Keepin' up with the Joneses: DeerShed
We’ve all heard of Glastonbury and Bestival, but with ticket prices sky-rocketing and numbers spiralling out of control, alternatives are needed.
Cue DeerShed, a 3-day ‘family friendly’ festival returning to Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire for its second year following a 2000-ticket sell-out event last year. This year 5000 entries will be available.
The event caters for all; three days with varied acts and themes will be headlined by 2010 Mercury Prize nominees I Am Kloot. Friday July 22nd sees a cabaret-themed spread with circus and comedy acts in a genuine Big Top. Saturday 23rd is the main music day, with three stages of yet-to-be-announced acts, topped off by the talented headliners.
If you love festivals but hate missing out on a slothful Sunday, then DeerShed has got what you need. Sunday’s ‘Long Goodbye’ equals chilled music, coffee, newspapers, kids’ sports, nature trails and a market will round off the weekend.
Founders Oliver and Kate Jones started the event to combat the unfortunate trend of disappointing festivals that required a re-mortgage just to purchase tickets.
If you don’t have kids, you’re still welcome; the Joneses say that they “will not compromise on what's on just because we are 'family-focussed'. If you don't have kids, you will still find a lovely chilled atmosphere in which to enjoy a weekend of high quality entertainment”.
Sound good? Then head to www.deershedfestival.com/tickets where you can snag full entry to the weekend for the paltry sum of £59. Two day (Saturday & Sunday) entry is only £45, and for Kids (from 6+) it’s £15 for the whole three days. Little’uns under 6 go free, and the whole family can spend the weekend in their campervan or caravan for £15.