Festival chance for unsigned bands

Bearded Theory Festival is underlining its commitment to the best new music by offering a chance for unsigned bands to appear at the 2014 event.

Fans will be able to choose which acts are selected to appear at the festival, which takes place from May 22-25, at a striking new location, Catton Hall in South Derbyshire.

The Bearded Breakthrough competition has launched through the festival’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/beardedtheoryfestival and there will be two winners – one to play its Main Stage and one for the Tornado Town second stage.

The contest is open to acts in all genres who have not appeared at Bearded Theory previously.

Joy Division/New Order main man Peter Hook and his band The Light, Oysterband, The Blockheads and Fishbone are among acts already confirmed for Bearded Theory 2014, with headliners still to be announced.

Go the festival’s Facebook page for more on the Bearded Breakthrough competition.

Festival tickets are now on general sale by going to www.beardedtheory.com/shop