Adam Ant Headlining Bearded Theory Festival
Stand and deliver, your money or your life hoo ha, or something along those lines. Adam Ant was an icon of the 80s. In theory making acceptable for men to don make-up as long as it was in a non-feminine way. Its not all been happy times for Adam Ant aka Stuart, as he was sectioned in 2002 for pulling out a gun in a Kentish Town pub. It also transpires he was sectioned again in 2010.
However, Adam Ant is trying to put his troubles behind him and has started gigging again. He is due to headline Bearded Theory Festival as well as a spot at Bestival in September.
Adam Ant and his band the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse will headline on Friday 18th May at the Bearded Theory Festival. He replaces the previously announced Friday headliners, the Levellers, who were forced to withdraw due to an injury to their fiddle player, Jon Sevink.
Steve Blount from Bearded Theory says, “We are delighted to be welcoming Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posseto headline Bearded Theory Festival. To find a high-quality replacement headline act with just four weeks before the festival was a tall order, so we are incredibly excited to have secured a performance from such an iconic artist as Adam Ant at this short notice. We wish Jon from the Levellers a speedy recovery and look forward to them hosting them at Bearded Theory at a future date.
Since returning to live performance in 2010, the legendary Adam Ant has enjoyed a resurgence in his career. With his group Adam and the Ants he was one of the pioneers of the new wave/post-punk movement, enjoying considerable success including Number 1 singles ‘Stand and Delive’r and ‘Prince Charming’. Going solo, he gave way to a more glam-pop musical direction that once again brought him UK chart-topping success, including the single ‘Goody Two Shoes’ from the iconic album, ‘Friend or Foe’.
2012 will be Bearded Theory’s fifth birthday and is a celebration of the music and musicians who either inspired the festival’s inception, or who have become fan favourites over the years.
On Saturday night, Captain Sensible’s Gothic Punk legends The Damned are top of the bill and founding favourites Dreadzone return to close the festival on Sunday night.
Other acts also confirmed include The Selecter, Show of Hands, The Popes, Terrorvision, Back To The Planet, Dr & The Medics, Credit To The Nation and of course, perennial Bearded Theory favourites, 3 Daft Monkeys. The fabulous Wheatus will be performing the popular Sunday lunchtime slot, and word is they will wear custom made false beards for their entire performance!
Bearded Theory has also confirmed details of a number of exciting changes for 2012. These include a creation of two entirely new areas; Tornado Town (a festival within a festival), and The Water’s Edge. Underlining their commitment to supporting local businesses, the festival have appointed Thornbridge Brewery in Bakwell, (located just 20 miles from the festival), to run their on-site bars.
Steve Blount from Bearded Theory Festival says, “We are delighted to have be named UK’s Best Independent Festival at the prestigious AIM Music Awards in recognition of last year’s fabulous event. Everyone involved in Bearded Theory is already working hard to try and deliver an even better one for next year. With two totally revamped areas and a whole range of new activities planned, 2012 is shaping up to be a vintage year for Bearded Theory Festival.