Black Deer Festival announces more names for 2020
With the second round of names announced for Black Deer Festival, the ante has been upped somewhat. A cracking selection of new and old acts have given the line-up a really special feel for the third iteration.
The name that will attract the most attention is Robert Plant with his new band Saving Grace. They're very clear that this isn't Plant's new band but a new band that just happens to include the greatest rock singer of all time as one of their line-up. It doesn't really matter, seeing this quintet close out one of the nights in June is going to be something special.
Picking our favourites from the announcement leads us to Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, one of country rock's great hopes. TDF is also huge fans of Shovels & Rope, the husband-wife noise-making country-blues-rock duo, and Shooter Jennings, a hugely successful performer (and now producer, most recently Tany Tucker's career reviving While I'm Living) who has delivered both outlaw country and a tribute to Giorgio Moroder.
Birds Of Chicago is another excellent addition, and the newly roots sounding Imelda May will be a great watch. Wade Bowen will bring authentic country, and Jade Bird is one of our fave new artists from 2019 and we can't wait to see her live.
Already announced are the likes of Wilco, The Waterboys, The Milk Carton Kids, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Felice Brothers, The Secret Sisters, and loads more.
Tickets and full line-up details are available on the festival website. Taking place on the 19th, 20th, and 21st June at Eridge Park in Kent, 2020 is Black Deer's third year.