NEW NAMES JOINING THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF AMERICANA AND COUNTRY:
ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC ✮ THE MAGIC NUMBERS ✮ STEPHEN SPENDER ✮ THE BRERETONS
ANNOUNCES THE AMA-UK’S STORY OF THE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’ PANEL ON THE LIVE FIRE STAGE
REVEALS MUSIC SUBMISSION ACTS FOR THE ROADHOUSE ACOUSTIC STAGE & DAY SPLITS
21st – 23rd June 2019
ERIDGE PARK, KENT
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Black Deer are proud to announce that The Shires will
be adding to the ultimate celebration of Americana and country in Eridge Park this June. Having become one of the most talked about acts in the home of country music, and with a legion of fans on both sides of the Atlantic, the Nashville based duo have a lot
to offer to the new UK festival. Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have two gold-certified record-breaking albums in their arsenal of brilliantly crafted songs, and have even worked with Ed Sheeran. The audience at Black Deer can look forward to the pair performing
their hits after returning to their home country for a special performance this summer.
On playing Black Deer Festival, The Shires say;
“We’re really excited to play Black Deer Festival with some of the most influential artists in Americana and country music. We can’t wait to perform in the stunning
surroundings of Eridge Park in just a few short weeks – it’s going to be a truly special summer show.”
In homage to the classic delta blues slide players like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and their own Rockfree Base, Alabama
3 will present a stripped down acoustic set at Black Deer 2019. Complete with Larry Love’s gravelly ash-stained vocals and Nick Reynolds bank robber
melodies on harmonica, they promise a raucous and unrestrained rendition of their esteemed back catalogue. After emerging in London in the late 90’s the nine-piece band have become synonymous with Americana, leftist politics and laughter – and through their
brilliantly theatrical live shows command a huge following here.
Larry Love of Alabama 3 says;
“Alabama3 are extremely excited to be invited to The Black deer Festival so keep your stetsons sharp , your yodels high and your hoedowns low……The Sheriffs lost
his badge and the deputy is in the jailhouse now!”
UK-based four-piece The Magic
Numbers also join the line-up for Black Deer today, bringing unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and a timeless sound. Comprised
of two pairs of brothers and sisters (Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon), the Mercury Music Prize nominees are set to resonate with the family friendly Black Deer audience. The band have previously toured around the world with the likes of Brian
Wilson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, The Who, Morrissey, U2 and Bright Eyes to name a few.
Adding a dose of catchy, heartfelt soul, Canadian singer-songwriter Stephen
Spender is announced to play Black Deer, whilst he currently resides in London to record his forthcoming fourth LP. Spenders’ affinity with the UK
began after studying at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London early on in his career, and sings with a raspy, honest and melodic voice which he honed over the years busking in Canada. His experience in Canada and the UK has lead to comparisons to
the likes of English songwriter David Gray, as well as American legends Paul Simon and Ray LaMontagne.
Black Deer Festival is also happy to welcome Kent locals The
Breretons into the fold this year. Described as noir folk draped in hard rock sentiments, The Brereton’s debut album exhibits dark undertones drawing
from long days and nights growing up in the Kent sticks. The band are set to bring their own special glimmer of Americana to Eridge Park in June 2019.
In addition to these incredible new names and outstanding previously announced artists, Black Deer Festival is proud to announce that professional trade
association The AMA-UK take to the Live Fire stage to engage festival goers in the history of the prestigious group. The panel will see UK Country trailblazers Stevie
CEO), Bob Harris OBE
(Legendary BBC Radio 2 Country show DJ), Emily Barker
(UK Artist Of The Year winner 2018), Robert Vincent
(Bob Harris Emerging Artist winner 2016, UK Album of The Year 2018), Danni
Album and Artist 2017 & 2018) take to the stage to share story of The AMA-UK in all its glory, from formation through to its vital award shows.
ARTISTS ANNOUNCED TODAY
ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC
THE MAGIC NUMBERS
THE FOLLY BROTHERS
THE LOWLY STRUNG
MA POLAINES GREAT DECLINE
HOLLY ROSE WEBBER
Bringing you an experience like no other, the multi-award winning Black Deer Festival promises you a jam-packed weekend of celebrating all things Americana and Country! Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Eridge
Park, Britain’s oldest deer park, located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells, the festival is just a mere 50 minutes outside of London. Female co-founders Gill Tee and Debs Shilling are no strangers to the UK’s events industry – having produced
and directed much-loved festivals with musical legends like Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Neil Young – and have a lifelong love affair with country music and the authentic Americana aesthetic. This compelling blend of originality, experience and passion has shaped
Black Deer into an exciting and emerging force on the UK festival scene – and one in which families can take advantage of top-class production values, quality and comfortable accommodation and great food.
You can expect an array of authentic americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom motorcycle showcases, chef masterclasses, storytellings from
cultural pioneers, not to mention the incredible line-up of your favourite artists across the Americana, blues, roots, authentic country, folk and bluegrass genres. This family-friendly event encourages people of all ages to completely immerse themselves in
all aspects of this culture celebrated by millions on either side of the Atlantic and delivering an authentic, Roots-style line up to the UK.
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