Deer Shed takes place in July featuring a stunning lineup of music, arts & culture.
Theme: ‘The Wilderwild’ - A place shrouded in mystery and magic on the fringes of Baldersby Park; a place where nature has been left to its own devices for many years to form a wilderness filled with adventure, craft, and creativity for Deer Shedders to explore.
Teenage Fanclub Kate Tempest The Divine Comedy Arab Strap Ibibio Sound Machine King Creosote Honeyblood Cabbage Teleman Jesca Hoop John Smith Warhaus Merchandise Lets Eat Grandma Hooton Tennis Club She Drew The Gun Laetitia Sadler Palace Winter BC Camplight Man Of Moon Hannah Lou Clark The Lake Poets SHELLS Eat Fast Goat Girl Nilufer Yanya Maia Xylaroo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Jalen NrGonda October Drift Laucan Tom Joshua Stillhouse Aelfen AgbeRo Jolly and the Lightweight
DJs Andy Kershaw's Global Dance Party Marc Riley Across The Tracks Rory Hoy
Last year's lineup
The Slow Readers Club
She Drew The Gun
Tracyanne & Danny
Deer Shed Festival information & FAQs
In purchasing tickets you are subject to our terms and conditions.
Sunday night camping is now included in the weekend ticket price.
Tickets will be despatched electronically.
Any difficulties with Ticket Sellers purchases please call 0121 472 6688.
Similarly with Eventbrite purchases please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/contact-us.
No day tickets for DSF11, we want you all weekend.
Kids under 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult over 21.
You can only buy 10 tickets per transaction.
Any other ticketing questions please email email@example.com
Is Deer Shed Festival 11 going ahead in 2021?
Yes, the new festival dates are 30th August – 1st July 2021 and we’ve already confirmed the full music line-up!
I didn’t request a refund for my 2020 tickets and instead decided to roll them forward to the postponed festival dates in 2021. Do I need to do anything?
Absolutely nothing! Your original tickets for 2020 are still valid for the re-scheduled dates in 2021.
What happens if the coronavirus pandemic affects the viability of the 2021 event?
The health and safety of our staff and attendees is the top priority and we will always act in line with public health guidance. If the event must be postponed again, you will be offered the choice of either a full refund or to transfer your tickets to any rescheduled dates.
I can no longer attend the festival – can I have a refund?
As per our terms and conditions we cannot refund tickets.
Should I bring cash to the festival?
We recommend it. The vast majority of food and retail vendors deal in cash only. We do provide cash machines on-site, but please be aware that these will charge for withdrawals.
Is it a long way from the car park to the campsite? I've got loads of camping clobber.
No, not in comparison to most festivals. The car park and campsite fields are adjacent to each other. Inevitably as more people arrive you will have further to go so get here early if you are worried. We do however have a trolley hire service which most people tend to take advantage of.
Can we reserve some space in the campsite so that we can camp next to our friends?
No you can't. You will immediately get off on the wrong foot with your neighbours if you try to do this. Try to arrange arriving at the same time or alternatively camp further from the car park where there is much more space and you shouldn't have a problem.
We are coming in a campervan but our friends aren't, can we camp next to them?
Unfortunately not. The campervan/caravan/trailer tent field is separate from the tent camping field. Our local authority have concerns regarding motor vehicles and tents mixing so we have to limit this. However if you have a small utility tent you CAN erect this next to your caravan/campervan/trailer tent. See below.
Can we put up a tent next to our campervan/caravan/trailer tent?
Yes you can BUT it must be yours (not a friends) and it must be small (not exceed 4m square excluding guy ropes.)
Can my friend help me put up my tent or park up my campervan?
Only ticket holders can gain access to the campsite. We have many volunteers who will help you out if you are struggling.
Can I buy a day ticket for Deer Shed Festival, I only want to come on Friday/Saturday/Sunday?
Afraid not. We want you all weekend. In our experience the vibe always suffers at festivals which have a different audience on different days.
I'm not the camping type. Can I leave site at night and return in the morning?
Yep! You're free to come and go as you please. Just ensure you keep your wristbands (provided when your ticket is scanned upon first entry) on throughout the weekend. Our car parks are efficiently managed so you can get your vehicle out easily. Keep your car parking ticket in your car.
Can I enter site, set up the tent, leave to pick the kids up and then return?
Yup, same as above! Just don't leave valuables in an unattended tent, to ensure the festival is not an appealing prospect for thieves.
Can I bring my dog, he's really well behaved?
No pets, not even our sheepdog is allowed in.
How do I book workshops and activities?
To book a workshop or activity, simply head to the location (stated clearly on the map in the print programme and on signs around site). You can book onto activities each morning for the day ahead, meaning if you arrive late on Friday, you will still be able to book activities for Saturday. Sometimes popular workshops do become oversubscribed, but we try to flag these in the festival programme, and there will always be a fun alternative available.
Do you have electrical hook-up and chemical waste disposal for caravans?
Yes, you can purchase an electrical hook-up ticket here, and we have chemical waste disposal facilities available.
