Festival’s line-up is taking shape

Reverend and the Makers
Reverend and the Makers

The Bearded Theory Festival has added an extensive number of acts to the lineup for the 2013 event.

This year’s event takes place in the grounds of Kedleston Hall on May 17-19.

Friday’s Main Stage now boasts a double headliner line-up, featuring headline performances from both New Model Army and Reverend and the Makers.

Also on the bill are Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, The Hummingbirds and 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 the bill is celebrated folkster Seth Lakeman, reggae legend Macka B, classic rockers Quireboys.

The family-friendly Bearded Theory is one of the most popular music festivals in the region and was the 2011 winner of the Best Independent Festival Award.

Bearded Theory has also confirmed details of a number of exciting changes. 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, re-christened The Lock Inn.

Michael Eccleshall, festival spokesperson, said: “We are 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 a 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 three magical days watching over 100 high quality bands for little more than the price of a major gig or sports event ticket.“

For tickets, go to www.beardedtheory.co.uk