Are you an unsigned band? Or write and perform your own songs? Perform poetry or live art? We’re looking for some talented individuals to join us at Bearded Theory 2018!

The Academy of Music and Sound will be hosting a stage at the 3 day music festival!

Bearded Theory 24th -27th May in Derbyshire, with the fantastic opportunity for unsigned bands, artists and performers to play at our One Big Showcase stage.

The festival regularly sells out and has won an array of awards including Best Small Festival, Promoter of the Year, Best Family Festival, Gig of the Year and UK’s Best Independent Festival.

Performing acts have included Slaves, Peter Hook, UB40, Buzzcocks, The Levellers, Reverend & the Makers, Madness, Foy Vance and The Jam to name a few.

To get involved complete and submit the form below. Please try and provide as many links as possible, the more we can see you performing the better. We will contact the submissions who have been selected to play, after the submission deadline – December 31st 2017*.

*Correction – an earlier post stated the submission deadline as December 31st 2018.
You must be over 18 to enter.

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Thank you to everyone who has applied. We will be contacting the final line-up before 31st of January.