A record 5,000 tickets have been sold, with just under a fortnight left before the festival takes place.
Headlining the festival are Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse, The Damned and Dreadzone alongside over 100 other live acts including Show of Hands, Terrorvision, and The Selecter. Special guests Wheatus have announced they will wear false beards throughout their performance, and will also co-host the festivals annual world record attempt for the number of people wearing false beards.
Steve Blount from Bearded Theory Festival says, We are delighted to announce that once again Bearded Theory Festival has sold out. 2012 is turning out to be quite a tough year for festivals across the country so we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has bought tickets for Bearded Theory, making it a sell out for the fifth year running. We look forward to welcoming you all on the 18th May for our biggest and best year ever!
Taking place between 18th and 20th May 2012, Bearded Theory has firmly entrenched itself as the first proper music festival of the season. Currently the holder of the AIM Indepndent Music Award for Best Festival, 2012 is Bearded Theorys fifth birthday and is a celebration of the music and musicians who either inspired the festivals inception, or who have become fan favourites over the years.
On Saturday night, Captain Sensibles Gothic Punk legends The Damned are top of the bill. Incredibly, the greatest number of complaints Bearded Theorys organisers received last year on any topic, was for not booking Dreadzone for the first time the festivals history. To make amends, this year they return to close the festival on Sunday night.
Other major acts also confirmed include The Selecter, Show of Hands, The Popes, Terrorvision, Back To The Planet, Dr & The Medics, Credit To The Nation and of course, perennial Bearded Theory favourites, 3 Daft Monkeys.
The fabulous Wheatus will be performing the now-legendary Sunday lunchtime slot, and word is they will wear custom made false beards for their entire performance!
Bearded Theory has also confirmed details of a number of exciting changes for 2012. These include a creation of two entirely new areas;Tornado Town (a festival within a festival), and The Waters Edge. Underlining their commitment to supporting local businesses, the festival have appointed Thornbridge Brewery in Bakwell, (located just 20 miles from the festival), to run their on-site bars.
Steve Blount from Bearded Theory Festival says, We are delighted to have be named UKs Best Independent Festival at the prestigious AIM Music Awards in recognition of last years fabulous event. Everyone involved in Bearded Theory is already working hard to try and deliver an even better one for next year. With two totally revamped areas and a whole range of new activities planned, 2012 is shaping up to be a vintage year for Bearded Theory Festival.