By DJ Monk

Poster for Bearded Theory 2019The full line-up has been confirmed for this year’s 12th iteration of Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, which takes place at Catton Hall in south Derbyshire over the weekend of 23 – 26 May.

Suede will headline the Pallet stage on Friday night, Saturday is topped by The Cult and Sunday is closed by Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul in the only UK festival performance on their ‘Summer Of Sorcery’ world tour.

They are joined by a first class roster of acts, including newly reformed ‘90s indie icons Doves, Editors, The Editors, Steel Pulse, Reef and many more.

Recent additions to the bill include two titans of the festival reggae scene, Dreadzone and the Easy Star All-Stars, who will perform their iconic album ‘Dub Side Of The Moon’ in full.

The Woodland stage is headlined on the Friday by punk legends Stiff Little Fingers and on Saturday by Scottish indie-rockers Idlewild, with Jamaica’s premier ska band, The Skatalites, closing proceedings on Sunday night.

Alongside a smorgasbord of delights across our smaller stages – Maui Waui, Rogues Hideout, Magical Sounds, One Big Showcase, Convoy Cabaret, Alpaca Lounge and Something Else Tea Tent – Bearded Theory’s brand new ‘Pen and Parchment’ area will showcase comedy, spoken word, band interviews, magicians and talks from the festival’s chosen 2019 charities.

Having started life as a birthday party in the garden of a Pub in Derbyshire, Bearded Theory has evolved to become one of the UK’s best-loved and critically acclaimed festivals, winning major awards including Best Small Festival, Best Promoter and Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards; and Best UK Independent Festival at the AIM Music Awards.

Michael Eccleshall, Bearded Theory spokesperson says:

“We cannot wait to get back to Catton Hall in May for our 12th Bearded Theory. The whole team have been working flat out to bring you another incredible line up, and with The Cult, Suede, Disciples of Soul, Doves, Editors, and hundreds more acts brilliant acts over four days, we are confident that we have achieved our goal!

We have brought in the UK’s very best traffic management company, and introduced a raft of changes to reduce congestion on the roads including: opening festival gates for longer on Thursday, reducing the number of campervan and caravan tickets on sale, and clearly marking out all spaces. We want to thank everyone for their continued support of Bearded Theory and look forward to seeing you in May.”

More information, and tickets, are available HERE.