Joe Bonamassa, Sheryl Crow, BC Camplight, Courtney Barnett, Villagers And More To Play This Year’s Black Deer Festival

Guitarist Joe Bonamassa joins Americana festival line-up in UK exclusive.

Black Deer Festival

by Chris Catchpole |
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Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa has been added to the line-up for this year’s Black Deer Festival. In a UK festival exclusive, Bonamassa will headline on Friday June 14, joining previously announced headliner Sheryl Crow.

Other new additions to the bill include BC Camplight, Damian Lewis, Eli Paperboy Reed, The Delines and Dylan LeBlanc, adding to a line-up that features Villagers, The Staves, Hermanos Gutiérrez, Seasick Steve, The Magic Numbers’ Michelle Stodart, Nick Waterhouse, Jalen Ngonda, Bess Atwell and more.

Black Deer Festival is taking place in Eridge Park, Kent between June 14 and 16. For more information and to order day and weekend tickets click HERE.

Now in its fifth year, the award-winning Black Deer Festival is one of the UK’s largest Americana festivals, bringing together artists from across folk, country, roots, blues, gospel, bluegrass and more.

Previous acts to have performed include Wilco, Van Morrison, The Waterboys, Richard Hawley, The Pretenders, Hiss Golden Messenger, Steve Earl, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Bonnie Raitt.

This year, The Old Grey Whistle Test’s ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris is curating and presenting a special on-site version of his intimate Under The Apple Tree sessions, featuring John J Presley, Kezia Gill & Friends, Bird, Johnny Morgan and more.

In addition to the music on offer, Black Deer Festival also celebrates the cultural heritage of Americana. Festival goers can enjoy a display of custom-built motorcycles, attend daily ‘gospel brunches’, shop artisan goods, sample a wide selection of craft beer and take part in demonstrations on butchery, foraging and knife-making. The soul food of the American South is represented across a wide range of stalls with industry leading chefs presenting expert demonstrations of low and slow BBQ and live fire cooking.

Black Deer Festival takes place at Eridge Park, Kent between June 14 and 16. For more information and to order day and weekend tickets click HERE.

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