Bumper line-up for Bearded Theory 2015

The 2015 Bearded Theory is to take place from May 21-24, providing a Bank Holiday Weekend treat for music fans.

Headlined by Brit pop legends James, the festival will play host to hundreds of acts including The Mission, Alabama 3, New Model Army, Afro Celt Sound System, British Sea Power and Buzzcocks.

Bearded Theory is a creative and performing arts family festival, and is again hosted in the heart of England at the picturesque Catton Park on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, five miles south of Burton-on-Trent.

Taking place over four days, the festival now showcases music over five stages including a Woodland Stage celebrating the National Forest location, a dance arena, huge outdoor Main Stage and all with cutting edge production.

Responding to last year’s feedback, the organisers have further improved the festival - which has been held in the recent past at Kedleston Hall - by adding a teen area run by Belper’s The Drop Inn, a Children’s Village, a Solar Cinema and site art by Labyrinth Arts.

A spokesman for the event said: “These changes along with bringing back the old favourites such as the real ale bars operated by award winning brewery Thornbridge, allowing own drinks into the arena, the magical Woodland Stage, Disco Shed, Open Mic Tea Tent, Magical Sounds, Victorian Circus, Healing and Earth Area, wandering weirdness; mean we really feel 2015 is on course to be our best festival yet.”

The full line-up and ticket prices are available at www.beardedtheory.co.uk

n Hit The Deck Festival returns for 2015 with Skindred, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats, Frnkiero, And The Cellebration and many more taking part.

The UK’s premier indoor alternative festival, Hit The Deck, takes place across five venues in both Nottingham and Bristol on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26.

Joining Skindred and co will be A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Allusondrugs, Ashes,

As It Is, Beasts, City Of Ships, Dead!, Dead Harts, Decade, Devil Sold

His Soul, The Early November, Idiom, Junius, Rolo Tomassi, The Swellers, Thomas Nicholas Band, Tim Vantol, When We Were Wolves,You Blew It and Zoax.

More bands are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks, including some very spcial guests.

Venues taking part in Nottingham city centre will include Rescue Rooms, Rock City and Stealth.

Tickets are available now at http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/hit-the-deck