Bearded Theory

 23 May – 28 May
 Catton Hall, Catton, Walton upon Trent, South Derbyshire, DE12 8LN Map
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 You can bring children to this festival
 Deposit: £110. (The deposit is refundable: see FAQs)

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 10th 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 Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, as well as Jimmy Cliff, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Sleaford Mods an so much more!

Facilities available

  • Secure camping
    Oxfam has its own safe and secure campsite which is equipped with a marquee as a community space for our volunteers.
  • Hot tea & coffee
    We also provide all volunteers with access to hot tea and coffee, hot showers and toilets, so it’s really every festival goers dream!
  • Phone charging
    We know that access to power on a festival site is usually tricky so we ensure access to free phone charging points in our marquee.
  • Meal tokens
    You will also receive a meal token for each shift, to keep you full of smiles with a happy tummy.

Roles required

Getting there

Information about travelling to Bearded Theory can be found on the official festival website and on Google Maps.