Billy Bragg is the latest act to be confirmed at Black Deer

The singer and political activist is joining a host of other names from the world of folk, Americana and country, as organisers of the Eridge Park event confirm yet more names for the June 21-23 festival.

Along with already announced acts, which include Band of Horses, John Butler Trio, The Staves, and Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers, Billy Bragg is being joined by 2012 Brit Award winner Ethan Johns, who is playing not only solo sets but also with Black Eyed Dogs, while singer/songwriter sensation, Yola, will be performing hits from her debut album ‘Walk Through Fire’.

Bragg is an icon of stripped-back storytelling and political activism who has just been honoured for his Outstanding  Contribution to British Music at the Ivor Novello awards, and is sure to be a firm favourite with festival goers this year.

More than just a music festival, organisers say Black Deer is a complete appreciation of the rich cultural heritage attached to Americana – all the raw passion and grit of the deep south.

This year, Black Deer has joined forces with director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson, The Neon Demon) to bring a unique cinematic experience to Eridge Park, showing a specially-curated trilogy of unearthed gems for the first time in a new form.

And alongside the musical program, Black Deer Festival will be cooking up a storm in their Live Fire Arena. Promising even more mouth-watering delights. Jon Finch and Ben Merrington – founders of Grillstock, the largest authentic BBQ festival outside of the US – are back, pioneering the Americana barbecue scene in the UK’s festival fields once again.

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