21st - 23rd June 2019
Location: Eridge Park, Kent, TN3 9JT
After a multi-award-winning first year, Black Deer returns for a weekend celebration of Americana and Country to the stunning Eridge Deer Park in Kent.
Highlights for Families
At Black Deer you’ll discover a festival within a festival with the emphasis on giving kids endless opportunities to explore. Whether that’s through music, craft, or the great outdoors.
An ever-growing list of exciting activities includes things such as:
– Den building and adventure play with FestivalKidz favourite masters of outdoor play The Woodland Tribe
– Art & craft workshops
– Guitar lesson workshops
– Face painting & dressing up tents
– Live music performances
The Young Folk area of Black Deer even has its own stage dedicated to the young where everything is geared to inspire the next generation of musicians, and to wow those slightly older in years.
Music & Culture
Black Deer celebrates a culture like no other and is more than just a music festival. It’s more than an appreciation of a musical genre. Black Deer is a celebration of a way of life. A way of life rooted in, and respectful of, the rich cultural heritage of America – a movement that’s become known as ‘Americana’.
Black Deer has been widely acclaimed as a truly authentic experience, an independent festival born from passion, and built from experience – thanks to its two female founders whose love and respect for the genre shines through every facet of the festival.
Live Fire offer an array of country culinary delights – a soul food lovers’ heaven where festival-goers can watch the BBQ world’s best chefs, pitmasters, butchers and woodsmen work their magic, spreading the gospel of American BBQ. With a Smokehouse Cooking Cookout Competition, Food Demos, Gospel Brunch, Renowned Chefs in tow, Vegetarian & Vegan Campfires and Craft Beer, there’s something for all tastes.
The Roadhouse stage welcomes the best custom bike builders in the world down to Eridge Park, and the mighty Desertscene will be taking the music reins with a loud dose of low and slow desert rock and heavy blues to shake up the dust.
Master makers using selvedge denim, leather and other authentic materials will feature at the Black Deer Mercantile, alongside campfires, a kids and teens area that allows younger ones the chance to learn new skills, explore and engage with nature and be creative.
Watch this space for our first FestivalKidz family review of this exciting new family festival.