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Black Deer Festival announce indie giants james

Black Deer Festival announces indie giants james to complete 2022 line up


The “Sit Down” and “Laid” superstars, led by renowned showman Tim Booth, along with Grammy-nominated Nashville star Cam, Americana poster boy Hiss Golden Messenger and folk-pop favourites Darlingside will join Van Morrison, Wilco, The Waterboys, Jake Bugg, Imelda May, Drive-By Truckers and Foy Vance at Europe’s premier Americana playground in June.  

Indie giants James will get the party started for the event three years in the making following successive postponements due to the pandemic, completing an impressive three day lineup alongside Van Morrison, Wilco and The Waterboys. The much loved British band, whose career has spanned a staggering 5 decades and have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, will be bringing their charismatic live show to the deer park.

Other brand new additions to the line-up include Orange Goblin, Israel Nash, Ida Mae, Amy Helm, Noble Jacks, Blue Rose Code, Josh Okeefe, ASG, William Crighton, Madison Violet, Black Water County, The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Kezia Gill, Powerhouse Gospel Choir, The Outlaw Orchestra, Josiah, The Jonny Halifax Invocation, Black Orchids, Hannah White, Willi Carlisle, Dylan Earl, Eddy Smith & the 507, Franky Perez, Bonnie Montgomery, Misty River, Chris Fox, My Fine Companions, Hayley Ross, The County Affair, Ruby Dew, Jessie Reid and Thomas Jay. 

See the full Black Deer line up here: 

Back for its third year, The Black Deer Songwriter Sessions bring artists together for a Nashville-style ‘in the round’ performance you won’t see anywhere else. Confirmed this year for these intimate and must-see gatherings are Imelda May, Hiss Golden Messenger, Cam and many more. 

Another unmissable musical offering in the deer park in 2022 will be the inaugural Great Americana Songbook. A house band, led by AMA-UK award-winner Robert Vincent, will headline the festival’s party central Haley’s Bar on Saturday night and be joined by a range of artists from the Black Deer line-up to perform a set of Americana standards. The theme for 2022 is The Band’s seminal ‘The Last Waltz’.

Though still in its infancy, Black Deer has already won a string of awards for its authentic celebration of Americana culture, showcasing some of the genre’s greatest acts. But the festival is more than an appreciation of a musical genre. Black Deer is a celebration of a way of life.