THE FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSIC, ARTS AND SCIENCE FESTIVAL
PROGRAMME 19-21 JULY 2013 BALDERSBY PARK TOPCLIFFE NORTH YORKSHIRE www.deershedfestival.com
DEER SHED FESTIVAL 4 We hope you like it, it's taken ages. So what's special about #4. Well, the arena has moved beyond the water leaving the Deer Shed looking a bit lonesome, but we think the other side of the lake is a better space. The top of the arena hill is the best view of Baldersby Park for sure. We're certain you will enjoy what we've got lined up for you this year as featured in this programme. There will be some truly magical musical moments, that we guarantee. Our PG-rated comedy line-up in the Big Top should not be missed either. But our main change for 2013 is a side step into more scientific realms under the umbrella of our MACHINES theme.
Occasionally I'm sure we all feel that we live in a world where we are slaves to technology, rather than being in charge. We throw away anything that stops working rather than make any attempt to fix it ourselves. Nothing in our MACHINES programme encapsulates the desire to redress this balance of power quite like the Raspberry Pi - a small credit card sized computer costing ÂŁ25 or so. The Pi is the result of a lot of hard work by a team of UK-based academics. It was their goal to develop a cheap general computing device to encourage kids to program at home without fear of breaking the family machine. They were getting increasingly concerned that kids were turning up for Computer Science 101 with little more than a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Have a visit to our MACHINES tent over the weekend, take time to chat to the guys and girls about their projects even if you don't consider yourself techy. We're hoping you'll all be inspired and we can pronounce victory over the MACHINES, at least for the weekend. Sermon over, have fun. Oliver and Kate and team xx
CONTENTS FRIDAY MUSIC SATURDAY MUSIC SUNDAY MUSIC DEER SHED DJs CABARET & PERFORMANCE COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD
2 7 17 21 22 26
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FILM INFORMATION SITE PLAN BALDERSBY PARK MACHINES MERCH
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DEEP SEA ARCADE
AT ACE GLAN MAIN STAGE Deep Sea Arcade
IN THE DOCK STAGE Tubular Bells For Two 8.30pm-9.30pm
LODGE STAGE Dancing Years
DEEP SEA ARCADE MAIN STAGE 5.55pm-6.25pm Deer Shed 4 kicks off with Sydney’s Deep Sea Arcade. This band exude charm and character that will send you on a magical mystery tour of Britpop; taking in the psychedelic 60’s passing through the 90’s Indie revolution and arriving at a perfectly formed up to the minute, Australian ﬁve piece band. Since they emerged out of their bedroom ﬁve years ago, you won’t be surprised to hear that these guys have toured with Noel Gallagher, The Charlatans and the Kaiser Chiefs. Epic guitars, quirky lyrics and cool, melancholic vocals from frontman, Nic McKenzie, all lend themselves to a gold plated start to the festival.
AFTER HOURS If you’re not ready to bed down and zip up the old sleeping bag, head over to the After Hours Lodge Stage Bar on Friday and Saturday night for some cracking tunes played by our fabulous superstar DJs. See page 21
MAIN STAGE 9.40pm-10.55pm
THE MILK MAIN STAGE 7.30pm-8.20pm Let’s be hoped the unpacking and the tent erection duties have ﬁnished when this band come on stage, as you won’t want to be anywhere else except looking deep into the angry, soulful eyes of singer, Ricky Nunn. This is truly exciting stuff. The Milk pack one hell of a lot of punch, not least because you can’t believe such a powerful, soulful voice can come from someone so young, so white and so this side of the Atlantic! This subversive soul pop band hail from Wickford in Essex, a place with not a lot going on and little to offer, except some exceptionally good fodder for lyrics and four very talented guys. This is not the TOWIE version of Essex, this is the hard hitting, often depressing reality of living in the outer extremities of the capital, brought to you by a band that package their Northern soul sounding songs with some serious Southern grit.
You only need say ‘Rip It Up’ and ‘A Girl Like You’ and this big gun of music is instantly recognized. Edwyn Collins has been round the block a few times, starting his career in 1976 in a band which became Orange Juice, he then went it alone and now has nine solo albums under his belt, including his brand spanking new one, Understated. He can call himself writer, performer, producer and even actor, but more recent events generally leave other people calling him an inspiration. In 2005, he began feeling ill during a BBC 6 Music interview, a few days later he was in intensive care having suffered a double brain haemorrhage. Barely able to move or speak, Collins then began a lengthy programme of rehabilitation culminating in the release of Home Again in 2007, the album he’d begun before his illness. The music hasn’t stopped since and in 2009 he was awarded an Ivor Novello Inspiration Award to mark this man’s unbelievable achievements. His latest offering, Understated, addresses the continuing struggle to recover from the brain haemorrhage. He is still unable to play the guitar properly; as a consequence he tapes ideas that are then ﬂeshed out by other musicians. This musical support is transferred onto his live set, where a young band surround Edwyn with a huge amount of skill, talent and indeed, love, which radiates out across a very satisﬁed audience. None of this, though, takes away the unique sound that is Edwyn Collins, with echoes of Motown and Velvet Underground woven into some fantastically insightful lyrics. A great ﬁnale to Friday night.
TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO IN THE DOCK STAGE 8.30pm-9.30pm When Mike Oldﬁeld released his 1973 masterpiece, Tubular Bells, it required more than 30 musicians to perform it. Now, 40 years on, performed by just two massively talented musicians, this thrilling show recreates the album on stage, in real time in a unique and compelling theatrical experience. Childhood friends, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, conceived the idea in the winter of 2008. After listening to the cult album with a few glasses of wine, they decided to learn the album on two guitars, a difﬁcult task in itself. As time went on, they added more instruments, with the desire to eventually replicate the original album in its entirety with just the pair of them. Four decades after the release of Tubular Bells, witness these two Australian multiinstrumentalists race from instrument to instrument juggling pianos, organs, guitars, mandolin, drums, glockenspiel, loop pedals, synthesizers and, of course, tubular bells.
TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO
The show has been painstakingly choreographed to include as many layers of sound as possible. At times the pair have each hand and foot on different instruments plus vocals. They also utilise live 'looping' technology, where they can record riffs (such as that famous bass line) to be repeated throughout sections of the show. The slightest mistake from one of the guys can completely de-rail a performance, making this a tense and thrilling audience experience. None of the music is pre-recorded. It is all created live at each show. Tubular Bells for Two burst onto the international scene at the Sydney Festival and was the smash-hit show of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe - winning a Herald Angel Award and garnering several ﬁve star reviews. Grab the whole family and come witness the herculean feat of Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts recreating the beauty and playful lunacy of one of the most important albums of the 20th Century, with just four hands and four feet!
LODGE STAGE 5.15pm-5.45pm
LODGE STAGE 6.30pm-7.20pm
Dancing Years are best friends David Henshaw and Joseph Lawrenson. Barely into their twenties, the pair divide their time between Cardiff, and their hometown Leeds, where they are fast becoming well known faces. Dancing Years work as a partnership when writing and arranging. However, as performers they are joined on stage by four friends who provide the additional piano, guitar, vocals, accordion, drums and violin that enable the duo’s beautiful songs to reach every inch of their potential. For this is ambient indie folk at its best. Powerful songs which boast a diverse depth of instrumentation, set alight by David’s stunning vocals which drift from sweet, delicate hushed whisperings to roaring intensity, and back again.
These four guys are the freshest thing to come out of Bristol’s burgeoning music scene. It’s an uncompromising band: a heady mixture of rock, punk, indie and a bunch of other stuff that’s yet to be given a label. It’s basically an assault on the ears, but in a really good way. They came to life in Bristol, via the jungles of Guatemala. Canadian born, lead singer, Jenner Blank met fellow traveller, Bristolian, Thomas Mason. They parted after a hedonistic but awe-inspiring couple of weeks and went back to their respective homes. A few months later, Jenner decides that England is his destiny and calls the only person he knows there. He moves into the box room in the house Thomas shares with Dom and George and just like that, Velcro Hooks is born. Last year it was their debut EP, Gymnophoria, which got their name out there. Such was the demand that they had to do a second vinyl pressing. The lead track A Love Song for T.S. Eliot, proves that there is more to these bright young things than noise and guitar. The video is based on Caravaggio DANCING YEARS paintings, and a lovely thing it is too. Although you do imagine there was one hell of a party afterwards...
