New music and emerging artists are the lifeblood of our community.
Black Deer is proud to provide opportunities to all and being a platform for raw and emerging musical talent is a vital part of our footprint.
Hearing music lovers say ‘we saw them first at Black Deer’ is something that will always give us a thrill and it lifts our day when we see a comment on social media, or get a message from one of you guys, to say that you’re listening to artists such as The Wandering Hearts, Noble Jacks, Irish Mythen, Gwenifer Raymond or Amy Montgomery. All music fans take pride in seeking out and discovering new artists early on in their journey and we’re no different – that’s why, once again, we listened to the hundreds of musicians who applied to play at Eridge Park in 2021 via our submission’s portal.
“I’m overwhelmed by the quality of the music again,” says festival booker Bev Burton. Seeing and hearing emerging artists playing Americana music – and all the related sub-genres – makes us proud. Keep up the good work!”
Congratulations, then, to Jinda Biant, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Chris Fox, The Mountain Firework Company and Eddy Smith & the 507 – the Black Deer Emerging Artists for 2021.
Before you make plans to check them out in the deer park, listen to our official 2021 Spotify playlist where you’ll find these emerging names sitting next to Van Morrison, Robert Plant and Imelda May… it makes great headphones listening on your travels!
Black Deer Emerging 2022
Attention artists! The 2022 portal and submission process is coming soon – sign-up to our newsletter to be first to know how to get yourself in the running for Black Deer festival 2022…