2019 Reviews

From the Media


“It’s to the festival’s credit that it can offer a degree of diversity which opens ears and eyes to new horizons.”

“There’s something in its wholesomeness, friendliness and simple good spirit that’s utterly irresistible. And most importantly the music – country, folk, bluegrass, roots and blues – is consistently good and sometimes great.”
UK Festival Guide

“Built with love and delivered with precision, Black Deer Festival is a joyous celebration of Americana.”
The Line Of Best Fit

“My favourite festival… it’s not just about the music, it’s huge!”
Anna Louise Walter, BBC Radio Kent

“This was a diverse audience thinking about and enjoying music in an intelligent way. As an advert for the breadth and quality of Americana, Black Deer is a festival experience that can’t be bettered.”
Americana UK

“Despite increasing capacity to 10,000, Black Deer still feels like one of the most pleasant and laid-back festivals on the UK circuit. Here’s hoping the festival is around for a long time…”
The Bluegrass Situation

“What immediately stands Black Deer apart from other festivals is its attention to detail.”
Folk Radio

“Black Deer is only in its sophomore year, but already feels like a must do on the crowded festival calendar.”
Red Guitar Music

“Firmly establishing itself as the best destination for all things Americana and country…”
Original Rock

“Had a great time at Black Deer… so much great music!”
Green Note


From the Festival Goers


‘Brilliant acts, great site layout, very friendly staff and punters all having a good time. We have never been to such a fun festival! (PS I almost want to keep this lovely festival to ourselves and not suggest that lots more people should come too…)’

‘Wow what a festival. absolutely loved it. I thought I’d mark my line up card with marks out of 10 for each band – but the whole card was littered with 10’s!…’

‘Lovely atmosphere, and music. Great for adults and kids with lots to do, also great food! The whole event was so well organised – thank you for a great time’.

‘Best festival I’ve been to. Fantastic line-up and friendly vibe.
Already looking forward to next year!’

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