North Yorkshire festival Deer Shed has detailed a new socially distanced camping event for next month titled Deer Shed Base Camp.
Deer Shed Base Camp is a family camping event that takes place across two weekends at Baldersby Park in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
The 2020 event isn't a festival, and will instead see families spending three nights camping while adhering to social distancing measures.
Base Camp will have no stages and no group events. Instead, organisers are urging attendees to bring a battery powered FM radio as all entertainment across the two weekends will be broadcast from Base Camp FM. Entertainment will include live music, comedy, and more, and the programme won't be revealed until the week before the first weekend (24-27 July).
For those that are thinking 'how could this possibly work?', Deer Shed Base Camp will allocate camping areas of 15m x 15m. Each space will have its own portaloo, and is able to fit either a car and a tent, a car and a caravan, or a campervan. Electric hook-ups for campervans and caravans are available on-site for £70.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food, drink and activities for the weekend event. No bars will be open on the Baldersby Park site, and there will be limited access to food and drinks vendors. Those that have tickets will be allowed to come and go from the site.
Deer Shed founders Oliver and Kate write on the site, "It is probably not a secret that 2020 has been a disaster of a year for festivals, and Deer Shed has suffered along with the rest of the independent festival sector. We are a family owned and run business and Kate and I have a big hole in our finances. We have had to make some tough decisions regarding the way Deer Shed will operate in the future, especially around staffing. However, it could have been worse. We were very grateful so many of our audience decided to hang onto their Deer Shed 11 tickets until 2021, whilst completely understanding the reasons why some might not be able to."