Black Deer Festival announces Black Deer Live


Black Deer Announces New Events Series Black Deer Live Showcasing The Very Best Of Americana At Grassroots Venues Across The UK + Beyond

The organisers of the multi-award winning Black Deer Festival today (Wednesday 27th March), announce the launch of Black Deer Live, a truly unique and exciting concept that takes all the elements born from the Festival, to audiences across the globe.

Black Deer Live will be a series of one-night shows starting this April showcasing the best in Americana music at grassroots venues across the UK.   Events in London, Manchester, Liverpool and York are just the start of the journey to expand the  Black Deer brand, showcasing  artists who are cementing their space on the Americana scene. Black Deer Live will be working in partnership with concert promoters TALENTBANQ, Brighthelmstone, Desertscene and the hallowed independent venue Union Chapel to give many great artists the platform they deserve. Black Deer Live will be crossing the pond, back to the roots of Americana later this year in association with one of the USA’s leading independent promoter agencies with shows announced in New York and Florida with more to follow.

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Today also sees the announcement of Black Deer Radio supported by Nation Broadcasting and Head On Media. Serving the very best in Americana music performed by artists you love and artists you are going to love. The station will be bringing fans the best live performances, headliner interviews from this year’s festival and so much more, bringing to life the Black Deer ethos and culture and sharing all things Black Deer 24 hours a day. Black Deer Radio will be live and direct across DAB, Streaming and more very soon.

Speaking on the announcement, Chris Russell-Fish Managing Director said “You’ve been asking us to bring Black Deer Festival to a wider audience, beyond the three-day festival based in Kent. And we’ve listened. With Black Deer Live we hope to welcome fans from across the globe to the Black Deer family, introducing them to the best talent in this incredible genre”.

Black Deer’s Festival Co-founder Gill Tee will be heading up the Creative Production for Black Deer Live & Black Deer Radio added – “It was always the vision to create a brand that was not limited to one festival. We can’t wait to take Black Deer on tour this year, supporting some of the greatest grassroots venues across the country and giving incredible emerging and established artists more opportunities to showcase their talents both live and on radio.”

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  • Thu 25 Apr – Black Deer Live Launch Party (Morganway, Hollie Rogers All-Star Band, Gina Larner) The Crypt at St Martin-In-The-Fields London
  • Sun 2 Jun – Black Deer Live Presents… Live at Strawberry Field  Strawberry Field Liverpool
  • Thu 27 Jun – Black Deer Live Presents… Brooke Law (Brooke Law, Savannah Gardener) Green Note London
  • Thu 4 Jul – Black Deer Live Presents… Outlaws & Independents (Emilia Quinn, Savannah Gardener, Ags Connelly, Dom Glynn) Fiddler’s Elbow London
  • Thu 19 Sep – Black Deer Live Presents… Eddy Smith & The 507 (Eddy Smith & The 507) Castle Hotel Manchester
  • Sat 21 Sep – Rams Head Presents… Lake Street Drive (Lake Street Drive) Concerts at Point of the Bluff, Hammondsport, NY – USA
  • TBC – Coffee Butler Amphitheatre, Key West, FL – USA
  • Thu 3 Oct – Black Deer Live Presents… Eddy Smith & The 507 (Eddy Smith & The 507) Jazz Cafe London
  • Sat 5 Oct – Black Deer Live Presents… Rachel Croft (Rachel Croft) The Crescent York
  • Thu 5 Dec – Black Deer Live Presents… Isabella Coulstock (Isabella Coulstock) Fiddler’s Elbow London

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Black Deer Festival of Americana brings the real Americana and Country music, and way of life, to the UK – expressed through a unique music festival. It’s a festival born from passion and built from experience – thanks to the foundations created by its original female founders, who are no strangers to the festival and events scene, having produced and directed some of the UK’s most loved, legendary Americana artists such as Neil Young, The Eagles and Bob Dylan. And for whom, Americana and country music has become a lifelong love affair. At Black Deer you’ll find the best of a bygone rural era, made relevant, right now. Now approaching its fifth year, Black Deer is a community and a celebration of a way of life that is both timely and timeless. The 2024 headliners include Sheryl Crow and Joe Bonamassa who join the list of great headliners over the past 4 years including Van Morrison, The Pretenders, Wilco, The Waterboys and Band of Horses.

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