Deer Shed Festival 2021 "flo and joan"

Deer Shed Festival shares full comedy & theatre line up – Richard Herring, Suzi Ruffell, Jayde Adams & More


Deer Shed Festival,29th – 31st JULY 2022
Stewart Lee Presents King Rocker, Rosie Jones and Friends, David O’Doherty, Richard Herring’s RHLSTP, Suzi Ruffell, Shaparak Khorsandi, Jayde Adams, Paul Foot, Maisie Adam, Daliso Chaponda, Brett Domino Trio, Shelf, Diane Chorley & more comedy, shows, science, literature, cinema, theatre & sport for all ages

John Grant, Nadine Shah, Django Django, Self Esteem, Dry Cleaning, Yard Act, Billy Nomates & full music line up

North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival have shared more details of their comedy, arts, theatre, sports and family programme ahead of their 12th edition this July. Boasting a bold, diverse and eclectic programme of some of the most exciting emerging acts in the country, alongside firm favourites and big names, Deer Shed have quietly become a leading space for essential comedy and theatre in Yorkshire.

Deer Shed boasts a three day comedy line up with a mix of PG and 14+ rated performances. Full of fresh faces pushing the art form forward and stopping by on their way to Edinburgh as well hilarious and beloved mainstays of stand-up, known and loved for appearances on the nation’s favourite variety and panel shows. Joining the line up today are a host of comedians including everyone from TV favourites Suzi Ruffell, Paul Foot, Brett Domino Trio and Jayde Adams to leading live figures like self-described ‘Anarchist comedy-wizard’ Andrew O’Neill, comedian, presenter & broadcaster Aurie Styla and rising star Njambi McGrath alongside many others.

Also joining the comedy line up is the “Podfather” Richard Herring who will be bringing his always excellent RHLSTP podcast to the fields for a live recording featuring a very special guest TBC while British comedy institution Chortle are teaming up with Deer Shed on their Comedy Book Club.

Deer Shed Festival 2021

Deer Shed Festival 2021

Deer Shed’s exciting shows and theatre programme has become one of the big reasons so many families flock to Baldersby Park each year. From Drag shows to vogueing, hilarious live game shows raising awareness of life with a disability, household comedians being hoisted into trees to improvise sets and a good old fashioned royal rumble wrestling show with colourful costumes, characters and capes, Deer Shed is teaming with things to see, do and explore for all ages.

These new acts all join the previously announced music line-up, including three main stage headliners John Grant, Nadine Shah & Django Django as well as other artists including Self Esteem, Dry Cleaning, Yard Act, Billy Nomates, Snapped Ankles, Alfa Mist and many more.

As the family-friendly festival prepares to make it’s full-return for the first time since 2019, there will also be a Science Tent packed with excited activities including Delia Derbyshire Workshop, Gizmobots and Synth Building, while a huge sports field will host wrestling, tag archery, skate boarding, BMXing, circus, parkour, kayaking, tree climbing, crazy golf, football, DIY sports and many more.

For the youngest Deer Shed attendees, the festival has confirmed the return of the magical Wilder Wild area and a brand new area for under-5’s, including soft play sensory sessions, raves, crafty workshops and interactive theatre.

Featured in The Guardian and The Telegraph as a must-book event for summer 2022, Deer Shed is an innovator of a family-friendly format that doesn’t forgo exciting and contemporary musical and cultural curation, an event carefully designed to be a brilliant experience for all ages. A festival for all – families, friends and fans.

Deer Shed 12 will take place on 29-31 July 2022 – last tickets are on sale now

Megan Evans, Festival Director, Deer Shed Festival:

Excitement about this year’s festival is really building here and this part of the year, where we get to share the comedy, theatre, art, sports & science is always a real highlight, showing the depths of what we have on offer at Deer Shed. We’re returning to a full-sized festival for the first time since 2019 so to get to see the complete (and massive!) programme again in all its glory is pretty amazing for us.

John Grant, Nadine Shah, Django Django, Self Esteem, Dry Cleaning, Yard Act, Snapped Ankles, Billy Nomates, Alfa Mist, Pip Blom, The Lovely Eggs, Katy J Pearson, Denise Chaila, Sinkane, Balimaya Project, The Mysterines, Steam Down, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Samantha Crain, Gretel Hänlyn, John Francis Flynn, Porij, Adrian Crowley, Bess Atwell, The Bug Club, CMAT, Bleach Lab, deathcrash, Maja Lena

Brooke Combe, Kobi Onyame, Night Flight, Gasper Nali, Honeyglaze, Lime Garden, KEG, Fehdah, Bull, Treeboy & Arc, Bored at My Grandmas House, Van Houten, TC & The Groove Family, Elanor Moss, Honey Guide, Mickey Callisto, Bobby Lee, Beija Flo, Mychelle, The Dream Machine, Natalie McCool, plantfood, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Tenderhost, Clara Mann, CVC, Cortney Dixon, Kakatsits, Fehdah, ME REX, Millie Milner, Jack Francis

Deptford Northern Soul Club, Emily Pilbeam, Ash Kenazi Presents Popperz, Lemyn, Sally Bryant, Rory Hoy

Comedy & Shows
Stewart Lee Presents King Rocker, Rosie Jones and Friends, David O’Doherty, Richard Herring’s RHLSTP, Suzi Ruffell, Shaparak Khorsandi, Jayde Adams, Paul Foot, Maisie Adam, Daliso Chaponda, Brett Domino Trio, Shelf, Diane Chorley, Helen Bauer, Scott Bennett, Njambi McGrath, Aurie Styla, Andrew O’Neill, Yuri Kotani, Tom Houghton, Alex Kealy , Daman Bamrah, Katie Pritchard, Stella Graham, Tamar Broadbent, The Lovely Boys, Mr Thing Show, Shlomo, Les Enfants Terribles (A Gameshow For Awful Children) , Below The Belt , Kapow Wrestling, This is Your Trial, Family Catwalk Extraveganza, Jonathon’s Drag Dancing Unicorn, Pop up puppet Theatre, Musical Bingo, Comedy up a Tree

Science, Arts, Sports & Kids Highlights
Delia Derbyshire Workshop, Gizmobots, Synth Building, Big Jeff – Artist in Residence, Feral Farm, Wilderwild, City Play Takeover, Mini-Shedders (under 5’s area), wrestling, tag archery, Encanto, ICO Shorts, Movieoke, skateboarding, BMXing, circus, parkour, kayaking, tree climbing, DIY sports and much more across the weekend.

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