Preview: Deer Shed Festival goes to the movies

Stars of music and comedy will take to the Deer Shed stage
16 Jul 2016 @ 10.13 am
| Entertainment

Scratching that seven year itch, this year’s family-friendly Deer Shed Festival is movie-themed.

The Deer Shed Festival 7

Topcliffe, Thirsk

Fri Jul 22 – Sun Jul 24

£145 for weekend

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Set near Topcliffe, Thirsk, the festival will be packed full of movie-based surprises, activities, and just a touch of red carpet glamour.

Perfect for kids of all sizes – including grown-up ones, it opens its doors to families and festival-goers on Friday July 22.


The music line-up reflects the festival’s growth with Richard Hawley, Everything Everything, and Beth Orton are taking the top spots.

The full line-up also includes the likes of Scottish Legends Steve Mason and C Duncan; solo artists Rae Morris, Anna Calvi, and Lone Lady; and popular northern bands Field Music, Eagulls, and Money.


Comedy includes stars of radio and TV Mark Watson, Justin Moorhouse, Tom Wrigglesworth¸ and Rob Deering.

The festival’s theatre shows (amongst which are Dinosaur Park, The Kagools, and Rayguns Look Real Enough) are all tried and tested at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Add to that a Q&A with the cast and crew of Dad’s Army, a panel discussion about arts in the North (The North Will Rise Again? staring Andy Burnham MP, Nick Ahad, Kate Fox, Adrian McNally, and Marie Nixon), and over 100 arts and science workshops including model making with Aardman Animation.

There’s also a new sport’s field which will play host to a huge range of new sports including football sessions run by newly promoted Middlesbrough FC’s MFC Foundation.

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