GAZ COOMBES LODGE STAGE 8.30pm-9.30pm Gaz Coombes, the unmistakable frontman of 90’s Britpop band, Supergrass, ends the night on the Lodge Stage, and what a treat you’re in for. His trademark sideburns may now be in the possession of Bradley Wiggins, but the rest of the majestic music that Coombes and the band created are still present in his solo stuff. The soaring hooks, the unstoppable energy and of
course the very distinctive vocals of Coombes himself. Yet expect something a little, well more grown up, more reﬂective, scattered amongst the tracks that grab you by the ears and force you to jump in the air like a lunatic. After seventeen years in the Supergrass fold, it’s a brave and bold move, but Coombes has burst out as if he’s been being waiting for his renaissance for a while. Last year he released his debut album, Here Come The Bombs; it’s aptly named as it reﬂects the musical explosions you will bear witness to when Coombes gets on stage.
MAIN STAGE Blood Relatives
Smoove & Turrell
Zevras & Pepper
To Kill A King
House Of Love
AT ACE GLAN
IN THE DOCK STAGE Barbarossa
The Phantom Band
Eugene McGuinness 8.30pm-9.30pm
LODGE STAGE David McCaffrey
Blue Code Rose
BIG TOP STAGE Marconi Union
BLOOD RELATIVES MAIN STAGE 12.10pm-12.55pm Blood Relatives is Glaswegian band, formerly known as Kitty The Lion. Built into Scotland’s DNA is rather good, sweet sounding folk pop bands with the magical ability of getting your body jigging without you actually being aware of it. This ﬁve-piece band are the cream of the current crop North of the border, and have honed their folk/pop skills to perfection creating music that is happy, fun and a joy to listen (and jig) to.
AFTER HOURS See page 21
SMOOVE & TURRELL MAIN STAGE 1.55pm-2.40pm Smoove and Turrell are a collaboration of DJ and producer Jonathan Scott Watson and lyricist and singer, John Turrell. The pair come from in and around the North East, not the most obvious place to produce awesome sounding soul, funk and acid jazz, but we love surprises. Smoove is an old timer in the industry, DJing and remixing his way through the nineties and naughties. In John Turrell, a skilled carpenter and lecturer at Newcastle College, he ﬁnally meets a lyricist and voice to match his beats. It was a musical match made in heaven and in 2009 they released their debut album, Antique Soul. Since then things have started accelerating very fast indeed for the Geordie duo. Appearances at Glastonbury and Big Chill, playlisted on BBC Radio 2 and 6 and for John Turrell the chance to sing with The James Taylor Quartet as well as front Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band. These guys make beautiful music together. They are reminiscent of many strands of the soul/funk genre; you can hear Quantic, De La Soul and some pure Northern Soul greatness embedded in their tunes. With the powerful, yet smooth vocals of Turrell married to Smoove’s ﬂoor ﬁlling beats, that ebb and ﬂow, rise and fall you’ve got the perfect groove combination.
ZEVRAS & PEPPER
ZEVRAS & PEPPER MAIN STAGE 3.40pm-4.25pm Zevras & Pepper are the rather gorgeous duo, Paul Zervas and Kathryn Pepper and are currently making huge waves on BBC Radio 2 and 6. The couple discovered one another while performing in their hometown clubs in Cardiff as solo artists. Finding they had a shared love of harmony-heavy folk rock, Zevras & Pepper began writing and recording together. Their melodious harmonies evoke sundrenched ﬁelds, lazy days and the odd ﬂower in your hair. There’s no doubt about it, this is escapist music, elegantly crafted and beautifully performed. The sun always shines when these guys play, what more could you ask for?
TO KILL A KING MAIN STAGE 5.25pm-6.15pm
SMOOVE & TURRELL
To Kill A King are one of those bands that you’re reluctant to deﬁne in any one particular genre as they pass through at least three, and labelling them only does them an injustice. But if pushed (and I will be, if don’t write something) let’s try indie/folk/rock. To Kill A King are a ﬁve-piece band, who met at Leeds Uni, but now live in London. They formed in 2009 and after a couple of EPs under
their belt, they’ve recently released their debut album, Cannibals With Cutlery. The ﬁrst thing you notice about their music is the voice - almost as great as his name is frontman, Ralph Pelleymounter’s, vocal talents. It’s depth and resonance draws you in. Though restrained, it still has immense power and you believe every emotion that he brings to the table. He never loses you the entirety of the song, it’s truly mesmerising. The other four members aren’t resting on their laurels whilst all this takes place, complex multi-layered melodies add to the intensity and emotion you feel when listening to this band. There are moments of other bands’ sounds (Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons), but it’s never a constant and it’s all the better for it. To Kill A King are a real gem. HOUSE OF LOVE
HOUSE OF LOVE MAIN STAGE 7.20pm-8.20pm Yes, the very same House Of Love that sang the epic single, Shine On, the very same House Of Love that for 18 months were cited as ‘the best rock band in the world’, the same House Of Love that helped deﬁne Creation records and were destined for international superstardom; and the same House Of Love that crashed and burned in spectacular fashion in 1989, shortly after signing to a major label. Despite an almighty falling out between key members Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers, which resulted in Bickers being left at a service station somewhere on the M4, they have returned (for the second time), to do what they both do so well together - make music. It’s approaching 30 years since the band formed in 1986, and it’s testimony to those life-
changing 18 months in the late eighties, where they were creating such a musical storm, that they can put the past aside and concentrate on writing and recording new House Of Love music. What we lucky punters have now, is the chance to hear some more glorious music alchemy from this rather special partnership. Their latest album, She Paints Words In Red, is a welcome surprise, an album of breadth and quality. Pleasingly different from the singles they released during their green shoots of superstardom, after all they are older, and possibly wiser. This is the kind of album that critics probably expected the House Of Love to have made as their umpteenth album, having conquered the world. They didn't and who’s counting anyway, it’s great to have them back.
TO KILL A KING
DARWIN DEEZ MAIN STAGE 9.40pm-10.55pm Saturday night Main Stage reaches its pinnacle when Darwin Deez and all their kooky-coolness take to the stage. Looking and sounding uncannily like a crazy mix of Prince and Jimi Hendrix, this 24 year-old, New Yorker is super-skilled at mixing sunshine pop with some indie attitude and injections of electronic crunch, with the help of his band who fall under his name. He plays a 4-string electric guitar that is tuned in a way he invented (and keeps secret) and to add to the mystery he was raised by Baba Lovers, followers of Avatar Meher Baba (like Pete Townshend) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He left there ﬁve years ago for New York City to start a band, and he’s been making music and turning heads ever since. The band released their ﬁrst album in 2010 and from it came the single, Radar Dectector, bringing their unique sound and style to many people’s attention, with the help of its bonkers video. Earlier this year they released their follow up album Songs For Imaginative People. Whilst the sound is oh so important with Darwin Deez there’s the, as yet unmentioned stage performance, which is a sight to behold! In between the songs the band break out to do some synchronized dancing, Darwin taking the lead. Imagine that classic scene from Napoleon Dynamite and you’ll be near the spot. Swinging limbs in a semi-co-ordinated fashion that could loosely be described as body-popping or break dancing. Far from it distracting from the set, it only adds to the fun until you ﬁnd you’re hooked on Darwin Deez, in a way no other band can.
IN THE DOCK STAGE 11.30am-12.00pm James Mathe, the London-based man who is Barbarossa, has recently signed to leftﬁeld pop record label, Memphis Industries. Having previously released music via the Fence Collective and toured as part of Jose Gonzales’ live band, Barbarossa’s new material sees him combining dusky electronics with folk and soul, to fantastic effect. His music is thoughtful and restrained whilst being beautifully melodious. Add in his tender and mournful vocals and you’ve got everything to mark him out as an exciting emerging talent.
IN THE DOCK STAGE 2.45pm-3.30pm BARBAROSSA
BWANI JUNCTION IN THE DOCK STAGE 1.00pm-1.45pm Bwani Junction is a young band from Edinburgh. Their curious moniker was derived from the title of a 1956 feature ﬁlm set in an Indian railway town. ‘Fully Cocked’, was their sparkling debut album and has distinct Afro-Scottish inﬂuences – not so surprising given that their lead-guitarist was taught to play by his counterpart in the legendary Bhundu Boys. The album was produced by the award-winning Paul Savage, then mastered by Noel Summerville - previously known for his work with The Clash and The White Stripes. Having already played 100 gigs in Scotland and all the major festivals in the UK, Bwani Junction are now getting ready to conquer the rest of the world with their electrifying live sets.
“We have guitars, we have driving rhythms, we sing in harmony and we mean it.”…is how Oxford’s Spring Offensive describe themselves. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Though only a young band, they know what they want, and that’s to get out there and perform. They’ve played all over the place, including shows in churches, museums, art galleries, and WWII bunkers. Last year they were named BBC Introducing in Oxford's 2012 Band of the Year, and have since gained favour with BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and XFM They ﬁnished 2012 touring Europe and the UK for two months, selling out shows across the continent, in support of their single Not Drowning But Waving. They are an exciting new band that is deﬁnitely on their ascendancy.
