NEWS: Deer Shed Festival reveals its Arts Programme for 2015 2

NEWS: Deer Shed Festival reveals its Arts Programme for 2015

artsTo complement what is an already very impressive musical line-up – one that includes headliners John Grant, Billy Bragg and The Unthanks and an incredibly strong supporting cast – North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival has just announced full details of its arts programme for this year’s sixth annual event.

Having introduced Literary and Spoken Word to Baldersby Park last year, Deer Shed aims to build on its undoubted success in 2015. This time round, The Guardian journalists Dave Simpson and Laura Barton will be respectively interviewing Saturday night’s bill-topper Billy Bragg and the erstwhile Slits’ guitarist and one of punk music’s true female pioneers, Viv Albertine.

Adding their not inconsiderable voices to this particularly intriguing and most exciting part of the hero9festival will be English broadcaster and nine-time Gold Sony Radio Award winner, Andy Kershaw, and the man whose Didsbury living room was famously featured on the cover of Oasis’s debut album Definitely Maybe, the band’s then guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs.

Elsewhere, the festival’s magnificent Big Top will be welcoming under its huge canvas a wide range of incredible acts, including from the world of comedy, Britain’s best live sketch team, the three-man comedy act Pappy’s; the critically acclaimed UK-based improv comedy quintet, Racing Minds; and the World Record Breaking beatboxer, World Looping Champion and international collaborator, Schlomo.

When further account is taken of the entertainment that will be coming to you courtesy of the Hull based community theatre company, Open Umbrella Theatre, the storytelling theatre company Tusk Theatre, and the Central School of Speech and Drama, who will be performing The Fate of the Faraway State, it is little wonder that 2015 promises to be the best ever Deer Shed Festival yet.

Deer Shed Festival 6 takes place in Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire between 24th and 26th July 2015.  For the first time this year, festival goers are also being given the chance to stay over on Sunday night.

All of the festival information, including details of how to buy tickets can be found here

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