Black Deer made a triumphant comeback at the weekend despite the challenge of extreme weather conditions.
The first day of the award-winning festival saw record high temperatures and glorious sunshine play second fiddle to the impressive array of acts who took to the festival’s numerous stages to entertain thousands of people who’d come to enjoy three days of great music, delicious food as well as kids’ activities all inspired by Americana culture.
They included Irish rocker Imelda May, acoustic troubadour Jake Bugg and the legendary indie dance troupe James.
By Saturday however heavy rain meant organisers were forced to pull the plug on the event at around 10.15pm, just as The Waterboys were playing the main stage.
Thankfully by the final day the rain was a distant memory as the sun shone again and hundreds more arrived on site to see legendary rocker Van Morrison take to the stage playing a medley of his greatest hits such as Brown Eyed Girl and Have I Told You Lately. Black Deer 2022 was a welcome return to the Tunbridge Wells’ music scene.