DEAF CLUB IN THE DOCK STAGE 4.30pm-5.15pm
THE PHANTOM BAND
Deaf Club like to do things a little out of kilter. They started out in 2011 getting critical acclaim and ﬁve star reviews for their self-recorded and self-released debut EP, before they’d even ventured into press shots and online music forums. On the back of that they were signed to Domino, but decided to take their time with their next release rather than make hay while the sun still shone. As these creative types say, it was ‘a process’, and lucky for us they’ve come out the other side all the better for it. This four-piece band from London (via North Wales) is ready with a raft of material that lifts the spirits and heightens the emotions. Lead singer, Polly, sings with authority and passion and is the perfect accompaniment to the rest of the band’s soaring guitar melodies (a hint of early U2) and intense percussion. Summed up perfectly by their Guardian review… “Few new bands induce goosebumps in the way that Deaf Club do. Among the glut of fresh acts, they’re special.”
IN THE DOCK STAGE 6.20pm-7.10pm
THE PHANTOM BAND
Glaswegian sextet, The Phantom Band, are an interesting bunch. They formed in 2002 and over the next four years performed and released material under seven different names, including Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Redford. Lead singer, Rick Anthony explains “I guess it could be considered a little perverse, but it allowed us the freedom to experiment with different forms of music, and it was also kind of fun. I think we gradually realised that it was potentially as alienating for people as it was amusing for us.” Setting aside their penchant for the name Robert, they settled on The Phantom Band in 2006, making reference to their general musical elusiveness over those previous years. Settled into their new guise, and now signed to Chemikal Underground (Arab Strap, Mogwai) they set sail into studio albums, releasing the critically acclaimed Checkmate Savage in 2009, swiftly followed a year later by their second, The Wants. On the face of it The Phantom Band is an indie rock band, but scratch the surface and you get so much more for your money. Effortless instrumentals, sophisticated arrangements that span several styles, Rick Anthony’s brooding but forceful vocals, relentless percussion, guitars, banjos…the list is endless. A lot of their tracks are much longer than your average single, and rather than it being an unnecessary indulgence it allows this band’s genius to ﬂourish as the music gently unfolds taking you on a full and ever so interesting journey. With all that going on live on stage, it’s surely a must see.
EUGENE MCGUINNESS IN THE DOCK STAGE 8.30pm-9.30pm There couldn’t be a more ﬁtting ﬁnish to Saturday night at In The Dock, in so much as it will rock your socks off so you’re supercharged and ready to ﬂy for Darwin Deez over on the Main Stage straight after. This guy has it all going on. He’s retro but modern, sleek and stylish yet chaotic, touchyfeely whilst being bold and brash. Eugene McGuiness takes on 21st Century living like no other. He picks it up from the street, wraps it up in fabulous lyrics and throws it out there
in a blaze of playful twisted retro glory, which conjures up movie soundtracks and rockabilly pop before smacking you right between the ears. Born in East London in 1985, McGuinness has had a birdseye view of the highs and heartaches of modern city dwelling. He’s now two albums in to articulating those thoughts and there doesn’t seem to be any let up. Domino Records signed McGuinness about ﬁve years ago and describe his songs as having ‘one foot in the art house and another in the public house’. This really encapsulates what you hear in his music once the ﬁrst euphonic rush passes. He analyses and observes society in one breath, then playfully takes you to fun and frivolous in the next. An absolute blast.
LUKE SITAL-SINGH LODGE STAGE 1.00pm-1.45pm DAVID MCCAFFREY
DAVID MCCAFFREY LODGE STAGE 11.30am-12.00pm Local boy, David McCaffrey is a singer/songwriter from Easingwold, which is spitting distance from here. Not quite eighteen and David’s already got a wealth of recordings, gigs and festival performances under his belt, including last year’s Green Man. He began playing shows around York’s music venues, resulting in support slots alongside other up-and-coming British singer-songwriters such as David Ford, C.W. Stoneking, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Slow Club. A self-taught guitarist, he began writing and recording his own songs aged 14, quickly leading to radio plays from BBC Radio York's 'Introducing' section. Last year he was taken under the wing of Communion (of Mumford & Sons and Cherbourg) and his single ‘Stars’ was released on their compilation album. Musically, he comes from a classical background, having trained on the piano from a young age. “I grew up listening to a lot of Elton John and Billy Joel because my Dad is great on the piano. The love for acoustic music grew naturally when I listened to other people play, and started having a go myself. David’s voice is silky smooth, his lyrics thoughtful, his music beautiful; all belie this young man’s age. Deﬁnitely, one to watch.
“Not just another boy with a guitar”, is how The Guardian described this 25 year-old singer/ songwriter from South West London last year. Whilst on the face of it not the most enlightening of compliments, but listen to his music and you wholeheartedly get what they’re on about. It’s very tricky with only your voice and your guitar to be something out of the ordinary, but Sital-Singh manages this beautifully. He has a falsetto voice that is both sweet and sad, it soars and crashes as the emotion pours out of this man when singing about lost loves, hopes and fears. Understandably he’s a fan of Bob Dylan, Springsteen, Damien Rice and Josh Ritter, but the closest comparison you can get to his own craft is Justin Vernon from Bon Iver.
SWEET BABOO LODGE STAGE 2.45pm-3.30pm Sweet Baboo is the name Steve Black gives himself and if the cover of his single ‘Let’s Go Swimming Wild’ is anything to go by - he’s dressed in a psychedelic shirt with his face painted like a panda about to take part in a military exercise – he’s not the shy type. This Welshman takes his inﬂuences from fellow Welsh musicians Super Furry Animals and Gorky’s. His style is described as a mixture of country and psychedelic, which is an interesting mix if ever you heard one. However, this man pulls it off with great aplomb.
BLUE CODE ROSE LODGE STAGE 4.30pm-5.15pm Ross Wilson is the man behind Blue Code Rose, born in Edinburgh but now based in South London. Ross will tell you he’s an addict, and has always been since he was a boy. First addicted to music, religiously recording the Top 40 every week, then as he grew up and things in life went more than a little south his poison was something far less benign than a ﬁx of Mark Goodyear once a week. A promising career grinded to halt, but with the support of many who knew he had a talent that shouldn’t be wasted, they patiently waited until a time came he when he was in a position to get clean and turn back to his ﬁrst obsession: music. One of those people was Tom Rose, head of Reveal Records. He released his debut album, North Ten, earlier this year, which has been described as ‘caledonian soul’. It’s ﬁnally his chance to show off his talents as a brilliant singer/songwriter, and you won’t be disappointed.
BLUE CODE ROSE
His voice and how he arranges his music is idiosyncratic, quirky and interesting. Different styles, different instruments and contrasting lyrics all come into play with Sweet Baboo, without even a hint of dischord. His melodies sparkle. Earlier this year he released Ships, a concept album about the sea. This is his fourth album in only ﬁve years. Black's productivity is all the more remarkable given his extra-curricular activities which have seen him working with an ever-growing array of musicians including Cate Le Bon, Slow Club and H. Hawkline and Gruff Rhys.
STEALING SHEEP LODGE STAGE 6.20pm-7.10pm Stealing Sheep are a three-piece girl group from Liverpool but they're not exactly Atomic Kitten. In fact, they have more in common with Watford's ﬁnest girl-folk trio the Staves or with Warpaint, the all-female LA band who merge country, electronica, post-punk and post-rock. Stealing Sheep offer a similarly curious musical mix-up. They have found that elements of medieval folkiness seep into their music, even though only one of the band could boast any rural English roots. "Weirdly, to start with I didn't even realise our music was pagan-y or folky, it didn't cross my mind," says keyboardist Rebecca Hawley. "Then suddenly I started listening to it and thought: 'Ah, I sort of get it now, there's the medieval drones and the bells and harmonies.'" Expect singing, strumming, humming and tooting in unusually beautiful and interesting ways.
released in 2007 and then avid fans have had to wait another ﬁve for his third and most recent creation ‘Carry On’. Though by all accounts, well worth the wait, as many feel it’s Mason at the peak of his powers and his best work to date. Carry On was produced by Dan Carey (MIA, Franz Ferdinand) and since then Mason has been touring and collaborating with a new wave of folk inﬂuenced artists like Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard. His inimitable gravel deep voice and unique rhythmic sound set him apart from much of what’s out there. Mason might well be a slow burner, but you get the impression he’s only just coming into his own.
MARCONI UNION BIG TOP STAGE 11.00pm-12.00am British band Marconi Union have been crossing the borders between artistic credibility and musical accessibility for ten years, receiving worldwide critical acclaim for their continually evolving fusion of electronics, dub, and atmospherics. Their sixth album, Different Colours, was released last year and has been their most successful yet, and sees them developing a more soulful sound with the addition of subtle jazz stylings and a greater emphasis on live playing. This special Deer Shed after-hours performance is a rare chance to these guys live. It’s both musically and visually an exciting experience as you witness the coming together of live musicianship, electronics, percussion and bespoke ﬁlms made by Manchester art collective, dotca. It’s blow you away stuff, done in the most chilled out way. A perfect end to the day.
