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24 November 2022

Bonnie Raitt Announced For Black Deer Festival

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Bonnie Raitt has been announced as the latest addition to the Black Deer Festival line-up, for what will be her only UK festival appearance of 2023. The Americana-focused festival returns to Eridge Park, Kent, South East England, between June 16 and 18 next year. Tickets are available here.

Raitt said in a statement: “I’m really looking forward to coming to Black Deer Festival. I hear it’s a real home away from home for American musicians. See you next summer!”

Lucinda Williams, The Teskey Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Allison Russell, Elles Bailey, Amythyst Kiah, Robert Vincent, Bella White, Dylan Earl and Calexico have also been confirmed. Last year the festival was headlined by Wilco and The Waterboys.

Founders of the Black Deer Festival, Gill Tee and Debs Shilling, commented: “We are thrilled to reveal the first names for Black Deer Festival 2023. Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucinda Williams, Allison Russell… it reads like a who’s who of Americana music past and present. We can’t wait to welcome our community back into the deer park to enjoy it all!”

While the festival is centred around music, there are also plenty of other activities to enjoy. Black Deer hosts a range of outdoor activities for kids in the Young Folk area, as well as authentic Americana heritage including artisan food and drink stalls, custom motorcycles, denim and leather workshops and much more.

Last week, it was annnounced that Bonnie Raitt will continue her extensive touring behind her 18th studio album Just Like That… with a run of newly-announced shows in the UK and Ireland in summer 2023. Teh singer-songwriter is currently finishing up a run of US dates.

Bonnie Raitt’s UK and Irish dates 2023:


1 – Dublin Vicar Street
3 – London Palladium
6 – Bournemouth Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
7 – Oxford New Theatre Oxford
9 – Gateshead Sage Gateshead
11 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
14 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
15 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
17 – Eridge Park, Kent, Black Deer Festival 2023

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