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Bearded Theory

Big Green Coach is delighted to be the Official and Exclusive coach travel and shuttle bus partner to Bearded Theory 2016!

National coach service

Return coach travel from 18 locations around the UK direct to the Official festival coach park.

All coaches arrive on Thursday 26th May and depart on Monday 30th May.

Choose your departure location from: Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London (Victoria), Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield, Stockport, Taunton and Worcester.

Return coach fares start from only £29 for adults and £24 for children (aged 16 and under)!

Lichfield City station - Official festival shuttle bus service

Coaches operate between the festival site coach park and Lichfield City train station on the following days:

Thursday 26th May - every 20 minutes between 1400 (2pm) - 1800 (6pm)
Friday 27th May - every hour, on the hour between 1100 (11am) - 1500 (3pm)
Monday 30th May - every 15 minutes between 0800 (8.00am) - 1200 (12.00pm)

Fares - buy online in advance to save money!

Return - Adult £10; Child £8 
Single - Adult £8; Child £5 

The festival:

Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest. The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population.

In 2014 we won "Promoter of the Year" award at the UK Festival Awards in London and Festival Kidz "Silver Award". In 2013, after being shortlisted for many years, we finally won "Best Small Festival" at the UK Festival Awards and a Festival Kidz "Gold Award". In 2011 we won the "UKs Best Independent Festival" at the AIM Music Awards. Over the years we have also been shortlisted for many awards including Best Family Festival, Best Grassroots, and Best Toilets.

We have been recognised in the National press as being one of the best festivals of the summer in various articles in the Guardian, Express, Sun, Independent, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, BBC Entertainment and the Mirror. We have an award winning free Children's Village along with an award winning bar selling real ales, lagers and ciders at pub tariffs. In addition we are one of the very few festivals that allow you to bring your own drink into our arenas.

In our history we have donated and generated over £180,000 for charity (Red Cross, Console, Oxfam, Lowry Foundation, Drop Inn & Shelter).
The festival has always been audience led and our programming is operated the same now as when we started 9 years ago. We book acts off the back of your recommendations, improved our infrastructure in line with feedback and sourced the vendors and bars off the back of the suggestions of people that attend.

Stop Location Outward Departure Time Return Departure Time Fare
Thursday 26/05/2016 Friday 27/05/2016 Monday 30/05/2016
BRISTOL (ADULT TICKET) 11:00
10:00
£46.00
BRISTOL (CHILD TICKET) 11:00
10:00
£41.00
GLOUCESTER (ADULT TICKET) 12:00
10:00
£39.00
GLOUCESTER (CHILD TICKET) 12:00
10:00
£34.00
LEEDS (ADULT TICKET) 10:00
09:00
£39.00
LEEDS (CHILD TICKET) 10:00
09:00
£34.00
LICHFIELD CITY RAILWAY STATION - ADULT RETURN TICKET 14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00

£10.00
LICHFIELD CITY RAILWAY STATION - CHILD RETURN TICKET 14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00

£8.00
MANCHESTER (ADULT TICKET) 11:00
10:00
£39.00
MANCHESTER (CHILD TICKET) 11:00
10:00
£34.00
NOTTINGHAM (ADULT TICKET) 12:30
09:00
£34.00
NOTTINGHAM (CHILD TICKET) 12:30
09:00
£29.00
PRESTON (ADULT TICKET) 10:00
10:00
£44.00
PRESTON (CHILD TICKET) 10:00
10:00
£39.00
SHEFFIELD (ADULT TICKET) 11:00
09:00
£39.00
SHEFFIELD (CHILD TICKET) 11:00
09:00
£34.00
TAUNTON (ADULT TICKET) 10:00
10:00
£59.00
TAUNTON (CHILD TICKET) 10:00
10:00
£54.00
WORCESTER (ADULT TICKET) 13:00
10:00
£37.00
WORCESTER (CHILD TICKET) 13:00
10:00
£32.00