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

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

4th April 2019

ARGUABLY one of the most recognisable icons of British contemporary folk music, Billy Bragg, has been confirmed as playing at this year’s Black Deer festival in June.

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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