While it might take many of us a while to get used to writing 2018 rather than 2017, we are pleased to say that there is no such delay with the 2018 music programme at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping. The dates are set for the Deepdale Hygge and Deepdale Festival, and Sunday Sessions are already in the diary starting this month.
The first event of the year takes place next weekend, when John Osborne brings his spoken word and poetry to Deepdale, with his show John Peel’s Shed. There are many other great artists already booked. The main event of the year is Deepdale Festival in late September, which hosted over 24 artists and bands in 2017, across three stages and a secret venue. The Deepdale Hygge, Deepdale’s celebration of the North Norfolk Coast in late March, will also host great live music. And then there are the Sunday Sessions, happening most months on the third Sunday.
“We always knew that Deepdale had the potential to be a great music venue, a ‘build it and they will come’ location. Sitting in the backpackers’ courtyard in October under clear skies with the fire pits burning and Falling From Trees entertaining over 70 people, we knew that the first year of Deepdale’s music programme had been far more successful than we could have hoped.” said Chris Haycock, Operations Director and the primary music promoter at Deepdale.
“There were other moments in the year when we knew we were barking up the right tree, and Deepdale Festival was certainly one of those. The crowd for Jess Morgan’s set on the Orchard Stage and the dancing in the Brick Barn during Little Red Kings headlining set will live long in the memory.” continued Chris. “Now artists know more about the style of what we offer and the location, we are getting more and more enquiries, so developing the 2018 programme is going to be a joy.”
Events already in the diary for 2018:
|John Peel’s Shed – Sunday Session
Sunday 21 January 2018
To start 2018 we thought we’d offer something a little different in our Deepdale Music programme, spoken word about music. We are really pleased to welcome John Osborne, poet & story teller, to tell the story of the records he won from John Peel.
|YveMaryB & Tony Brook – Sunday Session
Sunday 18 February 2018
Enjoy a sitting room session with these country folksy bluesy song writers, known as Gypsy Candlestick, in the intimate setting of Deepdale Backpackers sitting room.
|Deepdale Hygge 2018
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2018
The Deepdale Hygge is our celebration of the North Norfolk Coast, a collection of the things that bring us happiness – live music, the great outdoors, meeting old friends and new, enjoying the best of the North Norfolk Coast.
|Christian Smith – Sunday Session
Sunday 15 April 2018
Enjoy a sitting room session with this Cambridgeshire singer song writer in the intimate setting of Deepdale Backpackers sitting room.
|Jess Morgan – Sunday Session
Sunday 20 May 2018
Remember Jess’ awesome headlining set at our Festival back in September. This time you can enjoy a Sunday session, in the backpackers courtyard, with fire pits and bar, while Jess plays her acoustic music.
|As You Like It – Open Air Theatre
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Welcome to the Forest Arden, a world of clowns, lovers, runaways and rebels. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, with folky, foot-stomping live music …
|Deepdale Festival 2018
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September 2018
After the success of the 2017 Deepdale Festival, we’ll host our second annual music festival at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping over the last weekend of September 2018.
Bands and artists interested in playing at Deepdale will also see an artist enquiry form on our website.