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Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams and Calexico among first names for Black Deer Festival 2023

24 November 2022, 10:26 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The first artists confirmed for Black Deer Festival 2023 have been announced, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Calexico and more.

Bonnie Raitt's Black Deer Festival performance will be a UK festival exclusive, and she's joined the 2023 line-up alongside Lucinda Williams, Calexico, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Teskey Brothers, Allison Russell, Elles Bailey, Amythyst Kiah, Robert Vincent, Bella White and Dylan Earl.

Raitt says of joining the 2023 line-up, "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!"

Black Deer Festival founders Gill Tee and Debs Shilling add, "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!"

Black Deer Festival will take place at Eridge Park, Kent from 16-18 June 2023. Visit for more information and tickets.

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