Bearded Theory, aka Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering, is a music festival held in the National Forest in Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent in Derbyshire, England that focuses on indie music, rock, pop, ska, folk, punk, etc. It takes place across multiple stages, with a number of other activities also happening around the festival grounds, including lectures, workshops, comedy stages, and so on. Festival atmosphere, pretty much. It got its odd name based on its first edition, which was intended as a fancy dress party with beards, before it quickly evolved into what it is now. The festival has been successfully avoiding any corporate sponsorships thus far.
All ticket holders may camp at one of the standard campsites. Upgrade options available for campervans/caravans and pre-pitched glamping. All ages, 7 and under free, older children discounted, but all must be ticketed.