With an already stellar line-up of Americana bands and artists announced including headliners The Pretenders, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Earle, and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the 2023 edition of Black Deer Festival was already cooking on charcoals.
With the reveal of their final set of names, the festival has stepped it up another notch. Led by British roots royalty in Richard Hawley, other names that stand out are the legendary Patty Griffin, one of Nashville’s premier songwriters and cracking artist in her own right Brandy Clark, British folk’s premiere singer-songwriter Grace Petrie, as well as a set of terrific other additions like Jaime Wyatt, Emily Nenni, Brennen Leigh, and The Wandering Hearts.
Intriguingly Damien Lewis (yes, he of Band Of Brothers, Homeland, etc) has also been announced, following Kiefer Sutherland and Jessie Buckley taking the stage in previous years Black Deer is the go-to festival for Hollywood to paddle in the festival waters.
The full list of new names is:
The Wandering Hearts
Ian Prowse & Amsterdam
Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra
Liam Cromby and the Morning Star
Stephen Wilson Jr
The Vanguards and the Powerhouse Gospel Choir
Tickets are still on sale but selling out fast. Black Deer Festival is held at Eridge Park in Kent on 16th, 17th, and 18th June.