Live Preview: Black Deer Festival Returns With Impressive 2022 Line Up

With a host of special names...

Black Deer Festival is back, and the June weekend festival boasts a stellar Americana line-up headlined by the likes of Van Morrison, The Waterboys and Wilco as a UK exclusive.

Also scheduled to appear are Jake Bugg, Imelda May, Foy Vance and many more. The award winning festival which has been three years in the making due to two pandemic-induced cancellations, will be held on June 17th -19th in Eridge Park with tickets available here.

Since 2018, Black Deer has made a name for itself as a showcase of independent spirit across multiple stages, even being named the UK’s Best New Festival. You can head down to the wild and spectacular surroundings of the England’s oldest deer park; as the headliners will be joined by Ward Thomas, Drive-By-Truckers, Courtney Marie Andrews, Declan O’Rourke, The War and Treaty, Yasmin Williams and many more.

About the festival Mike Scott of headliners The Waterboys declares: “As lovers of Americana and roots music we're thrilled to be playing Black Deer Festival and looking forward to making some magic in the country with you.”

While Jake Bugg says: "We’re all looking forward to playing Black Deer, it’s a great line up!"

With further big name artists to be revealed, and the full announcement of the festival’s Live Fire and The Roadhouse offerings incoming you can keep your eyes peeled for all the latest information right here on Clash.

Alongside the musical offering, you can check out exquisite Live Fire cooking by internationally acclaimed smokehouse chefs, and layers of Americana-inspired lifestyle and custom motorcycle culture with Harley Davidson.

Black Deer is fast becoming the UK's favourite destination for foodies and BBQ fans, with its celebration of Live Fire cooking and interactive chef demonstrations. Truly an excellent family staycation with a genuine community ethos.

Check out some past highlights below.


Black Deer Festival runs between June 17th – 19th 2022.

Secure your tickets HERE now.

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