Play at Black Deer Festival 2020

We’re excited to announce that our band submission process is now open (1st November 2019).
We’ve had hundreds of requests from musicians already this year, so now’s the chance to put your music in front of us. We have five slots to offer the successful artists across the Black Deer weekend – taking place inside the wild and spectacular Eridge Park 19th-21st June 2020 – and the process will close on Monday 2nd March 2020.
“We were overwhelmed by the quality of the emerging artists who performed in the deer park last summer and can’t wait to hear those who apply for 2020,” say festival co-founders Gill Tee & Deb Shilling.
“We loved seeing so many up-and-coming bands and musicians playing Americana music,” says festival booker, Bev Burton. “Make sure you get your entries in before the deadline!”
Listen to the Black Deer Emerging Talent 2019 Playlist


We offer £150 fee for each slot, a meal token for each band member and shared dressing/green room facilities – plus two weekend guest tickets per band for you to invite family and friends.
In order to apply we ask you to email us at with the following:
• Links to videos of you playing live (please check the links work!)
• Links to your Facebook & Instagram Profiles
• A short bio
Please send one email and remember not to chase us – we will contact the successful artists on or before Thursday 30th April 2020 to discuss the offer of a slot at Black Deer 2020. Please don’t apply if you have done so previously and only apply within the dates stated, emails will automatically be deleted outside of these dates.
We have found some phenomenal emerging talent since 2018 and lots of new bands have gone on to play at other festivals and venues off the back of playing with us. Finding new talent and providing opportunities what Black Deer is all about… so best of luck, we can’t wait to hear from you!