The UK festival for Americana, Black Deer Festival, has today announced the first wave of its 2024 line-up. New to the bill includes the likes of Seasick Steve, Hermanos Gutiérrez, The Shires, Courtney Barnett, The Staves and Villagers, alongside some of the best in fast-rising talent, such as Dylan Gossett, Nottingham’s Divorce, Michele Stodart, songwriting duo Prima Queen, and Lana Del Ray collaborator Holly Macve. Celebrating five years of the event, Black Deer Festival continues to welcome a diverse range of names to Kent’s Eridge Park, partnering with The Independent for the second year running.
The first wave of names follows the major headline announcement of Sheryl Crow, the international country superstar who will take to park’s main stage on Saturday 15th June. Fans can expect to enjoy a career-spanning set from the nine-time Grammy Award winner, who was recently inducted into the globally esteemed Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Black Deer Festival are thrilled to be welcoming such a musical icon to the festival this summer.
Black Deer Festival runs from 14th-16th June 2024 at Eridge Park, Kent.
Tier 2 tickets (day and weekend) are on sale now – purchase here.
By music lovers, for music lovers, Black Deer is at the heart and forefront of the rapid and influential rise of Americana in the UK and beyond – whether that be the biggest and best across Americana, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Roots or the Blues, or the exciting emerging artists of the genre’s renaissance. At Black Deer, attendees are dropped into a musical melting pot.
Wholesome food and drink, artisan wares and custom-built motorcycles – just some of the things sitting alongside the music and paying homage to the cultural heritage of America. A festival for all ages; the young are given endless opportunities to explore, whether that’s through music, craft, or the great outdoors. Meanwhile, the corner of the festival is home to The Roadhouse, where you’ll feel the growl of the Americana counter-culture, discovering after-show late night shenanigans. Black Deer is flavoured by the smoky tastes of America’s Deep South; expect gospel brunches, craft beers, expert demonstrations on foraging, butchery and knife making from master craftsmen, through to the very best authentic low ‘n’ slow BBQ and live-fire cooking from industry leading chefs.
A celebration of a way of life that is both timely and timeless, at Black Deer, festival-goers will find the best of a bygone, rural era, made relevant right now. Across the weekend, a diverse bunch of passionate roots-inspired artists sing the truth, showing the audience what Americana truly is, where it came from, and where it’s heading.
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