Biggest Deer Shed Festival yet

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NORTH YORKSHIRE’S Deer Shed Festival music line-up has expanded from the format of the first two years.

This year’s event, which runs from July 20-22 at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, will see the main stage now in action each day instead of just Saturday and there is also a new Lake Stage.

The first ever Friday night main stage headliner will be Saint Etienne.

These titans of pristine pop moments release their first album for seven year recently, Words and Music By Saint Etienne, restoring everyone’s faith in a genre that Saturday night telly has done its best to ruin over the last decade. T

The main stage bill on Friday is completed by the dreamy, US west coast via Belfast, shimmers of Cashier No 9 and Club Smith who have just finished touring with Kaiser Chiefs.

Janice Graham Band are reclaiming ska for a new generation.

Sharp lyrics about love, life and murder, this unpredictable band of four lads from Manchester are on the cusp of greatness and play the In The Dock Stage on Friday.

Opening the stage ahead of them are Moody Gowns, a quintessentially British band in the vein of Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Previously announced Dutch Uncles complete the In The Dock Stage line-up for Friday – clearly the place to be for lovers of unconventional Brit-indie greatness at Deer Shed Festival 3.

The final band to be announced for Friday’s bill is The Glendale Family. Returning to Baldersby Park for the third year, it’s fair to say they are the Deer Shed Festival house band. Playing the new Lake Stage on the first day of the festival, they’ll also be found in charge of the late night good times, curating and playing in the After Hours Lounge Bar.

Saturday’s Main Stage line up is completed by a trio of distinctive bands. Los Campesinos! bring their glockenspiels, big beats and boundless energy to North Yorkshire for the first time, playing before headliners Villagers.

The Staves will serenade the Main Stage crowd mid-afternoon with their sibling harmonic perfection and Washington Irving open up with beautiful Scottish indie-folk-pop.

Further acts for Saturday include the ethereal singer-songwriter Paul Thomas Saunders who will play his sublimely haunting and reverb sodden songs on the In The Dock Stage.

The Lake Stage line-up will be headlined on Saturday by Leeds folk quintet Ellen and the Escapades. Joining them will be the Buddy Holly-esque The Lost Brothers.

Also appearing are Human Don’t Be Angry, the newest project from the talented Malcolm Middleton. This noodling guitar, looped lyric offering continues a high level of brilliance

Middleton plays before main stage headliner Cherry Ghost on Sunday. Also taking to this stage will be singer-songwriter Rae Morris with her distinctive voice and piano talent. .

Tickets are available now through www.deershedfestival.com/tickets or on 0844 888 9991.