Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

CMAT

CMAT

Each year the headline hunt at Deer Shed causes much ruckus in the office.

Step forward CMAT aka Ciara Mary - Alice Thompson. I'm only affectionally annoyed that Otherside Festival in Ireland got there first. This is CMAT's return to Deer Shed - but with headline status.

The new album Crazymad, For Me deserves it, and don’t just take my word for it, with rave reviews from Line of Best Fit and NME.

The album’s described as an “abstract break up record”, and the track 'Where Are Your Kids Tonight' duet with festival favourite John Grant seems poignant (especially for Deer Shed, where kids are at the heart of our ethos).

As I listen, sparked by seeing her a second time live this summer, it’s a rapid growth for the Irish star. Described by herself as the "bat out of hell by Meatloaf for the girls" it’s an album for all, that can have you listening intently over a glass of vino one minute, and then dancing round the living room the next.

NME described the star as Dublin’s answer to Dolly Parton, CMAT is more than worthy of a Sunday night headline status, much as Dolly would be.

M.E