WILLY MASON LODGE STAGE 8.30pm-9.30pm Willy Mason comes from Martha’s Vineyard in the States, a place close to him both personally and musically, as it was here his career took off. Nearly a decade ago musician, Conor Oberst, who was setting up a record label, heard him on a local radio station. Within three months he had released the, now classic, single ‘Oxygen’ and recorded an album, Where The Humans Eat, that was then a hit both sides of the Atlantic. Things have subsequently taken on a slower pace since that heady start. A second album was
AlascA Moulettes King Creosote
10.40am-11.20am 12.40pm-1.25pm 2.45pm-4.00pm MOULETTES
BIG TOP STAGE Public Service Broadcasting
ALASCA MAIN STAGE 10.40am-11.20am AlascA are a Dutch band, based in Amsterdam. Their music has its roots ﬁrmly entrenched in traditional folk, insomuch that there’s a very strong story-telling theme. Frank Bond, who leads the band, did a Masters in English Literature and cites the literary giants, such as Shakespeare, Keats and Coleridge as his inspiration for his songs. Musically the band is a bit more contemporary (not a mandolin in sight), guitars, drums and keyboards accompany each tale. Their lingering melodies will appeal to the listeners of current indie-folk, but will also inspire those who love the folk sounds, close harmonies and lyrical subtleties of the ‘60’s and the ‘70’s. AlascA is one of those bands whose music transcends its time. They released their debut album, Actors and Liars, earlier this year and Frank Bond has had the privilege of supporting Sinead O’Connor at a recent gig at The Sage in Gateshead.
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MOULETTES MAIN STAGE 12.40pm-1.25pm Moulettes are an alt.folk-rock band who have been together since their mid-teens, and have just released their second album, The Bear’s Revenge. Ex-Moulette, Ted Dwane, now of Mumford & Sons returned to the fold to help record this new album, and earlier this year they played several dates with the Mumford boys. There’s no denying this band’s credentials. Apart from the close working relationship with Mumford, different members of the band have been moonlighting with the likes of Seasick Steve, Paul Heaton and The Unthanks. When not collaborating with others, the Moulettes are a charismatic, eccentric and idiosyncratic modern folk band: an abundance of instruments, perfectly weaving together a diversity of styles and ideas. So talented are these musicians, you imagine that no two performances are ever the same, some creative whim falls effortlessly into the mix, making it all the richer in experience for the listener. Sweet melodious vocals sing and harmonise over this rich tapestry of music, providing the added emotion to bring alive the tales and stories they tell. They’re a great festival band, a thrill to watch and listen to.
KING CREOSOTE MAIN STAGE 2.45pm-4.00pm King Creosote is the stage name of Scottish singer-songwriter, Kenny Anderson, although he’s much more than that. Many will know that he founded the celebrated Fence Collective label to help his fellow countrymen get their music out there, and then in 2011 he was nominated for the Mercury Prize with instrumentalist, Jon Hopkins for their labour of love, Diamond Mine. It’s also worth mentioning he’s recorded and released forty albums, in the space of just eighteen years. This includes his latest, the wonderfully titled, That Might Well Be It, Darling. He’s clearly not one for resting on his laurels.
His music is just gorgeous: thoughtful, powerful and intelligent, but always humble. Not only is King Creosote playing at Deer Shed with the rest of his band, but he’s also organising his own festival, as he explains he’s got his own particular reason for loving them… "One of the reasons I enjoy playing festivals with the ever evolving King Creosote band is that I never quite know who'll need to be picked up in the Vauxhall Astra en route. Having released a healthy number of records, I hope part of KC's appeal is that the supporting cast and song selection continue to surprise a festival audience."
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING BIG TOP STAGE 11.30am-12.30pm Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq., who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth are on a quest to inform, educate and most importantly, entertain. Through their uniquely spell-binding live AV transmissions, audiences will witness the duo weave samples from old public information ﬁlms, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics. They hope to teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future - beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices. The pair released their debut album, InformEducate-Entertain, in May and are spending the summer touring up and down the country doing their civic duty. Thankfully that duty happens to be a powerfully entertaining and unique performance... if only tax returns could be this interesting?
THE UNTHANKS – SONGS FROM THE SHIPYARD
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
BIG TOP STAGE 1.35pm-2.35pm The Unthanks are siblings, Rachel and Becky Unthank; known for their timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze, brawls, abuse and sorrow. They are considered young storytellers outside of time, forging links between folk worlds old, new and other. At the Deer Shed they will be performing their latest album, Songs From The Shipyards, which is a moving and thought-provoking insight into the rise and fall of the shipbuilding industry in their native North East. The beautifully crafted folk songs are accompanied by projected images and footage of the shipbuilding industry and those who lived and worked in it. These ladies tell the tale from the industry at its very peak through to its decline in the Thatcher era: political, social and very human stories that belong to a special place and time in the North East’s history.
DEER SHED DJs
If you're not ready to bed down and zip up the old sleeping bag, head over to the After Hours Lodge Stage Bar on Friday and Saturday night for some cracking tunes played by our fabulous superstar DJs.
DJ NY SUSHI
SMOOVE & TURRELL
LODGE STAGE BAR FRIDAY 11pm-1am
LODGE STAGE BAR SATURDAY 11pm-1am
Bambaataa to Bowie, James Brown to The Jam. Expect your head to nod and your feet to move: a mixed bag of funk to ﬁnd your groove.
Having appeared on the main stage earlier, doing their own thang. Smoove and Turrell will be taking the chance to play some of their favourite soul and funk numbers to the late night listeners whose feet are still itching to dance!
DJ BRIGY LODGE STAGE BAR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 1am-3am
Expect ﬂoor-ﬁlling beats that ebb and ﬂow, rise and fall for the perfect groove combination.
DJ Brigy creates an electric vibe playing quality uplifting house and retro classics in that old mixtape, mash-up style... party bombs galore!
SMOOVE & TURRELL
CABARET & PERFORMANCE
SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES
WALKABOUT PERFORMANCES AT THE CAMPSITE FRIDAY 4pm 6pm 8pm
BIG TOP STAGE FRIDAY 7.30pm-9.30pm
Gacko and Dolly make up the unusual performing duo of Trunks. Gacko is a wandering showman always ready to unload his curious cargo of songs, stories and routines. Dolly is a Heath Robinson-style mobile invention full of every performance tool imaginable to help Gacko inspire and illuminate his audiences, as well as make them laugh. Trunks will be providing a happy distraction for everyone around the campsite area whilst getting settled in for your festival weekend.
SARAH PORTEOUS FIREBREATHER AND ANGLE GRINDER ARENA FRIDAY 9pm-11pm Redcar’s Sarah Porteous will be showing an amazing array of ways to swallow and breath ﬁre. When she’s done with that she’ll be then shocking the crowd with her angle-grinding act, where sparks literally ﬂy from her body! Seeing is believing on this one, prepared to be wowed.
SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES
En route to the Edinburgh Fringe, Slightly Fat Features will be making a welcome stopover at the Deershed. This smash-hit comedy troupe are taking a new generation of variety back to audiences across the world. They create hilarious cabaret spectaculars for all ages. Packed with circus tricksters, original live music, magical moments and spontaneous madness. Witness astonishing physical skills and orchestrated mayhem – part Monty Python, part Cirque du Soleil. So gasp in wonder at dazzling feats, laugh till your belly hurts and gorge yourself on a smorgasbord of theatrical invention. This is an edge of your seat experience like no other.
THE GALS URBAN ANGELS CIRCUS WALKABOUT PERFORMANCES SATURDAY ALL DAY This quirky trio combine static and promenade performance as they meander about in their giant shopping trolley. Posing for photographs evolves into indulgent acrobalance, and extravagant shopping. The Gals, in their big gingham “frocks” and HUGE wigs, involve the audience in their exuberant balancing antics and their penchant for dusting and marshmallows. Catch them at the workshop tent on Sunday for some lessons in all things circus.
BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 12.00pm-1.00pm
LEMPEN PUPPET THEATRE COMPANY
FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE THE WILLIAM STORIES BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 11.00am-11.50pm and 4.00pm-4.50pm The Flanagan Collective is a group of artists from various companies that have come together to tell the story of William. William loves books; he can’t get enough of them. One day, he ﬁnds himself in a very special bookshop and stumbles into his own exciting adventure to save the world. Don’t miss this unique, interactive storytelling theatre experience that puts you and your imagination at the very centre of the telling. With a little help from some fairy dust, it gently encourages the child within us all, to create our own adventures, people and places.
FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE ROALD DAHL'S REVOLTING RHYMES LODGE STAGE SATURDAY 9.00am-10.00am and SUNDAY 9.00am-10.00am The Flanagan Collective brings legendary children’s author, Roald Dahl and his classic alternative take on famous fairy tales, to life. Join them on stage and help tell the tales of Goldilocks the antique furniture wrecker and sharp shooter, Little Red Riding Hood and her wolfskin coat!
“As I was walking down the beach, one bright and sunny day, I saw a great big wooden box, a-ﬂoating in the bay. I pulled it in and opened it up, and there to my surprise, I discovered a ...?..?..?... right before my eyes!” Two hundred years ago, the brothers Grimm locked something away in a box when they wrote their stories. They threw the box into the sea, and now that something, that rogue and wild element of their story, has returned with the tide. What’s in the box? A strange and weird thing? Something terrible, or something beautiful? Peter Grimm, storyteller and descendent of the famous brothers Grimm, is about to ﬁnd out... This is a truly original story told with puppets, acting and live music. Fun, inspiration and delight for all the family.
CABARET & PERFORMANCE
LEMPEN PUPPET THEATRE COMPANY - THE AMAZING THING
THE PUKES BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 5.00pm-6.00pm The pUKEs are a ukulele anti-society for punks based in London. They play songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Exploited, Xray Spex, The Clash like you’ve never heard them before. They started out in January 2011 at their local pub; the idea was to have a few pints and bash out some favourite tunes on the ukulele. But stardom beckoned and before long they were playing gigs, festivals and punks picnics in London and beyond. They’ve been lucky enough to share a bill with many of the bands who have inspired them, including Sham 69, UK Subs, Vice Squad, Bad Manners, Chelsea, Menace, Subhumans and Splodge. Have your chance to thrash out some punk tunes with them at their ukulele workshop on Sunday.
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WALKABOUT PERFORMANCES SUNDAY 11am 1pm and 2pm
What do you do when your musical instrument has a mind of its own? How do you cope when your team starts to test you? In this family-friendly and funny walkabout show, meet the loveable Trundlehonk, a keen member of the local brass band, whose troublesome trolley and extremely wilful horn simply refuse to play along… Complete with a magniﬁcent stand-alone bandstand, Trundlehonk! is packed full of rousing live music, physical comedy and slapstick. A wonderful medley of mayhem that you won’t want to miss!
CABARET & PERFORMANCE
STEVE PRICE (COMEDY MAGICIAN) BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 6.15pm-7.00pm Steve Price is one of the UK's busiest and most established comedy magicians. He also happens to be the Secretary of the world famous Magic Circle. He has been a magician and performer for over ﬁfteen years, using his unique mix of comedy, magic and mayhem to amaze and amuse audiences. Last year it earned him the prestigious Magic Circle Originality Prize. Steve loves having fun with his audience, whether that is mind reading, playing “Russian Roulette” or placing a volunteer into a guillotine! Pick pocketing is also something that attracts Steve. He has stolen from Lord Mayors, schoolteachers, vicars and policemen and even managed to take a £10,000 Rolex without the owner noticing!
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COMEDY Our comedy line up has grown this year, but none of it has grown up. We’ve got funny magicians, funny musicians, funny characters, funny men, funny women, funny sketches and even funny animation - for all the family. Basically, bucket loads of laughs all of which has a PG rating.
SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY BIG TOP STAGE 7.30pm-9.30pm
With musical skills that would easily ﬁt into many rock bands, Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with his trusty guitars. With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life, Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind. You then ﬁnd yourself humming a tune with a smile on your face three days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from. Duncan has performed for nearly 10 years on the stand up circuit and is now a well-known name around the UK’s big comedy clubs and festivals.
BIG HOWARD LITTLE HOWARD
BIG HOWARD LITTLE HOWARD COMEDY BIG TOP Award winning Big Howard Little Howard, stars of CBBC's Little Howard’s Big Question, The Royal Variety Performance and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno host an evening of variety and stand up in the Big Top. Expect a joyful mix of wonderful stand up and variety as Big Howard and his animated partner in mirth, Little Howard, introduce the uber daft Duncan Oakley, the brilliant Steve Best and the incredibly talented, Justin Moorhouse. Music, variety, stand up and live animation to truly tickle the funny bone and ease away a hard day of festival going.
STEVE BEST Steve Best is a great visual comedian, harnessing a mind-boggling array of gadgets and gags to keep his audience in stitches. Funny, frenetic and mad, his act can feature anything from blowing up a woman and eating balloons, to cutting his hand off! His unique form of slapstick comedy is backed up with astounding talent; he plays the guitar like a genius, is ﬂuent in Serbo-Croatian and can juggle ﬁve pilchards while driving a purple tractor. Steve has performed his unique style of comedy all over the world, as well as playing in near enough damn it every comedy club in Britain. He has also supported Frank Skinner, Craig Charles and Omid Djalili on huge nationwide tours.
BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 1.00pm-1.40pm
JUSTIN MOORHOUSE Manchester based Justin Moorhouse is a talented stand-up comedian, writer, actor, radio presenter and a household name in his native North West. Justin's exuberant, larger than life personality and cheeky northern charm has allowed him to build an impressive reputation on the live comedy circuit. Justin is a comedian who will tell jokes you’ll desperately try to remember the next day. Marrying invention with nostalgia, Justin learns lessons in life purely from remembering a time when his mother split a boiled egg between six, and from linking his own life with the seven basic plots of any story. But it's his skill at engaging with his audience which is sublime, he will banter and tease like any club comic worth his salt, but he never bullies and his audience seem keen to interact with him. Justin is a true gentleman of the stage. To those all around the country, Justin Moorhouse is probably best known for his role as Young Kenny in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights and its spin-off Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere. He’s also written for the 11 O’Clock Show and 8 Out Of 10 Cats for Channel 4.
MRS BARBARA NICE
Tom Binns shows off his comic genius with another of his fabulously original characters; inept hospital radio DJ, Ivan Brackenbury. Come see Ivan at the hospital radio roadshow, where he’ll be bungling cues and playing poorly judged dedications that are wholly inappropriate for the sick and wounded, but deliciously funny for us.
COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD
IVAN BRACKENBURY HOSPITAL RADIO ROADSHOW
MRS BARBARA NICE BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 1.40pm-2.20pm So popular was she at last year’s festival, we had to ﬁnd space for her again this year, otherwise there would have been tears. We’re delighted she could make it and with a brand spanking new show to boot! Mrs Barbara Nice is the comedy creation of Janice Connolly. Barbara is your average Stockport housewife who has given up the domestic bliss of Tupperware and Poundstretcher shops for the unpredictabilty of the comedy world. No audience is too rowdy for her to handle - she's already raised ﬁve teenagers. With the affectionate attitude of a playgoup leader at a wild Iggy Pop concert, Barbara is guaranteed to warm the heart of any audience.
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SCIENCE ROCKS U S OF
See Uof S in the machine tent!
If you think the scientiďŹ c is terriďŹ c then come and see our Formula Student Racing Car and discover how students build, then race it at Silverstone. Get animated with our animation students and see our lego robots. If you love computing and engineering, our courses will turn your passion into a career.
Check us out at our Uni Open Day
20th August 2013 Shortlisted for University of the Year Award Times Higher Education Awards 2012
More info at sunderland.ac.uk/deershed
IAN D. MONTFORT
IAN D. MONTFORT SPIRIT MEDIUM BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 2.20pm-3.00pm Shefﬁeld born writer, actor, stand up and presenter, Tom Binns, takes to the stage as his latest alter ego, Ian D. Montfort, Sunderland’s ﬁnest spirit medium. Tom ﬁrst performed this character at 2010’s Edinburgh Fringe, which has led to a series for BBC Radio 2, and a global tour that’s earned Ian D. Montort many a ﬁve star review. Ian D. Montfort is a psychic medium loved by believers and skeptics alike. Whether you think he's a spoof or real, you'll be in no doubt that the demonstrations of Ian's gifts are hilarious and mind-blowing. As Time Out London puts it…”A spookily skillful, wonderfully observed and hysterically funny character who contacts dead celebrities with incredible results.”
SPOKEN WORD STEVE MANTHORP SOUND & FURY: THE ART AND ICONOGRAPHY OF HEAVY METAL LODGE STAGE SUNDAY 10.00am-11.00am A few years ago, Steve Manthorp put together the only major exhibition to explore the unique visual aesthetic and iconography of heavy metal music. Sound & Fury brought together stage sets, costumes, original album and comic art, musical instruments, customised bikes and over 200 other exhibits.