Disabled Access Information
Booking Access information - Personal Assistance Guest Ticket
If you are attending Deer Shed and are in receipt of DLA or PIP you can claim a guest ticket for your personal assistant, however you may be still eligible for a personal assistant if you have a debilitating condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an access requirement form, as we can reserve you onsite priority parking and camping.
You will need to forward a copy of your DLA or PIP award letter and a copy of your festival ticket purchase email which you will have received from the ticket outlet company ticket script. Having received this the festival will send you an e-ticket for your Personal Assistance in June prior to the festival.
You will need to purchase any additional tickets for your party including Sunday Camping, Parking, Campervan tickets etc. through the website. If you have any other questions about accessibility issues at Deer Shed Festival drop us a line and have a chat.
Accessible Campsite And Car Park
Deer Shed Festivals car park and campsite are open from Friday 21th July at 10am, please show your requested accessible passes along with your blue badge to a one of our stewards or security members. They will then direct you to the designated deaf and disabled parking and camping area. The campsite manager will be briefed and a steward will be able to assist your arrival and set up of tents for the weekend.
Distance from parking area to: Accessible Campsite – 20m, Ticket Exchange – 80m, Entrance to Arena – 100m
If you are arriving to site via public transport or taxi please let us know prior to arrival so that alternative arrangements can be made. This also applies to taxis as they may waiver the accessible area if you have your blue badge and therefore an alternative can be used. Please email in advance if your taxi requires access to the Accessible Camping Area.
Deer Shed Festival takes place outdoors within 90 acres of grassed parkland and attracts approximately 10,000 people. Weather conditions will affect the overall state of the ground. It is particularly important for wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments to be aware that the main terrain at the festival is grassland. In the event of muddy land, efforts will be made to make this as accessible as possible with wood chip being placed at areas most effected, especially in to the main entrance of the arena.
All stewards/volunteers and security personal wearing yellow show sec uniform and those wearing bright coloured t-shirts with the Deer Shed Logo have been briefed on our facilities for people who have access requirements. Please ask them for any advice or help you may need over the weekend. If they can’t give you an exact answer they will be able to contact the specific person for your needs who will be able to help.
If you require a power point for your transport over the weekend or any medical machine, a 13amp power socket will be available for battery re-charging, only viable for those camping in the accessible area. If this is a requirement, please notify us beforehand.
If the medication you require over the weekend requires refrigeration, please notify us prior to the weekend and make you're self-known to a member of the welfare team on your arrival. They will be located in the Welfare/ Information tent in the main arena. Medication will need to be well labelled and bagged so that it is clearly identifiable when put in the medication fridge compartment. Please be aware this fridge is not accessible to the public only to those who notify festival staff beforehand and is therefore only accessible via the welfare team. Please ask them if you wish to collect your medication at a certain time.
We do not have viewing platforms at Deer Shed however we are always looking to make indoor stages and our main stage increasingly accessible for our customers. Please notify a steward or member of security if you would like a suitable viewing point to improve your view of the show. Each Stage Manager will be briefed on this protocol and efforts will be made to make sure this is completed. Alternatively to the side of front of house in our indoor stages there will be a space set aside for those with access requirements, please notify a member of our stage management team at that specific tent if you would like to use this area.
Caravans and Campervans
There is a designated area for caravans/campervans these do not have hook ups, this area is not designed of those with access requirements as it is 300 metres away from the main arena.
Toilets and Showers
One disabled toileted will be located at each block of toilets onsite, there will also be one located next to the showers on the entrance to the arena specifically for those camping in accessible camping area. We do not have accessible showers that have the high standard of accessibility requirements needed, however please notify the shower attendant that you have accessible requirement’s as this will allow you to have as long as you need in the shower without a waiting time.
Strobe lighting may be used at any time during the festival.
Assistance dog passes are welcome at Deer Shed Festival. Please let us know if you intend to bring an assistance dog before arrival using the form provided via email request. If this is the case, please make sure they are wearing the correct signage to identify their legitimacy on site.
Travelling to/from the festival
Travel - Getting here by car
Coming from North, South or West the key to getting to the festival easily is to find the junction of the A1(M) and the A61. Exit the A1(M) at this junction and take the A61 towards Thirsk. Take the first right on the A61 towards Baldersby St James. After 3 miles turn left at Gate 1 into the festival site.
Coming from the North-East or East exit the A168 at Topcliffe going straight through the village turning right immediately after the bridge onto Park Road and then right at the T junction. After 1/4 of a mile turn right at Gate 1 into the festival site.
It's all signposted clearly, so no bother.
Travel - Getting here by train
The nearest train station to the festival site is Thirsk, seven miles away. Thirsk is on the main East Coast Main Line which runs from Kings Cross in London to York and onwards to Edinburgh.
Grand Central Trains are recommended for a great direct service from London to Thirsk in around 2 hours.
The festival will run a limited shuttle bus from Thirsk train station to the festival site for a fee of £4. The shuttle will run inbound from 1pm to 9pm on Friday and outbound on Sunday from 12am to 7pm - just look out for a bus in the main car park with our logo in the window.
Below are some local taxi companies who can take you from the station to the festival for £10-12
Comfy Cabs 07974 200336
Dale Taxis Of Thirsk - 01845 522 745
Chapmans Taxis - 07960 568 299
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