Now in its 8th year Deer Shed Festival offers three days of contemporary music and art takes place at a 90 acre site at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, in North Yorkshire From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017, the first weekend of the school summer holidays.
Confirmed acts include headliners Teenage Fanclub, Kate Tempest, and The Divine Comedy, Also confirmed are Arab Strap, King Creosote, Honeyblood, Cabbage, Jesca Hoop, Warhaus, Merchandise, Let's Eat Grandma, She Drew The Gun, Ibibio Sound Machine, Teleman, Hooton Tennis Club, John Smith, BC Camplight, Man of Moon, and more, including the comedy line-up.
For full line-up details including day and stage splits please see the line-up page.
Tickets are now sold out.
All the kids activities and workshops free of charge.
This year's theme has not yet been announced.
On site facilities
Deer Shed Festival offers a main stage with second acoustic stage in the Deer Shed itself, plus plenty of clean toilets and baby changing facilities. There will be a main bar as well as a cocktail bar, a large food tent with seating and high chairs. As well as the music the event offers vintage art and craft stalls, over 40 workshops, kids tent and outside play area, and will have a welfare and first aid tent.
This offers a line-up of diverse authors and speakers reading their work and answering questions from the audience.
For 2017 there's Owen Jones, Tim Dowling, Stuart Heritage, Amy Liptrot, Woody Woodmansey & Ken Scott, Vanessa Kissule, Rob Cowen, Anthony Clavane, Kate Pankhurst, Dominic Berry, Rowan Mccabe, Kate Fox, Paul Cookson, Say Owt Slam, Pip Theatre, Shed Talks, Mud Pie, Bedtime Yurt, plus many more storytellers.
Deer Shed Festival will offer over 80 workshops with something for every person of every age and every interest.
The Arts programme has not yet been revealed.
The Busk Stop
There's a chance for festival goers coming to the festival to book a slot at the Busk Stop.
Entertainment will be starting on Friday evening, running through to lunchtime on Sunday. Expect more cabaret, comedy, theatre, artists at work, workshops and a full programme for kids, with undercover space, cartoons and family films to watch, storytelling, workshops, a cocktail bar and high quality food and beer to tickle all types of taste-buds.
This is very much a family friendly festival, with kids events an integral part of the day's programme with many of the artists performing and running workshops that the whole family can enjoy.
The festival site will open around lunchtime on Friday. In addition to cabaret performances in the Big Top, Friday evening will also have headline music acts on the main stage. The Friday ticket is optional though most festival goers make a full weekend of it.
Saturday is the main music and arts day, three music stages, and loads going on.
Sunday is a Long Goodbye. Coffee, newspapers, organised kids sports, live ambient electronica cafe in the Big Top, a crafts market, a birds of prey display, nature trails and lots more to be confirmed. The festival site will close late on Sunday afternoon.
The Deer Shed Festival in set in Baldersby Park near Topcliffe in North Yorkshire. We extremely handy to get to by car situated just 2 miles from the Dishforth junction of the A1(M) - 30 minutes from York and Teeside, 45 minutes from Leeds.
The nearest train station to the festival site is Thirsk, seven miles away. Thirsk is on the main East coast line which runs from Kings Cross in London to York and onwards to Edinburgh. There will be a limited shuttle bus from Thirsk station to the festival site throughout the day and night for a small fee, all profits going to charity.
Grand Central Trains offer a direct service from London to Thirsk in around 2 hours.
Camp fires are not permitted. Small camping gas canisters only permitted (up to 2.7 kg in gas weight). No cylinders.
The camp site is not accessible by car, camping equipment must be carried 300m from the car park. Limited porters will be available to help carry if required. There is a family camping area which is away from the main arena to minimise noise at night.
More information will be here when available.
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