Black Deer Festival 2022 by Caitlin Mogridge

Black Deer Festival 2023

April 21, 2023 9:50 am GMT
Last Edited February 17, 2024 3:06 pm GMT

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  • Full name Black Deer Festival 2023
  • Dates Jun 16 - 18, 2023
  • Location Eridge Park, Kent
  • Line up Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Pretenders, Richard Hawley
  • Tickets Purchase here

Following its joyous and successful return last year, Black Deer Festival have announced the dates and ticket details for its 2023 event.

Taking place once again at Eridge Park in Kent, the festival will return June 16-18 2023. An array of wonderful artists have already been confirmed as performing, including headliners Bonnie Raitt, who won 3 awards at the 2023 Grammys, along with Colorado folk-Americana songsmith, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and 70s rock legends The Pretenders. Also set to headline Black Deer Festival 2023 is Richard Hawley and Bear's Den.

They will be joined by Brandy Clark, The Teskey Brothers, Midlake, Steve Earle, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Lucinda Williams, Luke Nelson & POTR, Far From Saints, This Is The Kit, Calexico and Bonny Light Horseman.

Further bulking out the line-up are Joanne Shaw Taylor, Allison Russell, CMAT, Drake White, Elles Bailey, Amythyst Kiah, Amanda Shires, Robert Vincent, Katherine Priddy, Kyshona, Tami Neilson, Bella White and Angeline Morrison.

The traditional events that take place at the festival will all return, with the line ups for The Songwriter Sessions, Ozark Holler Hootenanny, Gospel Brunch and The Great Americana Songbook all still to be announced.

Here, we'll have all the up-to-date news on line-up announcements, confirmation of dates and all the latest ticket and festival pass details for 2023.

The 2023 day splits have now been confirmed, with Nathaniel & The Night Sweats headlining the Friday, with support from the likes of Willie Carlisle, Lucinda Williams and more.

On Saturday, The Pretenders and Bonnie Raitt will take over the headlining duties, with Allison Russell, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Amythyst Kiah and more also set to take Black Deer stage.

The final day of the much-loved festival will be headlined by Bear's Den, Richard Hawley and Steve Earle, with appearances also in store from artists such as Brandy Clark, Drake White, Amanda Shires, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Dylan Earl, Bella White and Elles Bailey.

For the full Black Deer Festival 2023 line-up so far, see below:


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats


Lucinda Williams

Far From Saints

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Bonny Light Horseman

This Is The Kit


Grace Petrie


Damian Lewis

Jaime Wyatt

Lauren Houseley & The Northern Cowboys

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Willi Carlisle

Melissa Carper

Brennen Leigh

Stephen Wilson Jr.

Bonnie Montgomery

Jude Brothers

Dylan Earl

Dylan LeBlanc

Luke Elliot

Samuel Ashton

Gertrud Aasaroht

Saara Kaldma

Steve Young Trio

Rachael Sage

Danny Starr

Logan J Parker

Zoë Wren

Jazmine Honey Banks

Niall McNamee

Ed Tattersall

Emilie Quinn

Lucy May Walker

Ivory Pablo & The Blue Notes

Ozark Holler Hootenanny

The Songwriter Sessions


The Pretenders

Bonnie Raitt

The Teskey Brothers


Allison Russell

Amythyst Kiah

Robert Vincent

Ian Prowse & Amsterdam

Cardinal Black

Katherine Priddy


Tami Neilson

Angeline Morrison

Simeon Hammond Dallas

Willi Carlisle

Stephen Wilson Jr.

Emily Nenni

Bonnie Montgomery

Jude Brothers

Dylan Earl

Demi Marriner

Motel Sundown

Luke Tanner

Gina Larner

Bella Roscoe

Ella Bleakley

Ruby J

Brooke Law

Tim Gerard


The Dunwells

Jake Gauntlett


Kylie Price

Ivory Pablo & The Blue Notes

The Great Americana Songbook

The Songwriter Sessions


Richard Hawley

Bear's Den

Steve Earle

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Patty Griffin

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Brandy Clark

Drake White

Elephant Sessions

Elles Bailey

Amanda Shires

The Wandering Hearts

Jarrod Dickenson

Bella White

Liam Cromby and The Morning Star


Maz O'Connor

Sleep Walking Animals

Willi Carlisle

Bonnie Montgomery

Jude Brothers

Dylan Earl

The Vanguards

Powerhouse Gospel Choir

Anna Howie


Vic Allen

The Jackson Line

Hollie Rogers

Anouska Assisi

Two Ways Home

Swamp Stomp String Band

Eddy Smith & The 507

Daisy Chute

Laura Oakes

Annie Dressner

Isabel Inkcap

Ivory Pablo & The Blue Notes

Gospel Brunch

The Songwriter Sessions

The Tier 1 Day tickets, Tier 1 Weekend tickets, Tier 1 Add Ons and 2023 payment plans are all available to purchase now.

The Jackson Social Memberships, Fancy and Pre-Pitched Camping options are all also available to purchase now.

To purchase tickets, see below:

For more information on tickets and for other country festivals set for 2023 and 2024- head here.

For more coverage on Black Deer Festival, see below.

Photography by Caitlin Mogridge

Written by Maxim Mower