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17 May 2008: Bearded Theory - Derby, England, UK

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This new little colourful festie consisted of several hundred happy folk wearing fake rainbow beards having a fun time all in the name of charity for Oxfam and for a very reasonable price of only £12.

The setting seemed hidden deep in the hillside of the Derby Dales wrapped around the Knockerdown Pub near Carsington Waters. This is quite a scenic pub all secluded and private with a few geese & ostriches running around in the neighbouring farm. Families enjoyed the wooden carved playground and kids marquee containing face paints, musical instruments, circus toys and more.

The 3 stages at the festival, included, Main Stage, the Dance Tent, and the Open Mic Stage for random stand up comedians and musicians.

Artists this year included Dreadzone, 3 Daft Monkeys, Rev Hammer, Beetroot Kings, Hobo Jones & the Junk Yard Dogs.

There were plenty of homemade food stalls dotted around the site, including a Teeny Tiny Tea Tent, Merch tent, and not forgetting the Real Ale Bars offering Bearded Theory Real Ale.

Congratulations to the management and roll on Bearded Theory 2009.

© Review & Photography by: Roy & Debbie Sandbrook

The views expressed in these reviews do not necessarily reflect those of the team.

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