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First music announcement for DSF7

This is the first of two big line-up announcements for DSF7 with an equally exciting set of artists, including the Saturday night headliner, due on February 25th.

And so for July 2016 we welcome to Baldersby Park...

Everything Everything, Beth Orton, Field Music, C Duncan, Money, This Is The Kit, Sam Lee And Friends, Dan Mangan, Gwenno, Misty Miller, Meilyr Jones, White, Marconi Union, Tuff Love, Cattle And Cane, Holly Macve, Mt. Wolf, Fronteers, Amber Arcades, Serious Sam Barrett, Holy Moly And The Crackers, Patch And The Giant, Actor, Viola Beach, Morrissey And Marshall.

Full details as ever on our music page.

DSF7 Arts Awards

This year we are offering small Arts Awards to anyone who would like to contribute an artist creation to our festival site. If this is something that you or your organisation is interesting in please take a look at the document below for more information and how to apply.

Deer Shed 7 Arts Application.docx

Deer Shed Festival 7 At The Movies!

Grab some popcorn and a comfy seat as we dim the lights and transport you to Deer Shed Festival 7 At The Movies!

Our 2016 weekend will be a celebration of cinema and filmmaking and what better way to celebrate filmmaking than to actually make a film! Head over to our Monsters VS Machines page to find out more about our movie and how you can get involved in making it!

As well as this exciting project we will also be laying on loads more activities for you film buffs - exploring everything from story-telling to running acting workshops, learning to do accents, composing film scores and everything in-between. Youngest daughter insists that we let it all go with some sing-a-long-a-Frozen too. Sorry about that.

We are now taking volunteer applications.

Deer Shed Festival volunteers play an important part in creating that special festival feeling that our audiences enjoy. So, if you are a people person and willing to get involved in a range of different activities we want to hear from you. If you are willing to give 8 hours of your time we'll give you a shiny new volunteer T-shirt and a ticket refund. Details on our volunteer information page.

We are massive fans of music and the arts in general, and we all have kids. We have over the years got increasingly fed up with paying a small fortune to get our families into various festivals only to be disappointed in the music or in the entertainment, facilities and vibe for the sprogs. The Deer Shed Festival is our long considered response to this. Kids are not second class citizens at DSF.

However, we will not compromise on what's on just because we are 'family friendly'. If you don't have children to bring along you will still find a lovely chilled atmosphere in which to enjoy a great weekend.

Hartlepool Mail (from 2015)

"The best yet in Deer Shed's burgeoning reputation in what is becoming the north’s answer to the Latitude Festival" - full review

Festivals For All (from 2015)

"Deer Shed is a fantastic place for families to have their first taste of a music festival, not too big but with spacious camping, impeccably clean toilets, showers at a small charge, food to satisfy both the discerning and the fussy, and so much entertainment you could fill two weekends! When all that is coupled with the broad musical line up of Deer Shed 6 then it’s easy to see why this is a festival that people visit year after year" - full review

God Is In the TV (from 2015)

"Set in beautiful rolling countryside outside the North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk, Deer Shed has quickly established itself as the jewel in the north of England's summer festival crown. It is warm, welcoming and really rather wonderful." - full review

There Goes The Fear (from 2014)

"Because there's something about the atmosphere, the site and the families, which remains unmatched anywhere in festivaldom. And I'm willing to wager that for 99% of the audience at Deer Shed, that's what keeps them coming back year after year. Here's to Deer Shed's 6th birthday." - full review

Efestivals (from 2013)

"Deer Shed is jam packed with quality. The organisers have clearly given much thought to what all members of the family will want within a festival and have gone a considerable way to delivering that. The science of family friendly festivals is being preserved in North Yorkshire. If you have a child under 10 then this should be a must-do on your festival list. If you simply want a weekend full of quality entertainment, then it should definitely be considered" - full review

What To Do With The Kids (from 2013)

"And most importantly, Deer Shed creates a space where children, tweens and teens can be introduced to festivals, make new friends, have an amazing time and be safe, while parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents can enjoy themselves as adults, listen to bands, have a few drinks, and have a rest from being the entertainers themselves. Deer Shed, you’ve created the perfect balance. We love you, and will be back next year" - full review

The Guardian (from 2011)

"As children tired and news spread about Amy Winehouse, I Am Kloot's stunning songs of 'drinking and disaster' sound ever-more mournful underneath the stars. When an otherwise chirpy John Bramwell dedicated an almost unbearably sad I Still Do to the departed singer, he provided something that seemed unthinkable at 2pm: the Deer Shed moment" - 4/5 stars - full review


We will start to announce the music line-up for DSF7 early in 2016. We endeavour to book as broad a music programme as we can. Contemporary, sometimes challenging but always highly entertaining. Have a look at our progress so far.


From Literary and Spoken Word to some fantastic Family Shows, Cinema, Theatre, Storytelling and Other gubbins. Our Arts programme is usually announced at the end of April. Check out last year's arts line-up for a flavour.


The Deer Shed Science Tent has become an integral part of the festival of the years. As many accessible, hands-on and FUN activities as we can cram in a 200ft tent. Last year's science programme.


Over 50 making and doing workshops last year. The vast majority of these workshops are FREE. Activities are not just for kids, adults are encouraged to have a go to. Deer Shed Festival 7 workshop programme announced in March.


We are really excited this year to have secured a new sports arena from our neighbours in Baldersby Park. Queen Mary's school has very kindly lent us their rather beautiful sports field to use over the weekend.

So we are pushing the boat out on sporty activities for 2016. So football with predictable bounces plus loads of other sporty pursuits...check out our sporty page.

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.

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

Ninety percent of the space is dedicated to family camping with the remainder for those who are attending without kids.

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Disability Access

Deer Shed Festival are committed to maintaining great standards of access for everyone, we want to make sure we continue to have great access onsite and continue to put the time into achieving this wherever we possibly can. Please read all our access information before you book your tickets. Alternatively download the word document detailing our access options here.

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* denotes changes to festival ticketing for 2016
Early bird adult full weekend ticket (16+)£105 (face value £99.48) SOLD OUT
1st tier adult full weekend ticket (16+)£115 (face value £109.05) SOLD OUT
2nd tier adult full weekend ticket (16+)£125 (face value £118.62) AVAILABLE
3rd tier adult full weekend ticket (16+)£135 (face value £128.19) NOT RELEASED
4th tier adult full weekend ticket (16+)£145 (face value £137.76) NOT RELEASED
Child full weekend ticket (11 to 15)£45 (face value £42.06) AVAILABLE
Child full weekend ticket (6 to 10)£45 (face value £42.06) AVAILABLE
Child full weekend ticket (3 to 5)£10 (face value £8.57) AVAILABLE
Child full weekend ticket (0 to 2)FREE (ticket still required) AVAILABLE
Sunday night camping per tent or live-in vehicle
Only valid for holders of full weekend tickets
See our information page for more details
£50 (face value £46.85)
Car parking per car£10 in advance inclusive of fees
£15 on gate
* Campervan / caravan / trailer tent full weekend
Car parking included. ADDITIONAL ticket required for tents or awnings
£50 (face value £46.85) AVAILABLE
* Campervan / caravan / trailer tent full weekend
Must be purchased in addition to standard Campervan / caravan / trailer tent ticket if your caravan/campervan has an awning or tent.
£15 (face value £13.35) AVAILABLE
Camping in a tent, no size restrictionsFREE

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No day tickets for DSF7, we want you all weekend.

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