Black Deer announces artist day splits for 2023 edition of festival

Black Deer Festival has announced the artist day splits for this year’s festival, taking place at Eridge Park, Kent on June 16-18 2023. Tier 1 tickets are now sold out following an incredible reaction to the festival’s second artist announcement, with tier 2 tickets moving fast. Head here for tickets and further information.

Friday 16th June will see the exhilarating and unique offering of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats performing, as well as Americana pioneers Midlake, GRAMMY Award winning Lucinda Williams, Far From Saints – the new band from Kelly Jones of Stereophonics – plus Kurt Vile & The Violators, Bonny Light Horseman, This Is The Kit and more.

On Saturday 17th June, Black Deer will welcome The Pretenders, one of the most enduring acts of the rock era, Bonnie Raitt – fresh from claiming the prestigious ‘Song of the Year’ at the 65th Grammy Awards – as well as The Teskey Brothers, Calexico, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah, Robert Vincent, Katherine Priddy and more.

Closing out the festival on Sunday 18th June is the tender folk rock duo Bear’s Den, country music icon Steve Earle, the unmissable Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Drake White, Elles Bailey, Amanda Shires, Bella White and many more names in Americana, country & beyond.

Away from the main stages, Black Deer will also bring the authentic Americana way of life to the UK through incredible food, music and storytelling, with the Arkansas Porch Sessions and The Roadhouse returning. Plus news on the festival’s much-loved artisan streetfood & drink offering (including the hugely popular ‘Live Fire’ chefs, brought to you by Grillstock founders and popular authors Jon Finch and Ben Merrington), The Great Americana Songbook, The Songwriter Sessions, Gospel Brunch and Ozark Holler Hootenanny coming soon. The Young Folk area will also return with a whole host of fun activities for all the family.

The Independent is the official media partner of Black Deer Festival.

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