Bearded Theory Festival Announces 2013 Line-Up

The award winning (WINNER – BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL – AIM MUSIC AWARDS 2011; Shortlist AIM MUSIC AWARDS 2012 (Best Festival); Shortlist – UK FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012 (Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival)) Bearded Theory Festival returns on Friday 17TH – Sunday 19TH May 2013 featuring a host of acts including Levellers, Reverend and the makers, Asian dub foundation, Seth Lakeman as well as many more (see below).

Friday’s Main Stage will be headlined by Sheffield’s incendiary Reverend and the Makers. Also on the bill are Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart, Derby’s very own indie chart toppers The Beekeepers playing a rare show, and fellow locals Life & Times of Brothers Hogg.

Saturday’s billing is topped by the legendary Asian Dub Foundation. Joining them on bill is celebrated folk singer Seth Lakeman, reggae legend Macka B, classic rockers Quireboys, heavily requested punksters Citizen Fish, up & coming folk band AHAB and BT favourites Zombie Met Girl.

It will come as no great surprise to announce that Levellers will be headlining on Sunday after their late cancellation this year due to a fiddler’s finger injury. Levellers will close the festival in style on the Sunday night and are joined on the bill Liverpudlians The Farm who will be performing a greatest hits set, BT favourites Goldblade, acclaimed folk rock band Ezio, the heavily requested New Groove Formation.

Tornado Town is the festival’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 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. Magical Sounds will be releasing their acts shortly.

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 as well as a new location and PA for The Water’s Edge acoustic stage.

Of course, as an award winning Family Friendly Festival, the huge Angel Gardens kids area will once again return, bigger and better than ever. 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 strongest ever, and we still have a number of major bookings to release! 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”

£79 (Adults), £40 (Under 16’s), £10 (Under 12’s) and Under 5`s are free (ticket is still required).
A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Children is £220.
Booking fees apply. Additional tickets options available that include Thursday camping.

Tickets are available from, or by calling 08432 081 835. All include 3 nights of camping and access to all music and on-site events. No day tickets will be sold for the 2013 event.

Also on the line-up


Boot Hill All Stars | The Zen Hussies |The Caezars Tankus The Henge
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing feat. Andy Heintz
Pussycat & Dirty Johnsons | Andrew O’Neil | Bootscrape | Bakseats
The Membranes | Frenzy | Sunday Driver | 18 Nightmares at the Lux


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