Deepdale Festival – 22 to 24 September

The inaugural Deepdale Festival takes place on Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, welcoming bands from Norfolk and the East of England for a weekend of live music.

Deepdale Festival is the brain child of Chris Haycock and Jason Borthwick, who now run the tourism accommodation.  The event builds on the legacy of Deepdale Jazz Festivals, that many remember fondly, and from the festivals that Chris has run prior to taking on the management of Deepdale.

There will be live music on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday lunchtime across various stages – the main Brick Barn Stage, the Orchard Acoustic Stage, a Buskers Stage in the backpackers courtyard, and a secret venue which will be announced on Sunday morning.

So far bands and solo artists confirmed include: Jess Morgan, Little Red Kings, Marina Florance, Pepper and Shepherd, Georgia Shackleton Trio, Falling From Trees, Kolin Durier, The Tin Heart Troubadours, Matt Watson, Homefires and Ardeth Bey.  Chris and Jason are currently working on the rest of the programme, and more acts will be announced shortly.

Other attractions at Deepdale Festival include some great street food, street entertainment, festival stalls, spoken word and dance.

“When Jason approached me to take on the running of Deepdale, he knew I was keen to develop a music programme.  Being a drummer and a huge fan of all genres of music, it’s going to be fantastic to welcome so many great musicians to Deepdale Festival.  The festival will be the pinnacle of our music year at Deepdale.” said Chris Haycock.

There’s limited accommodation left, so anyone wanting to stay for Deepdale Festival should book asap.

Although Deepdale Festival is primarily for those staying in the hostels and on the campsite of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, there are a limited number of tickets available to those staying elsewhere or living locally.  Tickets for those not staying are £15 per adult and £7.50 per child, which is a weekend ticket getting you into the live music areas on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Since taking back Deepdale Backpackers & Camping from tenants in October 2016, the facilities have undergone major renovations and improvements.  One of Jason and Chris’ plans was to put Deepdale on the music map, by creating a wide and varied programme of music and other events.  Deepdale Festival is a major event in that growing programme.  Future events at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping and their next door neighbours Dalegate Market include:

Whiter Than – Sunday Session
13th August 2017

Clark & Zuppardi – Sunday Session
17th September 2017

Deepdale Christmas Market
1st to 3rd December 2017

Deepdale Hygge
23rd to 25th March 2018

Deepdale Spring Market
23rd to 25th March 2018

Full details of the Deepdale Festival programme will be announced on

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