Deer Shed Festival 2015

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Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2015
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ, England MAP
£119 inc camping and parking - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 6,000
Last updated: Mon 8th Jun 2015

Now in its sixth 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 24th to Sunday 26th July 2015, the first weekend of the school summer holidays.


John Grant, Billy Bragg, and The Unthanks will headline. Also joining the previously announced The Wedding Present will be The Felice Brothers, Dan Croll, Ibibio Sound Machine, Honeyblood, Benjamin Booker, Boxed In, Hinds, Palace, Robyn Sherwell, Shopping, Slug, Model Aeroplanes, Pixel Fix, Seafret, Sam Russo, Dan Donnelly, The Buffalo Skinners, The Hummingbirds, Earths. Black Rivers, Villagers, Dutch Uncles, Du Blonde, Francisco The Man, All Tvvins, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Emmy the Great, Damien Dempsey, James Yorkston, Diagrams, Menace Beach, Kiran Leonard, The Pictish Trail, The Lost Brothers, Lisa O'Neill, Fatherson, Eliza Shaddad, Curtis Eller's American Circus, Rozi Plain, Cattle & Cane, FURS, Serious Sam Barrett, Deborah Rose, and Maia. That completes this year's line-up.

To see who is playing when see the Deer Shed line-up page.


Tickets have sold out, and all went over a month before the festival was set to start. Tickets were priced at tier 3  -  £119.
Child (aged 6 - 15 years) weekend ticket was priced at £35
Child (aged 3 - 5) weekend ticket was priced at £5
Child (aged 0 - 2 years) weekend ticket was free
Weekend campervan & caravan pass was priced at £35
Car parking ticket £4

All the kids activities and workshops free of charge.

For the first time people will be able to extend their stay and camp on the Sunday evening. Music, entertainment, bars and food will continue until Monday morning. With Sunday night camping per tent or live-in vehicle priced at an additional £40.


This year's theme is 'Up In The Air '.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Deer Shed Festival haveconfirmed the return of the Science Tent dedicated to those people who want to explore their inner Einstein. Expanding on last year, the Deer Shed Festival is welcoming back some old favourites (Draw a Circuit, Pond Dipping, Minecraft, and the inventor of the cybernetic parrot sausage, Paul Granjon), whilst introducing some exciting, new acts such as London Science Museum’s acclaimed comedy-science team, Punk Science, and the hands-on, messy, madness of the CHaOS Science Roadshow

More info

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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