The first wave of acts have been revealed for the 11th edition of family-friendly Deer Shed Festival, which takes place at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, North Yorkshire from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2020.
On the Main Stage, British-French avant-pop band Stereolab will headline the Friday, while the festival is closed on the Sunday by Baxter Dury. The third and final headliner for the main stage on Saturday night is set to be revealed in the New Year.
Deer Shed Festival director Oliver Jones said: “Stereolab were the soundtrack to our 20s when my wife Kate and I worked in the music industry in London back in the ‘90s. To bring a band with such musical heritage, a band who hold such personal significance for us as a team, to our family’s home North Yorkshire truly is a dream come true.”
“It may be difficult for some of us of a certain age to separate the name ‘Dury’ from that of Baxter’s father, Ian.” Oliver Jones continued. “While the punk spirit and masterful poeticism of the latter lives on through the former, trading often in taboo subjects and midnight tales, there is no doubting who the 21st century belongs to, as the younger people in our team have been telling us for some time!”
Headlining the In The Dock tent on Sunday night with her show ‘Telling Poems’, there's the return to Deer Shed from Kate Tempest with an intimate spoken word set. Deer Shed has also announced a partnership with two of the best independent live music venues in Yorkshire. Taking over the festival’s In The Dock stage on Saturday, Brudenell Social Club and The Crescent will present a bill that includes Scottish post-punk band The Twilight Sad, (headline), part-psych, part-krautrock outfit Snapped Ankles, and fast-rising indie newcomers Dry Cleaning, with more acts to be revealed soon.
Others performing over the weekend are Sudanese-American musician Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane (Sunday main stage), along with Roddy Woomble, Liz Lawrence, Ren Harvieu, Big Joanie, Melt Yourself Down, Native Harrow, and Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewerdine. There's much more to be announced.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult (16+) weekend: £140
child aged 11-15 weekend: £70
child aged 6-10 weekend: £60
child aged 3-5 weekend: £30
under 2s weekend: free but needs ticket
campervan / caravan / trailer-tent: £60 (awning extra £20).
All the kids activities and workshops free of charge.
latest on this festival
festival home page
joining Stereolab, Baxter Dury, Kate Tempest, Ghostpoet, The Twilight Sad, & more