DAVID CONN AUTHOR OF RICHER THAN GOD: MANCHESTER CITY, MODERN FOOTBALL AND GROWING UP LODGE STAGE SUNDAY 11.20am-12.40pm Richer Than God is David Conn’s labour of love about his own club, Manchester City, and its ﬁnances. It’s an emotional and provocative account of the club’s takeover by Sheikh Mansour, culminating in their remarkable last minute Premier League title victory in May 2012. In a wider context his book is also the story of English football's transformation - from the battlegrounds of the 1980s to today's moneyed, seated, global entertainment. When he takes to the stage, David Conn will be using his ﬁndings and questioning the very nature of football clubs and what being a supporter of 'the people's game' is now all about.
COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD
At the Deer Shed, Steve will be giving an illustrated talk on the topic, giving you the chance to see some iconic imagery and explore its cultural meaning and relevance.
DAVE SIMPSON TALKS TO TOM HINGLEY (INSPIRAL CARPETS) LODGE STAGE SUNDAY 1.25pm-2.45pm Tom Hingley is best known as the lead vocalist of the band Inspiral Carpets. Born in 1965 in Oxfordshire, he moved to Oldham in 1984 and got a job collecting glasses at legendary nightclub, The Hacienda in Manchester. He joined the Inspiral Carpets as lead vocalist in 1989 and despite splitting in 1995, they continue to sporadically tour to play Greatest Hits sets. Talking with The Guardian’s Dave Simpson, Tom will lift the lid on the notorious Madchester scene, discuss the music industry in the nineties and give an invaluable and entertaining insight into the rise and fall of one of the most famed bands in Manchester.
MACHINES PAUL GRANJON - MACHINE BUILDING ARTIST (over 6s only) It’s not often the world of ﬁne art and sciences marry together in such a beautifully obvious way. Paul Granjon has a foot ﬁrmly in both camps. He spends his time exploring the co-evolution of humans and machines, and has for the last two decades built hundreds of different contraptions and devices all over the world, that investigate and challenge our relationship with all things mechanical and digital. He’ll be busy in the Machines Tent improvising with willing volunteers and a pile of obsolete electronics to build an interactive construct of some kind. Meanwhile, the rest of you will have a chance to play with Thingies: thingies being small mobile robots, which move freely amongst people. This is mind-bending genius in action.
SLUB - LIVE CODING BAND Slub is a computer music group formed in 2000 with band members Adrian Ward, Alex McLean and Dave Grifﬁths. Slub performances are exclusively live coded, using a variety of different self-built language environments. In a nutshell, they programme a computer live and it in turn generates music. Alex and Dave will be joining our band of Machine enthusiasts to show you what they do. Their aim is to entertain and get you on your dancing feet with all the code manipulation projected onto a screen, for your pleasure.
ROBOGALS Robogals is an international, student-run organization designed to introduce young women to engineering and technology. These ladies will be running some great hands-on robotic workshops, one of which will be to construct and program Lego NXT robotics kits, which will hopefully inspire girls (and boys) at the festival that techy stuff can be creative and fun.
RASPBERRY PI The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. It is cheap at £25 and has taken the world by storm of late. We’re using them in all manner of inspiring ways, so come and test your mettle against these enormously versatile super gadgets…
OPEN ARENA (12+ unless accompanied by consenting adult) Video games at a festival? Haven't we come to escape all that? You have. However games development is a massive industry in the UK that is not getting a high calibre of young staff because your kids don't get taught to program at school. Hence our focus on the Raspberry Pi and demonstrating what it can do with this ﬁrst person party shooter.
MINECRAFT/PRINTCRAFT Minecraft was the invention of Swedish programmer, Markus Perrson in 2009. At the beginning of 2013 it had sold 20 million copies worldwide, across all platforms. There’s no denying its impact on the gaming industry, with a string of awards to its name; there’s also no denying its popularity with most of our children. So putting our Raspberry Pi’s to the test we challenge you to create and build your ﬁnest 3D world to date... a massive Minecraft mash up, if you like! Paul Harter will be on hand to show you some pretty exciting 3D printing tricks with the cutting edge process of making 3D solid objects from a digital model. Paul has created Printcraft, a 3D printing environment in Minecraft. Prepared to be amazed as your virtual world becomes a mini reality.
PLAY A THEREMIN
Paul is a designer, hacker & maker, Jon is a software guy and electronics hobbyist and together they’ve created Picade, a stylish, retro and fun arcade cabinet (with authentic joystick and big round colourful buttons) using those ever so versatile Raspberry Pi’s. Paul and Jon will be hand on hand to show you around their creation and let you have some vintage computer fun.
…a ther-a- what? A Theremin, an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player. It’s spooky like Scooby Doo and easy to make sound like a Clanger. It’s harder, however, to play a discernible tune but worth persevering. Available to try out between performances and talks in the tent.
LEARN TO SOLDER (6+ supervised by an adult up to 12+) A fairly essential skill for building machines and electronics, so come along and learn one end of a soldering iron from the other. After some practicing you can have a go at building a Madlab kit…
MADLAB (6+ supervised by an adult up to 12+) MadLab is a unique, hands-on electronics workshop for children and adults. In the workshop you’ll get the chance to solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards. There are currently over forty MadLab kits which people can make - the simplest being Flashing Lights, the most complicated a programmable robot that is able to ﬁnd its way around a maze. The excitement of MadLab is learning how to use a soldering iron, and actually being able to make and take home a working electronic circuit.
SCRATCH PROGRAMMING Scratch is a programming environment that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, art and then allows you to share your creations on the web. The ﬁrst version was developed in 2003 and got its name from the turntable technique of scratching records, relating the ease of mixing sounds to the ease of mixing projects made with Scratch. It’s a great way to teach your kids about logic and algorithms; helping them get organised in later life even if they don't want a career programming video games.
PICADE - ARCADE MACHINE
NANO QUADCOPTERS The Crazyﬂie Nano Quadcopter is the hottest piece of kit on the internet at the moment as it has ﬁnally arrived in kit form. It’s incredibly light, weighing just 19g, incredibly dinky, with dimensions of 9cm x 9cm and boasts a ﬂight time of 7 minutes and a charge time of only 20 minutes. Come and see it in action as it dives and dips, spins and spirals over the heads of unsuspecting festival-goers.
MECCANO We’re excited to have such a renowned brand as Meccano under our Machines roof. They’ve kindly donated a mind-boggling amount of their stuff to keep both small and large hands busy during the festival. We’re expecting great things, so don’t let us down!
SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE Two local garages will be pitching against each other in a race to see who can design and build an ambitious machine purely out of scrap. Watch the two teams of four at work, next to the Machines Tent in a special, cordoned off, Scrapheap Challenge area. Be amazed at their skill, guile and determination and be wowed by just how many cups of tea grown men can drink in a day.
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WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
ART & CRAFT WINDMILLS
SHAKER MAKERS FREE
K9 TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm Make and decorate your very own windmill to wave in the air like you just don’t care. Will it be spotty? Will it have stripes?…we’ll have to wait and see! There’ll be some mega-whopper versions around the festival for inspiration.
BUMPER BUNTING MAKING
Pop up some bunting and the world is a happier, cheerier place. Recycled cloth from some unwanted dinner lady uniforms is what we’re going to use, but we need your creative talent to add the cheer and happiness. Paint, stick, colour - whatever you need to transform those cloth triangles into some heart-warming festival decor.
COTTON REEL TANKS
ERNIE TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm Delving back in time to when your grandad was a whipper-snapper, we bring you fun from a cotton reel, elastic band, a stick and a bit of candle. Impossible, we hear you cry! Not so, the satisfaction you’ll get when you see your careful construction propel along the ground will be both huge and wholesome.
PLUMBING PIPE CONSTRUCTION
SHORT CIRCUIT TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm For those budding percussionists amongst you, get yourself along to this workshop to make and decorate yourself the most awesome shaker in the world. Choose a container, put in your favourite dried food, seal it up and customise it with whatever you can get your hands on. You will then be ready to shake the night away and should your shaker still be going strong by Saturday, why not take it along to the percussion workshop, where drummer, Kevin Shaw will show you how to shake your shaker to the max.
K9 TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm
SHORT CIRCUIT TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm Last year our Freedom Boot workshop created such a buzz, with its mesmerizing percussive ways, that we knew we had to do it again. However, there was disappointment by some at not being able to take away your own (a broomstick, covered with jangling beer bottles, with a large boot on it, for those not in the know). So, let us introduce to you the FREEDOM STICK - the take home version of the aforementioned percussion instrument! For a small contribution, you will be able to screw handfuls of beer bottles to your stick so that you can jingle and jangle away in the comfort of your own tent/campervan and ultimately, home. Boots can be added at a later date, for an unabridged version. In the mean time, bring your Freedom Stick to Kevin Shaw’s drumming and percussion workshop on Saturday in the Big Top to test drive your streamlined model.
