Black Deer Festival


Black Deer is a festival born from passion, and built from experience – thanks to its founders, who are no strangers to the festival and events scene, having produced and directed some of the UK’s most loved featuring legendary Americana artists like Neil Young, The Eagles and Bob Dylan. And for whom, Americana and country music has become a lifelong love affair. It is this compelling blend of passion, experience and love, that has shaped a festival vision unrelenting in its quest for staying true – true to the communities, cultures, storytellers and memories that make up this most authentic of worlds. At Black Deer then, you’ll find the best of a bygone rural era, made relevant, right now. With wholesome food & drink, artisan wares and custom-built motorcycles, just some of the things – in addition to the music – paying homage to the cultural heritage of America. But more so, Black Deer is a community. A community accessible to all. A community providing opportunities to all (such as the deserving students of Supajam who have their own stage). And importantly, a community inspiring to all (the motivation behind the Young Folk part of the festival).
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Access Card Notes

Access Card with +1 Symbol Accepted as supporting evidence for PA/Carer Ticket

Contact details

Black Deer Festival Eridge Park, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South East, TN3 9JT

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
There is an accessible viewing area at the main stage.

The deadline for applications for the accessible viewing area is 1 June 2018 or when full capacity is reached.

To gain access to the viewing area you will require a viewing area wristband. Please email ahead of the festival to request a wristband.

You can also request a carer/PA wristband if you have applied for a carer/ PA ticket.

Security in this area will check all wristbands to ensure that the viewing area isn’t over capacity.

Please note that at particularly busy times, if you are not a wheelchair user and a customer in a wheelchair requires use of the viewing area you may be asked to vacate the space to allow them in. The following facilities are available onsite. Please ensure you contact the to arrange access to these facilities.

The deadline for applications for wheelchair charging or refrigeration is 1 June 2018 or when full capacity is reached.

● Wheelchair charging

Short Distances

Short distance
Black Deer Festival is held on a green field site.

The arena is the flattest part of the site, but there are undulating areas throughout the festival footprint.

The accessible campsite is positioned near to the arena entrance with the accessible car park next to the accessible campsite.

As with most outdoor sites, the terrain can be uneven in places. Please note there is a slope from the campsite to the arena.

Although we will prepare for all conditions we ask that you do too. So please consider the ground conditions and unpredictable British weather when deciding what facilities you may need and what equipment you need to bring. Accessible parking is available onsite and is as close as possible to the arena and accessible campsite.

The deadline for applications for the accessible car park is 1 June 2018 or when full capacity is reached.

Blue Badge holders can park onsite for free but space is limited; so please contact to register to park in the accessible car park.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Accessible toilets are available in the main festival arena and the accessible campsite.

Accessible showers are located in the accessible campsite only

The use of disabled access facilities is reserved solely for the use of permanently disabled customers and unfortunately not for those with broken legs, recent injuries and/ or pregnancies.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Black Deer only allows Assistance Dogs on site. There are water points across the festival site and all owners are expected to clean up after their dog. Please email us in advance if you are planning on bringing an assistance dog.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Free Carer avaliable for Access Card Holders with +1 Symbol