What we love about this festival.

The organisers are determined that their festival ensures that all ages have a great time. They want adults and children alike to share the thrill of listening to live music and the wonderment of learning new things, together. And all in a perfectly safe environment.

Camping and Glamping Options

A caravan or campervan pass  costs £50 plus an extra £15 if you would like to attach an awning. Making sure that you have lots of space to camp is Deer Shed's top priority. As well as the general camping area, there is also Tangerine fields which is a pre-erected tent service and glamping with Vintents, a vintage camping company providing beautiful real cotton canvas tents from the 70s and 80s. There are also tipis and yurts for hire.

Past lineups

Richard Hawley, Everything Everything, Beth Orton, Rae Morris, John Grant, Billy Bragg, The Unthanks, The Wedding Present, Johnny Marr, British Sea Power, Stornoway, Steve Mason, Saint Etienne.

Kids and families

This is very much a family festival. All kids' activities and workshops are free of charge and there is a kids' tent and play area. However, pretty much the whole festival site is set up with kids in mind. There are also baby changing facilities.

A touch of luxury

Glamping with Vintents offers a a retro twist to the usual glamping options. Why not try something different?

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Deer Shed

Deer Shed will showcase its 9th festival in 2018. This is a contemporary music and arts festival, conveniently taking place over the first weekend of the summer holidays. Recently winning a prize at the Festival Congress award for Best Unique Festival Area for its "Monsters vs Machines" area, Deer Shed makes every effort to ensure the entire festival feels different and personal.

Aside from some fantastic live music, including new acts and big names, Deer Shed also offers comedy shows (PG rated so that you don't have to worry about the kids!), some of the best shows from the Edinburgh Festival, vintage art and craft stalls, sports (BMXing, frizbee, footie, kidditch, sock wrestling), science (from forensics to soldering), spoken word, literature, cinema, theatre and over 70 workshops.

There is also a literary tent with a range of authors and speakers reading their work and answering questions from the audience.

If your'e a performer yourself, don't miss your chance to book a slot to perform at the "Busk Stop".

Information at a glance

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ.

Car parking for the weekend costs £10. The festival site is just 2 miles from the Dishforth junction of the A1(M), 30 minutes from York and Teeside and 45 minutes from Leeds. The nearest train station is Thirsk, which is 7 miles away and there is a shuttle bus service.

From £125 for a weekend adult ticket including camping. £45 for 6-15s, £10 for 3-5s and under 5s free. Buy tickets here.

20th-22nd July 2018

6,000 capacity per day

2017 saw - Teenage Fanclub, Kaye Tempest, The Divine Comedy, She Drew The Gun, Ibibio Sound Machine Arab Strap.

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