Bearded Theory

 Back in 2022
 Catton Hall, Derbyshire Map
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 You can bring children to this festival.
 Deposit: TBC. (The deposit is refundable: see FAQs)
 We strive to make volunteering with us accessible to everyone.

Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering is a multi-award winning creative and family friendly festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest. Now celebrating its 12th year of music and festivity, the multi-award winning event has grown from a small local gathering to a reputable festival in the Midlands that attracts 10,000 festival-goers.

This summer you can enjoy the likes of Patti Smith, The Flaming Lips, Passenger, Toots and The Maytals and so much more!


We have our own crew campsite, equipped with:

  • A marquee as a community space for volunteers.
  • Free boiling water, plus tea and coffee supplies.
  • Free phone charging facilities to keep you connected.
  • Access to crew loos & hot showers.
  • A meal token per shift.

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