Deer Shed 2023 music line-up

Music line-up announced for 2023!

For are delighted to welcome these amazing artists to Baldersby Park in July 2023...

The Comet Is Coming, Public Service Broadcasting, The Delgados, Gaz Coombes, The Big Moon, This Is The Kit, BCUC, Dream Wife, Gwenno, Rae Morris, Steam Down, W. H. Lung, Grove, Panic Shack, Plastic Mermaids, Rozi Plain, Skinny Pelembe, The Mary Wallopers, All Day Breakfast Café, DITZ, Holiday Ghosts, Jim Ghedi, Pale Blue Eyes, Sister Wives, Stephen Durkan and The Acid Commune, The Utopia Strong, Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan.

With more artists to come over the coming months, 2023 is shaping up really nicely, check out the full music line-up (so far) on our music page.

Love Deer Shed Ambassador Scheme

Give the gift of Deer Shed this Christmas… 🎁

For the next 7 days, you can get your hands on a free card to give to your friends & family if you’re planning on gifting them tickets this Christmas!

They make great presents if you ask us… so we thought we’d create a card to make your gift that little bit extra special.

You can either download the card design here or sign-up on this Google form and we'll send you a hard copy in the post!

Reviews from 2022

Some nice reviews of 2022, proving that whatever the weather, Deer Shed is still the ultimate family festival...

"Deer Shed is simply a great music festival. It just so happens to be ideally designed for taking your kids too. In terms of atmosphere, it’s like the similarly inclusive End of the Road and Green Man, but with more wrestling and general mayhem."
NME read full review..

"New acquaintances lead to friendships and as Sunday turns into Monday, Under the Radar are sad to be leaving one of the most heart warming festivals we’ve ever experienced. It goes without saying we’ll be back next year. Deer Shed take a bow."
Under The Radar read full review.

"There have been incremental, positive changes to the layout of the site, but what still remains resolutely in place is Deer Shed’s firm adherence to the principles of safety, inclusivity, and its ongoing ability to produce what must be one of the best summer festival experiences in the country today."
God Is In The TV read full review.

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2022 Programme

Have a browse of our 2022 programme whilst we pull together 2023!!


Watch our 2019 aftermovie - it takes more than a drop of rain to spoil the fun!

Buy Tickets

Buy tickets to join us in Baldersby Park this July


Explore over 2000 hours of festival content for all ages. Check out our festival programme from 2019 to get a full picture of all that we do.


A family-friendly festival is for everyone - our ethos.


From camping to glamping, check out our under-canvas options for the weekend.


Bring your live-in vehicle to Deer Shed, see how it fits into our camping choices.

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 2020 - 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

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 :)


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 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.


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.


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.


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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