Deer Shed Festival 2014

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Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ, England MAP
£109 inc camping and parking
Daily capacity: 6,000
Last updated: Wed 16th Jul 2014

Now in its fifth 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 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014.


Headliners Johnny Marr, British Sea Power, and Stornoway, with special guest Steve Mason, are joined on the line-up across three stages by Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Toy, Wolf Alice, Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls, Cate Le Bon, Slow Club, The Fauns, Lowpines, Happyness, Annie Drury, Paper Aeroplanes, The Broken Broadcast, The Buffalo Skinners, The Glendale Family, Billie Marten, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Bleech, Teleman, Cheatahs, Girls Names, Lyla Foy, Womans Hour, John Smith, Eliza and The Bear, Samantha Crain, Sam Airey, and Post War Glamour Girls, Beccy Owen, Keston Cobblers Club, Summer Camp, Police Dog Hogan, We Were Evergreen, Georgia Ruth, Denai Moore, PAWS, PINS, All We Are, Raglans, Withered Hand, and Nordic Giants.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available, click here.


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The early bird tickets have sold out Tier 3 tickets are priced as follows:

An adult (16+) weekend ticket (Fri-Sun) is priced at £109.
Child (aged 6 - 15 years) weekend ticket is priced at £30
Child (aged under 5) weekend ticket is priced at £1
Weekend campervan & caravan pass is priced at £30

All the kids activities and workshops free of charge.


This year's theme has been announced as 'Time Travel'  and you can expect exciting science workshops using the technology of the past as well as their take upon scientific discoveries yet to be.

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, kids tent and outside play area, and will have a welfare and first aid tent.

Literary Tent

This year’s Literary Tent will offer a line-up of diverse authors and speakers reading their work and answering questions from the audience. Joining Miles Hunt on The Literature program are Bob Stanley, Dave Simpson, Gary Cavanagh, Matt Webster, Heidi Heigh, Samantha Ellis, Stephen May, and Susie Steiner.

Arts programme

The Arts programme will be broader this year including cinema, PG-rated comedy, commissioned theatre, artists at work, illustrators, graffiti artists, spoken word, circus, cabaret, storytelling, and more. Most of these will be holding workshops so you can have a go yourself and will be creating work that evolves over the weekend.

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.

Special family friendly comedy sets this year come from Rob Rouse, Paul Tonkinson, Gary Delaney, Steve Royle, Alfie Moore, Stuart Goldsmith, Boothby Graffoe, Steve Day, Wez Zarahuk, and Peter Antoniou.

Shows from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe include Racing Minds, Morgan And West, Ian D Montfort, Alice Down The Rabbit Hole, Mud Pie Arts, Thingumajigpuppet Show, Stan Cullimore, and Paul Cookson.

Sunday’s cinema programme is all based around this year’s time travel theme and features MR Peabody And Sherman (U), Back To The Future (Part One) (PG), Daleks Invasion Earth (U), The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari with Darius Battiwalla (PG).


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.

Other additional activities for the whole family include: Eight tons of play sand. The Cardboard city is back again, this year with bigger boxes and more boxes to play with! Rounders England –with a tagline of 'Smile, Its Rounders'. Much better than 'Despair, It's Cross-Country', fit in perfectly with the ethos of Deer Shed and will be organising all sorts of rounders based fun in the Sports field, containing loads of clobber to occupy those with excess energy to burn off; Swingballs, space hoppers, hula hoops, the Deer Shed famous blue barrels and anything else they think will survive the weekend!

A celebration of Birds of Prey, Soft play kindly lent from Thirsk’s Toy Library and for the more active festival goer, Wild running, Deer Shed have designed specific route for a Sunday morning run, which takes in the parts of Baldersby Park that the keen festival goer may not have explored before.

More info

The festival site will open around lunchtime on Friday 19th July. In addition to circus cabaret performance 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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