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Black Deer Festival: Neko Case, Kris Kristofferson among line-up additions

Find out who else will be performing this summer.

Neko Case
Credit: Emily Shur

Black Deer Festival have announced another round of performers for the 2019 line-up.

American singer-songwriter Neko Case and legendary entertainer Kris Kristofferson lead the new additions to the performers. They will be joined by sister trio The Staves, Country favourites The Mavericks, South Carolina’s The Marcus King Band, American heavy blues musician Brant Bjork, punk singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, L.A.’s Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton, and Memphis country-punk rock band Lucero.

Completing the line-up announcement is British blues rock band Groundhogs, heavy psych-blues trio King Buffalo, Australian blues-rockers Child, 60s psychedelic songwriter Roxanne De Bastion, British folk trio The Trials Of Cato, “the missing man of country” Daniel Antopolsky, acclaimed new blood alt-country duo Ferris & Sylvester, California’s experimental rockers Yawning Man, Country preacher Paul Cauthen, larger-than-life boatman and bluesman Sonic Gypsy, and Hertfordshire’s rock band Redwood.

Ferris & Sylvester say: “We are thrilled to be included in the Black Deer line up this year. Black Deer champions up and coming folk/blues artists every year and it feels amazing to have been invited to play. We cannot wait to be involved and get our teeth stuck into this year’s festival season!”

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The Wandering Hearts and The Sheepdogs will also be returning as part of the festival’s ‘Deerly Beloveds’ programme – brought back by public vote following their celebrated set in 2018.

More acts will be announced soon along with details for Live Fire, which is set to welcome a variety of celebrated chefs and pitmasters, the artisan craftspeople within Mercantile and exciting new cultural additions to the 2019 event.

Tier 1 tickets on sale now and are available from

Ticket prices from £105 – subject to booking fees.

Tier 2 tickets will be on sale from 26th February.

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