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Deer Shed Festival 2017 – Nextfest Preview

This 21-23rd July sees the 8th instalment of the annual Deer Shed Festival returning to Baldersbury Park in North Yorkshire.

The sold-out festival promises a diverse line-up for attendees – one which encapsulates all of the arts (and even the sciences) so there will be no shortage of things to do while you’re at the event.

Starting with the old music, then, we’ve got plenty to go off. One of the headliners, in particular, should be checked out, as she is frankly outstanding. Kate Tempest deftly blends together her two art forms – poetry and hip-hop – to mesmerising effect.

Her vocal delivery is backed up by expertly triggered samples and synth lines, and one can be sure that the story told throughout her set will pull at the heartstrings.

Also on the music front, we have performances from the likes of Teenage Fanclub and The Divine Comedy on headline duty, while the likes of She Drew the GunLet’s Eat GrandmaHooton Tennis ClubFlamingods, and John Smith will be present to offer aural satisfaction.

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos & ticket info head to our Deer Shed Festival Page.

On the DJ front, you might want to check in with Andy Kershaw – known for his world music interest, the Lancashire DJ mixes together a curious melange of spoken word, reggae, country, and folk.

There’s comedy as well you know?! Oh, yes, sir. Plenty of it too, as around 15 acts are set to play the comedy tent over the course of the weekend. We recommend checking out a bit of Justin Moorhouse. You’re likely to know Justin as the character Young Kenny from Phoenix Nights, with Peter Kay (nobody will ever forget his permanent tiger-face at the Phoenix Nights fun day, complete with giant inflatable penis). His stand-up is side-splitting, so try and catch him if you can.

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos & ticket info head to our Deer Shed Festival Page.

The organisers are also offering plenty of other entertainment, including spoken word & lit from the likes of Owen Jones and Vanessa Kisuule, a cinema with the Prince Charles Cinema Sing-Along, in excess of 80 workshops offering all manner of crafts and things to make and do, a 200ft science tent, and there will even be 20 sporting activities if you fancy getting active at any point over the weekend!

Deer Shed Festival has been lauded by many as “the best family festival in the UK”. Judging from the variety on offer, they could well be correct in this assertion! This year’s theme is The Wilderwild, and festival goers will have the opportunity to explore the sprawling woodland that will be adjacent to Baldersby Park, just don’t forget your trowel as you’ll be expected to get your green fingers out!

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos & ticket info head to our Deer Shed Festival Page.

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