We’re proud to announce that we’re adding yet another exciting new feature to this year’s festival – an evening stage hosted by the much-loved south London venue and independent music project the Sound Lounge.
The Sound Lounge Stage will take place on the Friday and Saturday evenings of the festival, June 22nd and 23rd, from 7pm to 10pm. It will spring to life on the Live Fire Stage, which by day hosts cooking masterclasses by a wide range of expert chefs. These include the Sound Lounge’s own co-founder Keiron Marshall, who helped build the venue’s reputation as a must-visit vegan restaurant and live music hub at its Tooting location.
The line-up for the Sound Lounge Stage across the two evenings at Black Deer is curated by music journalist and broadcaster Paul Sexton, a patron of the Sound Lounge known for his work for national and international newspapers and magazines, for BBC Radio 2 and elsewhere. He will present festival exclusive performances by an array of fast-rising names from the UK Americana and roots world, many of whom have been great supporters of the Sound Lounge and its remarkable achievements in establishing itself as a grassroots music brand in south London and beyond.

Hannah White Sound Lounge

(Hannah White)

Megan O'Neill Black Deer

(Megan O’Neill)

The two nights of June 22nd and 23rd will see exciting and unique sets by such acclaimed British country artists as Liv Austen, including her irresistible singles ‘The Next Time’ and ‘Don’t Regret A Single One,’ and Megan O’Neill, with songs from her brand new debut solo album ‘Ghost Of You.’ Hannah White will show why her ‘Elephant Eye’ set — including ‘In It For Love,’ as featured on Radio 2 — is broadening her reputation as a rootsy songwriter of true depth, while husband and wife duo the Black Feathers will deliver their hugely engaging close harmony sound. 


Liv Austin Black Deer Festival

(Liv Austen)


Black Deer Festival Heard



Folk-Americana singer-songwriter Daisy Chute, the recent winner of the 2018 Coffee Music Project talent competition, will introduce her new collaborative project Heard, featuring Cerian and Midori and their gloriously genre-crossing style with cello, harp and banjo. Meanwhile Emma Jane will show why she’s been described as one of the best singer-writers to come out of Glasgow in the last ten years.
We’ll be announcing more names for this exciting new stage, soon…

Black Deer Festival Sound lounge

(Emma Jane)


Black Feathers Black Deer

(Black Feathers)