Deer Shed Festival lineup additions

With music across three stages on the middle day of the festival, I Am Kloot will be preceded on Saturday by kick-ass audio adventurists The Go! Team. Having recently released their third album and currently on tour across the UK, the sextet with a sharp line in catchy and commanding three minute sonic masterpieces will have the Deer Shed crowd jumping.
Joining them on the Obelisk Stage bill will be the critically acclaimed and Ivor Novello nominated The Leisure Society. Soon to release their eagerly anticipated second album, their beautiful soundscapes have garnered a loyal fanbase including Guy Garvey who named their single ‘The Last of the Melting Snow’ his favourite song of 2009.
The third band to be announced for the main stage today is Erland and The Carnival. The folk-rock supergroup of multi-instrumentalist Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good, The Bad And The Queen), David Nock (The Orb, The Cult, The Fireman) and Orcadian singer Erland Cooper, their collection of swirling tracks and curious re-workings combine to produce a truly unique sound.
The In The Dock Stage line-up is almost complete and has shaped up to be chock-full of must-see artists in 2011. Headlined by the captivating Caitlin Rose, this Nashville native has been declared the future of country music thanks to her maverick, unadulterated talent. Admiral Fallow have created quite a stir in their homeland Scotland and are set to unleash their debut album of folk-tinged rock, ‘Boots Met My Face’, next month.
Woozy Americana with a distinctly English folk sensibility comes to Deer Shed courtesy of Matthew and The Atlas alongside cinematic indie from the North East-based, and recently signed to Bella Union band, Lanterns on The Lake. Glaswegian band Laki Mera and their gloriously atmospheric clash of sinister electronica and fragile folk beauty will play the In The Dock stage on Saturday before joining their Just Music label mates in the Big Top on Sunday.
Deer Shed offers three diverse days to keep festival-goers of all ages happy. On Friday an evening of cabaret in the Big Top eases the audience into the weekend before Saturday’s programme of the best in contemporary music. Sunday is the Deer Shed Festival ‘long goodbye’ – chilled music, coffee, newspapers, organised kids sports, nature trails and a morning market and the Just Music Café will be taking care of the chilled music element in the Big Top. Just Music is an independently spirited label which is home to some of the very best cutting edge electronica, acoustic, ambient and down tempo artists. Bringing their Just Music Café concept to North Yorkshire for the first time, artists Laki Mera, Echaskech and Digitonal will be performing live plus DJ sets by Mach V and Echaskech and all music accompanied by top notch visuals. The perfect soundtrack to a day of relaxation Deer Shed style before packing up the tent and heading home.
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I am Kloot announced for Deer Shed Festival

A music, arts and kids summer festival set just a few miles from the A1(M), Deer Shed Festival debuted in July 2010 and returns this summer to build on the huge success. Having quickly sold out all 2000 tickets and receiving a nomination for the Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards last year, the organisers have set the bar very high for 2011 including increasing the capacity to 5000 and developing their format of differently focussed days to include a Friday night programme. Instead of a weekend of wall-to-wall music, the festival offers three varied days to keep attendees of all ages happy.

The Deer Shed Festival gates will open on Friday 22nd July for an evening of cabaret including circus and comedy performances in a big top tent. Taking place on the first weekend of the school summer holidays, families can make a weekend of it and settle into the picturesque surroundings of Baldersby Park before Saturday’s programme of music across three stages. Culminating in what will no doubt be an exquisite performance by the wonderful I Am Kloot headlining the Main Stage, festival organisers will be announcing further acts for the day of music shortly. Sunday is the Deer Shed Festival ‘long goodbye’ – chilled music, coffee, newspapers, organised kids sports, nature trails and a Sunday morning market. A perfect end to a perfect weekend.

Run by organisers and husband-and-wife team Oliver and Kate Jones, the Deer Shed Festival was originally born out of the frustration that no good value-for-money family music festivals existed in the North of England with compelling line-ups. Oliver explains:

“The festival team are massive fans of contemporary music and arts in general and we all have kids. Over the years we’ve got increasingly fed up with paying a small fortune to get our families into various festivals only to be disappointed in the music or in the entertainment, facilities or vibe for the children. The Deer Shed Festival is our long considered response to this. It won’t cost you an arm and a leg to come and kids are not second class citizens. Saying this, we 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.”

With over 96% of the surveyed 2010 audience saying that they would consider returning to the event in 2011, the Deer Shed Festival promises to yet again be great value for money with all the kids activities and workshops free of charge and children under five going free*. Tickets are available now through, prices as follows:

Adult (16+) weekend ticket (Fri-Sun) £59
Adult (16+) Saturday & Sunday only ticket £45
Child (6+) weekend ticket £15
Weekend campervan & caravan pass £15

* Please note children under five will require a FOC ticket obtained through the ticket sales outlet.

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