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Bearded Theory announce first bands for 2018 | FESTIVALPHOTO

Bearded Theory announce first bands for 2018

The Pallet has around 10 names left to be announced including 2 headliners, second billers and some other fantastic names we cannot announce right now. We ask for your patience while we sort out the rest of jigsaw and be the judge when you have all the pieces to hand.
Without further blabbering, The Pallet is delighted to announce that Grammy nominated and rock and roll hall of fame reggae and ska legend JIMMY CLIFF will be performing in the UK for the first time in 5 years and joining him is rock band JESUS & MARYCHAIN, indie rockers THE CORAL, electronic punk duo SLEAFORD MODS, multi-platinum rock n' roll band FUN LOVING CRIMINALS, Devon folk duo SHOW OF HANDS, the fantastic alternative indie act SHIMMER BAND, punk band CRAZYHEAD, Scottish folk act TIDELINES, Bosnian punk ska band DUBIOZA KOLEKTIV, ska act RANDOM HAND, Australian celtic punk band THE RUMJACKS, brit-pop revival act SLEEPER, punk legends UK SUBS, comedy act EVERLY PREGNANT BROTHERS.
The Woodland on Friday is headlined by indie rock band MILBURN and joining them are JESUS JONES, reggae act JERAMIAH FERRARI, punk ska act BARSTOOL PREACHERS, punk band PIZZATRAMP and folk band THE BRANDY THIEVES.
Saturday the headliner isn’t quite ready to have their name in lights, but we are delighted to announce that WILL VARLEY and band will be joining us, alongside rock band REWS, celtic folk band BLUE ROSE CODE, indie folk band HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS, punk reggae band JAKE & THE JELLYFISH, rock band THE AUTUMN SAINTS and acoustic reggae act CARA MEANS FRIEND.
Sunday in the Woods is very much work in progress with the headliner not sorted just yet either, but we welcome dub punk legends RUTS DC, singer songwriter LUCY SPRAGGON, ska act MILLIE MANDERS & THE SHUTUP, festival kingpins PLEASE Y SELF and comedy act BARSTEWARD SONS OF VALDOONICAN
Thursday on the Pallet we welcome festival friends REVEREND & THE MAKERS, one of the best live bands to have graced our stage THE WHIP, ska act SKACIETY and one more to be announced soon.The Woodland is being taken over by legendary dub DJ DON LETTS and he will be showcasing an afternoon and evening of his favourite DJs.

We have sold over 65% of the festivals tickets to date and without releasing a band name up until now. Thank you for putting your trust in us and we hope we can repay this back to you in our programming.
STANDARD ADULT (16+): £115
AGE 12-15: £55
AGE 6-11: £28
Car: £12.50
Campervans: £37.50
If you are planning to purchase your tickets via the payment plan, please ensure you read the following information. Tickets for early bird or standard adult will need to be purchased in a separate transaction to normal child and parking tickets due to the system not being able to allocate tickets for monthly payment against those that need paying in full.
ADULT STANDARD: Payment to enroll – £40, Payment 2 – £18.75 31/01/2018 Payment 3 – £18.75 28/02/2018, Payment 4 – £18.75 30/03/2018 Final balance – £18.75 + £2.00 30/04/2018.
AGE 12-15: £20 to enroll, Payment 2 – £8.75 31/01/2018, Payment 3 – £8.75 28/02/2018, Payment 4 – £8.75 30/03/2018 Final £8.75 + £2.00 postage 30/04/2018.
The following outlets are now selling Bearded Theory tickets over the counter:-
Chesterfield Tourist Information
Derby Live (Derby Assembly Rooms)
Swadlincote Tourist Information
Nottinghamshire Tourist Information
Ashbourne Tourist Information
Tamworth Tourist Information
Lichfield Tourist Information

Following the success of National Express service this year we have teamed up with them again for 2018. National Express will be running direct services to Bearded Theory from across the UK. Coach is a great way to head to the festival - it gets you here direct, avoids sat nav dramas and lets you get in the festival mood as soon as you hit the road. It's great value too with fares starting at £21.50 return, and an automatic 25% discount applied for those travelling in groups of 4 to 9, when booking in advance.
Coach travel is available from all the following locations on Thursday 24th May 2018. Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Gloucester, Worcester, London, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Leicester.

We have secured 2 additional family camping fields but, so we can manage the area better in relation to capacity, please select at the time of ticket purchase that this is the area you wish to camp in. It will assist us with allocating space prior to the festival and you will be given an additional wristband in order to take your camping equipment into this area. There are no additional costs to camp here and other ticket holders camped outside of this area can visit you as normal (unless they have camping equipment). If you forget to tick the box at ticket purchase, don’t worry, we will allocate wristbands to families when you arrive subject to space availability in the area.

We welcome our own version of an introducing stage being THE ONE BIG SHOWCASE. If you know an unsigned band, poets, live art or solo musicians who write and perform their own songs who you think would be great to perform, then please get them to apply via this link
We have 2 new venues joining us and that has been on the back of feedback given on social media wanting areas away from sound systems, fiddles and people trying to sing. The Kettle at the End of the Universe is 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 where we will have story reading, discussions and poetry. The Woodland will welcome Funhouse Comedy who are taking over the stage nightly from midnight until 2 or 3am once the main acts have finished providing us with some amazing comedians and comperes. Tow vehicles on standby should any vehicles break down in the entry queues which caused the little longer than normal delay getting on-to site this year. We will also have a circus and theatre stage for the first time.
The Pallet Stage will be having a little makeover, the Woodland is still standing, Magical Sounds is back again, Convoy Cabaret is back, Rogues Hideout is being made bigger for the evening shows, Maui Waui is coming back, The Ship is back but with a different music selection and Something Else Tea Tent will be providing everyone with cake and rebels once again. The Earth Area, School and Children’s Village will remain as before also.
All our bars are now using bio cups which are 100% compostable and biodegradable. Sadly, we cannot re-use goblets or the like due to cross contamination reasons however this new approach will make sure we are as green as we can be while your slurp your beers. All traders will be using recycled wooden cutlery and plates

Warm and snug on wet or windy nights and cool on hot summer afternoons, the tipis are made based on the Native American tradition from high quality materials and come complete with inner liner, full weather protection, groundsheet and matting.
A firm festival favorite, Tipis offer comfortable and roomy accommodation, so you can really make yourselves at home for the weekend. They are available in three different finishes so there’s something to suit couples, families, groups of friends and those who simply cannot live without their creature comforts!

Writer: Anthony May
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