing everyone with cake and rebels once again. The Earth Area, the innovative and unique on-site School, and the free Children’s Village will remain as before.

Family camping has also once again been extended with an additional 2 fields secured, to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment for the many thousands of families who attend the festival every year.

No acts have been announced yet for 2018, but rest assured the organisers are hot on the case, and details will be revealed as soon as they are confirmed.


Early Bird Tickets – Sold Out

£100 (Adults)

Full Price Weekend Tickets

Adult (16+): £115, Age 12-15: £55, Age 6-11: £28

Under 6`s are free (ticket is still required)

Booking fees apply. An instalment-based payment plan is available.


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