Bearded Theory 2019: Pallet

Bearded Theory 2019 – in photos

Wow – another great year at the Bearded Theory Spring Gathering. This one of those festivals that just keeps pulling you back year after year…

The weather was kind and the notorious queues of 2018 to get on site are now just a distant memory as the gate timings and general co-ordination have both improved dramatically.

We were treated to some really standout main stage sets from the likes of The Cult, Suede, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul (what a showman!), Ginger Wildheart (once the vocals got sorted out for those at the front of the crowd), Steel Pulse and – perhaps most notably for some, Reef.

But elsewhere there were other treats in store and catching the Beans on Toast set as the sun went down over the Woodland on Thursday had to be high up there on the list. Along with that we were delighted by the genius metal one-man-cello-band who is Mr Marcaille, plus a fizzing-with-energy set from Imperial Leisure, and some foot-stomping, babble-rousing folk-punk from Matilda’s Scoundrels.

Oh – and we never passed the Something Else Tea Tent without sticking our heads in and being entertained every time…

The festival has always had an eclectic booking policy, and whilst it does veer towards a folk and punk ethic in the main, the headliners always bring in a wider and more diverse set of influences with classic indie and rock generally dominating the top slots.

Here’s a load of photos from the brilliant www.sarabowreyphotos.com to remind you of the good times – or leave you kicking yourself for not having been there…

Suede


The Cult


Editors


Beans on Toast


Reef


Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul


Doves


Dreadzone


Matilda’s Scoundrels


Imperial Leisure


Steel Pulse


The Mahones


People


The Blinders


Fat and Furious


Brewer’s Daughter


Smiley and the Underclass


Zombie Met Girl


Sunscreem


Damidge


Splink


Nebula Sun


Seth Lakeman


Slow Readers Club


Pattern Pusher


Stevie Simpson


Mad Dog Macrea


Spunge


Blackthorn


Headsticks


Holly Crook


Heavy Lungs


The Newcranes


Alchohol Licks


The Blunders


T-Bitch


Rev Hammer


Malka


Wildwood Kin


Ginger Wildheart


Mr Marcaille


Easy Star Allstars


Little Red Kings


Pulled Apart by Horses


Orphan Colours


True Stays


Justin Sullivan


Stiff Joints


Stiff Little Fingers


51st State


Lacertillia


Sophie Mehon and the Ready Mades


Swinghoppers


Anarchistwood


The Skids


The Sherlocks


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