It’s not only the Deer Shed Festival 3 theme that is big this year (in case you missed the announcement on Monday, its monsters), the festival itself is stretching its wings a little – bigger site, new stages, more live music and a whole host of debuts from theatre, spoken word and poetry through to over 40 exotic animals visiting the site on Sunday, much bigger paintball art guns and a lake! The festival team are thrilled to today announce the final acts for their expanded music bill.
The shoegaze pop trio-turned-duo School of Seven Bells will headline the In The Dock Stage on Saturday. Completing the bill on this stage on the middle day of the festival will be Woodenbox, Laki Mera, AKϟDK and the previously announced Paul Thomas Saunders. Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles play the Lake Stage on Friday night and Gary Stewart plays a solo slot on Saturday on the same stage before playing bass for Ellen and The Escapades later that day. The Deer Shed Stage on Friday will be headlined by Sam Airey with support from R M Hubbertand Monument Valley and on Saturday Beccy Owen headlines with Boat To Row and Serious Sam Barrett.
Deer Shed Festival = the vibe of a lazy Sunday afternoon in the perfect pub beer garden, sound-tracked by a bill that resembles the 6 Music playlist. Shortlisted for the Best Family-Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2011, this is an independent festival run by a family for the family. The Deer Shed Festival team book bands they love, work with like-minded people, keep it chilled, don’t squeeze a thousand tents into a field the size of a postage stamp and don’t charge a fortune. Good old-fashioned hospitality and great bands. Taking place at the beginning of the school holidays, Deer Shed Festival is the perfect break from everyday life for all the family and all for less than £200 for a family of four.
*** MUSIC BILL ***
Saint Etienne, Villagers, Cherry Ghost, Los Campesinos!, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny, Dutch Uncles, School Of Seven Bells, Human Don’t Be Angry, Cashier No 9, Janice Graham Band, Treetop Flyers, Club Smith, Moody Gowns, The Staves, Paul Thomas Saunders, Woodenbox, Laki Mera, AKϟDK, Washington Irving, The Glendale Family, Tupelo, Rachel Sermanni, We Were Evergreen, Ellen and the Escapades, The Lost Brothers, Rae Morris, Pale Seas,Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles, Gary Stewart, Pip Mountjoy, Sam Airey, R M Hubbert, Monument Valley, Beccy Owen, Boat To Row and Serious Sam Barrett