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Bearded Theory line-up announced

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

By GARETH BUTTERFIELD

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THE organisers behind Ashbourne’s home-grown music festival, Bearded Theory, have added an extensive number of acts to the line-up of their award-winning event.

Main Stage Additions include Stiff Little Fingers, New Model Army, The Farm, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Ruts DC and current Mercury Music Prize Nominees, The Hummingbirds.

Other notable additions to the Kedleston Hall festival’s line up include Magical Sounds Dance Stage Headliners The Egg, A Guy Called Gerald and Subgiant.

The main stage on Friday, May 17 now boasts a double headliner line-up, featuring headline performances from both cult rock heroes New Model Army and Sheffield’s incendiary Reverend and the Makers.

Also on the bill are Midlands heroes Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Mercury Music Prize nominees The Hummingbirds, Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart. Derby’s indie chart toppers The Beekeepers will also play a rare live set.

Saturday’s billing is topped by the Asian Dub Foundation. Joining them on bill is celebrated folkster Seth Lakeman, reggae legend Macka B, classic rockers Quireboys.

A double billing of Ska & Punk from Ruts DC and Citizen Fish, up and coming folk band AHAB. Bearded Theory favourites Zombie Met Girl complete the day’s line up.

Levellers will close the festival in style on the Sunday night and are joined on the bill by Punk Rockers Stiff Little Fingers, Liverpudlians The Farm, Goldblade, folk rock band Ezio, New Groove Formation, and The Lancashire Hotpots.Bearded Theory has also confirmed details of a number of exciting changes for 2013 including a new late night cabaret tent in the expanded Camping area, a new location and PA for the waters edge acoustic stage, which has been re-christened The Lock Inn

Michael Eccleshall, spokesperson for Bearded Theory Festival said: “We are once again proud to announce a fabulous line up for Bearded Theory – we believe it is our best ever.”

Tickets are priced at £79 for Adults, £40 for under 16s, £10 for under 12s and under 5s are free and all tickets include three nights of camping.

To buy tickets or find out more visit www.quaytickets.com, www.theticketsellers.co.uk or call 08432 081 835.

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