THE WISHING TREE
ERNIE TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm
R2D2 TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm
The best way to see a U-bend in our opinion. Exercise your family's creative juices; construct a puzzle out of pipes and try to pass a small ball from one end to the other. Take apart or leave for another family to have a go!
We all have wishes, so why not write them down and help us make a whole tree of them. We can’t promise they’ll come true, but place them on a pre-loved CD, hang them onto our artiﬁcial tree and watch a beautiful thing grow; they will radiate positive vibes and a whole lot of joy around the festival.
R2D2 TENT FRIDAY 5pm-8pm
ERNIE TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm
Give some kids a jar of beads and some elastic on which to string them, and they’re happy for hours. Whether yours have a minute or much more, they can sit and create the prettiest of bracelets using any combination of colour or shape.
No, this is not a balloon-modelling workshop where you only learn to make a car. It’s a workshop where you’ll be given a set of items that once constructed will take the shape of a car and will be powered by a balloon. Afterwards you can race them on our custom-built racetrack. Sounds simple enough, right?
WATER BOTTLE ROCKETS
K9 TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm (LAUNCH SITE OPEN 11am-5pm)
SHORT CIRCUIT TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm
About the most fun one can have with an empty water bottle is to be had at this workshop. Create a devilish design for your water bottle rocket, beﬁtting of a projectile that will soar (if things go according to plan) through the sky from our bespoke pressurized aqua launch pad. How cool is that?
K9 TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm Whether it’s Robert from CBeebies’ Justin’s House or leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime we have a cardboard box that will transform your normal noggin into your favourite robot, with a little help from our mammoth junk box.
ERNIE TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm SUNDAY 10am-3pm A big, big festie favourite, so it’s running for a full two days this year. We have literally a tonne of quick drying clay for everyone and their friends to get their hands on. Create anything and everything from the useless to the useful, from the pretty to the practical... let your imagination and your ﬁngers run wild!
Create your own K9 with these redundant plastic stamper cartridges, which peculiarly, look a little like dogs. Inspire and amaze our workshop team with just how many different breeds of dogs you can create.
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
BEADS AND BRACELETS
SHORT CIRCUIT TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm We stumbled across a huge bundle of squidgy roll-mat type material. We ﬂeetingly thought about yoga mats, and then realised an army of children and adults making robot masks would be a better (and possibly more fun) home for it.
R2D2 TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm SUNDAY 10am-3pm Make someone you like a bracelet. Choose your coloured threads, tie them to a safety pin, put the pin through your jeans (the ones you’re wearing) then go and sit somewhere quiet to weave your magic.
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WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
GADGET AND GIZMO CASE MAKING
R2D2 TENT SATURDAY 10am-4pm Mobiles, mp3 players, iPads, Nintendo DS, kindle... the number of gadgets and gizmos we have is ever-growing, as are the number of accessories you can buy for them. If you fancy a total one-off case that no one in the entire world will have, then get yourself to this workshop. Furry or ﬂeecy you can create and customise your very own gadget case, to protect it from the bumps and scrapes life throws at it.
JUNK ROBOT MAKING
K9 TENT SUNDAY 10am-3pm A mountain of junk like no other. A pack of kids hungry for sellotape. Prepare for junk anarchy!
SHORT CIRCUIT TENT SUNDAY 10am-3pm Always a crowd pleaser amongst the smaller festival-goers. More boxes and more, bigger boxes for the little, and not so little, folk to play in, draw on and generally enjoy.
SHORT CIRCUIT TENT SUNDAY 10am-3pm When is a sock not a sock? When it’s quite clearly a character in a puppet show. Create your own puppet character and then let them make their debut in our cardboard puppet theatre, where you can make up stories or act out wellknown ones. (Sock included)
R2D2 TENT SUNDAY 10am-3pm Create your own slogan, emblem or design and then with our badge-making machine, you get to preserve your work and wear it at the same time!
PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC THE PUKES UKULELE WORKSHOP R2D2 TENT SUNDAY 10am-3pm The pUKEs are a ukulele anti-society for punks based in London. They play songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Exploited, Xray Spex, The Clash like you’ve never heard them before. At their festival workshop, they will teach you all you need to know about getting started on a ukulele. Some of the members of The pUKEs only started playing a short while ago, so don’t be put off thinking it will take a lot of effort, you can be strumming a tune in no time.
PERCUSSION AND DRUMMING WITH KEVIN SHAW BIG TOP STAGE SATURDAY 10.00am, 10.30am, 3.00pm and 3.30pm Kevin Shaw, our onsite drumming aﬁcionado, will be demonstrating all things percussion in this workshop. What he can’t get a rhythm out of isn’t worth knowing about. Our world-famous (well almost) blue plastic containers will be creatively used, as will any shakers or freedom sticks that you arty-crafty sorts rustled up the night before in the workshop tents.
URBAN ANGELS CIRCUS WORKSHOPS ERNIE TENT SUNDAY 10am-3pm Fresh from their walkabout performances on Saturday, where the Urban Angel Circus crew were wowing the crowds with their acrobatics (and giant shopping trolley!), they will be on hand to teach circus novices of all ages the tricks of their trade, including juggling and the diabolo.
Our sports ﬁeld, which sits amongst the campsite, will be available for everyone to use throughout the festival. It will be teaming with interesting things to build, throw, catch, hide behind and hula hoop. We kindly ask that you supervise your children when using this facility, respect others and look after the equipment that’s been provided for everyone’s fun.
TENNIS ON A STRING Our purpose-built sets were really put to the test last year, but we’re pleased to say, despite some heavy-duty usage, they live to ﬁght another day. Recalibrated for a new year, they are ready to take on the toughest of festival-goer, be your game strength or stamina!
GIANT SANDPIT Eight-tonnes of the ﬁnest play sand money can buy.
WILD RUNNING ROUNDERS ENGLAND SPORTS FIELD SATURDAY 10am-11am and 5pm-6pm
MEET AT THE INFORMATION TENT SUNDAY 9am
Rounders England is in residence at the festival this year. Their mission is to ignite passion in the game and get more people playing rounders, more often. Sounds a good plan. They will be organizing games and general rounders-based fun, so come along and ﬁnd out whether you’re a budding bowler or a ﬂedgling ﬁelder.
For those of you who can’t go without your endorphin rush everyday, we’ve devised a safe and off-road route through the bits of Baldersby Park you wouldn’t ordinarily get to see. It’s a 2.5 mile route around the parkland, through some woods and past the big house. We will guide you on the ﬁrst lap and then you’re free do as many extra laps as you choose. Adults only (16+).
TOPCLIFFE SCOUT GROUP
SPORT FIELD SUNDAY 10am-12noon
Our local scout group will be in the main arena across the weekend, demonstrating all number of scouting skills and activities that could impress your friends. Whether it’s just for a trip down memory lane or you’d like to know more about what they do, swing by and take a look.
Thirsk Falcons will be providing a crew of coaches who will organise some team sport activities for kids in amongst some seriously good FA trained football coaching. Boys and girls welcome.
WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
SPORT, PLAY AND OUTDOORS
BIRDS OF PREY DISPLAY MAIN STAGE SUNDAY 1.40pm-2.20pm Phoenix, Sonic, Bobby, Ebony, Sable, Thorin and Bruce are the beautiful and rather talented members of this special display team. Falconer, John Pierre Whitﬁeld will be showing off their skill and trickery, as well as their majesty, as he puts them through their paces during this breathtaking ﬂying display.
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WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
ARTISTS AT WORK JOHNNY WHITE
HANNAH STAINED GLASS
‘The Human Machine’ Kinetic Sculpture
contemporary stained glass
Johnny White is an ingenious artist who makes kinetic sculptures from recycled scrap metal components, which are then activated by pneumatics, mechanics and electronics. He’s created a bespoke piece of work, exclusively for Deer Shed called ‘The Human Machine’: a ﬁre and ice kinetic sculpture. This, along with other selected pieces from his existing works, will amaze you with their inventiveness and creativity. Johnny will be setting The Human Machine in motion for its ‘performance’ in the main arena on Saturday at 11pm.
SPIN ART recycled vinyl records transformed into artwork
RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM heritage skipping rope making
VINTAGE ARTS FAIR Spike and Sponge return this year with a fantastic market jam-packed full of artwork, vintage wares and handcrafted items from the best and most creative artists in the region. Meet the artists, see them at work and pick up something unique, quirky or just plain crazy as you wander around the myriad of stalls.
