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Deer Shed Festival 10

One week later than our usual weekend, and well into the school hols, Deer Shed Festival returns for its 10th anniversary celebration of family friendly music, arts and science from 26th-29th July 2019.

Our theme, GENERATION XYZ is a killer, giving us an excuse to curate things that define each generation, as well as celebrate all the things we have in common.

We are also very excited to welcome our first batch of bands...

Ezra Furman, Anna Calvi, Akala, Sunflower Bean, Gruff Rhys, BC Camplight, She Drew The Gun, Pins, Charles Watson, Tiny Ruins, Tom Williams, Skinny Pelembe, The Howl and The Hum, Gently Tender, Lucia, Rascalton.

All the details on our music page.

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Advent Calendar Goodies

Remember, liking ALL of our advent calendar posts (and maybe commenting the odd nice thing) on Facebook will enter you into our Vintents glamping competition to spend Deer Shed 10 in vintage luxury.

Click on each opened door to see the treat behind it!

Reviews

Some nice reviews of Deer Shed 9.

"Deer Shed proves once again that it is the ultimate family festival, one that is friendly, relaxed, spacious, with a massively eclectic musical line-up and so much entertainment for the kids that you’ll never hear "I'm bored"."
Festivals For All read full review.

"If you’re coming here for the first time, congratulations: you’ve just found the best festival for families in the north – perhaps even the whole UK."
Efestivals read full review.

"...the brightest, shiniest jewel in the North of England’s festival crown."
God Is In The TV read full review.

"Like the best underground scenester venue, Deer Shed has just treated us to a masterclass in superlative new music: five brilliant acts hot off the press, the world at their feet."
There Goes The Fear read full review.

And most importantly what you guys thought.

Check out our new game

Make waves ahead of the UK’s ultimate family friendly music, arts and science festival with this tap-to-play arcade game!

Featuring music from bands on the Deer Shed Festival 9 line-up, this is your chance to test your skills before entering our science tent tournament on the big screen in Baldersby Park.

Line-up

Announcements coming thick and fast over the next few months...

Music

The best contemporary music from the UK and beyond. Discover your new fave band.

Click here for a look at our 2019 music so far.

Comedy

Booking great PG rated comedy is hard, but we get it right most of the time!

Click here for our 2018 comedy...

Shows

We drag our kids round the best shows from Edinburgh Festival, so you don't have to!

Click here for our 2018 shows...

Science

Take stuff to bits, forensics, soldering, music production with emphasis on FUN!

Click here for our 2018 science programme!

Sporty

BMXing, slacklining, tree climbing, footie, swingball, wild running, wrong pong...

Click here for 2018 sporty stuff.

Spoken Word

The Guardian's Dave Simpson chats to the great and the good of the music world and beyond.

Click here for our 2018 programme!

Literary

Curated by Katherine Stanton, our own book club, but without the cheesy nibbles.

Check out 2018 here.

Workshops

Loads of crafty, relaxing, energetic and arty workshops to take part in at Deer Shed in July, and all FREE to boot :)

Check out 2018 workshops.

Under 5s

Ways in which we look after and entertain your under 5s!

Click here for 2018 Under 5s.

Wilderwild

Worried about your kids not getting out much?

Click here for Wilderwild programme.

Wellbeing

We are not well, how about you?

Click here to step onto the road to recovery!

Cinema

From Arthouse to sing-along-a-Tangled, your chance to downshift and relax.

Click here for our 2018 Cinema programme.

Food

Some people come to festivals just for the food, this we understand and invite the best of the best.

Coming soon for 2019!!

Movie PREMIERE!

If you came to DSF7 you will know that we shot a short film. It went well, phew, and many of our audience took starring roles. The film is now finished. We welcome you to a whole new vision of parenting :)

Love Deer Shed Ambassador Scheme

Come for free? Join our Love Deer Shed Ambassador Scheme!!

If you already rave about Deer Shed to your friends and family why not be rewarded for your enthusiasm and join our ambassador scheme!

In a nutshell, for every 8 adult tickets you sell on our behalf we will give you a FREE adult ticket plus there are all sorts of other rewards to earn!

And if you have your ticket already or if you are keen to volunteer you can still benefit by gifting your FREE ticket to a friend.

Check out our Ambassador page for all the detail!!

Our take on the family friendly music festival thing.

We might rant on a bit here, sorry.

If you go and watch a Pixar movie with your children, everyone has a great time. Not just your kids, EVERYBODY!!! We strive for this holy-grail every year.

We don't have kid's areas as such, they're not zoo animals! The whole site is accessible to everyone and we will welcome you as though you were our house guests, which you essentially are.

But we are a cultural event too and you will be exposed to many new things. We like new things. You might be challenged by some of them, but we want every family member to leave Baldersby Park inspired, if that's ok.

And finally, our music line-up, hitting you through extremely high fidelity PA systems will be as thrilling and contemporary as you will find at any UK festival in 2019 - it's just that you can share that thrill with your kids and feel perfectly safe at the same time.

Oh, and if you don't have kids to bring, that's fine too xx

Other gubbins

Camping

Baldersby Park is a lovely place to camp and making sure that you have plenty of space is always a top priority, even if it means shuffling things about a bit.

Glamping

Bring your own tent, bring your campervan or caravan or choose from one of our glamping options.

Volunteering

Volunteer for 8 hours over the festival weekend and get an adult ticket for FREE!! Find out all the details on our volunteering page.

Our history

Various themes and lineups from over the years. The theme for DSF1 was 'OMG we're having a festival' and consequently we can't find the artwork :)

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DSF2

Our friends

Folks that we are proud to be associated with.

Association Of Independent Festivals

The Association Of Independent Festivals is essentially a trade body for the best of the UK's independent festival sector as well as the source of most excellent gossip.

Candlelighters

Candlelighters is a charity bringing light and hope to the families of children suffering from cancer. They are our festival charity with over £2500 of donations in 2016.

WasteAid

Founded by waste management professionals to share practical and low-cost sustainability solutions with communities in low-income countries, WasteAid is a charity that spreads recycling around the world, creating jobs and stopping plastic reaching the oceans.

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry. We work closely with them to improve our accessibility.

SASH

Our charity for 2017, SASH prevents young people from becoming homeless by offering them a room in the home of a volunteer. Their ambition is that those we help never have to experience homelessness again and are able to lead successful, independent lives.

IVE

Like us, IVE believe creativity is king. They aim to inspire a more creative society by supporting the development of kids, educators and businesses. The good eggs at IVE also offer the opportunity for young Deer Shedders to achieve the Arts Award through the festival’s 120+ workshops.

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