Deer Shed Festival 2023

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Friday 28th to Monday 31st July 2023
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ, England MAP
currently £190 incl camping
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Mon 3rd Apr 2023

The 12th Deer Shed Festival offers three days of contemporary music and art and takes place at a 90 acre site at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, in North Yorkshire From Friday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2023.


 announcedso far are The Comet Is Coming ; Public Service Broadcasting ; The Delgados; Gaz Coombes ; The Big Moon ; This Is The Kit ; BCUC ; Dream Wife; Gwenno; Rae Morris; Steam Down; W. H. Lung; Grove; Panic Shack; Plastic Mermaids ;Rozi Plain; Skinny Pelembe; The Mary Wallopers; All Day Breakfast Café; Ditz; Holiday Ghosts; Jim Ghedi; Pale Blue Eyes; Sister Wives; Stephen Durkan and The Acid Commune; Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan; and more to be announced.

For the details as available, please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are on sale on a tiered system, currently priced as follows:-
adult (16+) weekend: £190
child aged 11-15 weekend: £77
child aged 6-10 weekend: £66
child aged 3-5 weekend: £33
under 2s weekend: free but needs ticket
campervan / caravan / trailer-tent: £90
All the kids activities and workshops free of charge.
All weekend tickets include camping.


The theme for 2022 hasn't been announced yet.

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 comedy line-up is as follows:

Stewart Lee Presents King Rocker, Rosie Jones and Friends, David O'Doherty, Richard Herring’s RHLSTP, Suzi Ruffell, Shaparak Khorsandi, Jayde Adams, Paul Foot, Maisie Adam, Daliso Chaponda, Brett Domino Trio, Shelf, Diane Chorley, Helen Bauer, Scott Bennett, Njambi McGrath, Aurie Styla, Andrew O'Neill, Yuri Kotani, Tom Houghton, Alex Kealy , Daman Bamrah, Katie Pritchard, Stella Graham, Tamar Broadbent, The Lovely Boys, Mr Thing Show, Shlomo, Les Enfants Terribles (A Gameshow For Awful Children) , Below The Belt , Kapow Wrestling, This is Your Trial, Family Catwalk Extraveganza, Jonathon’s Drag Dancing Unicorn, Pop up puppet Theatre, Musical Bingo, Comedy up a Tree  

Science, Arts, Sports & Kids Highlights:

Delia Derbyshire Workshop, Gizmobots, Synth Building, Big Jeff - Artist in Residence, Feral Farm, Wilderwild, City Play Takeover, Mini-Shedders (under 5’s area), wrestling, tag archery, Encanto, ICO Shorts, Movieoke, skateboarding, BMXing, circus, parkour, kayaking, tree climbing, DIY sports and much more across 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 starts on Friday evening, and now includes a full day's entertainment on the Sunday. Expect 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 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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