Black Deer Festival 2023 – The Reviews

Thank you! We are overwhelmed by the response to the fourth edition of Black Deer Festival. It’s been said before, but together we’re building something special. And it’s not just our community that thinks so, let’s check out what everybody else has been saying since we brought the curtain down on Black Deer Festival 2023…


“Black Deer gathers together some of the finest songwriters, greatest singers, best musicians; all in one beautiful setting. There’s no other music festival like it in the UK…”
– The Independent * * * *
“With a line-up that supports a diverse future and celebrates those who came before, Black Deer lands with electricity in the air…”
– The Line Of Best Fit
“Typical! You plaster yourself with the highest SPF for an afternoon at a sunny festival and end up in The Ridge! Damian Lewis played two well-received sets over the weekend at Black Deer Festival in Kent…”
– Daily Mirror
“Bobbie Pryor had a gorgeous weekend at Black Deer Festival… hello to everyone who said ‘hi’ to her there!”
– Sara Cox, BBC Radio 2
“Black Deer brings the Mississippi Delta to rural Sussex…”
– UK Festival Guide
“2023’s edition of Black Deer Festival, the boutique festival of Americana set in the idyllic surroundings of Eridge Park in Kent, really proves to be something special.”
– Louder Than War
“A host of legendary music acts descended on the beautiful Kent countryside as prim and proper Tunbridge Wells turned into a turbo-charged festival of Americana…”
– The Sun
“Fourth Black Deer Festival rocks Eridge Park… more than 10,00 fans flocked to Eridge Park to immerse themselves in the music, food and storytelling of Americana.”
– Times of Tunbridge Wells
“Black Deer once again proved to be the perfect partner: four Arkansas musicians, three days, 15 performances and thousands of people introduced to The Natural State…”
– Arkansas Tourism
“Totally amazing, what a fantastic weekend! Make sure you get along next year folks… see you there!”
– David Morrissey, Boogaloo Radio
“Black Deer has quickly established itself as the premier summer event for Americana… this year’s was a real triumph.”
– Americana UK
“This is a mighty fine festival of quality Americana…”
– Soundsphere Magazine
“The musical offering is better than ever…”
– Kent Online
“Fun in the sun at Eridge Park…”
– BBC Radio Kent


“Absolutely loved our time at Black Deer and definitely on for next year…”
– Bev Donnison
“It was one of the best festivals we have been to, fabulous music and a really lovely atmosphere. Next year’s already booked!”
– Gary Hobbs
“Nowhere, or anything else, like it…”
– Charlie Allcock
“Our first time and we loved it… booked Super Early Birds for next year.”
– Shelagh Jones
“Best weekend ever! Booked our 2024 tickets first thing Monday morning…”
– Amanda Softly
“Only just getting my voice back! The line-up was incredible… please repeat it so we can see the artists we couldn’t get to!”
– Wizza Quins
“Absolutely stunning from start to finish… anybody else already counting down to next year?”
James Brace
“We travelled from Yorkshire for The Teskey Brothers, but have enjoyed so much more…”
– Wilson Van Travels
“Amazing festival, bring on 2024!”
– Stevie O’Connor
It was my first time and I can only say good things… a lovely laid back vibe, friendly staff and a well laid-out site. Great line-up, I’ll be back!”
– Gary Knight


Thank you! If you plan to join us at Black Deer Festival 2024, then Super Early Bird Tickets are for you – and they’re close to selling out. Time to grab yours now… see you in the deer park next summer!
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