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Black Deer Festival 2019

  • Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • 21-23 June 2019
Black Deer Festival 2019

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Immerse yourself in Americana

Black Deer Festival is an award-winning Americana and country music festival, bringing the two together in a weekend that pays homage to the cultural heritage of the States. With over 70 international bands playing across six stages over three days, there's more than enough to keep you involved.

Immerse yourself in its diverse programme of music, food and drink, community and storytelling, toasted over smokey whiskies and classic meats, served up by renowned pioneers of the modern American BBQ scene. 

Live Fire brings the very best outdoor cooking and lifestyle expert demonstrations all wrapped up around great southern style food, drink and hospitality. Expect expert masterclasses on foraging, butchery and knife making from master craftsmen, through to the very best authentic "low ‘n’ slow" American BBQ and live-fire cooking from industry leading chefs, thanks to Grillstock founders Jon Finch and Ben Merrington.

But the talk of this Americana town has to be The Roadhouse. The ultimate symbol of counter culture, this area is a biker's haven, showcasing vintage customised motorcycles as well as a range of Americana inspired experiences. The mighty Desertscene London, promoters of Desertfest, are curating the music stage so expect a bounty of heavy cross-over blues and low desert tones, and perhaps a few notorious after-show shenanigans from the likes of Brandt Bjork, Left Lane Cruiser and Radio Moscow.

Beyond those, Black Deer also houses a dedicated children's area to keep the young folk occupied for hours, learning woodcraft skills, playing musical instruments, tree-climbing, and building their own show town. 



  • Band of Horses
  • John Butler Trio
  • The Dead South
  • Larkin Poe
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • The Staves


  • John Butler Trio
  • Hayseed Dixie
  • Left Lane Cruiser
  • Asteroid
  • Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
  • Morganway
  • Duel
  • Mountains
  • Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
  • Steak
  • Ferris & Sylvester
  • Ethan Johns
  • Black Eyed Dogs
  • Ida Mae
  • Emily Mae Winters
  • Sam Morrow
  • Hank JD Sleek
  • Whiskey Preachin'
  • Big Steve Arlene
  • Bob Harris
  • Marc West
  • Desertscene
  • Mercantile
  • Stephen Spender
  • Louis Rive
  • Lucy Kitt
  • Ryan Farmer
  • William Crighton
  • The Sheepdogs
  • Irish Mythen

  • Band of Horses
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • John Smith
  • Martin Harley
  • Watermelon Slim
  • Chance McCoy
  • Irish Mythen
  • The Black Wizards
  • William Crighton
  • Stubb
  • The Staves
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • Brant Bjork
  • The Wandering Hearts
  • The Sheepdogs
  • Yawning Man
  • Child
  • Roxanne de Bastion
  • King Buffalo
  • Amy Montgomery
  • Roseanne Reid
  • Joana Serrat
  • The Southern Companion
  • Hannah White & The Nordic Connections
  • Hot Rock Pilgrims
  • Alabama 3 Acoustic
  • The Magic Numbers
  • The Breretons
  • The Folly Brothers
  • Ciara Rafferty
  • Holly Rose Webber
  • Jessie Buckley

  • The Dead South
  • Larkin Poe
  • Radio Moscow
  • The Vintage Caravan
  • Worry Dolls
  • The Mavericks
  • Neko Case
  • Lucero
  • Jerron Blind Boy Paxton
  • Groundhogs
  • The Trials of Cato
  • Daniel Antopolsky
  • Paul Cauthen
  • Sonic Gypsy
  • Redwood
  • Billy Bragg
  • Yola
  • Treetop Flyers
  • Mike Farris
  • Arielle
  • The Shires
  • MG Boulter
  • Gwenifer Raymond
  • The Lowly Strung
  • Ma Polaines Great Decline
  • Hollie Rogers
  • Sam Beer
  • The Sheepdogs
  • Irish Mythen
  • William Crighton

Black Deer Festival takes place on Eridge Park, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent.


Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9HS, United Kingdom


For those not driving, there is a taxi rank outside Tunbridge Wells Station that'll cost around £10 to the festival site. Buses will also be running to the festival.

There will be a limited bus service to take festival-goers back into Tunbridge Wells from 8pm until midnight each day. 

All ages are welcome at Black Deer Festival, however, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult over 21. There is a limit of 3 under 18s per adult. 

Under 18s are ticketed separately to adults. 


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