PREVIEW: Deer Shed Festival 4 - 19th to 21st July 2013

PREVIEW: Deer Shed Festival 4 – 19th to 21st July 2013

This is the final countdown for Deer Shed 2013. With only ten days to go before the fourth annual outing of this ever popular, family-friendly festival takes place, less than 200 adult tickets remain unsold. So if you want to join the other 6,800 people who will be flocking into Baldersby Park, near Topcliffe in North Yorkshire a week on Friday you had better be quick.  Tickets can still be bought here:

So what will you get for your money? Well, you will get three glorious days of contemporary arts and all round entertainment set in the most beautiful, rolling countryside. You will get a full Arts Programme, complete with cinema, PG-rated comedy, theatre, puppets, artists at work, illustrators, graffiti artists, spoken word events, circus, cabaret, storytelling, computer artists and animators; a full schedule of events for children, including eight tons of play sand, the perennial Cardboard city and a sports field packed to the gunnels with all manner of games and activities; and all of which will be underpinned by this year’s theme of Machines. Expect all kinds of gizmos, gadgets, rockets, radios and robots to be your mechanical hosts for a weekend which will run from 1pm on Friday the 19th until the festival site closes at 7pm on Sunday the 21st of July.

You will not only get all of the above but also some fantastic music too. In keeping with Deer Shed’s continuing success and ever growing profile, this year’s musical line-up promises to be even bigger and better than before. Some thirty five acts will play on the festival’s four stages, including the Big Top which will see both Public Service Broadcasting and The Unthanks performing their respective sets in front of a huge cinema screen onto which will be projected their own individual archive footage.

The two smaller stages will host amongst many others Tubular Bells For Two, a recreation by Australian multi-instrumentalists Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, of Mike Oldfield’s masterpiece; local talent David McCaffrey, Welsh wizard Stephen Black appearing under the guise of Sweet Baboo and perma-sideburned former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes.

And as if that isn’t quite enough, you will also get the indestructible Edwyn Collins, Brooklyn’s very own imaginative oddball Darwin Deez, a revitalised The House of Love and the quietly magnificent King Creosote all heading the main stages. The full musical line-up can be found here:


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