It won’t come as a surprise, but it’s still a real shame to have confirmation that this year’s Deer Shed Festival has been postponed until next year on safety grounds due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. The festival has been rescheduled to next year: 30th July to 1st August 2021 to be precise. It’s become part of the Little Vikings family summer so we’re gutted that it’s not happening, but it’s the right decision for everyone.
Organisers of the family-friendly festival, which attracted 10,000 ticket holders of all ages to its tenth anniversary edition in 2019, said that the decision had been based solely on the health and safety of staff, attendees, performers, and the public at large.
Deer Shed ticket refunds
While refunds will be made available for those who cannot attend, all tickets will remain valid for the postponed event and Deer Shed has urged people to hold onto them until 2021, with the team doubling efforts to ensure “the re-scheduled event is everything we hoped for and more.”
“Whilst refunds can be requested by those that need them, by holding onto your ticket you will be supporting Deer Shed as an independent, family-owned and run business at this difficult time. Tickets for Deer Shed 11 remain on-sale with a freeze on tier price increases over the summer.”
Deer Shed director, Oliver Jones, said: “It’s a sad decision to have to make, and we know many families will be disappointed, but the health and safety of everyone involved is always our top priority. We’re not looking at this as a set-back, but an opportunity to build even further on our plans for another exciting ten years facilitating the creative, inclusive community the festival has become. There’s also exciting plans to entertain our audience virtually over the coming months, so we’ll hopefully still be able to supply a bit of festival fun during the lockdown.”
More info for ticket holders
If you are a ticket holder to Deer Shed Festival 11, head to the Frequently Asked Questions page on the festival’s website to find out more about the postponement and what you need to do here. We’re looking forward to next year’s event already and can’t wait to dust off our tent.