Deer Shed Festival 2017 Preview Posted on Sat 15th July 2017

So much to enjoy for the whole family

Deershed Festival 2017 Preview

For the 2nd year running Deer Shed has sold out in an unprecedented time, it appears that people are starting to pay attention to all the rave reviews.

Deer Shed 8 returns to Baldersby Park with another jam-packed programme. The line-up this year is set to be Deer Sheds best yet with Teenage Fanclub, Kate Tempest and The Divine Comedy headlining. But the fantastic music doesn’t stop there, also on the line-up are Arab Strap, Ibibio Sound Machine, King Creosote, Honeyblood, Cabbage, Teleman, Jesca Hoop, John Smith, Warhaus, Splashh, Let’s Eat Grandma, She Drew The Gun, The Big Moon, H Hawkline and little bit of Roddy Woomble. With bands across 4 stages there will be plenty of new music to discover.

Music is only one aspect that keeps people coming back year after year, Deer Shed is an all-encompassing family festival, with something for everyone. The kids will be kept occupied all weekend with over 80+ arts, crafts and science workshops or by taking part in the array of sports that can be found across the site.

The literature and spoken word, covering everything from the loudest voices in progressive politics today, to stories from music legends who’ve worked with the likes of Bowie and The Beatles, via a collection of the nation’s most celebrated spoken word poets and talks from authors of books that have been flying off the shelves.

The Bigtop Stage is transformed into the greatest comedy night with the likes of John Shuttleworth, Hal Cruttenden, Justin Moorhouse, Tom Parry, Bec Hill, Patrick Monahan, Ivo Graham, The Scummy Mummies, Sarah Bennetto, Josh Howie, Dan Nightingale, Edd Hedges, Sarah Bennetto and Nick Doody sure to make you cry with laughter. In addition to stand-up comedy the Bigtop Stage is home to the best family friendly theatre handpicked from the Edinburgh Fringe.

And if that isn’t enough this year’s theme is The Wilderwild which allows you to experience the wilder side of Baldersby Park, areas where nature has been left to its own devices, leaving a wilderness filled with crafts and adventure for everyone to explore.

Deer Shed 2017 takes place at Baldersby Park, Thirsk from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July.

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Last modified on: Sat 15th July 2017

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