Black Deer are now part of the inspiring push for equality at live music festivals…
With two female promoters at the helm of Black Deer Festival and other lead roles headed by women in the form of our female booker and female technical production manager – the path to become part of this initiative was set as soon as we begun.
In the past, live music festivals have often been subject to bad press for gender inequality, but now with an ambitious and achievable goal set out by Keychange, to reach a balance by 2022, we are seeing a distinct shift of change.
Here at Black Deer HQ we are keen to promote and encourage women in positions of influence and to foster change that will strengthen the path for future generations, in an inspirational and sustainable way. And we are extremely proud to be paving the way during our launch year.
From internally behind the scenes right through to the line-up fronting our first event – we can confirm that the 50:50 balance has already been achieved.
Co-founders Gill Tee and Debs Shilling, are honoured for Black Deer to be a Keychange Associate Festival;
“It’s a privilege to sign up and pledge Black Deer to Keychange. We are two female Promoters and a huge amount of our team are females including our Booker Bev, Production Manager Emma, to name but a few.