Award success for Bearded Theory

Bearded Theory has been named Best Small Festival at the prestigious UK Festival Awards.

The leading awards ceremony for festival organisers in the UK was held at London Roundhouse last week in front of an audience of some of the key figures in the industry.

Bearded Theory Festival director Steve Blount said: “It gives us huge pleasure to collect this award on behalf of everyone who makes Bearded Theory special. That includes our crew, our volunteers, the acts and, most of all, the people who buy the tickets and make it all possible. They are the people we do this for and the support we get from them makes us very proud and humble.”

Already in 2013, Bearded Theory has been awarded a Best Family Festival Gold Award by Festival Kidz.

The next Bearded Theory will take place from May 22-25 on a new site at Catton Park, on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border. This year’s festival was held at Kedleston Hall.

Acts so far for 2014 include Carter USM, The Stranglers, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order) And The Light, Oysterband, The Blockheads, Hayseed Dixie, The Orb Soundsystem, Fishbone, King Prawn, Merry Hell. Tickets are on general sale.