Deer Shed Festival 2018

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Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2018
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ, England MAP
currently £145 for weekend
Daily capacity: 6,000
Last updated: Thu 21st Jun 2018

Now in its 9th 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 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2018, the first weekend of the school summer holidays.


Acts announced so far include Drenge, Goldfrapp, and Field Music, as well as: Public Service Broadcasting, Jane Weaver, Nadine Shah, Bill Ryder-Jones, HMLTD, Gaz Coombes, Blaenavon, This is the Kit, Mush, The Orielles, Dream Wife, Lowly, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Warm Digits, Scott Matthews, Joan As Police Woman, Goat Girl, Pictish Trail, and more, with more to be announced.

For the details including day and stage splits as announced please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Adult (16+) weekend: £145
Child (11-15) weekend: £50
Child (6-10) weekend: £50
Child (3-5) weekend: £20
Child (2 and under) weekend: free (but needs ticket)
Sunday night camping: £50 per tent
Campervan: £50
Campervan awning or tent: £15 extra

All the kids activities and workshops free of charge.

The festival is offering weekend tickets at the discounted price of £50 for anyone who had a ticket for the cancelled Beverley Folk Festival. To claim the discount, forward your proof of purchase to and they will reply with a discount code.


This year's theme is 'Making Waves!' Life's a wave. Get ready to catch it.

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 offers a line-up of diverse authors and speakers reading their work and answering questions from the audience. 


Deer Shed Festival will offer over 80 workshops with something for every person of every age and every interest.

Arts programme

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.

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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