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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
BIG TOP STAGE FRIDAY 11.00pm-12.30am
IN THE DOCK STAGE SUNDAY 1.00pm-3.10pm
(silent film with live piano accompaniment)
Take a step back in cinematic time, when it was nothing more than a piano that ﬁlled the gap that sound and speech now play. Let the agile and emotive ﬁngers of Darius Battiwalla work their magic on the silent horror ﬁlm classic, The Phantom Of The Opera. Gaston Leroux’s well-known novel, written in 1911, was adapted for ﬁlm in 1925. It was directed by Rupert Julian and starred Lon Chaney in the title role as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House. Spinetingling stuff.
Hugo is a family friendly fantasy, directed by Martin Scorcese. It is about an orphan boy, Hugo, living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to ﬁx clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle, which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key, which Hugo needs to ﬁnd to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter, Isabelle. Hugo ﬁnds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.
THE IRON GIANT (U) IN THE DOCK STAGE SUNDAY 9.00am-10.30am The Iron Giant is based upon the 1968 story, The Iron Man written by the poet laureate, Ted Hughes and is set in 1957, during the height of the Cold War. A lonely boy named Hogarth Hughes discovers and befriends an iron giant who falls from space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town determined to destroy the giant at all costs. With the help of a beatnik named Dean, Hogarth does all he can to protect and save his friend. Directed by the amazing Brad Bird, who later wrote and directed The Incredibles.
LAPUTA (PG) IN THE DOCK STAGE SUNDAY 10.45am-12.50pm This breathtaking adventure from Miyazaki tells the tale of Sheeta, a young orphan who holds a crystal from Laputa: a mythical land ﬂoating in the skies. She meets Pazu, a young boy who has been looking for Laputa, and together they try to save the magical land from the clutches of a government secret agent. Japanese animation at its ﬁnest.
SITE OPENING TIMES
Open - 1pm on Friday Close - 7pm on Sunday
We have 4 cash machines on site in the main arena to the left of the main stage. They will accept most cards. There is a surcharge of £2.75 per transaction.
ARENA OPENING TIMES Open - 3pm on Friday Close - 3am on Saturday Open - 7am on Saturday Close - 3am on Sunday Open - 7am on Sunday Close - 5pm on Sunday
NOISE PROTECTION Please be aware that prolonged exposure to loud noise can damage your hearing and in particular that of small children. Please consider ear protection for yourself and your children. RUBBISH AND RECYCLING
BAR OPENING TIMES
Open - 10am on Saturday Close - 3am on Sunday
Please use the bins provided around the site for your rubbish. All the rubbish is sorted and recycled by our waste management company and zero percent will end up in landﬁll. Bin bags are available from the Campsite wardens or Information.
Open - 10am on Sunday Close - 5pm on Sunday
BABY AND SMALL CHILD FACILITIES
Open - 3pm on Friday Close - 3am on Saturday
THIRSK TRAIN STATION SHUTTLE BUS The shuttle bus costs £4 one way. The shuttle bus stop is the main entrance gate 1. The bus will have our logo displayed in the window.
Babychanging is available in the larger disabled toilets in the campsite as well as at welfare. High chairs are available in the dining tent in the arena. Food warming faciltilies and a nursing area are available within welfare.
Operating between the following times:
Friday 1pm to 9pm
Whilst we have had extremely low levels of crime at Deer Shed in the past please do not encourage criminals. Please look after your valuables at all times. Don’t leave anything of value unattended in your tent. If you are a victim of crime please report it immediately to a member of security. We will take it extremely seriously. Similarly if you see anyone acting suspiciously please report it to a security staff member. Only in an extreme emergency should you call 999.
Sunday 12pm to 7pm MERCHANDISE Deer Shed Festival has a wide selection of branded tshirts, hoodies, glow sticks, snuggly blankets, wristbands, badges and loads of other goodies. All are great quality and something to suit all budgets. The merchandise tent is next to the Main Bar in the arena. Why not swing by early doors whilst we have plenty of stock remaining.
FIRE LOCAL TAXI NUMBERS
01845 522 709
Dale Taxis Of Thirsk
01845 522 745
07960 568 299
There are ﬁre points on all stages and arena tents. Additionally ﬁre points are located and clearly marked throughout the campsite. Please contact a member of staff or security immediately if you discover a ﬁre in progress.
Drinking water is available in the campsite as well as in the arena at the bars.
Please hand in any lost property that you ﬁnd to Information in the Deer Shed. Similarly if you have lost anything Information is the place to report it. Many items appear after the festival closes, please email us at email@example.com.
TOILETS We have a variety of toilet types on site. Standard portaloos are situated in the campsite with larger disabled units containing baby changing facilities. Within the arena are our own very popular composting eco-loos and gents straw urinals. SHOWERS They are situated in the campsite next to the lake and campervan ﬁeld. They are open during the following hours and cost £3 for 10 minutes. SHOWER OPENING HOURS Friday
6pm – 9pm
7am – 8pm 1pm – 4pm 5pm – 9pm
7am – 12pm
CHILDREN Whilst we want to encourage your child’s enjoyment of the festival please remember that all workshops and performances are for the family and children should not be left unaccompanied. Please do not treat them as free childcare. On arrival please ensure that you familiarise your children with the site layout and the location of Welfare. Lost and unaccompanied children will be taken to Welfare and in the event of being lost they should contact a member of security or a Deer Shed volunteer for help. We would advise that at ticket exchange you write your mobile number of the reverse of the wristband so we can call you should they become lost. Each wristband has a unique ticket number, please hold on to the stub as additional identiﬁcation.
FIRST AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE If you are in need of ﬁrst aid or medical assistance please make your way to the medics tent adjacent to the arena entrance open 24 hours. There are frequent medical patrols over the whole site during daylight hours. If you need a medic urgently and are unable to relocate please contact any member of staff who will contact the medical team.
INFORMATION & WELFARE The information and welfare point is inbetween the bar and the bigtop. SITE RULES Please keep campsite noise to a minimum after 11pm at night. Late night revellers are more than welcome to join us in the Lodge Stage Bar which is open until 3am with a great selection of beverages and entertainment. No ampliﬁed music or drumming in the campsite. No camp ﬁres or barbeques. Small camping gas canisters are permitted for cooking up to 2.7kg in weight. No animals allowed in site. No glass on site. Your own alcohol is not permitted in the arena area.
CAMP SITE GATE A
PUBLIC CAR PARKING
CAMPING ARENA ENTRANCE
W PUBLIC CAR PARKING
W DISABLED PARKING PUBLIC CAR PARKING
CAMPING CAMP SITE WARDEN
CAMP SITE GATE B
CAMPERVANS AND CARAVANS
CAMPERVANS AND CARAVANS
PRODUCTION AND EMERGENCY ACCESS
ARENA SPORTS AREA
5 8 10
3 ARENA ENTRANCE
CARAVANS AND CAMPERVANS
T SPORTS AREA
The Lake in the 1920s
There's no doubt in our minds that the backdrop to our festival has to be one of the best. There are few who can boast the first Georgian neo-Palladian villa on its grounds, or that they camp surrounded by beautiful, mature woodland next to an ornamental lake. The park is overﬂowing with history, from medieval times we have one of the few examples left of the rig and furrow farming system, which is currently the car park. Two ancient oaks reside in the park, the last visible trace of a medieval village, ransacked by the Scots in 1320, currently the main arena. We also have the Georgian house and the lake of course, the ﬁrst of which shows gunshot marks left by soldiers who stayed at the house to convalesce, when the RAF in both world wars commandeered it. There’s much to be proud of and that’s why, with the help of grants, the parkland has been undergoing a programme of renovation. The lake and the obelisk have been the main beneﬁciaries of the funding. Both had fallen into disrepair, looking nothing like the once grand centrepieces to the beautifully designed parkland.
It has taken two years to bring the lake back to anywhere near its former glory. It was heavily silted; it needed a new water supply and the outer walls needed rebuilding. We now have a fancy new solar powered water pump, which ﬁlls the lake up with water from a borehole. It took a long time for this to fully work and ﬁll the lake to the level required, purely because there was so little sun last year! It’s now up and running perfectly, so much so, that it’s able to supply all our drinking water for the festival. As for the obelisk, it was commonly known as the leaning tower of Baldersby. Not surprising when you hear, that when it was dismantled there wasn’t a complete foundation, in fact it was built on blocks of wood! The stone was analysed and found to come from quarries no more than two miles away from the park. Which made it a little difﬁcult when it came to ﬁnding replacement stone, as those quarries have long gone. The ﬁnal thing to mention has to be the trees, the most magniﬁcent natural contribution to this park. To ensure their presence in the park continues for generations to come a tree planting scheme has taken place. Seventy native trees have gone into the woodland walkway and another twenty-ﬁve have been returned to the park itself, all with iron protectors beﬁtting the Georgian period.
Whilst you're our guests at the festival, we hope you're able to take time and appreciate the rich history of Baldersby Park, and its conservation. 43
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