GOLDFRAPP and Field Music – with the Open Here Orchestra – join Drenge as Deer Shed Festival 9 headliners, with very special guests Public Service Broadcasting and many more bands also announced.
Over what is nearing a 20-year partnership in synth rock, Goldfrapp have remained consistent pioneers of electronic music. As recently as summer 2017, The Guardian wrote of Alison’s performance at Sydney’s warehouse-turned-music venue Carriageworks that, “Appearing on stage, backlit and washed in smoky red and blue ... she seems less like a rock star and more like a mysterious angel from the space age.”
Never safe, always surprising and still finding room in her set for euphoric classics like ‘Ooh La La’, and ‘Strict Machine’, the festival team say they are delighted to have finally secured Goldfrapp as Saturday night headliners for the Deer Shed Festival 9 line-up, describing the singer as “a true superstar of contemporary British music”.
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear band Field Music are favourites of the Deer Shed team. In fact Oliver Jones, Deer Shed director,reckons nobody in the UK is making more interesting music. They’re back in Baldersby Park this July, and this time they’re bringing a whole orchestra along in tow. The Open Here Orchestra will provide a fresh tinge of drama and depth to the already layered and syncopated synth rock anthems of Field Music, and this promises to be Sunday afternoon headline set like no other.
Some bands just belong in Baldersby Park. That was the feeling when the North Yorkshire festival booked a little-known band called Public Service Broadcasting back in 2013. The release of two wonderfully crafted albums later and the main stage on a Saturday evening beckons. The long-awaited recipe for one of the most triumphant returns to the Deer Shed Festival’s music line-up ever is ready.
Gaz Coombes also played a majestic set in Baldersby Park five years ago and he is finally back too. He’s just released a video for his first single from his latest solo album World’s Strongest Man, ‘Deep Pockets’. The self-directed and edited clip features Gaz undertaking one of the trippiest Uber-pool journeys from the back of a cab in Los Angeles. World’s Strongest Man is released on May 4, and its tracks will be performed live in Baldersby Park this July.
Other additions to the bill include Fazerdaze aka Amelia Murray, SLUG and Riley Pearce, an alt-folk artist, based in Perth, Australia.
Acts already announced on the music line-up include Drenge, Nadine Shah, This Is The Kit, Jane Weaver, Bill Ryder-Jones, Blaenavon, HMLTD, Dream Wife, Scott Matthews, Sivu, Rozi Plain, The Orielles, Warm Digits, AK/DK, Ren Harvieu, Lowly, whenyoung, Seamus Fogarty, Anna Burch, The Ninth Wave, Mush, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Morrissey & Marshall, Bella Gaffney & Polly Bolton and Mylar Melodies.
Acts already revealed for the comedy line-up include James Acaster, Justin Moorhouse and Daliso Chaponda.
Tickets are available from www.deershedfestival.com/tickets